Sonny wrote:Earlier matches are shorter than what? It's exactly the same as the UK only with more prize money.
It's no one else calling it a major as far as I know, I just slapped it in this section when I set the forum up at the start of the season. For me it's one of the big ones to win this season. It's a major this season. The player who wins it will class it as their biggest win if it's not a former world or uk champion.
I was under the impression, obviously wrongly, that the earlier matches were best of nine. It's been a while since I looked at what the new format was going to be, so was just basing that on what was said earlier in the thread;
Andy Spark wrote:Best of 9 matches! No history. You can't give this the same status as the others. IMO It is a joke to call this tournament a major. The premier league has a higher status in my book.
Sorry about that. Should've checked when unsure, rather than just taking people's word.
Obviously a tournament that has matches all the way through that are as long as, or longer than the UK and has mega-ranking points and prize money, it's even harder to argue with your point about it being something to look forward to in these days of shorter match tournaments.
Lets hope that Eurosport do it some service, and not cut down the coverage of the final like they usually do.