Here is the decision I am wrestling with.
1) Before the tournament starts do I buy a case of lagers for the week's entertainment?
Advantages: You can often get cheap deals, especially on the run up to Christmas. 10 cans for £8, 20 cans for £14 etc... Cheap option, and I wouldn't need to go to the shop each time I want beer.
Disadvantages: If I buy a ten box, I tend to drink 8 of them on the first day, and have to go and buy more anyway. Or I drink the whole lot, and feel so bad about doing it I don't drink any more for the rest of the week.
2) Or do I go for the 'buy them when I need them policy'.
Advantage: I can pretend I'm pacing myself, even though I'm not. If I fancy a change of brand half-way through the week, it's no problem. Also, I won't run the risk of buying a load of beer, spending a lot of time watching the matches elsewhere, and having loads of beer left at home.
Disadvantage: Expense. Also I live next door to a pub, so if I only buy a four-pack and feel like more I'll just go next door and ask them to put the snooker on. Last time I did that, I got really snake hissed and nearly got barred for having a 'disagreement' with the barmaid. It's a bit risky.