Sonny wrote:Maybe people like you vodka and Witz should get their baboons shiny behinds down and watch one of these events to see how good they are for yourselves instead of slagging them off.
Before the PTCs there was NEVER a time when all professionals would be in the same place and able to mingle with each other like they do at PTCs. And the best of 7 format is ample to play well and if the other guy stomps all over you without giving you a chance then you've got to say fair play and onto the next one. The players who win do not fluke it. OK so some top players don't take them that seriously but that's their problem. I know that Robbo, Ding, Judd and Selby were beaten fair and square by good players who deserved to beat them and that's why you didn't have a big name in the final. Rod Lawler is a form player at the minute, since qualifying through Q School he's won plenty of qualifiers and sits probably top of the players on 0 points at the start of the season.
I agree you almost have to go to them to appreciate them
Mate, ive been to about 16 or 17 tournaments in the last 5 years so ive prob been to a lot more live snooker than most people have.
I'll be attending the 3 days of the Glasgow PTC in December (unless SMM ejects me)
so i will see for myself what these events are like.
Im all for players playing more, im Hearns biggest fan from day one unlike most and i support him fully. As for the PTCs i do think they do a good service for getting players playing and amateurs involved too, but ultimately i see them as the Challenger equivalent in tennis, and over time i expect less and less top players to play in them or take them seriously, once the advent of more full rankers (espec. in Europe) happens.