KrazeeEyezKilla wrote:The first World Championship I saw (1995) began on Good Friday and finished on a Sunday. That was the last time it didn't finish on the monday.
The reason for that I learned was because 1995 marked the 50th anniversary of VE day - the Bank Holiday was moved from the first Monday to the second Monday as that marked the anniversary of the end of the war.
1995 saw the championship start on Good Friday which was the Bank Holiday.
I'd prefer the Championship to start on a Friday and finish on the Sunday - allowing for a day recover should it go close - but I appreciate the preference would be to have a maximum audience obviously.
In 1982 the first 17 day event the Almanac shows that the tournament began on a Friday evening - but the first rest morning was the morning for the re-rigging of the stage for the one table