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Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby lhpirnie

Yes I had a ticket for the Masters, even though I prefer multi-table events. So far no news on refunds, but I expect that will come soon.

From what Barry has said, it looks like there will be no spectators at events for the remainder of the season, except possibly in the Crucible theatre. That means another 4 months of the Marshall arena.

Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby SnookerFan

lhpirnie wrote:Yes I had a ticket for the Masters, even though I prefer multi-table events. So far no news on refunds, but I expect that will come soon.

From what Barry has said, it looks like there will be no spectators at events for the remainder of the season, except possibly in the Crucible theatre. That means another 4 months of the Marshall arena.


Really? I got offered a refund weeks ago.

Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby csprince

SnookerFan wrote:
lhpirnie wrote:Yes I had a ticket for the Masters, even though I prefer multi-table events. So far no news on refunds, but I expect that will come soon.

From what Barry has said, it looks like there will be no spectators at events for the remainder of the season, except possibly in the Crucible theatre. That means another 4 months of the Marshall arena.


Really? I got offered a refund weeks ago.


that's because they knew it was you.

Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby Cloud Strife

SnookerFan wrote:
Alex0paul wrote:Not holding out much hope for Sheffield tbh


I'm not holding out much hope for The Crucible in 2022, let alone the next one.


Will there ever be another Crucible again?

Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby SnookerFan

HappyCamper wrote:Masters moved to MK.


I just saw this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/55527534

I don't know why they didn't announce this before. They decided weeks ago there was going to be no fans there. And the tournaments immediately after are all going to be in MK anyway. Seemed a lot of effort to move everything to the Ally Pally for a one off.

Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby GeF

Olympics about to move to Milton Keynes.
I don't know the situation in Qatar, MK must prepare hosting the Fifa WC.

Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby SnookerEd25

mantorok wrote:
eraserhead wrote:Image

Worst masters ever


Some people may have said that about the WC too.


The toilets are fine at Milton Keynes <ok>

Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby SnookerFan

SnookerEd25 wrote:
mantorok wrote:
eraserhead wrote:Image

Worst masters ever


Some people may have said that about the WC too.


The toilets are fine at Milton Keynes <ok>


Even more so, as nobody is there.

Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby SnookerFan

I found some secret toilets last year, that it seems not many people know exist the Ally Pally. So now I can nip in and out in the mid-session with no queue.

Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby Iranu

Cloud Strife wrote:
Iranu wrote:Also sponsor-less.


This is far more concerning than the event being held in Milton Keynes is.

Yep, second biggest tournament on the calendar being sponsor-less is a big cause for concern.

World Snooker have enough money to cover prize funds this season but you’d think someone with Hearn’s business acumen would be able to find a sponsor for the Masters of all tournaments.

Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby Iranu

Dafabet. Obviously betting companies have taken a big hit over the last year and it’s highlighted snooker’s over-reliance on them. Something that World Snooker have apparently been aware of for a while but seemingly unable to rectify.

Re: The Masters to be behind closed doors

Postby SnookerEd25

KrazeeEyezKilla wrote:The WGP last month had no sponsor either.


Oh. Thought that was sponsored by the World.