Q. what ranking tourneys would you like to see shot clock on? and what time limit would you set?
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randam05 wrote:Oh well whats your view on the topic then? I dont think its a bad thing, but only in limited tournaments.
thetubberlad wrote:I hate shotclock. Hate it. I wouldn't be altogether against perhaps one event with significantly reduced points, but if I had my choice I'd prefer if it wasn't there.
Shot clock is perfectly acceptable in a non-ranking setting.
That I can agree with that said, format wise it could change, not changing the shot clock of course.
randam05 wrote:Does sound better than it is, although not much difference. Its not a poo tournament at all..have you watched it before? the PL thursday night had 4 centuries and a great atmosphere, interviews with the players before and after the match, which can be funny and tells you how the players are feeling in themselves and about the season ahead. Fast snooker which is fun and of highest quality. You say the shot clock forces negative safeties, but if you watched it thurs night you will see not one negative safety was played at all. There was one frame between Fu and ronnie which was very tactical and had some top drawer safety, better than lots ive seen before. And the centuries were fantastic. Ronnie needed to win the last frame to force a draw and save a point and did it in style with a superb century clearance. Murphy also played a long double black at the end of his century which bought a roar from the crowd and was great to see!
It is a great source of weekly snooker between tournaments to keep us snooker fans updated with snooker otherwise the thought of the whole of November and october without any snooker on tv during the middle of the season is rather depressing. So in my eyes its a fantastic tournament to have and the players love it! so why shouldnt we? As shaun murphy said in his pre match interview with andy goldstein '' Its a great tournament to play in and players count it as the fourth unofficial major of the tournament for us to play in'' lecture over.
and OT, anyone telling me Ding looked happy to be there and play needs their eyes checked!
randam05 wrote:and in the PL there isnt.