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Postby vodkadiet1

The Olympics starting date has been put back. That was due to start on July 24.

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Postby csprince

make your mind up you just said he's a banker.

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Postby SnookerFan

csprince wrote:make your mind up you just said he's a banker.


I was being facetious.

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Postby csprince

SnookerFan wrote:
csprince wrote:make your mind up you just said he's a banker.


I was being facetious.

my bad.

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Postby lhpirnie

SnookerFan wrote:Apparently some of the Chinese players are unsure about whether to fly home to China.

https://wst.tv/east-west-home-is-best/

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Yes they started going back a couple of weeks ago. Some of them have families who they haven't seen for months, including Mei Xiwen who comes from Hubei province, close to Wuhan. Zhang Anda's wife was about to give birth, but I haven't heard how she's getting on. Ding has a young daughter. However, Liang Wenbo has been largely based in London since his bereavement last year.

Zhou Yuelong recently moved to Darlington under new management, and has been online helping the promotion of his new set-up, which is probably where the story came from. The others who have stayed are probably still here because they hate flying, can't stand the 14-day quarantine or don't have good practice facilities in their home.

Re: It’s Off

Postby HustleKing

vodkadiet1 wrote:
Badsnookerplayer wrote:Gilbert asks that the WC go ahead.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/52091654


Gilbert more concerned about his mortgage than NHS workers laying dead in mortuaries.


Tbf to Gilbert, he doesn't want it to go ahead in April and May, he's happy for some kind of delay. However, he will need to change his mind if the virus lasts longer than the earliest possible predicted end date

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Postby vodkadiet1

HustleKing wrote:
vodkadiet1 wrote:
Badsnookerplayer wrote:Gilbert asks that the WC go ahead.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/52091654


Gilbert more concerned about his mortgage than NHS workers laying dead in mortuaries.


Tbf to Gilbert, he doesn't want it to go ahead in April and May, he's happy for some kind of delay. However, he will need to change his mind if the virus lasts longer than the earliest possible predicted end date


He seemed to think May was a possible start date. He is a moron.

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Postby McManusFan

vodkadiet1 wrote:
Badsnookerplayer wrote:Gilbert asks that the WC go ahead.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/52091654


Gilbert more concerned about his mortgage than NHS workers laying dead in mortuaries.


Oh come on, it's not just him. There are a lot of players on the tour who will be really struggling. I don't know if any of the government assistance is applicable to snooker players.

Over here they are saying the lockdown conditions will last at least six months. If it's going to last that long, or perhaps even longer, there is definately an argument to consider entertainment a key service. A sport like snooker does seem like one of the easiest to get running with as few people involved as possible.

You could reduce the number of people at the table to just two (the players can respot the balls themselves), with a marker to officiate from a distance. You could also just have a single fixed camera angle, and the players could wear gloves and masks! I know there would still be issues with table fitting and such, but my point is there's probably a way to stage snooker and really minimise the risk whilst providing a valuable public service.

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Postby vodkadiet1

I thought Gilbert could drive a tractor? He can earn money so why is he complaining?

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Postby lhpirnie

McManusFan wrote:
vodkadiet1 wrote:
Badsnookerplayer wrote:Gilbert asks that the WC go ahead.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/52091654


Gilbert more concerned about his mortgage than NHS workers laying dead in mortuaries.


Oh come on, it's not just him. There are a lot of players on the tour who will be really struggling. I don't know if any of the government assistance is applicable to snooker players.

Over here they are saying the lockdown conditions will last at least six months. If it's going to last that long, or perhaps even longer, there is definately an argument to consider entertainment a key service. A sport like snooker does seem like one of the easiest to get running with as few people involved as possible.

You could reduce the number of people at the table to just two (the players can respot the balls themselves), with a marker to officiate from a distance. You could also just have a single fixed camera angle, and the players could wear gloves and masks! I know there would still be issues with table fitting and such, but my point is there's probably a way to stage snooker and really minimise the risk whilst providing a valuable public service.

Yes, it is pehraps possible to hold snooker matches 'behind closed doors', unlike say football. But probably not the World Championships. It would be expensive to have 12 isolated tables in such a fashion. Still, a Championship League kind of event could work.

Most likely we're looking at September. I think by then everyone will be so fed up with everything that even if the 'guidelines' are still in force, people will find ways to bend the rules.

The overseas players, such as the Chinese, will probably have a 14-day quarantine to sit through. At the moment they are doing that in China, with no practice facilities available. So I'd guess players would have to return to UK in August to get a couple of week's table time, which might be an isolation issue for them.

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Postby Ck147

vodkadiet1 wrote:I thought Gilbert could drive a tractor? He can earn money so why is he complaining?

Farmers are having a hard time, even though retail sector demand is up, hospitality sector demand is way down. Poor guy probably has mouldy spuds now.

Re: It’s Off

Postby Ck147

lhpirnie wrote:
McManusFan wrote:
vodkadiet1 wrote:
Badsnookerplayer wrote:Gilbert asks that the WC go ahead.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/52091654


Gilbert more concerned about his mortgage than NHS workers laying dead in mortuaries.


Oh come on, it's not just him. There are a lot of players on the tour who will be really struggling. I don't know if any of the government assistance is applicable to snooker players.

Over here they are saying the lockdown conditions will last at least six months. If it's going to last that long, or perhaps even longer, there is definately an argument to consider entertainment a key service. A sport like snooker does seem like one of the easiest to get running with as few people involved as possible.

You could reduce the number of people at the table to just two (the players can respot the balls themselves), with a marker to officiate from a distance. You could also just have a single fixed camera angle, and the players could wear gloves and masks! I know there would still be issues with table fitting and such, but my point is there's probably a way to stage snooker and really minimise the risk whilst providing a valuable public service.

Yes, it is pehraps possible to hold snooker matches 'behind closed doors', unlike say football. But probably not the World Championships. It would be expensive to have 12 isolated tables in such a fashion. Still, a Championship League kind of event could work.

Most likely we're looking at September. I think by then everyone will be so fed up with everything that even if the 'guidelines' are still in force, people will find ways to bend the rules.

The overseas players, such as the Chinese, will probably have a 14-day quarantine to sit through. At the moment they are doing that in China, with no practice facilities available. So I'd guess players would have to return to UK in August to get a couple of week's table time, which might be an isolation issue for them.

Never seen a Brentford match?

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Postby Badsnookerplayer

Ck147 wrote:
lhpirnie wrote:
McManusFan wrote:
vodkadiet1 wrote:
Badsnookerplayer wrote:Gilbert asks that the WC go ahead.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/52091654


Gilbert more concerned about his mortgage than NHS workers laying dead in mortuaries.


Oh come on, it's not just him. There are a lot of players on the tour who will be really struggling. I don't know if any of the government assistance is applicable to snooker players.

Over here they are saying the lockdown conditions will last at least six months. If it's going to last that long, or perhaps even longer, there is definately an argument to consider entertainment a key service. A sport like snooker does seem like one of the easiest to get running with as few people involved as possible.

You could reduce the number of people at the table to just two (the players can respot the balls themselves), with a marker to officiate from a distance. You could also just have a single fixed camera angle, and the players could wear gloves and masks! I know there would still be issues with table fitting and such, but my point is there's probably a way to stage snooker and really minimise the risk whilst providing a valuable public service.

Yes, it is pehraps possible to hold snooker matches 'behind closed doors', unlike say football. But probably not the World Championships. It would be expensive to have 12 isolated tables in such a fashion. Still, a Championship League kind of event could work.

Most likely we're looking at September. I think by then everyone will be so fed up with everything that even if the 'guidelines' are still in force, people will find ways to bend the rules.

The overseas players, such as the Chinese, will probably have a 14-day quarantine to sit through. At the moment they are doing that in China, with no practice facilities available. So I'd guess players would have to return to UK in August to get a couple of week's table time, which might be an isolation issue for them.

Never seen a Brentford match?

rofl