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Re: Bazza's annual press conference

Postby Lemnas

Godot wrote:
Ronnie79 wrote:Hearn is full of sh1t. he said there would be 20 ranking events next season. it is down to 15 on the provisional calendar. World Open, International, European and Indian gone and the PHC is now a 16 man invitational. so it has gone from 20 down to 15. there is no way they will add 5 rankers at this stage. hearn is a liar.

Absolutely no chance Yushan (World Open) will not be a ranking event tbf. After spending hundreds of millions in redevelopment and creating a 'snooker city' in an attempt to rival the Crucible, the thought of them not hosting a ranking event would be baffling.

I agree.

The calendar will look very similar to last season in the end I think. It is missing the World Open, International Championship, European Masters and Indian Open right now. The first three line up perfectly with the 'unknown' events in the provisional calendar at the same time of the year. World Snooker is probably going around asking other cities/sponsors for more money in case of the International Championship, so that one could be in a new city with a new name. I can't imagine that the Indian Open will be discontinued, because India is such a big market. They will have to move to January, but it has moved several times already time wise.

The Championship League will stay imo, but maybe with fewer players due to less time. Who cares anyway?

That leaves one new event in November directly prior to the UK Championship. I predict that it will be in Hong Kong and similar/slightly bigger to the other chinese events in terms of prize money. https://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/ar ... d-schedule

Another detail I noticed is that there are no venues for Players Championship and WGP yet. They could be moved outside the UK.

Re: Bazza's annual press conference

Postby eraserhead

Badsnookerplayer wrote:Cahill's run at the WC has shades of the original Rocky film.

Rocky may have been working for gangsters but I'm not sure he'd ever been arrested like young Cahill. The comparison doesn't quite work imo.

Re: Bazza's annual press conference

Postby Ronnie79

Lemnas wrote:
Godot wrote:
Ronnie79 wrote:Hearn is full of sh1t. he said there would be 20 ranking events next season. it is down to 15 on the provisional calendar. World Open, International, European and Indian gone and the PHC is now a 16 man invitational. so it has gone from 20 down to 15. there is no way they will add 5 rankers at this stage. hearn is a liar.

Absolutely no chance Yushan (World Open) will not be a ranking event tbf. After spending hundreds of millions in redevelopment and creating a 'snooker city' in an attempt to rival the Crucible, the thought of them not hosting a ranking event would be baffling.

I agree.

The calendar will look very similar to last season in the end I think. It is missing the World Open, International Championship, European Masters and Indian Open right now. The first three line up perfectly with the 'unknown' events in the provisional calendar at the same time of the year. World Snooker is probably going around asking other cities/sponsors for more money in case of the International Championship, so that one could be in a new city with a new name. I can't imagine that the Indian Open will be discontinued, because India is such a big market. They will have to move to January, but it has moved several times already time wise.

The Championship League will stay imo, but maybe with fewer players due to less time. Who cares anyway?

That leaves one new event in November directly prior to the UK Championship. I predict that it will be in Hong Kong and similar/slightly bigger to the other chinese events in terms of prize money. https://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/ar ... d-schedule

Another detail I noticed is that there are no venues for Players Championship and WGP yet. They could be moved outside the UK.



the coral series will stay in the uk for a start and hong kong will not stage an event. they got rid of the HK Masters after one season

Re: Bazza's annual press conference

Postby Ronnie79

Badsnookerplayer wrote:
Ronnie79 wrote:
TheRocket wrote:
Godot wrote:https://twitter.com/WorldSnooker/status/1126787163125895168

World Snooker Awards: 2018/19 winners
Player of the Year – Judd Trump
Fans’ Player of the Year – Ronnie O’Sullivan
Snooker Writers’ Player of the Year – Judd Trump
Performance of the Year – James Cahill
Rookie of the Year – Joe O’Connor
Magic Moment of the Year – Ronnie O’Sullivan

Agree with most of them, but there is no way O'Connor should have won rookie of the year over Xintong. Zhao is ranked #58 and he has only completed year one of his card!


Cahill is a joke as well. Not trying to discredit his win but one win over ROS at the Crucible is surely not more worth or a better performance than winning a ranking title (beating 7 opponents along the way) like Jimmy Robertson has done. Thepchaiya won the Shootout so thats not a big deal but Jimmy Robertsons ranker was a proper achievement.


Maybe it's due to the fact that he gained a two year tour card via the one year list as an amateur ???????. a great achievement, which you are overlooking

So his award was for gaining a tour card? <doh>


I only stated a fact

Re: Bazza's annual press conference

Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

vodkadiet1 wrote:Someone on the radio said that Barry Hearn was even more racist than Danny Baker last week. What happened?


He made some comment about slavery.

Re: Bazza's annual press conference

Postby vodkadiet1

KrazeeEyezKilla wrote:
vodkadiet1 wrote:Someone on the radio said that Barry Hearn was even more racist than Danny Baker last week. What happened?


He made some comment about slavery.


Hearn knows all about slavery; making players play 35 tournaments a year just to scrape a living!

Re: Bazza's annual press conference

Postby SnookerFan

vodkadiet1 wrote:Someone on the radio said that Barry Hearn was even more racist than Danny Baker last week. What happened?


In my opinion, what Alan Sugar's Senegal "joke" on Twitter was easily as bad as what Danny Baker said. And wasn't a one-off from Sugar either.

I fail to see why Alan Sugar wasn't fired?

Re: Bazza's annual press conference

Postby Dan-cat

SnookerFan wrote:
vodkadiet1 wrote:Someone on the radio said that Barry Hearn was even more racist than Danny Baker last week. What happened?


In my opinion, what Alan Sugar's Senegal "joke" on Twitter was easily as bad as what Danny Baker said. And wasn't a one-off from Sugar either.

I fail to see why Alan Sugar wasn't fired?


Spondoolies. Hell, let's give him a BAFTA as well. No, make it two. For services to the unhinged