Blavdes wrote:The old fashioned etiquette is a staple of the game. It would be tragic if shirts were replaced by polo shirts for example with every tournament turned into shootout, beer guzzling, lager lout fest catering for the sky sports news 'feed me entertainment' bull world.
Snooker for me at least represents the last bastion of sanity these days whereby entertainment is created by men in smart suits in a silent atmosphere. In this modern technology world where everything is at a million mph I think snooker will grow in popularity because of its 'old fashioned etiquette'.
I do like an occasional tournament like the shootout because it's different and caters to a different audience but I don't think it should become the norm.
Good post. Like you said, in a World where everything is done and asked so fast watching players play in smart suits is certainly a rare occasion in sport nowadays and I for one wish the smart suits never disapper in this game. This event is tin-pot no doubt, but it's just 3 days of diferent snooker and for me there's no harm in that as long as like you said there aren't too many of this.
This event though is can still be WAY BETTER than the crappy Power Snooker
In their main website I think it still says it's coming soon in 2013