gninnur karona wrote:And then there were four.
Appreciated the talents of the players I watched on stream today and look forward to the final stages tomorrow. Felt the difference between winning and losing about one player being further along the path to greater tactical maturity or attaining clear match-environment composure than his opponent.
Maybe none of the competitors are ready to take a place on the WST tour but perhaps there are 20+ who could make the grade over the next few years if professional snooker had a planned development path. The question I have after watching seven players on stream today is how can snooker aid raw young talent to blossom rather than fall to waste although I'm not sure whether that is possible within the constraints of the current WST tour.
Good question but I’m not sure if wst can afford or wants to afford young talent to blossom outside of the constraints of the q tour , the onus i suppose on prospective new players is to find good clubs to practice and good experienced players to practice against .
e.g. to practice against the likes of anthony hamilton alfie burden martin gould and hammad miah in north london , vs andy hicks in devon or vs robert milkins at the swsa , vs mark davis and jimmy robertson in hastings , vs barry pinches in norfolk or vs the leicestershire and midlands based players in leicester or nuneaton , to try and get practice vs andrew higginson and robbie williams in liverpool or vs david grace and peter lines in leeds , vs good players at the facilities in sheffield or the north east players gary wilson elliot slessor and sam craigie somewhere up there , also the south wales players based or at least part based around terry griffiths club in llanelli , and not forgetting finding practice time vs q school players on the order of merit , to keep persevering and take it from there.