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Wold snooker championship

Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I absolutely cannot stand pi-polar people; they're just so amazing.
     
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  2. George_Randle

    George_Randle Established commenter

    Whirlwind v Hurricane.

    As so often at the Crucible it's the semis that contain the real fireworks. I was abroad in 1985 so missed Dennis Taylor's black ball duel against Steve Davis.
     
  3. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I remember staying up to watch that! Also Terry Griffiths matches could go on to the early hours especially when Eddie Charlton and Cliff Thorburn were playing!!
     
  4. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    I think that probably covers most; I guess Terry Griffiths would be just outside that. It also backs up O’Sullivan’s claim in the video above that the standard nowadays is a lot lower.
     
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  5. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I would think that the standard must be higher with so many players in the game and he is comparing everyone to his incredible standards and ability.
     
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  6. George_Randle

    George_Randle Established commenter

    Yes there were some great battles of attrition between them.

    Watching a series of increasingly tricky safety shots can be as gripping as the fireworks.
     
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  7. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    In the 1977 World Championship there were 6 century breaks. Last year (2019) there were 100 century breaks. That doesn't seem to show standards are going down.
     
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  8. modelmaker

    modelmaker Lead commenter

    Why is the snooker championship taking place in the Wold this year? I'm pretty sure it always used to take place in the Sheffield Chest Clinic.
     
  9. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Good point. On reflection, it probably is the case that his opinions are skewed by his ability. There are possibly more good players than there were, but this means there are fewer outstanding ones.
     
  10. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Snooker: a game for men with brightly coloured balls.
     
  11. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    ?? It’s at the Crucible...
     
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  12. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    There’s no question standards are higher now
     
  13. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Its a bit boring though, innit? I mean plenty of ball skills, but hardly earth shattering stuff!
     
  14. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Well up to you isn’t it!
     
  15. modelmaker

    modelmaker Lead commenter

    It doesn't say that in the thread title.
     
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  16. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    :D:D
     
  17. Norsemaid

    Norsemaid Lead commenter

    There's has been some wonderful play this afternoon between Mark Williams and Ronnie O Sullivan .
    I'm enjoying the match between Kyren Wilson and Judd Trump too.
    I used to watch snooker with my parents in the days of Alex Higgins and the tail end of Cliff Thorburn etc and the emergence of Steve Davis .When he started to wane I lost interest but have gradually picked the interest back up and I am enjoying watching it again .
     
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  18. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Williams is the more statesmanlike person although he let slip with a swear word. O Sullivan is disrespectful and a bit unhinged. Brilliant player but I prefer Williams every time
     
  19. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Semi finals today.

    woukd think it wi be Selby v Wilson final or the one I want to see. Ronnie’s recent behaviour and comments just put me off. Would love to see Wilson winning it.
     
  20. shakes1616

    shakes1616 Established commenter

    Where does the word "snooker" originate? Does it originate from the English word to be snookered? My guess is it's the other way round that to be snookered comes from the game snooker. If so, what does snooker mean.
     

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