My first time watching snooker in live and I must say it was pretty sweet, despite the fact that every frame seemed to last an eternity. You might think I’m overreacting but seriously, two best of sevens lasted from 1pm to 10pm, _10_ hours! The second match was scheduled to 3:30pm but started at 5pm and it was incredibly slow. England and Hong Kong didn’t want to give the other team an easy chance so it was basically 7 defensive games, many lasting way above the 30 minute mark. The decider passed the hour mark… It will be interesting to see hong kong play northern ireland with the attacking style of Mark Allen, hopefully it will be more entertaining. That’s my main point, today I watched some quality snooker but not all that entertaining.
Was a blast to see big stars like Mark Williams, Matthew Stevens, Neil Robertson, Marco Fu, Mark Selby and Allister Carter! It really is something else to watch them in person. What puzzled me was how easy snooker looked like when watching them play. One thing is how simple it looks like on tv, but in real life it seemed even easier! The whole thing seemed to be stun shots and short backspins. Amazing how snooker is so focused on moving the white ball as little as possible.