Snookerbacker

August 13, 2010

It's a small world

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 6:55 am

 

It's not all about the UK anymore.

Thanks to everyone that has entered the Prediction Competition for the PTC4 which kicks off today, it is clearly a truly multi-national affair with tensions running high between the likes of Sweden, Australia, Russia and Guernsey.

All in all we have a host of entries from around the globe and if you take the Aussies out of the equation it does have a touch of the Eurovision Song Contest feel about it. As I write there are still a couple of hours before the 9am deadline to get an entry in. Let’s hope nobody ends up will ‘nil points’.

UPDATE: TRUE TO FORM I HAVE AGAIN GOT THE DATE WRONG, FOR SOME REASON THIS EVENT STARTS ON A SATURDAY THIS TIME RATHER THAN A FRIDAY SO THE DEADLINE IS NOW 9AM TOMORROW MORNING. THANK YOU TO ANDREI IN GERMANY FOR POINTING IT OUT!

Yesterday’s news that Global Snooker are teaming up with On Q Promotions to offer us greater coverage of these events should be welcomed. It’s clear that currently World Snooker are not ‘fit for purpose’ in this respect and until the website is up to scratch a bit of healthy competition never did anyone any harm. Though I notice that the legendary scoreboard looks like it might be ‘working’, I use the term loosely, again. Like the fading prize fighter that comes back for one last tilt at the title and ends up flat on his arse, surely the scoreboard should have the grace and decency to retire to the knackers yard and leave the young guns to it.

Great news yesterday also in that World Championship sponsors Betfred will be providing really rather decent prizes for future prediction competitions, we’ll hopefully be kicking off with the Paul Hunter Classic in Germany, the draw for which was announced yesterday, you can read more about that here.

Any further entries for the competition should be left in the Comments box of the post below.

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