end of "the game for gentlemen" ?

  Number six 23:05 31 Oct 10

Being a great fan for many years of The Masters, the UK and World Championship snooker tournaments on TV, yesterday I watched about an hour of ITV4's "new format" snooker game "Power Snooker". This was accompanied by what sounded like a pub full of drunken hooligans screaming and shouting in the background. What a shame to see the game reduced to the level of a football match. I sicerely hope this program does not influence the format of the above mentioned games and it dies a quick death.

  morddwyd 08:50 01 Nov 10

That seems to be what the viewing public wants these days I'm afraid.

Since ratings are all it's not going to get better any time soon.

  interzone55 08:56 01 Nov 10

For the last few regular tournaments the players have been walking in to a theme tune just like darts.

Probably something to do with Barry Hearn now pretty much owning darts, boxing and snooker, and not realising that not every sport has the same type of audience...

  Armchair 09:58 01 Nov 10

I saw a bit of it. Noticed the referee call out the wrong score a couple of times. Noticed the referee had pink hair and strange glasses, lol. Didn't like the drunken audience's constant noise. Didn't like it.

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