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Carolina Blue
09-25-2010, 05:22 AM
I am watching the live stream of the China Open and there is nobody in the stands. I mean they are empty! I thought pool was supposed to be so very popular over there. Anybody there who can tell us why there are no fans watching?

SCCues
09-25-2010, 06:54 AM
I am watching the live stream of the China Open and there is nobody in the stands. I mean they are empty! I thought pool was supposed to be so very popular over there. Anybody there who can tell us why there are no fans watching?

I noticed the same thing and I can't help wondering where pool is going? The promoters can't be making much money if any with the seats empty.......

James

GADawg
09-25-2010, 06:59 AM
I talked to a friend (Chinese) who lives in Shanghai and is avid pool player. He said this tournament was poorly promoted locally last year and again this year.

Johnnyt
09-25-2010, 07:21 AM
I believe it's on China and Asia tv. If so, that's where the money is. Johnnyt

GADawg
09-25-2010, 07:44 AM
I am in Thailand and can get Shanghai TV streaming. They have shown some of the men's matches in the afternoons but not full coverage.

bfdlad
09-25-2010, 08:31 AM
WOW, that amazes me that with all those players there in China that they don't have a fews people in the stands. Oh well maybe its just the way it is these days. I feel sorry for the promoters maybe they are losing $$ on the deal. However if its on TV I would imagine they got their $$ covered.

Nostroke
09-25-2010, 08:46 AM
IMO the pool scene in Asia is overstated.

I was there 5-6 years ago in Taiwan during the Womens WPC.

Jennifer Chen who is supposed to be the "Michael Jordan of Taiwan" was playing in the group stages to an audience of about 6 or 7. More people play over there but like here, they aren't all that interested in watching.