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'DON’T SPOIL YOUR LEGACY' – BARRY HEARN EXPLAINS KEY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SNOOKER ICONS STEPHEN HENDRY AND JIMMY WHITE​

Barry Hearn has compared the difference between snooker icons Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White, who are competing on the main professional circuit via wildcards for their lifelong contribution to the green baize. The former World Snooker chairman Hearn wonders if seven-time world champion Hendry retains the hunger of his peak years. Stream top snooker action live on discovery+ and eurosport.co.uk :​

 

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Emperor Hearn speaks.....

Barry Hearn credits “zero personality” Steve Davis and snooker for making him exist :


Barry Hearn names his biggest failure as he opens up on being let down by ‘wrong uns’ :

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/snooker/barry-hearn-snooker-ronnie-osullivan-28822265

Roughly speaking (translated) Emperor Barry Hearn wishes us all a Merry christmas and a Happy New Year 2023 !;):D:p:cool:(y)
 

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Emperor Hearn speaks.....

Barry Hearn credits “zero personality” Steve Davis and snooker for making him exist :


Barry Hearn names his biggest failure as he opens up on being let down by ‘wrong uns’ :

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/snooker/barry-hearn-snooker-ronnie-osullivan-28822265

Roughly speaking (translated) Emperor Barry Hearn wishes us all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023 !;):D:p:cool:(y)
 

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Barry Hearn bids to make nineball pool the new darts​

‘Crash-bang-wallop’ sport backed to appeal to younger audiences, as new global tour with bigger prize-pot is announced :

 

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From the Crucible to Qatar – the World Snooker Championship conundrum​

by David Caulfield on April 28, 2023 :

https://snookerhq.com/2023/04/28/from-crucible-qatar-world-snooker-championship-conundrum/

Snooker in the desert?! Barry Hearn says Qatar is interested in hosting the World Championship when Crucible deal expires in 2027... after the Gulf state staged the World Cup last year​

  • Crucible in Sheffield has hosted the World Snooker Championship since 1977
  • The venue is loved by snooker fans but its 980-seat capacity is restrictive
  • Current deal to stage the event expires in 2027 and Qatar want to follow them :


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Qatar want to take World Snooker Championship away from Crucible​

Story by Hector Nunns • Yesterday 10:30 PM :

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mo...r-championship-away-from-crucible/ar-AA1arLnO

Barry Hearn reveals Qatari interest in hosting World Snooker Championship :​


World Snooker Championship in shock Crucible exit plan as Barry Hearn weighs up Qatar switch :​

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/new...arry-hearn-weighs-up-qatar-switch/ar-AA1arDzd

Emperor Barry Hearn is not happy with Sheffield council developers and want's a bigger arena and is threatening to move the gig out of town . It's all about the money and given time the country nationality of the tournament winner gets to host the next years World Snooker Championships so Ronnie wins England host the tournament , Williams wins Wales host the tournament , Higgins wins Scotland host the tournament a bit like a gameshow star prize or Eurovision song contest but.....

Qatar ?
 
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FEATURES, MAIN NEWS, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

From the Crucible to Qatar – the World Snooker Championship conundrum​

by David Caulfield on April 28, 2023 :

https://snookerhq.com/2023/04/28/from-crucible-qatar-world-snooker-championship-conundrum/

Snooker in the desert?! Barry Hearn says Qatar is interested in hosting the World Championship when Crucible deal expires in 2027... after the Gulf state staged the World Cup last year​

  • Crucible in Sheffield has hosted the World Snooker Championship since 1977
  • The venue is loved by snooker fans but its 980-seat capacity is restrictive
  • Current deal to stage the event expires in 2027 and Qatar want to follow them :


The Telegraph
The Telegraph

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Qatar want to take World Snooker Championship away from Crucible​

Story by Hector Nunns • Yesterday 10:30 PM :

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mo...r-championship-away-from-crucible/ar-AA1arLnO

Barry Hearn reveals Qatari interest in hosting World Snooker Championship :​


World Snooker Championship in shock Crucible exit plan as Barry Hearn weighs up Qatar switch :​

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/new...arry-hearn-weighs-up-qatar-switch/ar-AA1arDzd

Emperor Barry Hearn is not happy with Sheffield council developers and want's a bigger arena and is threatening to move the gig out of town . It's all about the money and given time the country nationality of the tournament winner gets to host the next years World Snooker Championships so Ronnie wins England host the tournament , Williams wins Wales host the tournament , Higgins wins Scotland host the tournament a bit like a gameshow star prize or Eurovision song contest but.....

Qatar ?

absurd suggestion. is barry losing it? maybe just tired of retirement
 

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Barry Hearn claims 'Macau Five' are 'selling their souls for an extra few quid' as the honorary WST president issues expulsion warning to Luca Brecel, Mark Selby, John Higgins and Co​

  • All five players were absent in the Northern Ireland Open round of 128 draw
  • Barry Hearn warned the 'Macau Five' they are risking expulsion from the WST
  • A WST statement confirmed they would be referred to a disciplinary committee :
 

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Snooker supremo Barry Hearn says: "the Crucible is past its sell-by date" in latest radio interview​

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By Michael Day
Published 22nd May 2024, 18:11 BST
Updated 22nd May 2024, 18:21 BST

 

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Snooker supremo Barry Hearn says: "the Crucible is past its sell-by date" in latest radio interview​

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They were talking about getting the Crucible to expand. The current contract is through 2027. If they leave, I hope they rotate, although there is some advantage to building a tradition in the right location.

Hearn said he could sell 5000 tickets per session instead of the current limit of 850. The average price, before scalpers get involved, looks to be about $80. There are 40 sessions. If the average price held, the increase in sales would be roughly $80*40*4000. That's $12,800,000 in gross ticket sales not taken advantage of. Even if the price declined, that's multiple millions of dollars not taken in. The prize fund could presumably double or more.
 

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I'll add a few cents here as I just knocked this off my bucket list and went to visit the crucible (before they moved the tournament)
Expansion is difficult with the building location. Moreover, unless you're in the first couple of rows, you already need binoculars! Thankfully World Seniors wasn't sold out, so front row seats were easily available for a few quid.
2nd point is hotels. No where near enough accommodation to handle any expansion. Yes they could grow with the event, but if they only fill up once a year, doesn't make much business sense. The crucible will need to attract other events to fill up 5000 seats year round.
3rd point from Houssein Vafaei. I guess he didn't recognize the smell, but pot is legal now in the UK, and the odor of wacky tobacky penetrates the whole city, which besides a few blocks around the city center, is very much run down. Dings club is only a few blocks from the crucible and in a pretty sketchy area (not Glasgow sketchy) but pretty bad that I wouldn't want to go there at night.
Lastly, at least for seniors where tickets are only 20, the media production for 5 live (and action 5) is enormous. Ticket sales won't even cover the salaries of the camera operators, let alone all the other people involved. The ad revenue from the broadcast must balance that out, but somehow I doubt it. My prediction is this was the last world seniors in the crucible! I also don't think that the demand is particularly elastic. Getting to see Jimmy White play in the crucible from the front row for 20 with may be 300 in the audience. (Or Ken, or Drago) Sure Ronnie will fill seats and Judd and the rest of the class of 92. But anybody else? Better to have a full house, than a half empty stadium for most matches...
 

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I'll add a few cents here as I just knocked this off my bucket list and went to visit the crucible (before they moved the tournament)
Expansion is difficult with the building location. Moreover, unless you're in the first couple of rows, you already need binoculars! Thankfully World Seniors wasn't sold out, so front row seats were easily available for a few quid.
2nd point is hotels. No where near enough accommodation to handle any expansion. Yes they could grow with the event, but if they only fill up once a year, doesn't make much business sense. The crucible will need to attract other events to fill up 5000 seats year round.
3rd point from Houssein Vafaei. I guess he didn't recognize the smell, but pot is legal now in the UK, and the odor of wacky tobacky penetrates the whole city, which besides a few blocks around the city center, is very much run down. Dings club is only a few blocks from the crucible and in a pretty sketchy area (not Glasgow sketchy) but pretty bad that I wouldn't want to go there at night.
Lastly, at least for seniors where tickets are only 20, the media production for 5 live (and action 5) is enormous. Ticket sales won't even cover the salaries of the camera operators, let alone all the other people involved. The ad revenue from the broadcast must balance that out, but somehow I doubt it. My prediction is this was the last world seniors in the crucible! I also don't think that the demand is particularly elastic. Getting to see Jimmy White play in the crucible from the front row for 20 with may be 300 in the audience. (Or Ken, or Drago) Sure Ronnie will fill seats and Judd and the rest of the class of 92. But anybody else? Better to have a full house, than a half empty stadium for most matches...

Pot is not legal in the UK!!!

The police turning a blind eye, is not the same thing as it being legal.
 

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I stand corrected! Definitely smelled like people aren't afraid of getting in trouble for it.

Yeah, that is very much the case, people are very open about it and as you say, you can smell it everywhere, but it is still illegal technically.
 

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Personally I'd say I love the game but couldn't give a hoot about commercialized sports. Snooker is a thing I do to get AWAY from the "idiot box " .. ;-)

One doesn't need to watch porn and spend lots of time discussing it, to enjoy good sex.. it might even give you a complex ;-)
 
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