This wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea, but again I happen to prefer the multi-national representation at the main tournament. However, if the game grew enough I don't see why true to form satellite tournaments couldn't be held for qualification purposes, so the main draw was smaller.My alternative structure would be to have say 64 players over the main event, and use the time saved for longer matches, personally I would have preferred to see longer semi’s and final, but it’s not something I would feel passionate about.
Nothing at this point... Other than I guess slightly easier equipment to play on...?That said it would be interesting to know what sets the world championships apart from other big tournament? I suppose what I’m getting at, is what is it that elevates the WC above the other major pool events?
Safe to assume this would be self serving. Extremely tight pockets and whatever rail material they're most familar with.Would be interesting to know the players views on what a championship table should be.
Oh I know... There are fans of the game that have been around long enough that romanitize over the period of time that jumps shots were very uncommon and played with a full cue. They'll argue that the jump shot and specifically the jump cue has ruined the game. I don't agree, but I think there's room for tweaking the rules that would make things more interesting in that regard.Stopping the jump shots would be a huge mistake, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the actual game that needs tweaking. The jump shot is one of the best things about it, I often found myself hoping to see it played.
If there is one, I'm unaware of it. I have zero doubt that some fans have their personal favourite location. However most of it is just where a reoccuring tournament is being held. None of those locations would have the air of the Crucible. I doubt pool will ever have such a place.The other thing that really helped Snooker was having a spiritual home, which of course is the Crucible. I don’t know if such a place or places exists for 9-ball, but would be worth thinking about.