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If you didn't see him today, you really missed something folks!
Here's an article in the Guardian. Old folks homes? Who would have thought?
O'Sullivan has an overall average shot time of 17.97 this season just behind Un-Nooh's 17.92.I'VE GOT QUITE A QUICK BRAIN I SUPPOSE AND MY POSITIONAL PLAY IS DECENT SO I DON'T HAVE TO WALK THAT FAR TO THE NEXT BALL.
"At my age, I want to tick over. I just love playing snooker. I think you have to find ways of loving it."I PLAY SNOOKER MORE AS A HOBBY. I PRACTISED LAST WEEK, I DID ABOUT 20 HOURS, WHICH I HADN'T DONE SINCE I WAS 17 OR 18.
..........and no shot clock needed (and at the same time no big deal when a player takes his time in a difficult spot). Snooker is the tougher game in terms of consistency (of mind and of stroke) but I'm never convinced by those who call for shorter and shorter shot clocks in pool (which requires more thinking than snooker).The six-times Crucible winner averaged 14.8 seconds in his 4-1 win over world number 82 Jamie O'Neill in the first round of the Northern Ireland Open and weighed in with 17.7 seconds against Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the last 16, who boasted 16.9 seconds in losing 4-2 to the Rocket.
"I felt quite slow," he said after downing O'Neill.
O'Sullivan has an overall average shot time of 17.97 this season just behind Un-Nooh's 17.92.
World number one Judd Trump comes in at 19.26 over the campaign. Defending champion Trump meets Scott Donaldson in the opening quarter-final as he chases a third successive Northern Ireland title with O'Sullivan, who has lost 9-7 to Trump in the previous two finals, facing Ding Junhui, who defeated John Higgins 4-1 in the last 16 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.