I love the highlight video on Matchroom's youtube channel from yesterday. "Here's some world beaters and a famous snooker player kicking the teeth in on some players you never heard of."
Yes it is the Open and everyone should be allowed to enter if the pay the entry fee before the cutoff. I also commend some of these players and absolutely none of them should be made fun of at all, which is something that the Day2 Live chat on youtube did ad nauseum.
If you want to keep the seeding like this, then dont put these matches on the TV tables. I couldnt imagine being one of these players who put up 750 for the chance of a lifetime to play with the best in the world, pretty much knowing you are going to lose but also there for the experience and a 1st hand learning opportunity, just to have people make fun of you for your entire match on youtube.
If you are going to continue to put the lesser players on the TV tables, then disable chat. It's appalling. Like I said, these players should be commended for having the guts to enter and play on a TV table.
Another take away from that shit-show... All day there was "When does Trump play, When does Trump play..." even after his match. Then when they ask the score and it 9-0 you get al the snooker fans puffing there chest out like he accomplished something lololol
I would say the level of rudeness and ignorance coming from the youtube chat was beyond belief, but it wasn't. It is the internet and that is in turn compounded by it being pool players on the internet and it turn compounded again by anonymous keyboard commando "I'm out from my keyboard" pool players on the internet.
Then it turns political... then it's talk about masks...
You will get less viewers in the early rounds and less amateurs participating in the event if stuff like that continues.