AzB Silver Member
LOL. Agreed, it's very rare for me to disapprove of anything Matchroom does (although I had quite a few complaints after the Predator LCP event), but they got this wrong, Of course, the big picture is that pulling the event off at all is a minor miracle, but I have to call it as I see it. Looser equipment is a step backward for pool, and with looser equipment, the case for alternate break is a fairly strong one.
They've made the runout less special, and that's not to the liking of this fan. Matchroom, it seems, has taken the view that packages are what the fans want, but I don't think they are right. The fans want to see both players playing. Matches like Mario He vs Tyler Styer, in which one player got practically all of the table time, don't work for me.
I'm all for tighter pockets, but unless everyone is running 5 and 6 packs, I don't see how it really diminishes the event.
I did see some questionable shots go in that I thought wouldn't go on tougher equipment, but they were at pocket speed. At the same, I saw a lot of shots that the pockets rejected because they were hit poorly.