BC Leads The Way To More Respectability for Snooker in Canada
The last few decades have experienced a lack of respect for the game of snooker by many in the media as well as in conversations around the country.
There are many reasons for this, but we won’t get into all of them at the moment.
Today we will simply focus on the method of registering and paying for entry fees in a tournament. Traditionally in Canada, it seems that players would be able to simply verbally say that they will play in a tournament and they were automatically registered. As we all know, this system is flawed and there will always be no shows because of it.
Will this destroy the game? Of course not! The game will always survive, but as we all know, the devil is in the details in snooker and the same should be for the registration process in tournaments.
When was the last time you were able to sign up for a golf or tennis tournament by just saying, “I’ll be there”? It just isn’t done that way in the world of respectable sports, and we at Snooker Canada believe that that is how it should be in our sport here in Canada.
This past week, 32 players registered and paid in advance for the first event of the year in BC. Thank you David Burney and thank you BC players for setting an example for the rest of us, we shall soon follow suit!