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    So we come to the golden oldies or grand masters or whatever you want to call it but hang on a minute, there's plenty of players from the main tour entering as Gav Powell has pointed out. Is this right? Personally, I think with the improved fitness, practice and match sharpness from more comps being available, that players will now go long into their forties. Having fit tour players like MJW in this tournament devalues what it's about. Logically, this suggests the golden oldies should be +50. Should they even be on the tour as well? Discuss!

    I'll be rooting for Dale, one the nicest blokes on tour and what a cue collection he has. To see MJW in this comp is strange, Ronnie and Higgins certainly wouldn't enter.

    Here's the Schedule:

    January 30th
    From 1pm

    Peter Ebdon v Nigel Bond
    Mark Williams v Anthony Hamilton
    Tony Drago v Robert Milkins
    Joe Johnson v Darren Morgan

    From 7pm
    Ken Doherty v Mark Davis
    John Parrott v Dominic Dale
    Rory McLeod v Fergal O’Brien
    Jimmy White v Gary Lees

    Odds on these old donkeys to win the title:

    Mark J. Williams 5/2,
    Mark Davis 11/2
    Robert Milkins 6/1
    Peter Ebdon 15/2
    10/1 Dominic Dale, Fergal O'Brien
    16/1 Anthony Hamilton, Ken Doherty, Nigel Bond 16/1 Rory McLeod
    Darren Morgan 20/1
    Jimmy White 25/1
    John Parrott 50/1
    Tony Drago 66/1
    100/1 Gary Lees, Joe Johnson

  • #2
    Not like it was when it first started .......not enough players from yester year in my opinion .

    Too many still ranked too highly .
    Neil

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    • #3
      Steve Davis? Stephen Hendry? Errr Bob Chaperon? Lol.
      After 15 reds and 15 blacks i did this http://youtu.be/DupuczMS2o4

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      • #4
        Was thinking more of the unknown Ex-Pro's who used to enter the qualifiers , rather than the Main Tour pro's who enter the qualifiers now .
        Neil

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        • #5
          some of the Tour-Pros had to qualify; and all the old names from the past were mostly knocked out in the quals in December.
          Not sure what the criteria for not needing to qualify was, but several of those above did not have to qualify.

          Hendry, Davis, Chaperon, did not enter.

          http://livescores.worldsnookerdata.c...hip-qualifiers
          Up the TSF!

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          • #6
            They should make it that you have to be 50 or over.

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            • #7
              Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
              They should make it that you have to be 50 or over.
              did it not used to be? and then they lowered the age?
              Up the TSF!

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              • #8
                I went and watched a few matches of this when it was in Portsmouth. Never made final day though.

                Good laugh, but nothing more than that. Not to be taken too seriously as a tournament.

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                • #9
                  Originally Posted by DeanH View Post
                  did it not used to be? and then they lowered the age?

                  I think they did, just so Hendry could enter one year.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.worldsnooker.com/new-crit...world-seniors/

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                    • #11
                      "A spokesman for World Snooker said: “The success of the World Seniors Championship has grown year after year and we have decided to lower the age limit to give more top stars and fans’ favourites the chance to enter. It will be fascinating to see who takes up the challenge and it seems sure we will have the strongest ever line-up for the tournament."

                      Maybe they can lower the age to 20, to get all the fans' favourites in? lol

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                      • #12
                        Originally Posted by barrywhite View Post
                        "A spokesman for World Snooker said: “The success of the World Seniors Championship has grown year after year and we have decided to lower the age limit to give more top stars and fans’ favourites the chance to enter. It will be fascinating to see who takes up the challenge and it seems sure we will have the strongest ever line-up for the tournament."

                        Maybe they can lower the age to 20, to get all the fans' favourites in? lol
                        Ha, you never know lad

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                        • #13
                          They changed it to 40 from 45 .
                          Neil

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                          • #14
                            2 days to go, anyone got the broadcast channels for this?

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                            • #15
                              think Mark Williams was 39 when he won it last year

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