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  • ken147
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    Originally posted by wake_up_bomb View Post
    They reduced the prize money significantly because the players are too good now and knock them in regularly. In that sense, a 147 isn't particularly special any more, but players should still try their best to entertain the crowd, not make some crass point about money.

    Again, where is the money supposed to come from? It's not just going to fall from a money tree.
    The money is there. Are you telling me that the internet gambling companies can't afford that? It's Barry Hearn who negotiated the deals. He could of included the 147 prize money in the deal. Hearn must of forgot, lol.

    In my opinion a 147 is still special in ranking tournaments, World's and UK and also in the Masters (non ranking).

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  • jrc750
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    Originally posted by ken147 View Post
    Sorry typing on a phone, i forgot to type past Master's. Yes you are right, that's why Ronnie feels he's getting short changed. Maybe £30k is a bit high for the Welsh but the UK should deserve min £60k and the World's £100k for a maxi. How many roll over are need to reach £100k? That's why he's feeling short changed. Imagine if someone made a maxi at the World's but a maxi was just made at the last ranking tournament so the prize now at the World's is £500/£1000, you definitely feel short changed.
    So who is going to supply all this money then ??

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  • pottr
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    Opinion on Ronnie declining the 147?

    Whatever your opinion, that was pretty special viewing.

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  • ken147
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    Originally posted by DeanH View Post
    sorry but there has not been a £147K prize for a max for many years
    not sure if the WSC has an uplift, but the prize for a max is now a rolling event by event
    anyone have a listing of maximum prize per event anywhere?
    not sure what the max
    Sorry typing on a phone, i forgot to type past Master's. Yes you are right, that's why Ronnie feels he's getting short changed. Maybe £30k is a bit high for the Welsh but the UK should deserve min £60k and the World's £100k for a maxi. How many roll over are need to reach £100k? That's why he's feeling short changed. Imagine if someone made a maxi at the World's but a maxi was just made at the last ranking tournament so the prize now at the World's is £500/£1000, you definitely feel short changed.

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  • GeordieDS
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    If i had of been in the crowd as soon as he potted the pink i would have stood up and left, i also would have been very vocal if anything was said.

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  • wake_up_bomb
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    Originally posted by ken147 View Post
    Ronnie has a point regarding the prize money for a 147. If you look at the Masters, making a 147 an expensive car worth over 80K and the World's £147K plus another £15k or so for highest break. Now there is a rolling 147 break prize. I bet he's feeling short changed! Making a 147 is a tremendous achievement and should be rewarded accordingly. Maybe World snooker should set a side a fund where if a player achieved a 147 in a ranking tournament then there should be a fixed prize money of min £30k depending on the ranking tournament.
    They reduced the prize money significantly because the players are too good now and knock them in regularly. In that sense, a 147 isn't particularly special any more, but players should still try their best to entertain the crowd, not make some crass point about money.

    Again, where is the money supposed to come from? It's not just going to fall from a money tree.

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  • DeanH
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    sorry but there has not been a £147K prize for a max for many years (since 2011)
    not sure if the WSC has an uplift, but the prize for a max is now a rolling event by event
    anyone have a listing of maximum prize per event anywhere?
    Last edited by DeanH; 15th February 2016, 06:57 PM.

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  • Hello, Mr Big Shot
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    Oh, and i was stuck watching one of the worst matches of all time instead of watching Ronnie in full flow? WTF are the bbc doing? No wonder there's no money in snooker.

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  • aucott80
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    Originally posted by ken147 View Post
    Ronnie has a point regarding the prize money for a 147. If you look at the Masters, making a 147 an expensive car worth over 80K and the World's £147K plus another £15k or so for highest break. Now there is a rolling 147 break prize. I bet he's feeling short changed! Making a 147 is a tremendous achievement and should be rewarded accordingly. Maybe World snooker should set a side a fund where if a player achieved a 147 in a ranking tournament then there should be a fixed prize money of min £30k depending on the ranking tournament.
    You've just mentioned the two biggest tournaments and are comparing to the Welsh open. You can't expect top dollar every competition

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  • ken147
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    Ronnie has a point regarding the prize money for a 147. If you look at the Masters, making a 147 an expensive car worth over 80K and the World's £147K plus another £15k or so for highest break. Now there is a rolling 147 break prize. I bet he's feeling short changed! Making a 147 is a tremendous achievement and should be rewarded accordingly. Maybe World snooker should set a side a fund where if a player achieved a 147 in a ranking tournament then there should be a fixed prize money of min £30k depending on the ranking tournament.

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  • Hello, Mr Big Shot
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    Meh, but what a FANTASTIC break! He is some player. There has never been a player that had made it look so effortless. I can be that arrogant around the table and I'm **** lol. Humbling.

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  • sealer
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    On the other hand it is good when people are outspoken about things. If it was Ronnies way of saying invest some £ in our sport then fair enough. You should know better what happens when people just take what they are given and sit quiet. Enough to look at falling wages and so on. With him the only problem is his motive. It is not enought money for him or not enough money in general in order to grow the sport and make people actually want to excel at it, gaining financially by sacrificing so much.

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  • acpc89
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    I find it amazingly strange how people feel so offended as though they were entitled to watch a 147. Also the fact that people keep mentioning the poor fans who have paid their hard earn cash to see Ronnie play and deserve the 147. No, they do not. You pay for what you get, and whether he got beat 4:1 today or won 4:1 with 4 147's or not its what you get. No one deserves anything when watching snooker. However when you pay or just watch Ronnie playing, chances are your going to be entertained more so than other players.

    I do think he would of made the 147 had the audience/fans not been irritating him so much in the early stages of the match. But that's neither here nor there. I feel somewhat happy that he didnt make the 147, because had he done so, it would of just been another 147. With the usual superlatives 'genius', 'amazing', 'mozart of snooker' been used. Since he didnt make a 147, its now causing more lines to be written about snooker and himself which can only be good.

    Also, people who keep moaning about 10k is a massive amount of cash for the hard working public, so what? I've never even had close to a quarter of that amount! And I do not feel hard done by, neither should anyone else. Ronnie is not a normal average Joe Bloggs. He can make more money away from Snooker yet chooses to play. As Barry Hearn recently said, no one player is bigger than any sport, but Ronnie is the closest it will ever be.

    People should just enjoy watching him play, regardless of his on table antics. As there won't be another player like him.

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  • bluenose1940
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    All I can say is "That's Ronnie for you"

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  • P.Smith
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    Trying to spin Ronnie's attention grabbing as some kind of heroic act is incredibly dishonest. This was utterly disgraceful behaviour and I'm actually quite disappointed because it's been a while since he's exhibited this level of immaturity in public and I was actually beginning to like the guy.

    If you were a big snooker fan who had spent their hard earned money to come and watch, I reckon you'd be pretty miffed if someone deliberately missed a maxi, especially when they arrogantly cite their reasoning for doing so as "not enough money". What an absolute ******. He could have even given the money to charity if it wasn't enough for him, those people can do an amazing amount of good with 10 grand.

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