Snooker.... why does it always seem to finish so bloody late!!

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  1. zAndy1

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    Last year almost 1am, this year looks like it's gonna be 2am at least, surely they'd be better off starting the last day earlier than 3pm and giving it a chance to finish at a reasonable time! Not stopping up to watch it cos it looks like there's a good 2 or 3 hours play left yet, just annoys me that I'll miss the end of the final live, people do have work the next day!
     
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    Tell me about it! I have to hand my legal history coursework in by 9am and then I have my Land Law class test!

    Bah, what the hell! :D

    Come on Mark!

    Stay with me Andy... come on!
     
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    yeah, but what a match!
     
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    Well it seems I jinxed Mark like I seem to have picked a knack for, for others. But congratulations to John Higgins. Played a good game and I think experience told
     
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    I switched off at 11.50, score was 14-13 & there was no way it was finishing before 3am. Can't believe it only went on for another hour!
     
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    I always lose interest when Ronnie gets knocked, if he gets to any final it tends to end quicker...
     
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    Well one of the reasons this time was Mark 'clean the white' Selby looking at every shot from every conceivable angle, and also waiting until a ball was right over the pocket before he tried to pot it. Honestly, the man could bore for England. The Jester from Leicester ? Pity he wasn't from Poole ..... :devil:

    No coincidence then that the last 3 frames finished in an hour when Mark didn't get near the table ......... 20 mins per game, as opposed to 20 mins per yellow :rolleyes: .

    The problem with starting a bit earlier on the final day, I suppose, is in case the game ends 18-10 or something, they'd then miss the Prime Time slot.
     
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    I know what you're getting at but I don't think the final was particularly boring or tedious like Dott vs Ebdon. Yes the players took their time, but I thought the high drama took away that feeling of tedium. When they came to actually taking the pot, in my opinion it didn't feel like a near 2 min wait. And tbh the safety play was awesome. I'm sure world 8 ball champion didn't want to have to make medium-long range plants so often! That 4 ball plant was stunning btw
     
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    Cos its a slow, tedious game?
    :devil:
     

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