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On the loneliness of a snooker enthusiast

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Könnte ein Bild von heute sein. War aber mitten während der WM.

I’m not feeling well. Not only because, after 25 days of world championship, today is the day when the „snooker hangover“ kicks in. No, I’m also feeling unwell because the life of a snooker enthusiast is a lonely one quite often. Even at the one time of the year that is dominated by the beloved sport for the likes of me, I am alone. I can count the number of people who even remotely share my passion on one hand in my immediate vicinity – if not on one finger. Translation: Filia Rheni Es gibt diesen Artikel auch auf Deutsch. Weiterlesen

Maria Catalano wins sixth CGMT-title

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Matchstatistik des Halbfinales

In the final of the Connie Gough Memorial Trophy Bex Granger met Maria Catalano. Granger had beaten seven-time champion Reanne Evans 3-2 in the semis, while Catalano won against Laura ‘lal’ Evans 3-1. Weiterlesen

Champion of Champions and runner-ups?

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Robin Hull at the Riga Open 2015 © Monique Limbos

Normally, we’d be watching snooker right now. For example the Ladies Paul Hunter Classics, or the amateur matches of the Paul Hunter Classics in Nuremberg and Fuerth, respectively. Even though there are only live pictures from the ladies. We would even follow the live scores online – which are not available for the amateur matches at PHC. It doesn’t matter. (Translation: Filia Rheni.) Weiterlesen

Reflections on projections or How to be a good fan?

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One might wonder: Who is the most "genuine" charakter on tour? © Monique Limbos

Celebrities are the projection screen for people. They are not idolised because of their wonderful character, but because they symbolise something that allures their fans. Irrespective of what they are famous for, or what kind of person they really are: Their job is to be available and to fulfil the expectations of everyone, every time. Their purpose is to be role models, successful, and good-looking. And they are there to be photographed, to sign autographs, to talk to, and to befriend. Weiterlesen

Fresh breeze in women’s snooker!?

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Ng On Yee schreibt Geschichte: Sie gewinnt als erste Nicht-Britin den WM-Titel der Frauen. © Diana Schuler/WLBSA

Ng On Yee from Hong Kong claimed the women’s world title at the Northern Snooker centre in Leeds on Tuesday. In the best-of-11-final against Emma Bonney she trailed 0-2, before securing the title with six frames in a row. On her way to the final she beat ten-time World Champion Reanne Evans, who is the most popular – that is to say the only popular – female snooker player. Weiterlesen