A snooker comeback…

“Snooker faces the grim reaper” is the headline in Sunday’s Wall Street Journal.  Not in our family.  Not since we started learning to play at the full-size Vancouver Club tables and since we have been in London we have discovered late night snooker on the telly (jet lag).

The Journal is suggesting that:

“Snooker’s popularity was never really about the game itself, it was the sport’s superstars and their tempestuous rivalries that captivate audiences.”

What has been fun and fascinating is to follow the “come-back” of Steve Davis — 6-time world champion who is no in the semi-finals.

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How can you not enjoy watching someone play snooker with such great expressions?

Dave at the Van Club snooker table

Dave at the Van Club snooker table -- the next Steve Davis???

And it was also reassuring that the “pros” sometimes miss some dead-easy (ha) shots.

So we are now inspired to find some empty snooker tables around London so we can hone our skills (and trying not to scratch — ie missing every ball on the table).  After all it is good “after dinner” exercise.

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