10.9.08

WE WON'T ROCK YOU

There will be no evening play on the opening day of the Royal London Watches Grand Prix – because of a Queen concert at the same venue.

It is feared the noise from the concert, in which Paul Rodgers takes the place of the late Freddie Mercury, will bleed through to the snooker arena at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.

Therefore, there will be only two matches played. They start at 12pm and feature John Higgins on one table and Joe Perry on the other.

The SECC say the soundcheck for the concert will start between 4-5pm so if the matches drag on the players may be forced to demand ‘Don’t Stop Me Now.'

(I’m sure there are many, many more puns available)

6 comments:

Radio Gaga. said...

Indeed! "Play the Game" might well seep through the walls ... while the players are kept "Under Pressure", as betrayed by their "Body Language" ..."It's a hard life". Luckily Ronnie will not be playing or he might walk out saying "I want to break free". "Scandal"!

Anonymous said...

World snooker may be a bit under pressure after this, they seem to have gone a bit Ga Ga. It also seems that thay can't want it all to be that successful a tournament, though it could still be heaven for everyone if there's a kind of magic.

As for the blog, well you're my best friend...

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Feel it could be a looooong day...

Anonymous said...

hmmm. i heard that Queen demanded that there be no snooker played while they are playing (they don't want there concentration disturbed). however, they are willing to allow WPBSA to have the Young Hotshots play as a warm up act, if dressed appropiately.

Anonymous said...

Another excellent piece of scheduling by World Snooker. Board members could be "under pressure" if repeated again.

At least the highlights on BBC will be at an acceptable time - some kind of "Breakthru" you could say.

Sam T

Anonymous said...

So much for "The Show Must Go On"