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The next thing is to get it on terrestrial TV. Tournaments should be made to look glamorous and allowed to filter into a mass market, this is only way of making it grow. Players like I have mentioned above should be turned into stars to enable a new crop of youngters to participate in game and become a future champion.
Players should be given help with expenses from professional bodies to help fund a trip to World Championships. Why make a player struggle to make trip or even pull out because they cannot fund trip themselves? As a nation we should be proud of these players and support them to reach their own goals, these players only further enhance and promote game of 9-ball. Surely this is a good advertisement for UK?
In order to succeed UK needs one ranking list, it should be an elite list of around 48 players with promotion and relegation between elite and next level. This will increase standards as players will not want to lose a place in elite and on other hand players in lower level will be striving to reach elite. With a small investment from sponsors this is possible. The elite group should have entry fees of £50 with around £1000 coming from sponsors. This would make prize funds around £3400. The lower level should have reduced entry fees of around £25 and all entry fees should be paid out with no added money.
I really feel thatthe UK has talent to win a world title but it needs support of players, sponsors, fans and most importantly professional bodies.
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