After a very long and frustrating three-week hiatus from the sport – while I made my transition from Dublin to Seoul in South Korea – SnookerHQ is officially back in business and ready to bring top-quality news, reports, opinions and more from now until the conclusion of this season.
The move to the Far East has gone very well, for those wondering, but I have certainly missed covering the roadshow tour.
Indeed, I saw nothing of the World Open so, apart from being able to remind you all that Mark Allen beat Matthew Stevens in the final, I’ll chalk that tourney up as one I’ll forever know little about.
That said, I did hear reports of awful crowds at the venue throughout the week, including the semis and final, which is a little odd but immediately points to the suggestion that ticket prices may have been too high.
At any rate, the PTC Grand Finals get under way next week in Galway and it would have been a travesty if I hadn’t sorted out an internet connection before the only Irish tournament on this year’s calendar takes place.
I’ll write a lot more on that in due course but for now it’s a simple hello from a happy camper.
With the forever generous help of Fin Ruane and Johnny Williams, I hope our regular readers from before this brief pit-stop will come back to enjoy as good a snooker content as we can provide.