Fandango’s One Word Challenge (23 August 2020)

Here’s a funny one. I’ve always wondered about snooker, just how international a sport it is. Most of the “world” champions are British, with a small mix of top players from other commonwealth countries – Canada, Australia etc. But, you know, you certainly get a feel that the title should be UK rather than World.

I always felt the same about Anerican Football. They always call ’em World Champions, but since the sport is only really played in the USA…

What does this have to do with anything? I hear you ask. Well, the guy below just won the COVID-delayed 2020 snooker “world” championship. It only happened a week ago, so I remember seeing some on tv. I stopped watching when it was time for a cuppa – it was more entertaining to watch the water boil. But his name is Ronnie “The Rocket” O’Sullivan.

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC), rocket.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

7 thoughts on “Fandango’s One Word Challenge (23 August 2020)”

    1. My dad taught me to play snooker when I was a teenager. We were on holiday and they had a snooker table. I learned all the tricks and the rules and I loved it. My dad sort of grew up in some of the snooker halls in the East End of London. I remember Joe and Fred Davis being the icons of the sport in my young years. As the years went by Romford seemed to be producing the best players, my parents then lived in Dagenham and the rest of the family were settled around Romford. So I was watching the snooker championships on the TV last week, although I must admit that it was a bit much every evening from the beginning to the end of the evening. As it is only small part of the world that actually plays the game, it is a strange title. My No. 2 son is also a keen player, but pool billiards which is more popular in Switzerland.

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      1. Yes I’ve played pool with friends in France – I guess that is pretty universal. I’m not even sure about how one plays traditional billiards, I know they have two white balls but I never played it.

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