Darts v Snooker in 2024…

Darts v Snooker in 2024…

WHAT’S HARDER, a 9 Darter or a 147?

Well…

This question has been raised so many times over the years and SnookerZone writer/Journalist Chris Gaynor has written about it before elsewhere, but with the growing popularity of Darts, we still believe a 147 in snooker is the toughest.

Actually, Shaun Murphy made a 147 at the Snooker Shootout most recently, (not many could do that…Only Ronnie O’Sullivan is the other person to make a 147 in 5 mins and 8 seconds, originally recorded at 5 mins 20. 320 or 308 seconds divided by 36 pots to get an average shot time for O’Sullivan’s 1997 fastest 147.

Snooker is a tough game at the best of times, but it is an exciting, fun, and great way for family and friends to play anytime. So is Darts.

However, for a very elite player like Ronnie or Shaun Murphy to make a 147 in speedy conditions (O’Sullivan chose to be speedy in his 147 in 1997), I think highlights just how tough snooker is – and how those kinds of feats (I mean making a 147 in speed conditions) will only EVER be achieved by a very small handful of very very very talented players in the game.

Any player who makes a 147, whether it be on a line-up, or in a match, whether it’s under speed conditions or not has achieved a real achievement.

For the rest of us MERE MORTALS and, of course, not all of us have the luxury of accessing a table EVERY SINGLE DAY, and even those who make centuries, #KEEPGOING…

There is also no speed test in Darts.

THE MASTERS SNOOKER IS COMING SOON!

Snooker Shootouts at grassroots and amateur level, and 900’s are a great way to introduce NEW people to the game.

Snooker player Peter Devlin tweeted something that is spot on…

 

Does snooker need to change its IMAGE? We’ve said this time and time again. YES…

Who knows? Maybe the Darts board/s in snooker clubs will become more popular than the snooker tables with Darts comps?

Chris Gaynor

Chris Gaynor is a writer with 10 years' experience writing for the web. He loves snooker, CSI and loves cycling off tiramisu!