Partitions Return For Shanghai Qualifiers


Snooker returns to the Barnsley Metrodome tomorrow for the first of four days action from the 2014 Shanghai Masters qualifiers and tonight it has emerged on Twitter that the tournament will mark the return of partitions to snooker’s multi-table events, as you can see from the above photo.

Interestingly, the partitions are not quite full height, but enough to mean that when a player is down on a shot, they should not be disturbed by action from adjacent tables, or spectators walking past the front of the tables.

I will be there on Friday to check the set-up out for myself, but judging by the photos at least, I personally like the look of the venue, which will hopefully provide a popular compromise between the fully open plan halls of recent years and the enclosed booths of years gone by.

What do you think?