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By Metatone (Sat Feb 12, 2005 at 11:20:16 PM EST) (all tags)
Masters Snooker starts today...

However, the odds look pretty measly so far, but perhaps you have some magic combinations in mind?

Other betting info and musings below...

These are the odds going at my current online betting place of choice ( It should be noted, the only reason I bet here is they do "draw no bet" on football, which is my primary requirement.

I won a bit Ireland and Wales rugby yesterday, but don't really feel there's much to choose in the England vs France game today.

7/25    Hunter P. v Davis S.    5/2

11/20    Maguire S. v Dott G.    27/20

13/20    Fu M. v Junhui D.    23/20

29/50    Stevens M. v White J.    129/100

29/50    Ebdon P. v Gray D.    129/100

3/25    Higgins J. v Small C.    22/5

1/4    Hendry S. v Lee S.    11/4

61/100    Williams M. v McManus A.  5/4

That's all at the moment.

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I tend towards the attitude that, by yicky yacky (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Feb 13, 2005 at 03:05:05 AM EST

if it's not the Snout-Peddlers World Championship, it's just another filler tournament with a disingenuous title. I know - The Masters is supposedly the second-most-important competition - but how do they decide these things? Magnitude of cash prize? Hot air?

Like you say, there's not much in those odds to get excited about. However: I recently did the unthinkable, the unforgivable, the hideously vile and sub-human deed of putting Edward Elgar on Manchester United to win the Premiership, at odds of 19 / 2 (they've since dropped). Couldn't resist (Sorry, jtl).

Vacuity abhors a vacuum.
comments... by Metatone (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Feb 13, 2005 at 03:37:06 AM EST
a) Money on the Utd? WTF? What were you thinking?

b) Importance (at least for betting terms) is rooted in number of frames played, which reduces the freaky result factor somewhat...

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letters ... by yicky yacky (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Feb 13, 2005 at 04:27:28 AM EST

a.) I was thinking ...

... This place always looks worse than I remember it ... we could have done this online ... Hurry TF up, ferchrissakes ... Oooh, football odds ... E ... E ... E ... jesus, this thing is arranged poorly ... don't seem to have it ... could ask ... nah, fuck it ... Oh, Man U outright at 19/2 ... Actually, that's not too bad ... considering Chelsea have lost Robben ... they've chased down nine points before ... it would make it interesting ... $someVeiledNorthVsSouthernistBigotry ... $someVeiledPurchasingTheTitleBigotry ... 200 quid ...

Yep - that was about it.

b.) Yeah - plus I remembered a great masters final 'twixt Hendry and Williams. It would be good if they reverted to the 70 frame+ format - it'd add a 'The Hustler' / 'They Shoot Horses ...' element.

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Wow by MillMan (4.00 / 2) #4 Sun Feb 13, 2005 at 04:45:45 AM EST
a metatone and me0w diary, not only on the same day, but back to back? Surely all the moons of Jupiter have aligned.

I've never gambled on sports, but I was really, really tempted to throw down a few C notes on some of the USian football playoff games this year...

Ok... by gazbo (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Feb 14, 2005 at 03:46:15 AM EST
I swear I posted a long reply to this, analysing each of the odds you listed.  Now I go back to check and see how my predictions are doing...nothing.

Wah!  Scoop ate my comment!  by which I mean I probably forgot to hit post

I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

PS by gazbo (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Feb 14, 2005 at 03:48:33 AM EST
Check the BBC news website - they have a live snooker webcast.

I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

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