While many a Brit is accustomed to televised snooker, the game is still relatively unknown in many corners of the world. I grew up in the states and I'd never even seen a snooker table before I moved to Europe a few years ago. Pool remains the preferred cue sport in my nation of origin.
The first item on the agenda for the new year column is to reflect on the Women's World Open Championships. It was a late finish for the girls, the final being played on the 21st of December, and the event didn't disappoint.