Snooker player earns formal warning after not appearing for media obligations
Snooker players who have a career in the sport must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. These rules mainly consist of information needed for game play. However, there are also certain rules for events and tournaments that take place throughout the year. Snooker players are expected to follow the rules or punishments will be set forth.

The World Championship, taking place in Sheffield, is one of the most prolific events on the schedule of World Snooker and is one that demands respect. Many of the best players in the business will take part in the event, having to follow certain rules during game play as well as for taking part.

Pros have media obligations they must fulfill to be able to perform in the series. Ronnie O’Sullivan is one such pro who felt that he did not have to fulfill his obligations in regards to media meetings for the World Championship. During his first round win, taking on David Gilbert, O’Sullivan refused to talk with reporters.

Players know that when they compete, they have to talk with reporters. It’s part of the gig. While most players have no problem speaking with the media, O’Sullivan has been no stranger to acting out. Because of his actions, O’Sullivan has received a formal warning.

If O’Sullivan were to break any more rules of the contract to play in the World Championship of World Snooker, he will face a fine and even further disciplinary action. The pro will now move on to face Barry Hawkins or Zhang Anda during the next round of play. O’Sullivan will have to be sure to maintain good behavior so he doesn’t have to pay any fine for breaking any more rules of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association.

- 2016-04-21

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