Statistics to think about
It's amazing what billiard players saddle themselves with to participate in tournaments. A typical example is the statistics to the 1st German National League Three Cushion. 78 players (so many players are listed in the ranking of the 1st National Legaue Three Cushion), travelled a total of nearly 50,000 kilometers through the regions, in which they spent 5 hours in average for each played match, have spent on it 22,000 euros and emitted 7 tons of carbon dioxide into the environment – other statistical values in the table below, which relates to the season 2013/14.
The running national league costs most clubs so much that nothing at the end of the year remains. If you ask club representatives about the budget for youth work and training courses, then you get the answer that for this no club budget exists.
This statistic applies only to the 1st German National League Three Cushion. Which figures an extension of the calculation for any other team and individual competitions may bring, can be imagined. The dangers which the players expose themselves by travelling should also be mentioned.
With the MYWEBSPORT League on match days the own club can be animated. The whole thing at no extra costs, as there are only home games.
That is not to say that the current situation with the running national leagues is bad. If clubs can afford it, it is perfectly all right. Assuming that beside this even a budget for youth work, trainings, club events etc. is available. Actually, these things should be in the foreground and afterwards it should be looked up if budget for a league team is yet sufficient.
A personal thought by MYWEBSPORT Mastermind and CEO Jimmy Riml
Billiard sport has the chance to be more modern than this is possible for many other sports. Let us work together to change something so that carom sport also for young people will be interesting again and that modern technology finds its way into our sport. The American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote this prayer:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.