Next week, snooker returns to Thailand but only in the form of a shortened version of the game.
Six-red snooker is becoming popular in Asia. As the name suggests, it used six reds instead of 15 with 75 the highest break available.
The idea is to speed the game up and make it more attractive to those who prefer pool.
What do we all think of this?
I suppose I'm a traditionalist in these things. I much prefer Test cricket to 20/20, for instance.
However, there's nothing wrong with trying something new. Let's not forget that snooker itself was derived from various cue sports.
The six-red version may introduce new fans to the sport, who will then move on to the proper full length game.
Among the top players involved at the Sangsom Invitational in Bangkok next week are Mark Selby, Peter Ebdon, Ken Doherty, Joe Swail, James Wattana and Jimmy White. The winner will pocket £7,500.