Referee Marcel Eckardt: German accolade at the final of the world Snooker Championships

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Referee Marcel Eckardt: German accolade at the final of the world Snooker Championships
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Always be re-nominated when the next world ranking list is pending tournament: this is The one. The final accolade however, Marcel Eckardt received at the end of July. Since the World Snooker Tour (WST) announced that the 30-year-old Thuringian resident of Berlin Championships, the finals of this year's world's in Sheffield, will pass. The sets in two ways, new brands. The ambitious Impartial will replace the Welshman Paul Collier, the youngest Official who has accompanied a world Cup final. Collier was 33 when he gave in 2004, in the final between the winner of Ronnie O'sullivan and Graeme Dott in the third man. In addition, this scale has been used for Matches so far, never a German. The most important game in the Crucible, the temple of the Snooker, was also in the regard, long a British domain.

It is no exaggeration to speak of a breakthrough, and so cool, Yes he is unmoved at the ton game table: This decision was Eckardt unabashed cheer. For him it was "a tremendous Moment", he "could hardly expect", he enthused over the channel to Eurosport. Finally, this is "the game that want to make all of the professional referee", as well as the reward for a great use. Since the first course to the acquisition of the C-license twelve years ago, he has evolved hardly any different than the Queue-Cracks, and a lot of time and expense invested. "I've worked very hard to get this far," he says. Therefore, on Saturday launched a two-day Match between O'sullivan and his English compatriot will Wilson Kyren for him, "something very Special".

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a Rough estimate of more than 300 million TV viewers on the planet will see the remote students (policy, administration and social science) this Saturday and Sunday, the final two days, the white gloves – the Bulk of it from the people's Republic of China. You will observe exactly how Eckardt behaves in critical situations, the brings a battle at the highest level (and around 1.1 million Euro win bonus) with. So far, the case has identified the amount of the office, but amazingly little. He is amazing and remained sovereign, and had to disconnect until today never two opponents in the dispute, as he assured unmistakable signs, that he moves in a Sport of Gentlemen, with a pleasantly old-fashioned etiquette.

Already Eckardt sees himself less as an autocrat in the suit because, as a Mediator with profound specialist knowledge. "There are three people at the table, assess a Situation," he explains like, "we work together all of us." However, it takes a little Courage, to take a player off with a warning or with penalty points, with which he has been chatting away in the Morning in the hotel lobby. It is a small, mobile Community, moving the season of the global Main route between Sheffield and Shanghai, and who had lost as the levels could not separate already. Meister Eckardt, however, is a winner: He has earned the respect of the professionals by wise Balance of proximity and distance and almost accent-free English.

Eckardt was 24, when he was appointed to the illustrious circle of the twelve, constantly retrievable referees for the final tournament of the Main Tour. With 25, he headed the German Masters in Berlin, his first final of a ranking tournament, with 28 in the final of the UK Championships, the first of the three Triple Crown tournaments. Last year, he was transferred to Sheffield and then a semi-final; it was "a whole other world," as he described. If this is the case this year, where due to Corona is only about 300 spectators allowed in the Crucible, there is still find out. A Standard quip travels in pursuit of him, one way or the other: at least a German, it means for many years, comes to the finals.

Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 05:19

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