Dress Code Deterring Fans?

Winner of the 2012 National Billiards and Snooker competition, Pankaj Advani said that he would like to see the BSFI (Billiards and Snooker Federation of India) loosen up about the dress code policy. Pankaj, six time winner of the national billiards competition, says he thinks that the sport should keep up with the times, and that a more modern and casual dress would attract more fans.

Not going to lie, his formal wear looks pretty cool here.

I tell you what, if those people were dressed in jerseys and sweat bands I would probably be more likely to watch the sport.  All joking aside, these guys are bound by contract to where formal-business attire.  Now if you are trying to line up a three rail shot with a compound ricochet off the object ball, the last thing you want to be thinking about is how tight your bow tie is.

To be perfectly honest, there are very few of us who actually watch the billiard competitions.  More people watch poker, a game completely devoid of any visible skill, rather than billiards.  If the players want to change the dress code I don’t see who it is really going to hurt. In my opinion it is just a tyrannical, over-oppressive Billiards and Snooker Federation of India that doesn’t want to lose an ounce of their influence on the game.  Of course that is my own opinion, and I will admit that it is a ridiculous and fatuous one.

I think what the real issue is, is that Pankaj has won the billiards competition six times! And he isn’t even king yet.  Shouldn’t this guy just be made the supreme ruler over all things billiard related already? I mean c’mon just look at him.  He is the epitome of cool, I want to see this guy playing in something that doesn’t make him look like a prude.

Look at the way that gold medal accents the bow tie though.