O'Sullivan backs Power Snooker launch

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Ronnie O'Sullivan believes Power Snooker is the future of the sport and claims he is "bored" with the World Championship format.

Snooker is set for a radical revamp following the launch of an new action-packed format intended to revolutionise the sport.

Created by Rod Gunner and endorsed by World Snooker chief Barry Hearn, Power Snooker is a radical departure from the orthodox game, with matches lasting just 30 minutes and where points count instead of frames won.

The concept has already attracted the backing of three-time world champion O'Sullivan, who will star in a live eight-hour television spectacular in October which will see some of the world's top players premiere the new format.

O'Sullivan, along with Hearn and Gunner, officially launched Power Snooker in London on Thursday, and the Rocket is excited by the development.

"I definitely think this is the future of snooker," said O'Sullivan. "It is just that a few people have got to get their heads around it.

He added: "It is the year 2010 and we are not stuck in the 1970s anymore."

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