- Why don't women compete alongside men in 'sports' such as Snooker and Darts?
Just watched some of the Burlegh horse trials where women were competing well against men. Admittedly the horse is the one doing the main work, but I’d say that horse riding, especially eventing is far more physical than darts or snooker….both of which are big commercial sports that have separate not very popular women’s competition’s.
Why is it then?
Do women just have better things to do than playing darts/snooker enough to be good at it?Posted 6 years ago
Because tea doesn’t mek itsen..
..and because they’re too good to bother.Posted 6 years ago
They’re not allowed due to sexism. Plus they’re probably a bad craic down the pubPosted 6 years ago
If there was a female snookerist or dartist in the top 1000 players in the world then maybe they could. As there isn’t, they can’t.
Why that is – so few women play these sports with any seriousness so obv you’d expect the talent pool to be really shallow. But that just punts the why question back a level – why don’t they play? Don’t know – many factors at work. One of which being testosterone – the hormone of communication, diplomacy, clear thinking, and ability to hit triple 19.Posted 6 years ago
They have loads of time to play darts and snooker when they have dropped the kids at school.6 hours a day until they pick them up!!Posted 6 years ago
Although women don’t compete together with men in shooting disciplines, many years ago the absolute world record for air-rifle was held by a woman. Maybe one day they will be allowed in such events as snooker or darts.Posted 6 years ago
Isn’t there a Russian (possibly Scandinavian) lady dartist who regularly gives the blokes a schooling?
There was a lass that switched over from BDO amateur darts womens events to play pro PDC with men. anastacia someone or other. She didn’t get on very well and switched backPosted 6 years ago
Women get fat differently don’t they, it’s all about the beer belly in darts. Without it you’re rubbish.Posted 6 years ago
I know that in the grand slam of darts, held every november, the womens world champion gets an automatic entry into the event and competes against the men.
I agree though, in events where strength isn’t the major factor but skill is, then women and men should compete together.Posted 6 years ago
Because they’ve got far more sense than to get involved with that nonsense !Posted 6 years ago
Dunno about professional level, but I see more women than men playing darts (and dominoes) in my local. There’s a spectrum of ability, but some are really rather good.Posted 6 years ago
There are plenty of mass start endurance XC races that you can get lapped by the fast women in.Posted 6 years ago
If we’re talking Burghley, let’s not forget the ladies don’t just “compete well against the men”, they often beat them hands down.
I remember Pippa Funnell’s Grand Slam year. What a performance.
In eventing, the ladies compete on a totally even playing field. It’s one of the great things about the sport.Posted 6 years ago
Have you ever watched a female throw a ball? Same with darts
Snooker……distracting enough with just Michael Tabb, 3 of them and I wouldn’t even know what I was watchingPosted 6 years ago
Ah yes Burghley…bloody toffs and their daft spellings!
Was it Nikki Lauda that recently said that women wouldn’t be able to cope emotionally with F1?!Posted 6 years ago
We’re too busy riding bikes.Posted 6 years ago
If you think the horse does all the work in eventing you’ve obviously never ridden a horse.
Women compete equally in single handed offshore sailing. I say equally as in reality the men have an edge due to being stronger.
In sports like darts and snooker women could compete against men but in most cases they are not at the same level technically as fewer women play and thus the standard is lower.Posted 6 years ago
Danica Patrick does ok against the boys too…Posted 6 years ago
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOlEYNlSZ44[/video]Posted 6 years ago
I said that the horse does the main work…I mean it is the one doing all of the running and jumping! No I’ve not ridden, but my wife does and I know just how hard it is….Posted 6 years ago
aside from obvious differences in average physical and mental capacity relating to sporting ability, I expect it’s due to a reduced exposure to those sports, or sports that require similar skills, from an early age. women as a set of people have had less practice at snooker and darts than men, because boys play football and conkers and xbox whereas girls plait their hair, read Bunty and watch X-Factor.Posted 6 years ago
i’ve just asked my girlfriend ‘why don’t women play snooker?’
(obviously i simplified the question for her delicate little brain)
‘because it’s bollocks, you patronising git’
there you have it.Posted 6 years ago
At the oscars why isn’t there a best female director and best male director award when they separate acting by gender?Posted 6 years ago
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Women are smart enough not to waste their time on such moronic games.Posted 6 years ago
There are plenty of mass start endurance XC races that you can get lapped by the fast women in.
That must be awful, i think i’d hate to be lapped by a woman…Posted 6 years ago
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