A cosmopolitan audience on Saturday’s semi-finals day at the Masters reflected the growing influence of the rest of Europe within snooker, and not just the better known countries of Belgium, Germany, Poland and Bulgaria. Fans who had travelled from Finland, Austria, Sweden and Iceland approached MC Rob Walker and asked for a name-check in the arena. Those who had made the trip from Reykjavik were slightly startled when the sometime athletics and Olympics commentator began to regale them with tales of his stag do in the city, a 23-strong mission that involved tobogganing down glaciers.