The Gdynia Sports Arena, home to the European Tour event staged in Poland by the Baltic Sea, was another curious-looking home for snooker following on so soon after the iconic circus-tent design of the Tempodrom in Berlin. This one, giving the impression of being built into a grassy mound, could almost have been a nuclear bunker. But in more light-hearted fashion it was immediately branded ‘The Teletubbies House’ by Ian Burns and others. Shaun Murphy would certainly have felt in Laa-Laa Land after claiming a first title for two and half years, but he could not afford to get Dipsy with a Championship League date looming the day after back in Essex.