The first break shot must contact a red ball initially. A player shoots until he fails to pocket a ball or fouls, then yields play to an opponent. Red balls remain pocketed, whether played legally or not, but the others are immediately replaced on their respective spots as long as any reds remain on the table. When all reds are pocketed, players attempt to pocket the other balls in numerical order. When the last ball is off the table, the game ends and the player with the highest score wins.
Penalties are assessed for fouls, i. Penalties usually consist of a forfeit of a certain number of points to all opponents, loss of any score made on the foul stroke, and loss of the turn at play. The greatest sheer talent snooker has ever seen, the one true genius of the sport, he should have no one rank alongside him. The answer is inextricable from the style with which he plays. The imperfections of the snooker table, like the imperfections of the world, will not be overcome forever.
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By staying composed and opting for modest, well-executed shots, you can keep your turn going longer, putting you in control of the table.
Avoid sharp angles or bank shots that require you to use the rails. Take your time. Snooker tables are quite a bit larger than standard billiard tables, and, to make it even more complicated, the pockets are slightly more narrow. For this reason, you should always pace yourself when picking, lining up and taking your shots.
Additionally, the pockets on a snooker table are about 1. Is it against the rules for the white ball to hit a bank before it hits the object ball? If by "bank" you mean the border, then it is not against the rules. You can hit the border before the you hit the object ball if your way is blocked.
Not Helpful 5 Helpful Pot a red, but let the cue ball come back to the yellow green brown. Then gently place the cue ball behind one of those. Put a spin on the cue ball by hitting it with the cue off-center. If you hit the cue ball towards the base, you apply backspin and it will usually come back towards you.
If you hit the ball towards the top, it will usually carry on. If the ball is struck slightly to left or right, it will usually swerve off in that direction after hitting the object ball.
Not Helpful 8 Helpful Which side of the cue ball do I strike to make the target ball run down the cushion and into the pocket? If potting down the rail to the left, you strike the right side. If potting to the right, strike the left side. Not Helpful 4 Helpful 7. It's a foul and four points are awarded to your opponent. This can differ if you have potted a red, and have nominated a color e. The same principle applies for fouls on all colors: The opponent is awarded the value of the color, with a minimum of four points.
Not Helpful 3 Helpful 5. Play the white ball down the spots. Put the white ball on the brown spot, hit it over the blue and black spots. It should rebound off the top cushion and back across the spots. If you can do this repeatedly, then you are cuing correctly.
Try it with left and right side. Not Helpful 6 Helpful 6. Why is it they don't always concede when their points are more than what's left on the table; do they get points for a snooker? Yes, they are hoping for the opponent to fail so they can come back and try to snooker them. Usually if 2 or more snookers are required, players do end up conceding. Not Helpful 4 Helpful 5. It's a foul shot. For tournament competition under WPA world-standardized rules and league play under derived rulesets , the bed of the pocket billiard table must be made of slate no less than 1 inch 2.
The flatness of the table must be divergent by no greater than 0. A table designed for the games snooker and English billiards is usually called a snooker table today, though English billiards pre-dates snooker. A snooker table has six pockets, one at each corner and one at the centre of each of the longest side cushions. The amount of undercut trimmed underside of the rubber cushion's protruding nose at the pocket opening ,  : 8 if any, has a strong effect on how easily a ball is accepted by the pocket the " pocket speed ".
On snooker and English billiards tables, the pocket entries are rounded, while pool tables have sharp " knuckles ". This affects how accurate shots need to be to get into a pocket, and how fast they can be when not dead-on, including shots that run along and against a cushion, making snooker more difficult to play than pool. The cushions sometimes known as rails, though that term properly applies to the wood sections to which the cushions are attached are usually made of vulcanized rubber.
The position of four of the colours are marked along the long string lengthwise centre of the table, perpendicular to the baulk line: the black spot , Due to its obviousness, the brown spot is not always marked neither are the unmistakable green and yellow spots ,  at the left and right intersections, respectively, of the baulk line and the "D " 's curve. The playing surface of a good quality snooker table has a bed of slate  and is covered with baize cloth, traditionally green, though many other colours are now available.
The thickness of this cloth determines the table's speed lack of friction and responsiveness to spin , thicker cloths being longer lasting but slower and less responsive.
The nap of the cloth can affect the run of the balls, especially on slower shots and shots played with sidespin applied to the cue ball. A snooker table traditionally has the nap running from the baulk to the top end and is brushed and ironed in this direction.
Games such as bagatelle often had more than six holes, including straight through the bed in the middle of the table, a feature still found in bar billiards and bumper pool. There are novelty billiard tables, often for pool, that come in various shapes including zig-zag, circular, and especially for bumper pool hexagonal.
A circular table featured prominently in the film Silent Running. For the home market, many manufacturers have produced convertible billiard tables in the broad sense that double as dining tables or as table tennis , foosball , or air hockey , tables, with removable hard tops. Low-end tables tend toward the smaller range, and may have MDF or wood beds as an alternative to slate; those with light-weight beds may be foldable for storage, as with table tennis.
Russian pyramid ball at a corner pocket. The relative size of the ball and the pocket makes the game very challenging. A bar billiards table, showing the holes but not the mushrooms that are placed in front of the holes.
All players stand in front of the table no side access is permitted. Soccer billiards table, also known as footpool or snookball. I tell them that Cliff Thorburn is the greatest snooker player that came out of Canada and I think his name should be spelled correctly.
In Scotland, a river is a 'burn' Thorburn translates to 'River of Thor' Originally Posted by pt Thank you most sincerely, sir, for bringing that error to my attention. It's a travesty of sorts misspelling someone's name and I'll pay closer attention as I peruse my entire list.. I really can't believe it slipped by me all this time and upon closer inspection I see that the autocorrect cheated me as I went to correct it just now in my library sheets.
Thorburn it is. Thanks again, pt. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Snooker Books A thru Bau. Here are some pictures of some of my snooker books.04 The Snooker (Free Body) (Club 92) 5'11 05 Words (12'' Vocal Master) 6'25 06 I Wanna Be Your Lover Too (The Full Of Glamour Mix) 5'24 07 I Don't Talk About clubexandalynewlapeconmembspanat.coinfo (Stardust Dance Mix) 5'39 Remixes 08 A Kiss From Paris (Extended Kiss Mix) 5'50 09 I Wanna Find Somebody (Dragan-Overseas Mix) 4'28 10 Let's Introduce Abyale (Live) 0'