snooker for beginners
what is Snooker
. Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a baize covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. It is played using a cue and snooker balls: one white cue ball, 15 red balls worth one point each (can also be played with fewer red balls, often 10), and six balls of different colours: yellow (2 points), green (3), brown (4), blue (5), pink (6), black (7). A player (or team) wins a frame (i
. The object of the game is to score more points than one s opponent by potting object balls in the correct order. At the start of a frame, the balls are positioned as shown, and the players then take turns to hit shots by striking the cue ball with the tip of the cue, their aim being to pot one of the red balls into a pocket and thereby score a point, or, if this is not possible, to at least hit a red ball so as to avoid making a foul shot. After
How to Play Snooker
. Snooker is one of the most popular billiards games in the world. Similar to pool, the snooker game takes place on a felt covered table with 6 pockets, a cue stick and a set of balls. Here you can learn how to play snooker.
Steps 1 Obtain the proper equipment
. Snooker is played with 22, unnumbered object balls, divided into two groups of 15 red balls, 6 balls of different colors and one white ball (the cue ball). Each ball has a different point value: red=1, yellow=2, green=3, brown=4, blue=5, pink=6, and black=7.
Steps 2 Score
. Understand that you re trying to score a higher number of points than your opponent by potting the balls, i.e. sinking the red and the colored balls alternately into the table pockets
Steps 3 Toss a coin to decide who is to play first
. The first player has to cause the cue ball to contact a red ball. If he fails to do this, the other player tries.
Steps 4 fails
. The first player to cause the cue ball to contact a red ball continues by potting or touching one of the colored balls and then a red ball in sequence until he fails. Then, the turn moves to the other player, who has to pot a red then a colored ball in sequence until he fails.
Steps 5 Continue in that manner as long as there are still red balls on the table
. As long as there are red balls on the table, all the potted colored balls return to their original position on the table.
Steps 6 run out
. Put the lowest value to the highest value colored balls in sequence after the red balls run out. From then on, the colored balls are no longer put back in their original position.
Steps 7 The snooker game ends when there are no longer balls on the table
. The winner is the player who had scored the highest number of points. Sometimes, the points difference between the players will be more than the points available on the table. During such cases, by mutual understanding between the players, the player with the lower number of points resigns from the game, thereby making the opponent as winner, even with balls left on the table.
. Pay attention to your opponents play and keep track of their score. Plan and direct your movements in advance. Practice warm up strokes before the beginning of each game.
Opening break rules
. The game of Snooker begins with the cue ball in hand in the Half Circle (so the starting player can place the cue ball anywhere inside the Half Circle).
Rules of play in Snooker
. A player who gets the right to strike has to hit one of the red ball first.1 A strike, when the next legal object is a red ball, is legal when: The white ball is not potted. The white ball hits a red ball first. Only red balls are potted.Otherwise the strike is a foul according to the rules of snooker.2 When the strike on the red ball is legal: If no red ball is potted then the opposing player is next. When a red ball is potted then the player ge
Snooker Foul Rules
. If a hit is a foul then the other player gets penalty points: 4 points if the white ball is potted. 7 points if the red ball is potted instead of colored. 7 points if the white hits the wrong ball first then the value of this ball. If the wrong ball is potted first then the value of this ball.When a hit results in more fouls then the opposing player gets the points of foul with the highest value.Penalty points have a minimal value of 4.
Game over rule
. When the only ball left on the table is the black one and, The black ball is potted by the next legal shot.