Want to learn how to play snooker? In this blog, I share my tips and tricks on how to play snooker.
I’ve been playing snooker since I was a kid, and have had my share of ups and downs in the game.
However, now I am confident that I can teach you how to play Snooker.
How To Play Snooker:
1. The Players- The game of snooker is played with a cue and 22 balls, including a white ball (the cue ball), 15 red balls, and 6 numbered balls of different colors.
2. Equipment- Typically, snooker is played on a table that is 10 feet long by 5 feet wide. There are six pockets, one in each corner and two in the middle of the shorter edges. The balls’ diameter ranges from 52.5 to 57.2 millimeters, depending on the size of the balls used for the particular game.
3. The Rack- To set up for a game of snooker, each player must arrange fifteen red balls into a triangular rack with one ball at the top, then two below it in the next row, then three below those two in the third row, four in the fourth row and so on until all fifteen red balls are racked properly. Next, place one yellow ball below the triangle’s apex and one green ball to its right at a distance of 2 inches from the yellow ball; then place one brown ball directly below the apex and one blue ball directly to its right at a distance of 2 inches from the brown ball; then place
The Snooker Table: The snooker table is a large table which has pockets at each of the 4 corners and in the middle of each of the long sides. The balls used are: one white ball (the cue ball), 15 red balls, and six balls of different colours: yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black. The balls are set out as shown on the diagram.
The Aim Of The Game: To hit the white ball with the cue in order to hit and pot the other balls. As you can see from the diagram above, there are 15 reds and 6 colours. What you have to do is pot all the reds first, and then once they’re all gone you pot all of the colours in order from yellow through to black.
After all 21 balls have been potted, you’ll be left with just the white ball on the table. The score for each red is 1 point and for each colour it’s 2 through to 7 for black. When you pot a red you must re-pot it after every colour until all 15 reds have been potted, so that means there’s a maximum break of 147 points in total – that’s if you were able to pot every single ball on consecutive shots!
Snooker is a game of precision and skill, played with 22 balls – 15 reds, 6 colours and the white cue ball. The object of the game is to score more points than your opponent by potting the correct balls in the correct order.
The game starts by potting a red then a colour, alternating until all reds are potted and then colours in their order of value.
Points are scored for each ball potted and a player’s break (the total number of points scored in one visit) is recorded against their name until they fail to pot a ball or commit a foul. When this happens their opponent comes to the table.
If you are new to snooker, it can seem like a complicated game – but our step-by-step guide will teach you all you need to know about the rules in just a few minutes.
Snooker is a great game for all ages, with simple rules that can be picked up very quickly. It’s also a fun game to watch on television and a great game to play either socially or competitively.
Snooker is played on a table which has:
Six pockets (one in each corner and one in the middle of each long edge)
A bed of green cloth with six red balls, six coloured balls and one white ball
Two white cue balls (one with a red dot, the other with a yellow dot)
Snooker is a cue sport that originated among British Army officers stationed in India in the latter half of the 19th century. It is played on a rectangular table covered with a green cloth (or “baize”), with pockets at each of the four corners and in the middle of each long side. Using a cue and 22 coloured balls, players must strike the white ball to pot the remaining balls in the correct sequence, accumulating points for each pot. An individual game, or frame, is won by the player scoring the most points. A match is won when a player wins a predetermined number of frames.
The game continues to grow in popularity around the world and has remained one of Britain’s most popular sports since its inception over 100 years ago.