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Snooker

is the most spectacular and fascinating type of billiards. It is intellectual game. Balls snooker exactly chess pieces. Snooker develops tactical and strategic thinking, because players think through the strikes on a few steps forward. Snooker is available to everyone, it is played by people of all ages.
Now Snooker endures the rapid development and becomes the most popular type of billiards around the world. Promptly his popularity grows - there are more and more new clubs to which more and more people come. The special place for Snooker is Great Britain, this great game has appeared here and exactly there is a center of world Snooker life. Every year, Great Britain takes the World Championship. People from around the world are watching this grand event.
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Calendar 2018-2019

5 - 11 Nov, 2018 :: Champion of Champions
12 - 18 Nov, 2018 :: Northern Ireland Open

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History of Snooker

Snooker appeared in the second half of the XIX century. Also known, that snooker was invented by Englishman, the military colonel of the English army. His name was Sir Neville Chamberlain. He changed the well-known game "Life Pool" in 1875. The new game was based on "Life Pool", but sir Nevill Chamberlain added few colored balls and changed rules of the game. Also known, that "Snooker" originally was an insult for the beginning players. Subsequently the British officer extended snooker in India. The rules of the snooker are appeared in India in 1882.

The legendary British champion John Roberts learned rules of Snooker from Colonel Chamberlain during visit to India in 1885. After returning to England, he presented Snooker for the colleagues. Since then, Snooker is the most popular billiard game in Great Britain. More...

Snooker Rules

15 red balls, 6 colored balls and the cue ball are on a table at the beginning of game in the classical version of Snooker. Each of color balls has the special mark in a table. Red balls keep within a pyramid near black. Players have to play serially in pockets red and color balls. Red balls in Snooker are rated at 1 point, color - from 2 to 7. The most "expensive" ball is black. Until the table is left by all red balls, the color balls are exposed on the marks. The winner is the player who can score the most points.

The maximum possible number of points for one breaks - 147, however exist the moments when it is possible to score 155 points, in this case "the free ball" participates in a break. Such a breaks, from 147 to 155 points , in Snooker are called "maximum". The name of the game Snooker is a position on the table at which the object ball is not visible directly for the cue ball because of other balls. More...

Famous snooker players

Stephen Hendry, Scotland - 7 times won at the world championships, 36 times won rating tournaments.
Steve Davis, England - 6 times won at the world championships, 28 times won rating tournaments.
Ronnie O'Sullivan, England - 5 times won at the world championships, 33 times won rating tournaments. He possesses a record of the fastest maximum break in 147 points (5 min. 20 sec.).
John Higgins, Scotland - 4 times won at the world championships, 30 times won rating tournaments.
Jimmy White, England - 6 times ranked second at the world championships; 10 victories at rating tournaments.
Ken Doherty, Ireland - World Champion 1997; 5 victories at rating tournaments.
Mark Williams, Welsh - winner of the World Championships 2000, 2003 and 2018.

A brief glossary

SNOOKERED - the condition of incoming player's cue ball position when he cannot shoot in a straight line and contact all portions of an on ball directly facing the cue ball (because of balls not "on" that block the path.
CUE BALL - the white, unnumbered ball that is always struck by the cue during play.
BREAK - total scored in one inning.
SCREW - DRAW, BACK SPIN, BOTTOM SPIN, BOTTOMS.
DOUBLE - a shot on which the cue ball is struck twice by the cue tip on the same stroke.
CLUSTER - standing back to back balls.
CROSS TABLE SHOT - shot in which scoring is accomplished by driving the cue ball across the table between the long cushion.
SUCCESSIVE FOULS - fouls made on consecutive strokes by the same player, also called consecutive fouls.
RAIN TABLE - table terrible quality.
FOUL - an infraction of the rules of play, as defined in either the general or the specific game rules. (Not all rule infractions are fouls.) Fouls result in a penalty, also dependent on specific game rules.
FLUKE - RAT-IN A BALL, SHITTING IN A BALL.
STROKE - the movement of the cue as a shot is executed.

Snooker News

Final of Northern Ireland Open 2018
Final of Northern Ireland Open 2018
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Judd Trump - winner Northern Ireland Open 2018.
Northern Ireland Open 2018 | Uploaded: 18.11.2018 | Views: 4875
Semifinals of Northern Ireland Open 2018
Semifinals of Northern Ireland Open 2018
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Today Semifinal matches of Northern Ireland Open to be played.
Northern Ireland Open 2018 | Uploaded: 17.11.2018 | Views: 6839
Quarter-finals of Northern Ireland Open 2018
Quarter-finals of Northern Ireland Open 2018
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Today quarterfinal matches of Northern Ireland Open to be played.
Northern Ireland Open 2018 | Uploaded: 16.11.2018 | Views: 4906
Fourth day of Northern Ireland Open 2018
Fourth day of Northern Ireland Open 2018
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Today, matches of 1/16 and 1/8 finals will be played in Belfast.
Northern Ireland Open 2018 | Uploaded: 15.11.2018 | Views: 4434
Third day of Northern Ireland Open 2018
Third day of Northern Ireland Open 2018
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Today matches of 2 round of Northern Ireland Open to be played.
Northern Ireland Open 2018 | Uploaded: 14.11.2018 | Views: 3775
Second day of Northern Ireland Open 2018
Second day of Northern Ireland Open 2018
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The remaining matches of the first round will be played today.
Northern Ireland Open 2018 | Uploaded: 13.11.2018 | Views: 3624
First day of Northern Ireland Open 2018
First day of Northern Ireland Open 2018
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Today, Belfast, Northern Ireland Open starts.
Northern Ireland Open 2018 | Uploaded: 12.11.2018 | Views: 3309
Final of the Champion of Champions 2018
Final of the Champion of Champions 2018
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Ronnie O'Sullivan Ц winner Champion of Champions 2018.
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2nd semifinal of Champion of Champions 2018
2nd semifinal of Champion of Champions 2018
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Kyren Wilson and Mark Allen will compete for the final of the Champion of Champions.
Champion of Champions 2018 | Uploaded: 10.11.2018 | Views: 2561
1st semifinal of Champion of Champions 2018
1st semifinal of Champion of Champions 2018
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Shaun Murphy and Ronnie O'Sullivan will compete for the final of the Champion of Champions.
Champion of Champions 2018 | Uploaded: 09.11.2018 | Views: 4550
Fourth day of the Champion of Champions 2018
Fourth day of the Champion of Champions 2018
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Today, the fourth participant of the semi-finals Champion of Champions 2018 will be determined.
Champion of Champions 2018 | Uploaded: 08.11.2018 | Views: 3163
Third day of the Champion of Champions 2018
Third day of the Champion of Champions 2018
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Today in Coventry, the players of the third group will play for the semi-finals.
Champion of Champions 2018 | Uploaded: 07.11.2018 | Views: 3281