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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

16 - 22 Nov, 2020 :: Northern Ireland Open
23 Nov - 6 Dec, 2020 :: UK Championship

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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 - 6 times won at the world championships, 37 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.

Snooker News

Eighth day of the UK Championship 2020
Eighth day of the UK Championship 2020
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Today final matches of 1/16 finals of UK Championship to be played.
UK Championship 2020 | Uploaded: 01.12.2020 | Views: 443
Seventh day of the UK Championship 2020
Seventh day of the UK Championship 2020
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Today the stage 1/16 finals is played.
UK Championship 2020 | Uploaded: 30.11.2020 | Views: 2504
Sixth day of the UK Championship 2020
Sixth day of the UK Championship 2020
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Today, final matches of the second round will define full list of players of 1/16 finals.
UK Championship 2020 | Uploaded: 29.11.2020 | Views: 3298
Fifth day of the UK Championship 2020
Fifth day of the UK Championship 2020
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Matches of the second round will start on Saturday, 28 November.
UK Championship 2020 | Uploaded: 27.11.2020 | Views: 6560
Fourth day of the UK Championship 2020
Fourth day of the UK Championship 2020
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The first round of the UK Championship finished in the Milton Keynes today.
UK Championship 2020 | Uploaded: 26.11.2020 | Views: 3417
Third day of the UK Championship 2020
Third day of the UK Championship 2020
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Today the third day at the UK Championship. Matches of the first round are played.
UK Championship 2020 | Uploaded: 25.11.2020 | Views: 3335
Second day of the UK Championship 2020
Second day of the UK Championship 2020
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Today the second day at the UK Championship. Matches of the first round are played.
UK Championship 2020 | Uploaded: 24.11.2020 | Views: 2916
First day of the UK Championship 2020
First day of the UK Championship 2020
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Today in Milton Keynes the second most important tournament of the season, UK Championship 2020 will start.
UK Championship 2020 | Uploaded: 23.11.2020 | Views: 2707
Final of Northern Ireland Open 2020
Final of Northern Ireland Open 2020
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Judd Trump winner Northern Ireland Open 2020.
Northern Ireland Open 2020 | Uploaded: 22.11.2020 | Views: 4870
Semifinals of Northern Ireland Open 2020
Semifinals of Northern Ireland Open 2020
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Today Semifinal matches of Northern Ireland Open to be played.
Northern Ireland Open 2020 | Uploaded: 21.11.2020 | Views: 3838
Quarter-finals of Northern Ireland Open 2020
Quarter-finals of Northern Ireland Open 2020
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Today quarterfinal matches of Northern Ireland Open to be played.
Northern Ireland Open 2020 | Uploaded: 20.11.2020 | Views: 2834
Fourth day of Northern Ireland Open 2020
Fourth day of Northern Ireland Open 2020
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Today, matches of 1/16 and 1/8 finals will be played in Milton Keynes.
Northern Ireland Open 2020 | Uploaded: 19.11.2020 | Views: 3314