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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 2017-2018

8 - 11 Feb, 2018 :: Shoot-Out 2018
19 - 25 Feb, 2018 :: World Grand Prix

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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, 30 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, 29 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 and 2003.

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

First day of the World Grand Prix 2018
First day of the World Grand Prix 2018
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Today, 19 February, World Grand Prix begins in Preston.
World Grand Prix 2018 | Uploaded: 19.02.2018 | Views: 990
Final of the German Masters 2018
Final of the German Masters 2018
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Williams Wins 20th Ranking Title.
German Masters 2018 | Uploaded: 04.02.2018 | Views: 3520
Semifinals of the German Masters 2018
Semifinals of the German Masters 2018
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Today, Semifinal matches of German Masters to be played.
German Masters 2018 | Uploaded: 03.02.2018 | Views: 3978
Third day of the German Masters 2018
Third day of the German Masters 2018
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Today, the names of semi-finalists of the tournament in Germany will be known.
German Masters 2018 | Uploaded: 02.02.2018 | Views: 3024
Second day of the German Masters 2018
Second day of the German Masters 2018
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The tournament continues in Berlin. Three game sessions will be played today.
German Masters 2018 | Uploaded: 01.02.2018 | Views: 2622
First day of the German Masters 2018
First day of the German Masters 2018
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The German Masters will start from January 31 in Berlin.
German Masters 2018 | Uploaded: 31.01.2018 | Views: 2514
Fourth day of qualification China Open 2018
Fourth day of qualification China Open 2018
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The final matches of the China Open 2018 qualification will be held today in Barnsley.
China Open 2018 | Uploaded: 30.01.2018 | Views: 1799
Third day of qualification China Open 2018
Third day of qualification China Open 2018
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Today in Barnsley next game day qualification China Open 2018.
China Open 2018 | Uploaded: 29.01.2018 | Views: 1665
Second day of qualification China Open 2018
Second day of qualification China Open 2018
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Barnsley, the qualification for the China Open 2018 continues.
China Open 2018 | Uploaded: 28.01.2018 | Views: 1524
The first day of qualification China Open 2018
The first day of qualification China Open 2018
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The qualifiers in Barnsley run from Saturday to Tuesday with most of snookerТs top stars aiming to earn a place at the final stages in Beijing, Chine.
China Open 2018 | Uploaded: 27.01.2018 | Views: 1556
Sixth group of the Championship League 2018
Sixth group of the Championship League 2018
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The sixth finalist of the Championship League 2018 will be determined.
Championship League 2018 | Uploaded: 25.01.2018 | Views: 2242
Fifth group of the Championship League 2018
Fifth group of the Championship League 2018
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The fifth finalist of the Championship League 2018 will be determined.
Championship League 2018 | Uploaded: 23.01.2018 | Views: 2159