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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 2020-2021

15 - 21 Feb, 2021 :: Welsh Open
22 - 28 Feb, 2021 :: Players 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

Semifinal of the Players Championship 2021
Semifinal of the Players Championship 2021
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Today in Milton Keynes, the second pair of semi-finalists will play - Kyren Wilson vs John Higgins.
Players Championship 2021 | Uploaded: 27.02.2021 | Views: 2292
Fifth day of the Players Championship 2021
Fifth day of the Players Championship 2021
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Two matches will be played today in Milton Keynes. Final quarterfinal match and semi-final.
Players Championship 2021 | Uploaded: 26.02.2021 | Views: 3164
Fourth day of the Players Championship 2021
Fourth day of the Players Championship 2021
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Three pairs of players 1/4 finals will play today at Players Championship 2021.
Players Championship 2021 | Uploaded: 25.02.2021 | Views: 3280
Third day of the Players Championship 2021
Third day of the Players Championship 2021
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Two pairs of players 1/8 finals will play today at Players Championship 2021.
Players Championship 2021 | Uploaded: 24.02.2021 | Views: 3782
Second day of the Players Championship 2021
Second day of the Players Championship 2021
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Matches 1/8 finals are played today in Milton Keynes.
Players Championship 2021 | Uploaded: 23.02.2021 | Views: 2959
First day of the Players Championship 2021
First day of the Players Championship 2021
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Today, Players Championship will start in the Milton Keynes, England.
Players Championship 2021 | Uploaded: 22.02.2021 | Views: 2756
Final of the Welsh Open 2021
Final of the Welsh Open 2021
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Jordan Brown winner Welsh Open 2021.
Welsh Open 2021 | Uploaded: 21.02.2021 | Views: 4258
Semifinals of the Welsh Open 2021
Semifinals of the Welsh Open 2021
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Names of players of the final Welsh Open will become known in Newport today.
Welsh Open 2021 | Uploaded: 20.02.2021 | Views: 3558
Quarter-finals of the Welsh Open 2021
Quarter-finals of the Welsh Open 2021
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Today will be announced the names of the semifinalists Welsh Open 2021.
Welsh Open 2021 | Uploaded: 19.02.2021 | Views: 3374
Fourth day of the Welsh Open 2021
Fourth day of the Welsh Open 2021
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The tournament in Newport enters a decisive stage. Today, names of the players of quarterfinals will become known.
Welsh Open 2021 | Uploaded: 18.02.2021 | Views: 3152
Third day of the Welsh Open 2021
Third day of the Welsh Open 2021
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Today matches of 2 round of Welsh Open to be played.
Welsh Open 2021 | Uploaded: 17.02.2021 | Views: 2568
Second day of the Welsh Open 2021
Second day of the Welsh Open 2021
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Today matches of 1 round of Welsh Open to be played.
Welsh Open 2021 | Uploaded: 16.02.2021 | Views: 2195