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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

7 - 10 Oct, 2019 :: Championship League
14 - 20 Oct, 2019 :: English 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, 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

First day of the English Open 2019
First day of the English Open 2019
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On Monday, English Open 2019 starts in Crawley.
English Open 2019 | Uploaded: 14.10.2019 | Views: 262
Final of the China Championship 2019
Final of the China Championship 2019
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Shaun Murphy winner China Championship 2019.
China Championship 2019 | Uploaded: 29.09.2019 | Views: 2474
Semifinals of the China Championship 2019
Semifinals of the China Championship 2019
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On Saturday at the tournament in Guangzhou semifinal meetings will be held.
China Championship 2019 | Uploaded: 28.09.2019 | Views: 1974
Quarterfinals of the China Championship 2019
Quarterfinals of the China Championship 2019
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Today will be announced the names of the semifinalists of the tournament in China.
China Championship 2019 | Uploaded: 27.09.2019 | Views: 2118
Fourth day of the China Championship 2019
Fourth day of the China Championship 2019
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Today matches of 1/8 final of China Championship to be played.
China Championship 2019 | Uploaded: 26.09.2019 | Views: 2176
Third day of the China Championship 2019
Third day of the China Championship 2019
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Today matches of 1/16 final of China Championship to be played.
China Championship 2019 | Uploaded: 25.09.2019 | Views: 2444
Second day of the China Championship 2019
Second day of the China Championship 2019
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Today matches of second round China Championship to be played.
China Championship 2019 | Uploaded: 24.09.2019 | Views: 2215
The first day of the China Championship 2019
The first day of the China Championship 2019
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The China Championship starts tomorrow in Guangzhou.
China Championship 2019 | Uploaded: 22.09.2019 | Views: 2054
Final of Shanghai Masters 2019
Final of Shanghai Masters 2019
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Ronnie O'Sullivan winner Shanghai Masters 2019.
Shanghai Masters 2019 | Uploaded: 15.09.2019 | Views: 4054
Second semifinal of Shanghai Masters 2019
Second semifinal of Shanghai Masters 2019
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Today in Shanghai, the second finalist of the Shanghai Masters will be determined.
Shanghai Masters 2019 | Uploaded: 14.09.2019 | Views: 2964
First semifinal of Shanghai Masters 2019
First semifinal of Shanghai Masters 2019
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Shaun Murphy and Mark Allen will play in the first semifinal of Shanghai Masters.
Shanghai Masters 2019 | Uploaded: 13.09.2019 | Views: 2876
Fourth day of the Shanghai Masters 2019
Fourth day of the Shanghai Masters 2019
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Today in Shanghai, Quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters are played.
Shanghai Masters 2019 | Uploaded: 12.09.2019 | Views: 2840