The Basics of Snooker
Everything you need to know about Snooker as a beginner.
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Snooker is a sport that is played with two players with two cues. The full sized table, which is 3.6m by 1.8m is the table that is used for professional players, such as Ronnie O’ Sullivan and Neil Robertson. The sport is played by using the cue, to hit the white ball, (otherwise known as the cue ball) onto either a red or coloured ball into any of the six pockets available. There are 15 red balls and a coloured ball of each: Yellow worth 2 points, Green worth 3 points, Brown worth 4 points, Blue worth 5 points, Pink worth 6 points, and Black worth 7 points. Snooker is a sport that is very well known in British countries and places like China.
Snooker is a much more difficult game than it looks. It may look easy by sinking a endless amount of balls into the pockets, but it require immaculate timing, steadiness and technique in order to pot consistently. Snooker is one of the sports that does not require much strength and reactions that is much needed for other sports making this sport a lot less stressful and painful at long periods. Some of the biggest tournaments are: The World Championship, UK Championship, Grand Prix, Welsh Open, China Open, Shanghai Masters and the Northern Ireland Trophy. Quite obviously as it would seem, the World Championship is regarded as the best snooker tournament in the world. Winning this tournament means you are officially the greatest player and in financial terms, you make a decent sum of money for winning.
Some of the most amazing things to watch out for top players is hitting amazing high breaks. Breaks is the total score a player has managed to make in one visit to the table. The century break is only achievable for experienced players and good technique, whilst the maximum break, (147) is only achievable by the hugely professional players. The maximum break can only be achieved by potting the red then black alternatively.
All in all, I hope this information on Snooker has made you want to give this sport a try. If you’re interested in playing Snooker then visit your local club and get practicing.