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  • What is a Foul and a miss

    A foul and a miss will be called if a player does not hit the ball "on" first (a foul) and is deemed by the referee to have not made the best possible attempt (a miss). In this case, the opponent has the option to request that all balls on the table be returned to their position before the foul, and require the fouling player to take the shot again.


  • What is a foul all about?

    A foul is a shot or action by the striker which is against the rules of the game. When a foul is made during a shot, the player’s turn ends and the...
  • How to play safe in a game of Snooker

    There are two different types of safety shot to consider, so lets look at them both:

    1. An aggressive safety - one that puts your opponent in trouble
    2. A negative safety - one that gets you out of trouble


    So mostly players will look to play aggressive safety’s. They will try to open the reds for example but cover any potting opportunities and stop any returns to a safe area.
  • How to line up a shot

    To line up a shot properly, first you need to understand what the line of the shot is.

     

    The line of the shot starts from the point of contact on the object ball that the cue ball will connect with. From that point the line then goes to the cue ball.

  • How to conduct yourself whilst at the table

    How you look round the table can have a big influence on your opponents game as well as your own.

    If you act confident you feel confident. So even when you are not feeling great, you can still look confident.

  • What to consider when buying a tip

    There are 2 different types of tips available on the market today, a pressed tip and a laminated tip.

    A pressed tip is made from a single piece of leather. It is compressed under a specific pressure to achieve the desired hardness.

  • What to look for when buying a cue

    Buying a cue is a considerable purchased one that deserves a lot of thought.

    I would suggest trying as many cues as possible from friends etc. Ideally you’d like to try as many at the same time. Try 1 piece and 3/4 as well as different weights etc.

  • How to create a Bridgehand

    The fingers in the bridge should be evenly spread with the thumb and forefinger tight together as to create a v shape for the cue to sit in. It is important that the bridge remains still and to help do this it is advised to slightly grip the cloth with the hand.
  • So what does a Stance look like

    The stance is an important foundation in your technique. It should be about shoulder width apart and can be either square to shot or more side on (boxer stance style).

  • What to wear when playing snooker?

    The dress code for Amateur Snooker is slightly different to professional snooker. 

    It can depend on events and organisations guidelines but in general the following dress codes apply mainly.

  • How To Play Snooker & Pool

    It is recommended that you practise hitting the cue ball up and down the spots to achieve consistent results. Once you have consistent results, the next challenge is to be able to hit the object ball in the correct spot. There are many methods to help you work out the correct contact point, but I recommend the following.