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The Rules of Snooker – EXPLAINED!

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and explains the rules of snooker the
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object of the game is for you to win
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more frames than your opponents snooker
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is a game that’s usually played between
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two people and to win a frame you must
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score more points than your opponents to
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score you must use a wooden cue to hit a
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white ball known as a cue ball into a
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coloured ball and for that ball to go
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into any of the pockets on the table
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this is known as potting the ball the
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table is roughly 12 feet by 6 feet and
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the amounts have points vary depending
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on the color of the ball being plotted
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the 15 red balls on the table are worth
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1 point each the yellow ball is worth 2
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points the green ball 3 points the brown
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ball 4 points the blue ball 5 points the
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pink ball 6 points and the black ball is
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worth a maximum of 7 points in snooker
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the rules stipulate that you must hit a
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red ball on the table if you mash the
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pot a red ball you are then given a free
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choice to pot a different coloured ball
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to add more points to your total score
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if you successfully potted a color ball
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after a red you score the relevant
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number of points and the coloured ball
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is put back onto the table the entire
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process begins again and you’ll be
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allowed to try and get another red ball
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into one of the pockets if at any time
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you fail to pass a relevant ball it is
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the end of your turn and your opponent
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will be given the chance to aim for a
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red ball so that they can score
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themselves once all the red balls have
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been potted you must aim for the rest of
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the colored balls in ascending order the
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highest score after the black ball has
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been potted wins games you usually
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played to the best of eleven 15 or 17
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frames and winning more frames than your
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opponent wins you the game now that
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sounds a bit too simple there’s more
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isn’t there you guessed it there’s a lot
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of things you cannot do in snooker you
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cannot touch any of the balls with
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anything except your cue you cannot pop
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the cue ball accidentally or otherwise
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you can’t hit an incorrect coloured ball
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out of turn you cannot hit any of the
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balls off the table
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you cannot hit the cue ball twice in one
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stroke and you cannot move it touching
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ball these infractions result in a foul
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and your opponent will be awarded four
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points and the next shot files can also
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be awarded five six or seven points for
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fouls involving the blue pink or black
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balls respectively snooker is a very
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strategic game and that’s basically the
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rules in a nutshell but there’s a few
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other things you’ll need to understand
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before playing or watching a game for
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example cannon a cannon is where a
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player hits the cue ball to contact more
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than one ball this is usually a
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strategic play to leave the cue ball in
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a favorable position for the next shot
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touching ball if the cue ball is
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touching another ball the referee will
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call touching ball you must play your
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next shot without moving this bulb
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otherwise a foul will be called against
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you snookered you can strategically hit
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the cue ball to make it difficult for
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your opponent to hit the next required
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ball when a ball is blocking a shot to
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the next required fall this is known as
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being snookered and makes the next shot
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very difficult for your opponent
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foul animus if a player fouls and fails
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to hit the required coloured ball the
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opponent will be awarded four points or
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more and has free choice to play the
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next shot where the ball lies or have
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the balls reset to the previous
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positions and make the offending player
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try the shots again free ball if a
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player fouls unleash the cue ball in a
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snooker position he is eligible to
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declare a free ball he can pause any
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colored ball and will always score one
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point for it however he will retain the
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next shot so this is usually a strategic
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play to stay on the table conceding if a
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player does not think that he has a
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realistic chance to win the frame or
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realizes that there isn’t enough points
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on the table to get a win the player
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can’t concede defeat and a new frame
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will start conceding is usually done
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verbally or by not returning to the
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table when it’s your shot maximum break
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the maximum you can score in one trip to
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the table is 147 points this involves
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spotting a red
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then passing a black repeating this
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process 15 times and then proceedings
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pop the colors in order without fouling
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if you manage to do this this is known
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as a maximum break or a 147 and is the
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equivalence of a perfect game in ten pin
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bowling or pitching a perfect game in
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baseball it’s not impossible just rare
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snooker is a popular game worldwide and
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once you played or watched a few games
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the rules will become clear if you found
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this video it’s all helpful please like
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meantime enjoy snooker

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