How To Play Snooker By the Rules:(A BEGINNERS GUIDE )

Quick Summary To play snooker, you want to try to score more points than your opponent to win. By staying composed and opting for modest, well-executed shots, you can keep your turn going longer, putting you in control of the table. Fouls in Snooker A foul in Snooker means you have broken a rule and a number of points from 4 to 7 are credited to your opponent depending on the foul. Typically, they lose their turn, and in competition there may also be a point deduction. Reader Interactions

Simplified rules for beginners

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Any player that visits Terry Griffiths Snooker Academies for a one to one lesson can expect a simila To acquire our highest qualification and become accredited as a Terry Griffiths Snooker Coach, you m Book a Technical Lesson with Terry. Skip to the content. Welcome to Terry Griffiths Snooker. Advice Terry now offers you the first chance ever to get direct access to advice on your snooker technique. This article is an eye opener for me. I not ever think about this before!!

Just found your site and want to improve my game. I have been just playing full games against myself but wondered whether just practicing the same shot again and again woukd be more beneficial. You have answered my question. As I thought… Lots of hard work Thanks. Thanks a lot for the post Mayur ,will definitly be practicing this.

If possible can you make a post regarding different aiming methods which proffessionals use. Thanks for the comment. I think it would be great to do a series on aiming with the different professionals. I will keep this idea in mind. It would be great if I could get access to the professionals. Please add a comment and let me know how your game proceeds from the ideas I have shared.

If you have other requests, do let me know. I generally not in line with the cue and object ball I always miss the simple shots because of the wrong striking position ….. Will listen,learn, and apply all snooker tips to achieve my goals on the table. Like the way the article was wrote and you seem like a nice humble bloke!

Definitely going to put all that into practice. Hard game but rewarding quickly when breaks of double digits are a massive high: Frustration crept into almost every shot, and I was missing shots that normally I could hit all day.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know your articles are being read and appreciated during the long Canadian winters. Thanks for your time…. Thank you so much Gord. Let me know how you progress. Yes, the Canadian winters can be long: Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.

Please excuse if I am asking the following question in wrong forum. Q Regarding the position of cue ball for the next shot which among the below to be considered first? OR 2 Decide the object ball and then think of possible areas of the cue ball?

Thanks for your comment. There are two types of positional shots to think about. When you are on a red, there are only certain locations that can give you a color. So for example, potting a red in the scoring area, the obvious choices are black, followed by pink, followed by blue. These three colors never move. They are always replaced in the same position. The reds, however, are navigation balls. The reds help you get on the next color. With obvious shots, its easy to pick out what the color should be.

So for example, a straight in red, stun run, and get a black. These reds are easy to pick out. The "closed bridge" involves letting the cue rest on your middle finger and wrapping your index finger around it to form a closed loop that the cue slides through. Relax your shooting hand. It is important to have a firm but relaxed grip. After you are leaning against the table and your aiming hand is inches away from the cue ball, the forearm of your shooting hand should be at about a 90 degree angle from your cue.

Commit to the shot. Now that you are positioned, you are ready to make the shot. Be sure to firmly drive the cue through the shot, as opposed to simply tapping the cue ball with your cue. You can practice lining up your shot and starting your shooting motion if you'd like, just like a golfer lining up his putt. If you do practice the shooting motion, be sure not to touch the cue ball! Hold your position and follow through. It is important to hold your position and keep your balance in the seconds after the shot.

Failing to follow through will make it difficult for your body to remember the motion if you succeed - and correct the motion if you fail. Keep your feet firmly planted until the target ball is in the snooker hole. If you aren't able to keep your balance, reevaluate your stance and shooting motion. Snooker is only mastered with practice and patience. Keep honing your skills.

Having someone there who can point out what you do wrong will speed the learning process. At first, you should probably keep it close for better striking. As you learn more and become better, you can get it farther away to build more striking power. Not Helpful 1 Helpful Many people prefer the V bridge. It's comfortable for almost all. The closed grip causes more friction between the stick and fingers.

Not Helpful 6 Helpful When you apply side on a cue ball, it will either go left or right depending on the side you strike, so to answer your question, your cue ball will go slightly to the left, which means the object ball will be sent more to the right. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 3. Clubs usually allow players to use their sticks to play the game.