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My son, Ronnie, is quite similar to me. He’s happy in his own little world, and just gets on with things. At one time he wanted to play snooker, but I talked him out of that one. It isn’t good for you as a person. That’s something I’ve got on the young me, I suppose. He wouldn’t know why, but I’d tell him never to pick up a snooker cue. Play something else – maybe tennis. I could be Andy Murray right now, and would have been happy the whole time. But I’m not, and I haven’t been.” Framed, the first novel by Ronnie O’Sullivan (Orion, £16.99) is out now

Hendry has seen his long-standing record of 775 career centuries surpassed by Ronnie O’Sullivan during the ongoing Masters at Alexandra Palace. O’Sullivan is still two short of Hendry’s landmark world title haul, though, and Hendry said: “That’s the one I’d really like to keep because if Ronnie doesn’t do it, I can’t see anyone else doing it.”

Dad was ambitious on my behalf. He sat me down when I was 10 and told me that if I wanted to play sport I should try to be the best in the world, and if I wanted to do that, I needed to stop mucking around. In that moment, he turned me into the hyper-disciplined monster I still am. He used to compare the snooker hall in Chigwell to a crèche: it was somewhere he knew I’d be safe and stay put, rather than out on the streets causing trouble. He had spies there, too – older members would report back to him if I’d got the hump that day and snapped a cue, or wasted my pocket money on the fruit machines.

By the end of the 1990s, Bond was out of the top 16, and dropped out of the top 32 for the 2004–2005 season. However, he reclaimed his place a year later, and he has remained there ever since as of 2009. In the 2007 World Championship he lost in the first round, 10–7 to Peter Ebdon.

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Play the white ball down the spots. Put the white ball on the brown spot, hit it over the blue and black spots. It should rebound off the top cushion and back across the spots. If you can do this repeatedly, then you are cuing correctly. Try it with left and right side. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 2

My dad went away to prison when I was 16, and with him gone I barely practised for nine months. Instead I got myself a first girlfriend and had fun with her. Then my dad came out on bail and read me the riot act, putting me back in training and getting me to win again. A year later, he was put away for good , and I went completely off the rails. I had no education and no other skills, though, so snooker was my only real job prospect.

Bond has competed on the main tour since 1989, and was ranked within the world’s top 16 players between 1992 and 1999, peaking at 5th for the 1996/1997 season. He reached the final of the World Championship in 1995, where he lost 9–18 to Stephen Hendry, and won the 1996 British Open, defeating John Higgins 9–8.

wikiHow Contributor It’s a foul and four points are awarded to your opponent. This can differ if you have potted a red, and have nominated a color (e.g. the black), then the foul will result in your opponent getting seven points. The same principle applies for fouls on all colors: The opponent is awarded the value of the color, with a minimum of four points. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 3

He told the M.E.N.: “Being homeless is never fun, you have got to try and find things to motivate yourself and push forward, and try and better myself.

Excellent value for money, we really enjoyed the day. Barry Stark clearly is a great coach, good sense of humour and very encouraging. Would love to go back again after some time of practice and working on what we were taught. Barry even has some coaching tips on YouTube don’t you know 😉 Thanks Barry !

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For top players, winning a number of competitions over a year can give earnings from around £90,000 up to £250,000, but sometimes more. Although a few top players earn large sums, the vast majority have to do an ‘ordinary’ part time job as well.

Can I play snooker on a pool table? This quick guide will give you a quick look at how suitable a pool table is for playing a game of snooker. If you’ve ever seen a regular competition snooker table, you will notice that they are much, much bigger in size than a standard pool table. Almost twice the size in fact. Don’t let this discourage you however from setting up and playing snooker on your pool table though! It’s extremely common for our pool table customers to buy a set of snooker balls when ordering a from us to come with their new table, and have a second game to play. As well as the same slate bed and cloth the game is played on, a snooker table has a very similar pocket style to an english table meaning you do actually get a very authentic game of snooker. Snooker Ball Sets A traditional snooker ball measures 2 1/16 inches in size. This is ideal for a regular sized snooker table, but rather big if playing on a smaller table (big ball, small pocket). For this reason, snooker ball sets can be purchased in a 2 inch size – the same as a regular English pool ball in both regular and Aramith sets for those looking for higher production and play quality. Marking a Pool Table for Snooker If you purchase a set of snooker balls from us with your order, you don’t need to worry about marking the table up for snooker. We’ll take care of marking everything up in the right place for you. If you decide to set your table up for snooker later however, you can do this yourself with a few basic tools. You will need: Some kind of marker (permanent black marker for lighter cloths, and a white tipped pen for darker colour cloths is a good idea) A drawing pin A snooker marking stick (Available from numerous outlets) Marking the D To mark the D onto your table, use the drawing pin to hold the pivot end of the marking stick on the table’s baulk line, then draw the D in your chosen marker using the appropriate hole on the marking stick. There will be a hole for 6 foot tables, a hole for 7 foot tables and so on. Do make sure your pin (and subsequently your marking stick) is in place securely, otherwise you may risk an unsightly mark on your cloth! The position of the other object balls can be estimated without too much trouble, but if you wish to mark spots out permanently, then you may wish to consider adhesive spots to stick onto your cloth too, though we would only recommend doing this if Snooker is your primary game. Once the D has been marked, then you’re ready to enjoy a game of snooker! Playing Snooker on an American Table The only real exception to everything we’ve written is American pool tables. Generally, an American table isn’t as suitable for playing pool due to the larger pocket sizes, the style of cushions and the differences in pocket profile. Whilst it is technically possible to play snooker on an American table with the competition specification balls, the game you’ll experience won’t feel as authentic, and generally isn’t something we would recommend. If you would like to try a game of snooker on any of our pool tables to see what the game feels like, then feel free to drop by our showrooms and try some frames. Alternatively, give our trained sales team a call at the showrooms on 0800 622 6464 or 01454 413 636. >

Snooker offered by GameDesire has become so popular that, at any time of the day, it is played by tens of thousands of players from all over the world. This ensures that you will find an opponent for a game in just a few seconds. The ability to select different gameplay modes makes it all the more attractive. Of course, at the very beginning you should learn the rules and practice in the “warm-up mode”. You can brush up on your skills there, and in the case Snooker this is certainly something that you will need before your first clash with a real opponent. During the warm-up you can see how the balls behave, try different tricks, and personalize your cue according to your preference.

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A run to the last 16 of the 2007 UK Championships, in which he came from 5–7 to win 9–7 against Ken Doherty in the last 32 before losing 9–6 to Ding Junhui in the last 16, was a precursor to his first quarter-final run for 5 years, at the China Open. Victories over David Roe, Stephen Lee and Barry Pinches took him to a meeting with Stephen Maguire, which he lost 5–0.

Calculate the value of each shot. Red balls are worth 1 point each. The remaining colored balls are worth an increasing number of points in sequence. Remember, these balls can be pocketed multiple times before the end of the game, which will help you quickly drive up your score. The fixed position of the colored balls means you should always have a clear shot at one, no matter where the cue ball is on the table. Players should either keep score mentally or have a pen and paper nearby to record the number of points earned after each turn. If the losing player’s score is so much lower that it’s impossible for them to close the gap by the time all the red balls have been cleared from the table, it’s customary for them to forfeit to the winning player.

He used to compare the snooker hall in Chigwell to a crèche: it was somewhere he knew I’d be safe and stay put, rather than out on the streets causing trouble. He had spies there, too – older members would report back to him if I’d got the hump that day and snapped a cue, or wasted my pocket money on the fruit machines.

In “Three-Handed Snooker” three players each play against each other, but it’s a strange game as safety is of little use. A player who plays a good safety shot rarely reaps the benefit, so although some care should be taken it’s always best to attempt a pot. Although the usual rules of snooker govern Three-Handed Snooker, there is one change covering the penalty points that are awarded after a player fails to escape from a snooker. When this happens, only the player who laid the snooker should receive the penalty points. This example should explain the reasoning behind this. Suppose Player ‘A’ is on 52 points, 14 points ahead of both Player ‘B’ and Player ‘C’ who both have 38 points, and only the pink and black remain. If Player ‘B’ snookers Player ‘C’ who misses, then if only Player ‘B’ receives the penalty points, the scores would then be:- Player ‘A’ 52, Player ‘B’ 44, and Player ‘C’ 38. So Player ‘B’ can then win by potting both pink and black. But if both player C’s opponents received the penalty points, Player ‘A’s score would also have increased by 6 points to 58, and Player ‘B’ would still need a snooker – even though he’d just played a successful one!

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How do I improve my aim when striking the cue ball? wikiHow Contributor Play the white ball down the spots. Put the white ball on the brown spot, hit it over the blue and black spots. It should rebound off the top cushion and back across the spots. If you can do this repeatedly, then you are cuing correctly. Try it with left and right side. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 2

Warnings Don’t attempt to break your opponent’s concentration during their turn by yelling, waving, standing in their way or any other distracting behavior. This is generally considered bad form. Use caution when trying to bank a shot in off the edge of the pocket. The pockets on snooker tables are curved, not flush like a pool table, which means it will simply be deflected off if your aim is not exact. Keep your cool. Getting frustrated will just make it harder to focus.

If you would like to try a game of snooker on any of our pool tables to see what the game feels like, then feel free to drop by our showrooms and try some frames. Alternatively, give our trained sales team a call at the showrooms on 0800 622 6464 or 01454 413 636.

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My son, Ronnie, is quite similar to me. He’s happy in his own little world, and just gets on with things. At one time he wanted to play snooker, but I talked him out of that one. It isn’t good for you as a person. That’s something I’ve got on the young me, I suppose. He wouldn’t know why, but I’d tell him never to pick up a snooker cue. Play something else – maybe tennis. I could be Andy Murray right now, and would have been happy the whole time. But I’m not, and I haven’t been.”

By the time I was a teenager I was pretty well drilled, winning tournaments all over the place. Apart from the past five years, that time between 11 and 15 was probably the best, most consistent snooker I’ve played. Everything went a bit wrong in the following two decades. If that 15- or 16-year-old could see what I’m like now, he’d probably think I’d done OK. I’m clean now, on the straight and narrow, happy. He’d also think I was an idiot for going down some of the paths I did. My dad went away to prison when I was 16, and with him gone I barely practised for nine months. Instead I got myself a first girlfriend and had fun with her. Then my dad came out on bail and read me the riot act, putting me back in training and getting me to win again. A year later, he was put away for good , and I went completely off the rails. I had no education and no other skills, though, so snooker was my only real job prospect.

Plenty of hobby sports are unpleasant: running makes you sweaty, rugby breaks your legs, Sudoku makes you feel like the mental version of the kid who forgot his gym kit and has to exercise in his pants. Snooker reduces you to a gibbering heap of motor function and regret.

Snooker was invented to help soldiers pass the Indian summers while they waited for the locals to twig that colonial rule wasn’t going to do it for them long term. Pool was designed for pissed blokes, by pissed blokes, to help them hold back the dawning realisation that they have nothing to say to their best mates, even when they’re drunk, and that on this crowded planet we are all alone. Going from pool to snooker is like learning to catch with a beach ball and then going to a tournament where you have to catch flaming golf balls shot from a gun.

 

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