On the surface, snooker is a simple table game where you strike the white cue ball using a cue stick to hit the object ball, causing it to fall into the pocket. In reality, though, it is tough to master. Snooker is similar to billiards or pool but has its own rules. The first-ever snooker players were British Army officers back in the 19th century. While stationed in India, they played on a snooker table with a total of 22 balls; one served as the cue ball, 15 were red, and the remaining six were of different colours.
As pool enthusiasts, we know that you do not just play, but you are also eager to learn more about the sport. There is always something exciting about pool, and we cover them in great detail in the Quedos blog. For instance, The History of the Pool Cue gives you a comprehensive overview of how pool cue sticks evolved from maces to what they look like today. We have also written about The History of Billiard and Pool Balls from pool being a favourite sport of noblemen to how the balls changed over time.
Perhaps you are looking to purchase not just any pool table, but THE best one out there. This guide is the only guide you will ever need. It tackles your options based on size, price, material, and other considerations. This post discusses the differences between American, British, and Australian pool tables. Knowing how they are dissimilar and what makes them unique is key to purchasing the right table for you.
Now that you have a pool table, the next step is to improve your skills. This whole page gives you the finest tips and strategies to work your way to the top.