> I have played for more than 3 years without having at any time
>applied, at our level we very much dread its application, who knows, the frame
>maybe over in one snook!!
Welcome to my world...
yesterday, playing a race to 3 frames... I lost 2 frames as I could
not get out of the snooker.
I was ahead on points in both games and was on average potting more
consistently. But lost the frames because he made 1 good snooker. VERY
I think the frame should be won by the best, most consistent potter,
not won by 1 lucky snooker... <grumble, grumble>
My oponents argument is that if he makes a good snooker, he should get
more than 4 points for a single genuine attempt to get out of it.
Also, he says the rule is the same for both players, which is valid.
He harps on about a major part of the game of snooker is being able to
get out of them - I agree - but it comes down to skill level.
I dont make 50 point breaks like the pro's, nor can I get out of
snookers like the pro's.
>> How does one determine a genuine attempt without a ref ?
> I have seen this done !!. Where the opponent determines the attempt
> obviously then it has to be a hit.
Can you clarify this point ??
The opponent says in advance how to attempt it ???
Speed & direction perhaps ???
>But if you miss and leave a break
>on, it is
>generally expected to be tried ,
Yeah, a decent (respectable) player would try to rack up points by
sinking balls - not having the cueball (and possibly other object
The downside to this gentlemans rule is that it is possible for the
opponent to be semi-disadvantaged as a result of a genuine attempt to
get out of a snooker - he has to play if it is not ruled a miss and is
not a foul snooker.
He should be able to at least play a semi decent safety I suppose...
>I think .I've had chats with many
>guys about this and some are of the view that this rule is unfair &
>should be amended. But
>then what is to compel a player not to just push the CB in the open
>without making any attempt to hit the on ball( i have seen this too!!
>too many times ).
That would be a fairly obvious non-genuine attempt ?
I think if I cant convince him its in the best interest of the game to
not apply a compulsory miss to all fouls - I will simply not apply the
rule as he does to me - try to lead by example and shame him into
playing like a gentleman... I may lose many frames in the short term
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