: as the subject implies- from reading the BCA rule book ...
Well, if you really want to take up snooker, I recommend that you use
not the US rules, but the world rules. They are not on line, but you
can get them from the addresses below (taken from the FAQ list).
The International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) publishes the
official snooker rules used in amateur competitions worldwide. The rules
were rewritten for clarity late in 1994 and approved by the World
Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) in 1994 and the
IBSF in 1995. The new rule booklet can be ordered from your national
Snooker association, if it is a member of the IBSF, or directly from the
27 Oakfield Road
Bristol BS8 2AT
for 5 pounds and P&P.
For US snooker:
The United States Snooker Association
9728 Mill Court East, B-1
Palos Park, IL 60464 USA
(708) 361-7655 Tele
(708) 361-7740 Fax