Question on a snooker rule-numbered ball-call pocket?

Question on a snooker rule-numbered ball-call pocket?

Post by AL11KI » Sun, 12 Oct 1997 04:00:00


as the subject implies- from reading the BCA rule book, I fail to see the rule
 that says that you have to call the pocket on a numbered ball after a red is
 made.  It definatley says that the reds are slop but I assume the others are
 not- right?
But is it call shot , or pocket only or what? Please end  this - thanks- Al

 
 
 

Question on a snooker rule-numbered ball-call pocket?

Post by Laurie Bisma » Sun, 12 Oct 1997 04:00:00

I missed the beginning of this thread but I can say that Snooker is NOT a
call shot game - all flukes count!

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Quote:
> as the subject implies- from reading the BCA rule book, I fail to see the
rule
>  that says that you have to call the pocket on a numbered ball after a
red is
>  made.  It definatley says that the reds are slop but I assume the others
are
>  not- right?
> But is it call shot , or pocket only or what? Please end  this - thanks-
Al


 
 
 

Question on a snooker rule-numbered ball-call pocket?

Post by Bob Jewe » Sun, 12 Oct 1997 04:00:00

: 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).

Bob Jewett

...
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
EASB at

        EASB
        Freya Broad
        27 Oakfield Road
        Clifton
        Bristol BS8 2AT
        UK

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

 
 
 

Question on a snooker rule-numbered ball-call pocket?

Post by Laurie Bisma » Mon, 13 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> There are no call balls or pockets on red balls in snooker.  On the
> number balls, you must nominate the "ball on", and this is the ball
> you must shoot at and hit first and the only ball you may make on the
> shot.

> Ron

Yes, except in snooker there are no numbered balls... just plain solid
colors.

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Question on a snooker rule-numbered ball-call pocket?

Post by Eric Amic » Mon, 13 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



>>Yes, except in snooker there are no numbered balls... just plain solid
>>colors.
> Have you had your eyes checked lately?

Sorry to spoil the putdown, but based on the snooker I've seen on the tube
in the UK and actual snooker tables I've seen outside the US, Laurie's
right.  Numbered balls, when they're used, probably come from sets used
for other games as well.

--
Eric Amick
Columbia, MD

 
 
 

Question on a snooker rule-numbered ball-call pocket?

Post by Michael Ian Sham » Tue, 14 Oct 1997 04:00:00

[ Question whether the colours in snooker are numbered or not ]

    The BCA Rule Book provides insight into this question.  In the
rules of American Snooker, it states under "Balls Used" that there are
"six object balls that may or may not be numbered (called colors)."
    The World Standardized Rules of International Snooker (also in the
BCA Rule Book) do not mention numbering.  However, by convention
snooker balls have never been numbered.
    A way to express when the snooker balls should be numbered is that
in American Snooker (regardless of which country it is played in) the
balls may be numbered.  In International Snooker they are not.  I
expect that the presence of numbers on snooker balls would be very
disturbing to players not used to them.
    How and why balls got numbered in the first place and how the
numbers are used in calling shots is a complex subject.  See Billiards
Digest (June, 1993), p. 67.
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