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Instructional


"Snooker Secrets: How to Cue Like a Pro"

Roy Chisholm.   44 pages.   Illustrated.   Published 2016.



Throughout the Snooker Secrets series of books we aim to provide players of all levels an easy to follow guide that includes all the most important information, along with new secrets that have until now never been disclosed. The information is sourced from former professional master Snooker coach and guru Roy Chisholm, whose career in Snooker spans over 71 years.


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Instructional


"Snooker Secrets: The Approach-Line Potting System"

Roy Chisholm.   66 pages.   Illustrated.   Published 2016.


The aim of this book is to provide you with a simple and easy to use potting system that you can learn quickly and see immediate results. At the core of this system are unknown secrets about visualising and lining up a shot that will make potting, and indeed the whole game of Snooker, seem simple. Once this system has been fully understood and implemented, you will not only discover you can now pot with ease, but you will also be potting with exceptional consistency and accuracy.


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Instructional

"Snooker & Billiards: Technique · Tactics · Training"

Clive Everton.   96 pages.   Over 200 Illustrations.

Published 2014.



Still the only currently available, in-depth guide to technique and break-building in both snooker and English billiards. Although written primarily for beginners this is a very useful book for anyone wanting to improve their game.


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Instructional


"Advanced English Billiards:
Match-winning Shots and Strategies in the All-round Game"


Martin Goodwill & Roger Morgan.   184 Pages.   Indexed.
Over 170 colour diagrams.   Pub. 2013.


A superb companion to "The Snooker Player's Guide to English Billiards", this is the second instructional volume from englishBilliards.org.

The authors discuss long and short jennies, run-throughs, screw, drag, stun shots, in-offs, and cannons in great detail. Any snooker player wanting to improve his or her cue-ball control will find these sections fascinating.

Scroll through the sample pages available at amazon and you'll appreciate just how much detailed information this book contains.


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History




"A History of Billiards"

Clive Everton.   244 Pages.   50+ Photgraphs.   Indexed.   Pub. 2012.


The early billiards heroes like John Roberts junior, who was to billiards what W.G. Grace was to cricket, were fascinating characters. Roberts, not just the leading player but also the foremost promoter of his day, was like Steve Davis and Barry Hearn rolled into one.

Walter Lindrum, Joe Davis, Tom Newman and Clark McConachy, with their mastery of nursery cannons not only took the game to a new level but virtually killed it as a public entertainment. The death of billiards at all levels was forecast but the amateur game survived at a remarkably constant level and the professional game was eventually revived.


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Instructional

"Snooker Basics: How to Play Snooker"

Steven Curid.   102 Pages.   Illustrated.   Published 2012.


Snooker Basics: How to Play Snooker is a simple and easy-to-read book in which you'll discover top tips and practical advice all about snooker including: The History of Snooker, Benefiting from Snooker Lessons, Rules of Snooker, A Quick Look at Snooker Tables, Choosing a Snooker Cue, Snooker Techniques, Learning Snooker: Three Basic Skills, Why Stance is Important, Holding Your Cue, Improving Your Cue Action, Three Tips for Improving Your Game, and Controlling the Cue Ball.


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Trick Shots

"Andy Segal's Cue Magic: Inside the World of Modern Trick Shots"

Andy Segal.   236 Pages.   Illustrated.   Published 2013.


The author describes 120 of his modern day trick shots, ones he has been using to win major competitions and to wow audiences at his shows. Every shot includes a perfect, to scale diagram to assist the student, and/or a photo of the shot. Andy began winning titles at artistic pool nearly a decade ago, and has evolved into the sports top performer, having won the last three World Championships, and four in all. Colorful drawings appear throughout the book, which also includes a dozen of the authors favorite stories about his life in pool.


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Trick Shots

"Amazing Snooker Trick Shots - Secrets from the Best!"

John Virgo.   128 Pages.   Illustrated.   Published 2012.



100 trick shots are included with full colour photographs and diagrams. Each trick shot is clearly explained with step-by-step diagrams. Size is no problem as all trick shots shown can be played on any snooker table, large or small. Divided into three sections - Absolute Beginners, Trickier Trick Shots and Try 'em If You Dare!, there is something for everyone.


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You might like to compare this with "Byrne's Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool & Billiards"


Reference

"A Billiards and Snooker Compendium!"

Gary Clarke.   280 Pages.   59 Illustrations.   Published 2008.





A fully cross-referenced bibliography of over 650 billiards and snooker books, describing each book's content, notes on scarce dustjackets, and estimated values of 1st editions.





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Rules         

"The Billiards and Snooker Referees' Handbook"
An in-depth guide to the history, rules of the games and the art of refereeing.

John Street and Peter Rook. With a foreword by Steve Davis MBE.

146 pages.   17 Illustrations.   Edited Edition published 2009.


Every serious player or team should own a copy of this handbook. The rules are explained clearly and in great detail (13 pages cover the "Foul and a Miss" rule). Many examples and colour diagrams are also given to help you understand not just the rule itself, but also the reasoning behind the rule.

How do the rules cover the situation where the player faces an 'impossible' snooker? In a doubles match, what are the rules covering the order of play in a tied frame, when the black is respotted? You will find the answers here along with explanations of other rules that even many experienced players are unsure of.


Referees Handbook The Cover and Internal Pages

The "Handbook" is available to order by POST ONLY, click here for a printable order form.

UK Customers: £8.00 per copy, includes 1st class post and packing.

European Customers: 10.50 GBP per copy, via airmail, including post and packing.

International Customers: 12.00 GBP per copy, via airmail, including post and packing.




I have just finished reading the Billiards and Snooker Referees' Handbook and I would like to say how excellent the book is. I learnt so much about the rules of Billiards and Snooker and I really liked the way the book went through each and every rule. The section on the art of refereeing is very useful when refereeing and the section on Billiard table care also very useful. I really enjoyed reading the book and thanks for bringing it back in print! It's such a good book it deserves to be in print.

Chris Coumbe, Plymouth.


Rules         

"Snooker Games"

Mike Stooke.     20 Pages.     5 Illustrations.    Published 1988.

The rules of five alternative games: Chase the Green · Crash · Cricket · Golf · Russian Pool.
Includes the rules, playing methods and table diagrams.


The "Original" Snooker Games

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Instructional

"Snooker - A Systematic Approach to Practice. Volume 1!"

Thomas Hein.   Translated by Ute Shulze.   68 pages.   Illustrated.   Published 2010.






Developed and written by the German National Snooker Coach. Contains structured exercise routines to provide measurable results, which through a series of tests allows you to compare your skills and progress against others online.




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Instructional

"Just One Frame... Your Key to Playing Better Snooker"

David Jenner.   98 Pages.   Illustrated.   Published 1998.

Over 100 Coloured Illustrations.





A practical insight into the game of snooker that helps you understand your faults and then correct them to improve your technique and matchplay.

Includes many practice routines.




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Instructional

"Know The Game: Snooker"   (4th Revised Edition)

Written and endorsed by the sport's professional body.

64 pages.  Colour photos and Illustrations.  Published 2006.





An enlarged and revised edition containing everything you need to know about the sport, including equipment, rules, techniques and training tips.






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Instructional

"On Cue: The Complete Guide to Pool"

Mark Shepherd.   256 pages.   Colour Photo's and Illustrations.

Published 2007.





Focuses on 8 ball pool as played on the smaller tables found in the UK. Hundreds of photographs and illustrations examine every aspect of the game. Includes history and results of all major tournaments.





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Instructional

"Know The Game: Pool"

3rd Revised Edition.     64pages. Published 2010.





Know the Game Pool is the perfect introduction to the sport. It is packed with expert text, clear illustrations and photographs of the professionals in action. Written by the experts, you can be sure it contains everything you need to know to take up the game, or to improve your game.






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History

"Billiards and Snooker Bygones"

Norman Clare.     32 Pages.     50 Illustrations.   Pub. 1996.





Charts the development of tables, cues, balls, cushions, lighting and scoreboards from the 1400's to the present day. Photographic illustrations show many rare tables and obscure equipment from long ago.




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