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Snooker Cue


Posted on 13th September 2000 by Leon Wilcox of Perth, Australia.

I am a collector of old billiard cues and would like to know if a reference book or website is available for antique cues. I frequently come across cues which have been made with different techniques and design and would like to know if literature exists on the evolutionary process involved in manufacturing.

(In particular, I recently bought a machine spliced ebony butt with English ash shaft, probably an old rack cue which had the shaft running through the butt about 2cm in circumference thick, unlike many modern cues which have a solid butt.)
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Posted on 13th September 2000 by Dan Jennings of Wiltshire.

I came across something for the first time not so long ago which I probably will never see again. A player potted a red and by some outrageous chance ended up in the middle of the reds with a loose red coming around the angles and then trapping the cue ball in the pack. With no possible route to a colour, what happens?
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Posted on 13th September 2000 by J. Johal.

When all the reds have been potted and you are snookered with the points difference of around 15 and you miss the yellow but you snooker your opponent would this be a free ball, and if so can you snooker your opponent behind the ball you nominate as the free ball?
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Posted on 10th September 2000 by Dave Bulpin.

I'm trying to find out next years fixtures, as a friend would like to buy tickets for her husband (as a christmas present) for the Crucible next year. If this is not possible you might be able to give her an idea of which way to go about the above.
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Posted on 2nd September 2000 by Pornanan Gerdprasert of Thailand.

I would like to know the standard size of each 1-6 pockets (holes) for 6'x12' Snooker table for competition.
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Posted on 2nd September 2000 by R. Griffiths of Camarthen.

Does anybody know the rules of how to play skittles on a snooker table as opposed to bar skittles?

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Posted on 20th August 2000 by Pipop Promgate of Thailand.

I want down load snooker game for pc.
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Posted on 19th August 2000 by Tim Edwards of Bristol.

I bought second hand a one-piece snooker cue from an elderly player at a club some 15 years ago. It's made of ash. On the Butt-plate, there is the 'Joe Davis Record Break 2501.'

To give me some idea when this cue was made, when did Joe Davis have this Billards break?

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Posted on 9th August 2000 by Kevin Shaw.

I bought second hand a one-piece snooker cue from an elderly player at a club some 15 years ago. It's made of ash. On the Butt-plate, there is the 'Joe Davis Record Break 2501.'

From which material are snooker balls made?
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Posted on 5th August 2000 by Mylefleur.

I am curious to know the different sizes and names for the different sizes of pool tables, i.e., regulation, snooker, etc.
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Posted on 3rd August 2000 by Capper.

When a player is more than 7 points behind and the seven ball is still left on the table does it mean he has lost and if so why? Can't you still try to corner hook him or if he fouls in any way you would be right back in the game?
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Posted on 29th July 2000 by David Davies.

In which year was the World Professional Snooker Championships held abroad for the first time in Australia?
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Posted on 25th July 2000 by Clifford Knapp.

I live in the states and have a 9ft snooker table with full size balls and pockets. The corner pockets are very tight and I would like to check them for size. Is there somewhere I can access a layout of the pockets with dimensions?
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Posted on 19th July 2000 by Keith Knapp.

My brother has a 3/4 size table in Detroit. When playing snooker he finds the angle of the holes too tight. Please could you supply the correct size and angles of the pockets?
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Posted on 2nd July 2000 by Mark Lawson.

How do players prepare the week before a big match?
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Posted on 1st July 2000 by Brian T. Buchan of Aberdeen.

Could you please help me with the ruling to settle an argument with a mate. I had 36 points on the board my mate had 40, I potted the blue and pink giving me 47, I then went in off the black, leaving the black over the pocket, score now 47 each, I say that my mate plays from the D, he says the black is respotted who is right?
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Posted on 27th June 2000 by Sunitha d'Silva.

I'd like to know the difference between Billiards, Snooker and Pool.
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Posted on 16th May 2000 by Sushil Rijal of Nepal.

I have just started playing snooker and some people have told me that when aiming the ball you should look at the reflection of light on the cue ball and the object ball and try to match the lights depending on the angle. Is this true?
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Posted on 6th May 2000 by Yohan Smith of Tanzania.

I am new to the game of snooker. I would like to find out how to calculate angles and the relation of getting the cue ball to come back where you want it for the next shot. Is there anything to read or on the internet?
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Posted by - snookergames - 6th March 2000.

In which year was the first match of the 1927 World Professional Snooker Championships held?

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