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Posted on 6th March by John Straiton of Corby.

Can you let me know the rules of uk pool.
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Posted on 6th March 2001 by Craig Nunes of Hersham.

I really enjoy the game of snooker and I am a young player of 14. I would now like to become an amateur snooker player and then hopefully a professional. How would I go about doing this?

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Posted on 6th March 2001 by Don Bucher of Brantford, Ontario.

I played a game in Florida some years ago and have forgotten the rules. The far two end pockets had values of 3 and 5, the centre side pockets 15 and 10, and the nearest end pockets a value of 1 and 2. Any ball pocketed was scored according to the pocket value. A score of 101 wins. A score of 102 takes you back to 0. I think only the 10 ball can be pocketed in the designated #10 side pocket and the same for the 15 ball and #15 pocket. Can you send me the name and any missing rules. Thanks

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Posted on 6th March 2001 by Robbie Gardner of Liverpool.

I need help with my game - I just seem to be inconsistent If I play on my own.

I seem to get frustrated and will miss pots that are over the pockets. When playing against another person I seem to play as well as I need to. My highest break is 46 and I think it should be higher, how can my game change so drastically?

(Its as though when I am playing well I see the pot so clear, long pots seem closer to the pockets, and near pots seem difficult, further away! If that makes sense)
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Posted on 6th March 2001 by George Sinclair of Fort Macleod, Canada.

I'd like to find a full set of (22) Ivory snooker balls. If I find a set outside of Canada I would need full details so I can negotiate with customs, as Ivory is allowed into Canada only with special permission.

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Posted on 24th Feb by Michael Andersen of Tannum Sands, Australia.

My father-in-law has recently refurbished a strange looking mahogany table and is interested in knowing about the game for which it was designed.

The table is suspected to have been built in the early 1900's.

It measures 2000mm x 1500mm and features four pockets. Two are at either end of one 2000mm side, however the other two are set in 308mm from each end of the opposite 2000mm side.   Can you help please?
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Posted on 24th February 2001 by Graham Busolini of Olney, Bucks.

I have heard somewhere that fine sandpaper should be used to roughen the tip so that it holds the chalk and also to mould it to the correct shape. Is this true and are there any other pointers you can give me with reference to keeping the tip in good condition?
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Posted on 14th February 2001 by Graham Ross of Loughborough.

What is the free ball rule when player 1 has fouled and there are reds left on the table.

If all the reds left on the table cannot be hit on both sides, not because player 2 does not have a clear sight of reds unobscured by colours, but because two or more of the reds are either touching each other or close to each other. Is this a free ball or not?
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Posted on 30th January by Brian Holloway of Brantford, Ont. Canada.

I am trying to find rules to the game of billards. The game that I am refering to is played with 2 white balls and one red. I can't find the rules to this game. Can you please help me find a set of rules, or even point me in a direction.
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Posted on 21st January 2001 by Paul Lockwood of Southampton.

When setting up the balls for the beginning of a frame how close do the reds go to the pink?

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Posted on 21st January 2001 by John Zabala of Townsville, Australia.

I have a friend who has an interesting score board and was wondering if anyone could help to explain how it works.

On the left hand side there are sliders which uncover a single star, while on the right hand side, again under a slider which can be moved across there are three stars which can be uncovered. I cannot remember how many rows of these there are, but I would guess at ten. This scoreboard came with the table which was made in Australia in the early part of the 1900's.

Any insight's into how this works with the full sized billiards table would be welcomed.
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Posted on 20th January 2001 by Joe King of Colchester.

Could you give me the rules and details on how to play the American version of pool with spots and stripes? Could you also tell me how to play 8 ball, 9 ball etc?
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Posted on 20th January 2001 by Sue Timothy of Plymouth.

A player snookers an opponent from behind a free ball he has been awarded.

What is the penalty?
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Posted on 18th January 2001 by Paul Lockwood of Southampton.

I have owned a burwat champion cue for many years. It is 50 years old or more. It is 54 inches long, 17oz in weight and with a 9.5mm tip. It has a name plate on the bottom with the reg number. Is it worth anything?
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Posted on 14th January 2001 by Gary Edwards of Portsmouth.

The scores are level in a frame of snooker with only the black remaining. A foul is then committed, is this end of frame?
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Posted on 9th January 2001 by Chris Nicol of Forfar, Scotland.

I cannot seem to be able to set myself up for the colour I want after I pot a red. How do I learn to do this?
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Posted on 5th January 2001 by Jeff.

Where can I download snooker rules of the game.
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Posted on 5th January 2001 by Frank Hammill.

I need some advice on buying a cue please. My best break is 38 and I only play about twice a week. Could you recommend a cue at a reasonable price!
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Posted on 4th January by M F MacKenzie of Ullapool, Scotland.

Is it possible to have a snooker holiday in the U. K. with tuition for adults?
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Posted on 31st December 2000 by Kevin Ryder of Clitheroe.

Billiards Query: When a player has potted the red ball off its spot in three successive strokes, is he then obliged to play an alternative shot?
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