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Posted on 12th June 2001 by Donal Hill of Portstewart, N.Ireland.

I'm looking for advice on cue ball control, especially on how to swerve the cue ball.
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Posted on 12th June 2001 by Shahin Ahmed of Oldham.

When I take a shot the path I want the object ball to go, it does not go that way. What am I doing wrong. And could you please give me some tips on how to set the next shot up.
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Posted on 5th June 2001 by Steve Rogers of Orpington, Kent.

If you are bridging over say the blue ball to play a red and you strike the red OK, but you accidentally knock the blue ball forward with your hand, what would the foul be (I assume five points)?, and would the blue ball be replaced to where it came from or left?
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Posted on 5th June 2001 by Steve Rogers of Orpington, Kent.

If you are bridging over say the blue ball to play a red and you strike the red OK, but you accidentally knock the blue ball forward with your hand, what would the foul be (I assume five points)?, and would the blue ball be replaced to where it came from or left?
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Posted on 30th May 2001 by Andrew Nickinson of Weymouth.

I'm only new to the game of snooker. When I put side on the cue-ball (lets say right-hand side), will the object-ball be effected.

Also, where can I get snooker lessons in Dorset?
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Posted on 28th May 2001 by Rachel Evans of London.

Could you tell me what the rule book actually says about the miss rule and why players and referees seem to have problems over it. Also, in what situations would the cue ball be replaced after a foul or a free ball be awarded?
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Posted on 28th May 2001 by Paul of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I have a big problem with my snooker skills. Somehow I am able to build a good break (50 points or more) during solo practices but not during a game with another friend. Can you please advise me on this?
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Posted on 26th May 2001 by Steve Rogers of Kent.

If you pot a nominated colour and the cue ball goes in as well, is the colour respotted or does it stay down?
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Posted on 19th May 2001 by Steve Taylor of Ipswich.

Could you please tell me the best way to execute a 'jump shot' where the cue ball is lifted over a ball blocking the path of the target ball?

Are jump shots considered as legal shots?
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Posted on 19th May 2001 by Sue Creamer of Portsmouth.

Can anyone give me a list of all the snooker shots?
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Posted on 9th May 2001 by Mark Kerridge of Hadleigh.

The Pink and Black Ball are the only balls on the table. The player pots the pink, but the cue ball also gets potted. In this situation, as well as the cue ball being placed in the "D", would the pink be respotted or would it stay down?
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Posted on 2nd May 2001 by Ross Mooney of Bromsgrove.

Where can I get snooker tuition in Worcestershire or the West Midlands, and what are the fees?
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Posted on 30th April 2001 by Phil Thoms of Ramsey, Isle of Man.

One red is left on the table and the striker has a free ball, he nominates black as the free ball but goes in-off. What are the points awarded to his opponent, 4 or 7?
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Posted on 30th April 2001 by Steve Roberts of Cambridge.

I am interested in becoming a snooker referee. Do you know who I can contact to find out more?
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Posted on 30th April 2001 by Robert Coterill.

Could you please end a dispute in our local club. If I potted the green ball and its spot was occupied, and the only available spots it could go on were the blue, pink, and black, which spot would you put the green on?
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Posted on 9th April 2001 by Steve Taylor of Ipswich.

I have just started playing snooker, and wish to know where the best position is for the cue ball to rest, after breaking at the start of the game
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Posted on 9th April 2001 by Louise, of Johnstone, Scotland.

Can anyone tell me what football team Stephen Maguire supports, and settle an argument?
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Posted on 7th April 2001 by Benjamin of Selangor, Malaysia.

I have been playing snooker since I was 12 years old, and am now 16. I used to play a lot but have recently played only a few times a month. I find that my 'form' has decreased a lot. What is your advice to help me play better?
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Posted on 24th March 2001 by Sandy McGill of Dundee.

Can you please confirm or otherwise if there was ever a PURPLE ball used in the game of snooker and if so where was it positioned and what was its value.

I seem to recall it being between the pink and blue and worth 10 points. Possibly when the game was played in India in the days of the British Empire.
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Posted on 24th March 2001 by Natalie Bower of Truro, N.S., Canada.

Given a billiard table and two balls on it, from which direction should the first ball be struck, so that it rebounds off the rim of the table, and then impacts the second ball?

Could this apply to both rectangular and circular table?
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Posted on 24th March 2001 by Ken of Taiping, Malaysia.

I was planning to buy a snooker cue and don't know what kind or brand of cue I should buy. Is price a good judge of a cue and what cue weight is normally suitable?
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