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Page 1 Betting on Snooker 101
Page 2 Top 5 Pool Tips.
Page 3 Top Online Casinos
Page 4 You Must Concentrate.




Books - Books, DVDs, & Console Games.

Bookshelf - Categorised index of the books, DVDs, & Console Games within this section.

Snooker, English Billiards, and UK Pool

Page 1 Biographies of players or of the game.
Page 2 Instructional, Rules, History, & Reference.
Page 3 Modern reprints of collectable works on the game.
Page 4 DVD's and Videos.
Page 5 Games for Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3, Windows XP, Xbox 360.
Page 6 Kindle editions of snooker and pool books.

American Pool

Page 7 The "Robert Byrne Collection"
Page 8 The "Philip Capelle Collection"
Page 9 Instructional
Page 10 And some of the most recent, and/or interesting.




Calendar - Events in the history of English Billiards and Snooker.

Page 1 January - March.
Page 2 April - June.
Page 3 July - September.
Page 4 October - December.




Clip-Art

Page 1 - A small collection of clip-art.
Page 2 - Introduces the next three pages of outline table diagrams you can print off for your own use.
 Page 3 - One table.
 Page 4 - Two tables.
 Page 5 - Four tables.




Clubs - Alphabetical listing by Town of U.K. Snooker and Pool Clubs.

Page 1 Towns A - B.
Page 2 Towns C - D.
Page 3 Towns E - K.
Page 4 London.
Page 5 Towns L - P.
Page 6 Towns R - S.
Page 7 Towns T - Z.




Contact - Contact this site.

Page 1




Games - Rules of alternative games that can be played on a snooker table.

Page 1 101 (1).
Page 2 101 (2).
Page 3 3 Reds.
Page 4 4 Ball Billiards.
Page 5 Bowls.
Page 6 Century.
Page 7 Chase the brown.
Page 8 Chase the Green.
Page 9 Cricket.
Page 10 Golf.
Page 11 Points.
Page 12 Poker Pool.
Page 13 Scrub.
Page 14 Sinuca brasileira (brazilian Snooker).
Page 15 Three-Handed Snooker.
Page 16 Two Against One.




Glossary - Definitions of terms used in Snooker and English Billiards.

Page 1 A - B.
Page 2 C.
Page 3 D - E.
Page 4 F - G.
Page 5 H - L.
Page 6 M - P.
Page 7 Q - S.
Page 8 T - Z.




History - The "Forgotten History" of English Billiards & Snooker.

Page 1 Introduces biographies of long forgotten players and the rules of obscure games.

The Players,

Page 2 John Carr.  From "The Badminton Library: Billiards" published 1896
Page 3 Edwin Kentfield.  From "The Badminton Library: Billiards" published 1896
Page 4 François Mingaud.  From "The Badminton Library: Billiards" published 1896
Page 5 John Roberts Senior.  From "Hints on Billiards" by J.P. Buchanan, published 1896
Page 6 John Roberts Senior.  From "Billiards for Everybody" by Charles Roberts, published 1901;
& "Modern Billiards" by John Roberts Jun., published 1902


The Games...

Page 7 The American Game.  From "The Billiard Book" by Captain Crawley, published 1866
Page 8 Carline.  From "The Billiard Book" by Captain Crawley, published 1866
Page 9 Cork Pool.  From "The Badminton Library: Billiards" published 1896
& "Pyramids & Pool Games"by J.P. Buchanan, published 1896

Page 10 Fortification Billiards (Introduction).  From "Hoyle's Games Improved" published 1803
Page 11 Fortification Billiards - Rules 1 - 26.
Page 12 Fortification Billiards - Rules 27 - 52.
Page 13 Fortification Billiards - Plans of the table.
Page 14 The German Pyramid Game.  From "The Billiard Book" by Captain Crawley, published 1866
Page 15 The German Sausage Game.  From "The Billiard Book" by Captain Crawley, published 1866
Page 16 Pool - Introduction.  From "Billiards: It's Theory and Practice" by Captain Crawley published 1876
Page 17 Pool - Rules.
Page 18 Snooker Pool (Introduction).  From "Pyramids & Pool Games" by J.P. Buchanan, published 1896
Page 19 Snooker Pool - Rules 1 - 17.
Page 20 Snooker Pool - Rules 18 - 34.
Page 21 The Spanish (or Skittle) Game.  From "The Billiard Book" by Captain Crawley, published 1866
Page 22 The White Winning Game - Rules 1 - 20.  From "Hoyle's Games Improved" published 1803
Page 23 The White Winning Game - Rules 21 - 40.
Page 24 The White Winning Game - Rules 41 - 60.

... and the 'Rest'

Page 25 How Billiard Balls Are Made.  From "Billiards Simplified" by Burroughes & Watts, published 1889
Page 26 How to Assemble a Billiard Table.  From "The Badminton Library: Billiards" published 1896
Page 27 The History of Hand Stroke Billiards.  From "Billiards for Everybody" by Charles Roberts, 4th Edition, published 1915
Page 28 Trick Shots, Fancy Shots, and Catch Bets - Intro & Shots 1 - 6 From "Billiards" by W. Cook, pub. 1891
Page 29 Trick Shots, Fancy Shots, and Catch Bets - Shots 7 - 13
Page 30 Trick Shots, Fancy Shots, and Catch Bets - Shots 14 - 20




Links - Links to other snooker related websites.

Page 1 Categorised links.




Practice - Practice routines for players of all standards.

Page 1 Line-up - 3 variations.
Page 2 The "Clock" - 2 variations.
Page 3 Cushion Play.
Page 4 Position.
Page 5 Potting with Side.
Page 6 Plants & Sets.
Page 7 Safety Play.
Page 8 Snookers - how to escape from them.
Page 9 Snookers - and how to play them.




Q & A - Answers to questions on English Billiards and Snooker.

These pages list the queries as they were posted, and give a link to the reply.

Page 10 The most recent questions.
Page 9 The 20 previous questions.
Page 8 The 20 previous questions.
Page 7 The 20 previous questions.
Page 6 The 20 previous questions.
Page 5 The 20 previous questions.
Page 4 The 20 previous questions.
Page 3 The 20 previous questions.
Page 2 The 20 previous questions.
Page 1 The first 20 questions.

These pages list the queries and the replies. Also shown are the most interesting topics on those pages.

Page 24 The most recent replies.
Page 23 Most difficult game - Snooker or Chess, Free Ball, Breaking, Cushion Height, Conferring.
Page 22 Age of minimum penalty rule, Pocket size on TV matches, Possibility of potting all reds in one shot.
Page 21 Table Markings, Slipping During Shot, Old Skittle Game.
Page 20 Moved Balls, Old Scoreboard, Deliberate Miss-Cue, Disgusted Player, Snookering Ball.
Page 19 Re-Clothing a Table, Re-Spotted Black, Hitting Snookered Ball, 3 Miss Rule, Touching Ball.
Page 18 Playing from Hand, Simultaneous Hit, English Billiards - Opening Shot, Age of "Miss" Rule.
Page 17 Jump Shot, Cue-Hold/Grip, Table Marking, Removing Cue Varnish, Re-Racks, Foul & A Miss.
Page 16 Drawn Game - Doubles, Forgotten Potted Colour, Avoiding Push Shot, Half-Ball Angle.
Page 15 Cleaning Balls, Replacing Tips, Room Size, 148 break, 7 Cushion Escape, Spectator Advice.
Page 14 Free Ball, The Nap, Snookered by Cushion?, Cue Ball Size, Lowest Possible Total Clearance Score.
Page 13 Spotting Colours, Table/Ball Size, Smallest Score, Cushion Play, Free Ball, Ball on Edge of Pocket.
Page 12 Cue Cleaning, Table Markings, Snooker Songs, End of Game.
Page 11 Tip Size, Kicks, Swerve Shot, The "Miss" Rule, Jump Shot.
Page 10 List of Shots, Tuition, Free Ball, Becoming a Referee, Spotting Colours, Snooker Plus.
Page 9 Buying a Cue, Turning Pro., Practice, Old Practice Table.
Page 8 Tip Care, Free Ball, Placing the Reds, Old Scoreboard, Burwat Champion Cue.
Page 7 End of Game, Position Play, Cue Buying,
Page 6 Spots, World Championship, Archive Videos, Balls, Free Ball, Ladder Competition.
Page 5 Aiming, Betting Scam, Old Cues, The "Impossible" Snooker, Free Ball.
Page 4 Pockets, Skittle Games, Joe Davis Cue, Balls.
Page 3 Table sizes, End of Game, World Championship, Pockets, Match Preparation.
Page 2 Aiming, End of Game, Difference between Snooker, Billiards, & Pool.




Tuition - Improve your game.

Page 1 Cue-Action.
Page 2 Aiming & Potting.
Page 3 Rest Play.
Page 4 Cue-ball Control.
Page 5 Right-hand Side.
Page 6 Top.
Page 7 Stun 1.
Page 8 Left-hand Side.
Page 9 Stun 2.
Page 10 Screw.
Page 11 Swerve.
Page 12 Drag.



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