Author Topic: What in tarnation is  (Read 1418 times)

Offline Tom

  • cebu
  • *
  • Posts: 4526
  • WTF
What in tarnation is
« on: April 24, 2010, 07:11:45 AM »
Snooker?  :002:
« Last Edit: April 24, 2010, 10:45:49 AM by LBNo11 »

Offline LBNo11

  • Gentleman Jim
  • ***
  • Posts: 8191
  • @LBNo11FFC
Re: What in tarnation is
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 10:46:31 AM »
...it's like pool




for men...

Offline finnster01

  • Gentleman Jim
  • ***
  • Posts: 9714
Re: What in tarnation is
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 11:03:38 AM »
It is a game of skill and strategy like no others.

I am surprised it hasn't taken off in the US. It is absolutely brilliant and difficult as hell.


Logicalman

  • Guest
Re: What in tarnation is
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 12:14:17 PM »

Snooker is a great game Tom. As LB said, it's like Pool, with a table and pockets, cues and balls, and the object is to sink the balls in the pockets, but that's where the similarity ends.

In snooker, you have red balls and colored balls (ignore the fact that red is a color). The red balls are worth 1 point, and the color balls are worth yellow -2, green -3, brown -4, blue -5, pink -6 and black -7.
The simple object of the game is to sink one red ball followed by a color ball, at which point the color ball is returned to it's spot on the table, until all the red balls are gone (there are 15 of them in all), and then the players sink the colored balls in the points order listed above, until the black gets potted, and that's the end of the game.

The difference you will find from that and Pool, is that the balls are slightly smaller, lighter and the table is about twice the size, 12 by 6 feet, so accuracy is a skill much more in demand. A great game if you can find a table to play.

FatFreddysCat

  • Guest
Re: What in tarnation is
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 10:32:12 PM »
Used to be very good but does anyone watch it now? Who remembers the Iranian embassy siege the snooker final on the box? I dont think anyone in Britain wasn't watching one or the other, or in my case rapidly getting up from the armchair and manually changing channels, i blame remotes on my current obeseness.

Logicalman

  • Guest
Re: What in tarnation is
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2010, 05:50:30 PM »
Used to be very good but does anyone watch it now? Who remembers the Iranian embassy siege the snooker final on the box? I dont think anyone in Britain wasn't watching one or the other, or in my case rapidly getting up from the armchair and manually changing channels, i blame remotes on my current obeseness.

You'll have to go on one of them there fat-free remote diets then Fred :005:


Offline jarv

  • Gentleman Jim
  • ***
  • Posts: 6680
Re: What in tarnation is
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 12:33:06 PM »
Agree with Mr. Finn. Paul Newman would too if he was still here. When doing the remake of colour of money, in London, he quoted that he had never seen it but started watching it on tv. He watched it for hours until about 1 a.m. I recall and said it was the most intriguing entertainment and just kept watching.
It can be addictive when you get in to a match.

Offline HatterDon

  • Moritz Volz
  • ***
  • Posts: 16748
  • just like that
Re: What in tarnation is
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 10:46:31 PM »
snooker has been played in the United States since long before I was born. Tom, in his never-ending quest to become the American Fat Freddy, hasn't sobered up long enough to find that out.

Having said that, as television, "Pot Black" was almost as diverting as "Come Dancing" and not nearly as riveting as "One Man and His Dog."