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    I know there must be few snooker fans watching matches in Crucible Theatre right now just like me...Anyone
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    Re: World Snooker Championship

    Quote Originally Posted by tsbservice View Post
    I know there must be few snooker fans watching matches in Crucible Theatre right now just like me...Anyone


    Snooker as in billiards? Snooker not that big here in USA but I watch & play regular billiards, like 8 & 9 ball and of course straight pool. Been shooting pool for around 50 yrs. Was taught on a 4.5 x 9 ft regulation table by my uncle who was a US champion. Is snooker played on a real small table or am I thinking of something else like bumper pool perhaps?

    I was fortunate being close to Philadelphia with many great shooters and pool halls. Willie Mosconi lived 10 min from where I live now. My uncle had a pool hall and all the old timers would come in and shoot. It's a game that will stay with you for life. Can even play when old. Like golf

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    Re: World Snooker Championship

    Quote Originally Posted by copyman View Post
    Snooker as in billiards? Snooker not that big here in USA but I watch & play regular billiards, like 8 & 9 ball and of course standard points. Been shooting pool for around 50 yrs. Was taught on a 4.5 x 9 ft regulation table by my uncle who was a US champion. Is snooker played on a real small table or am I thinking of something else like bumper pool perhaps?

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    Standard full-size snooker table is 12 ft 6 ft. Smaller table sizes include 10 ft 5 ft (305 cm 152 cm), 9 ft 4.5 ft (274 cm 137 cm), 8 ft 4 ft (244 cm 122 cm), 6 ft 3 ft (183 cm 91 cm) (the smallest for realistic play) and 4 ft 2 ft (122 cm 61 cm).

    Growing up I lived a number of years next door the the Unified School District's recreation center. It originally was the city's first school building. The room at the south east corner had 2 regulation pool tables and the one on the north east corner had a billiards table and a snooker table.

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    I loved when pool was televised more often. I can name more players than I care to admit! Of course Earl the Pearl is A#1 on my list..

    Snooker never got big here, although I know about Ronnie Sullivan.

    I think Snooker and straight pool had the same problem...not great for TV like 9 ball.

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    Thanks all for the input. Still waiting for some snooker fans here. My guy 'the 🚀' aka Ronnie O'Sullivan is playing right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsbservice View Post
    I know there must be few snooker fans watching matches in Crucible Theatre right now just like me...Anyone
    I have played snooker a lot and it's a brilliant game that I enjoy, many years ago someone who I worked with was very good at it for an amateur and made a name for himself in the county or area in which I live. One day he got to play against Steve Davies as part of a charity event.
    The game is also played with such a stiff upper lip, someone who exercises great self-restraint in the expression of emotion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skynet View Post
    I have played snooker a lot and it's a brilliant game that I enjoy, many years ago someone who I worked with was very good at it for an amateur and made a name for himself in the county or area in which I live. One day he got to play against Steve Davies as part of a charity event.
    The game is also played with such a stiff upper lip, someone who exercises great self-restraint in the expression of emotion.
    Steve Davies 6 time world champion. Must be great dude to work with... your colleague.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsbservice View Post
    Steve Davies 6 time world champion. Must be great dude to work with... your colleague.
    He was back then I did something completely different for work and next door was a snooker club with a large car park. The boss used to pay membership for the staff so they could park their cars. Snooker every lunchtime for about 10 years, heh I think my highest break was about 26.
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