When a player strikes the target ball toward a cushion at such an angle that the ball rebounds into the opposite pocket.
When all the balls (except the cue ball) have been cleared from the table the player with the highest score wins the game. If the scores are level after the last black has been potted, then the black ball is respotted and the players draw lots for the choice of playing at the black from…
A tubular device added on to the cue in order to lengthen it, so that a player can reach the cue ball when it is awkwardly placed.
A professional snooker match is normally made up of the best of an odd number of games, known as frames. The number of frames played depends on the competition. It will vary from the best of 9 frames up to 35 in the World Championship Final.
When the cue ball jumps over the object ball or any intervening ball. The referee will call a foul and the opposing player takes the next shot.
A traditional snooker scoreboard resembles an abacus, and records units, tens and hundreds via horizontal sliding pointers.
Part of a stroke in which the legs and feet are used.
Backstroke competitors start in the water, whereas all other competitors begin from starting blocks.
To impede an opponent who is not in possession of the puck.
Occurs when the puck bounces off the boards or the goalkeeper’s equipment.