If you just want to play this genre at billiard clubs for entertainment without playing in regular tournaments then here are some basic snooker rules for you.
- Billiard equipment
Similar to other types of billiards, you also need a billiard table with 6 net pockets and billiards only. The number of balls used to play snooker has 22 balls divided into 3 groups: white ball, 15 colored balls. red and 6 other colored balls. Each color ball will have different score values from 1 to 7, specifically Red = 1, Yellow = 2, Green = 3, Brown = 4, Blue = 5, Pink = 6 and Black = 7.
- Whoever scores more points wins
Unlike billiards 8 ball and billiards 9 balls, snooker billiards determine to win and lose based on the score that the player can record. The score scored by the player will be accumulated based on the number of balls that the player hits. Each marble will have a corresponding number of points when there are no marbles on the table, the two parties will see who scored more points then the winner belongs to that person.
- Decide who play first
Depending on the agreement of the party, select who will play first and beat later. However, the batter must hit the red ball first, if not hit the red ball, it will count as a mistake.
- Beat alternating groups of red balls – colored balls
Similar to other types of billiards, players must hit balls in the hole in their turn to play again, but different in that players have to hit the red ball first in the net in their turn and then continue the group of colored balls. This will be repeated until the player hits all the red balls – the color or the error. When the number of red balls is still on the table, the colored balls will be punched into the hole and will be taken up and repositioned.
Note, when the entire red ball is no longer on the table, the player must hit the colored balls in the order of scores from low to high if the player does not hit the correct order, it also counts as breaking the law.
- Change turns
When the previous player loses his turn, the following player must hit the red ball against the net and hit the colored ball again and repeat as part 5.
- End game
The match will end when there are no balls other than the host ball on the table, then the two sides will compare whoever scores more then that person will win the game. However, there are a number of cases, pros, and cons according to the two parties’ agreement, comparing the current score of the two parties, even though the goals are still there.
These are just general things for you to have fun with your friends at clubs, if you want to play in regular competitions, you should thoroughly understand the competition rules of this genre.