Snooker rules

The objective of the game of snooker is to strike the white cue ball with a cue in the direction of other object balls and to pot these object balls in one of the six pockets. This must be done according to the rules of the game, described below. By potting object balls points can be scored. The player who scores most points wins the frame, and the player who wins most frames wins the match. Initially, the balls are arranged in the order shown to the right. Each player hit the white cue ball with the cue once, in alternating order. When a player pockets a red ball, he earns one point and has another turn. If a colored ball is pocketed, the player earns points based on the ball, and the ball is returned to its position. The player must now pocket a red ball again. When a player fails to pocket an appropriate ball, the opponent gets a turn. Once all the red balls are pocketed, the goal changes to pocket the colored balls in the following order: yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black. At this point pocketed balls are not returned to the table. When all balls are pocketed the frame is over, and the player with the most points wins the frame. If the point difference between players is very large, a player may forfeit the frame. A foul is a shot or action by the striker which is against the rules of the game. When a foul is made during a shot, the player's turn is ended and he will receive no points for the foul shot. The other player will receive penalty points of 4 – 7 points. Common fouls include: failing to hit any other ball with the cue ball, hitting a ball out of turn, pocketing a ball out of turn, potting the white ball. (From Wikipedia)

Pool rules

Pool is a general term commonly used for various games in which 15 numbered balls. 1-8 balls are solid color (any number of colors), 9-15 balls are striped and black. Ball number 8 is black. There are several versions of the game and each version has different rules. Typical for most versions is a smaller table from snooker with wider pockets. The two most common types of games are "eight ball" ("Eight-Ball") and "nine ball" ("Nine-Ball"). Arrange the balls so that each player (or pair) has 7 balls, solids (1-7) or striped (9-15) The player announces a target before each blow. When a player pockets all his balls, he then has to pocket the eight ball. The black is also declared. Arrange balls with the assistance of the triangle, when the triangle is facing the white ball. Ball type (solid or striped) is determined by the first pocketed ball in the game, except for pocketing balls on the opening beak. That is, if on the opening break a player pockets a ball he gets another turn but the table is still "open", i.e., this does has determined who plays "solids" and who plays "stripes".
Fouls

  • Potting the white ball in the opening break is a scratch- a free ball to the opponent behind the line. If a player scratches on the opening break, the opponent positions the white ball behind the line and must hit the ball at the other side of the line.
  • Potting the white ball is a scratch. The opponent is free to place the white ball above the head string, and aim the ball to a direction of his choice.
  • A white ball's hit at an opponent's ball first - a free ball to the opponent.
  • When potting a ball during an illegal shot, the ball remains potted and the opponent has a free shot.
  • If the white ball hits the target ball and no ball (including the white, black, and all remaining balls) does not hit the side of the table (rail) it constitutes a foul (as long as no ball is potted). And like any foul - the opponent gets a free shot.
  • Potting the 8 ball out of turn constitutes the player losing the game.
  • If the player does not hit any ball, at any stage of the game, constitutes a foul and the opponent gets a free shot.
  • Potting the 8 ball out of turn, even by another foul (such as a scratch) constitutes the player losing the game.
(From Wikipedia)



Initial positioning of a snooker table


Initial positioning of a pool table




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