|Governing Body:||World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF)|
Snooker is a cue sport originated in India in the latter half of the 19th century by British Army officers stationed in Jabalpur. The starting game combined the two pocket billiards games played at that time, pyramid and life pool. The game is played on a 6-pocket table using 22 colored balls including one white cue ball and a cue (stick) where players use cues and the cue ball to pocket as many colored balls as possible in the correct order. The player with the highest number of points wins the frame (game).
The global governing body of Snooker is World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) for professionals and International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF) for amateur players.
To win a maximum number of games from a predetermined set of games in a match by scoring maximum points by pocketing the object balls in the correct order.
Individuals (one player each side) or teams compete to win the game.
Snooker is played on a six-pocket table which measures around 11.71 x 5.83 feet (commonly 12 x 6 feet) with the pocket size of around 3.5 inches. The height from the top of the cushion to the floor is around 2 ft 9.5 in to 2 ft 10.5 in. The snooker table has rubber rails known as cushions and the baize-covered slate bed which is about 2 inches thick. A straight line is drawn at 29 inches from one end of the table (the bottom cushion) and is called the Baulk-line and the 29 inches area is known as the Baulk in which a semi-circle of 11.5 inches radius is drawn called a 'D' which has its center in the middle of the baulk-line.
Image Credits: crazy5gamingzone.com