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.
Updated On : 02 Aug, 2021
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