Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by Rassie, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Rassie

    Rassie Guest

    You guys like snooker? I`ve seen some frames from China Open i guess and it`s funny. I`ve seen games in the past, i know about competitions and rules but it`s a pub sport if you ask me. LOL, you can score up to 147 points in a break !

    What puzzeles me is the audience, the ratings that this pub sport achives in UK. Sometimes it beats even footie not to mention rugby ratings.

    Anyway, i like the way asians are playing with their little hands and their little bodies all over the pool table , almost everytime using the `help` que in order to hit the ball.

    Funny sport if you ask me! No wonder poms love it :D
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  3. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    yeah that was pointless, over here snooker isnt a pub sport, pool is but not snooker. and what constitutes a sport now days? meh
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Snooker is a fantastic game, I play most fridays. the skill level between it and Pool is enormous; After around 4 hours on a 16' table, pool is a piece of ****.

    Admitidly I become crap once I'm halfway down the second pitcher of the evening, but thats by-the-by.
  5. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    real? i seam to get better the more i drink

    but i am sure its just me thinking i am becoming better
  6. stevemagoo

    stevemagoo Guest

    Snooker is by no means a pub sport - how many pubs have you seen with a set of fulll size snooker tables in them??
    Pool, however is definitely a pub sport. Was playing on an american table there the other day - Jesus are those things easy!! the pockets are like friggin buckets!!
  7. Rassie

    Rassie Guest

    So are the balls Stevie. For snooker, smaller pockets, smaller balls !

    Anyway, i don`t think i`ll be able to complete a snooker game! Seems bloody difficult.
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Nah, it isn't...

    It's ruddy impossible...
  9. Rassie

    Rassie Guest

    I`ve read snooker ratings in UK often beat rugby and even soccer ratings! Is that right? How come? Isn`t it a little bit boring to watch it?
  10. BigTen

    BigTen Guest

    When watching snooker on tv it is made to look easy but when you have the table in front of you - it's huge.

    You almost need binoculars to see the balls at the end of the table. I am sure that I have lived in houses that were smaller than a table.

    Snooker is super popular in the UK - you just have to walk past the Crucible in Sheffield during a comp and see all of the fans hanging around outisde trying to catch a glimpse of their heroes. Crazy!
  11. It was probably the only sport where the players were required to wear a tuxedo (minus the jacket)
  12. Rassie

    Rassie Guest

    LOL, it`s prolly the only sport where poms can be world champions! (perhaps darts too :D )Darn, even now, i can`t imagine how they won WRC 2003. Beats me.

    P.S: Yeah, i know, they won footie too in 66 but there was a huge ref mistake
  13. Black-Monday

    Black-Monday Guest

    Snooker is a great game to watch, I love the tactics involoved. Although I have an over-analytical brain, so it feeds me.

    Although playing snooker is something different, I attempt to play every saturday before going to watch stockport county. 'Tis hard I say, i get a break of about three balls then die, can't see end of table without my spectacles on.

  14. Mrs SHRLFC

    Mrs SHRLFC Guest

    Pub sport?? PUB SPORT?? Snooker is FANTASTIC my friend. The skill and thinking involved are awesome I just wish I could play it. I LOVE the World Championships it's so exciting!
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