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Snooker: Rules of the game
Snooker Table
Aim of game
The object of the game is to score more points than your opponent in each frame. Points are built up by potting a red followed by a colour of your choice.

When all 15 reds have been cleared from the table, a player must pot the colours in order of value - lowest first. Yellow, green brown, blue, pink and black.

It is also possible to accumulate points when your opponent fouls. The following shots are classified as foul strokes. A foul is no lower than 4 points and no higher than seven.

  • Missing the ball you are aiming to hit.
  • Potting a ball which you are not supposed to pot.
  • If any ball jumps off the table.
  • Potting the cue-ball.
  • Pushing the cue-ball against another ball that is in close proximity causing the cue to touch the white more than twice.
If a frame is tied then the players must play a black ball game - whoever pots the black is declared the winner.