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Snooker Sport in Europe

There are many rumors about the history of snooker sport. But, the most widespread one is that it was found by British officers before the World War II.

Snooker, known to have been played in the late 19th century, is a type of billiard developed by British officers in India. When British Billiard champion John Roberts arrived in India in 1885, a British officer showed him the game, and later became Roberts, who first introduced the game to England. It was gradually popularized in the UK borders in the 1930s.

Especially, snooker has become so popular after 1970s in different regions of the world with the developing of colored TVs. As a result of that, many people found the chance to see this amazing game in their TVs. Today,we can say snooker is also very popular in countries outside the UK border like China, Germany, Brazil, the United States, Russia, Sweden.

Ambition, Determination and Intelligence

When we look at the actual champions of snooker, there are a lot of successful players. Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby and John Higgins are three of the most important snooker players of the world. The World Championship has been organizing from 1990. The snooker game is played in a table which has 3.6 meter long and 1.8 meter wide.

There are a total of 6 holes, 4 in the corner of the table and 1 in the middle of the long bands. 15 red balls, 6 colored balls (yellow, green, brown, blue, pink or black) and 1 white ball. With the help of the white ball hit, it is aimed to make the points of the pot. The main purpose of the game is collecting more points from the opponent player, and winning the game.

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