Snooker Rules and Regulations
The Snooker Balls
Before we get into the rules and regulations, we need to understand the kind of snooker balls that are present on the table, and their significance. There is one white ball and this is the cue ball that the snooker player needs to make use of to hit the other snooker balls on the table. Apart from this there are 15 red colored balls on the table, and there are 6 colored balls (that are known as the Colors). These colors are Green, Brown, Yellow, Blue, Pink and Black.
International Snooker Rules
Fouls in Snooker
Here are the common instances of fouls in snooker.
- Failure to hit the ball that is ‘on’ first.
- Failure to hit any ball on the table.
- Accidentally potting a ball that was not ‘on’.
- Potting the white ball.
- Causing a ball to fly off the table.
- Hitting a ball that is not the white ball with the cue stick.
- When the cue ball and another ball are touching each other, the player must play the cue ball without moving this other ball. This is known as a Push Shot, and failure to do so will be a foul.
- Jump shots are strictly prohibited in snooker, and these represent a foul shot.