Snooker Table Buyer's Guide
Snooker Tables Introduction:
If you enjoy playing on snooker tables but don't like having to go to the local pub or club each time to wait to play on their snooker tables, you have come to the right place. Having your very own snooker table at home is the perfect way around such problems of public snooker tables. The other really good reason for having a snooker table at home (which most of our customers say is why they buy snooker tables from us) is for plenty of practice if you are looking to play professional snooker or in amateur snooker tournaments.
Snooker Table Rules
Its not only snooker you can use your own snooker table for, there are other games you can play too so lets have a quick look at them and then get back to snooker tables in a minute.
Snooker is an English game which uses a number of different balls on a snooker table, a cue ball, 15 red balls, and six other different coloured balls. The red balls are all worth 1 point and the other coloured balls are worth various different points (yellow ball = 2, green ball = 3, brown ball = 4, blue ball= 5, pink ball = 6, black ball = 7). The objective in a snooker game is to pot as many balls as you can making up the highest score at the end, this is best done without making an foul moves as they cost you points giving your opponent a better chance of winning.
Pool which you can read about in our Pool Tables Buyers Guide.
Billiards is most played with two cue balls and one coloured object ball, but there are many different variants of billiards. Top score points (depending on your version of billiards) you will need to hit the other cue ball, a number of cushions/rails and the object ball.
Types of Snooker Tables
Snooker tables leave you with a few more things to consider in addition to selecting the correct snooker table for you. Such as the size of the snooker table you would like to buy. For example snooker tables come in sizes starting from four foot right up to nine foot. One thing that may affect your decision in the size of a snooker tables is that only eight and nine foot snooker tables are used in tournaments.
Snooker tables all so come with various sized pockets. With the small sized pockets the game will obviously be more difficult. Another thing that will make a difference to game play is the snooker tables covering materials thickness. Snooker balls give less response and roll slower on a thicker covering but, with a thicker covering your snooker tables will last longer. Like all games tables you have a chose of bed material for your snooker table (the bed is the surface you play on under the covering). The regulation bed for tournaments (also used in most snooker clubs and pubs) is the slate bed snooker table, which you will want to chose if you plan on getting a snooker table to practise on. On the other hand if you do not plan on playing any tournaments you may want to buy a cheaper alternative to the slate bed.
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