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Is There any Form of Legal Jump Shot in Snooker?


Is There any Form of Legal Jump Shot in Snooker?

I would like to know if jumping the ball directly, as in scooping-up the ball with the cue tip, is legal in Snooker, or must it be done as in Pool, as off the table by punching down on the cue ball?

Why I ask this is because jumping the ball directly would cause the cue ball to perhaps be struck by the ferrule of the tip as well, thus making it a foul shot. Correct?

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

Is There any Form of Legal Jump Shot in Snooker?

Replies & Comments

  1. guestdax00 on 8/14/2016 1:19:02 AM

    Scooping the ball is always a foul shot.

    In snooker, it is a foul to jump over any part of an obstructing ball, period. That is why you don't see jump shots, only kicks and swerves. You could hypothetically jump the white over nothing to pocket a ball on the other side of the table in order to maximize spin if you didn't trust your cue action, but that would be very difficult and unnecessarily risky. You would have to strike down onto the cue ball, as in pool.

  2. guestuser1510947851 on 11/17/2017 2:44:14 PM

    I am watching Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Joe Perry Shanghai Masters match from 2017-11-15, frame 4, and the score is 64.

    O'Sullivan hits the top of the Pink ball with the cue ball and goes straight over it. The referee calls a miscue.

    Was that the correct decision?

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Is There any Form of Legal Jump Shot in Snooker?

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  • Published: 11/20/2015 2:01:00 PM