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Which of These Snooker Scenarios Lead to Fouls?


Which of These Snooker Scenarios Lead to Fouls?

Could someone please tell me if there is a foul in snooker if the following scenario occurs:

(this is a single scenario...)

  • The cue ball does not touch a rail before touching the ball on;
  • The ball on is not potted;
  • The cue ball does not touch a rail or cause another ball to touch a rail after having struck the ball on;
  • The ball on does not touch a rail or cause another ball to touch a rail after having been struck by the cue ball

If a foul does occur, then is the foul valued at:

  1. the higher of 4 points, or
  2. the value of the ball on?

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

Which of These Snooker Scenarios Lead to Fouls?

Replies & Comments

  1. TomPaulkquickshot on 6/22/2008 10:28:17 PM

    Go to the top of your page where it says Billiard Rules. Click on that and you will get a list on the right side of your screen. Scroll down the list until you see snooker rules and click on it.

  2. TomPaulkOneFourSeven on 12/4/2009 11:40:18 AM

    If I'm reading these examples correctly, none of the above are foul shots. A foul occurs when you do not strike the object ball first (rails don't matter - if you're shooting a red ball and strike a cushion first, there's no foul), or if you scratch the cue ball.

    If the answer is yes, then is the foul valued at the higher of 4 points or the value of the ball on?

    It depends on the value of your object ball. If, for example, your object ball is a red and you strike the black ball first, then it's a seven point foul.

  3. TomPaulkterry bare on 2/25/2010 1:58:57 PM

    There are no cushion contact rules in snooker. No contact is required.

    You are allowed to roll up softly directly behind a legitimate object ball to snooker your opponent, as long as you make contact with that object ball.

    I.E., when you have made a red ball, you are then on any color ball you designate, but you have no easy shot, then you can roll up behind any color as long as you touch it to snooker your opponent.

    Watch snooker on you tube, and generally you will see all aspects of the game in every frame (game).

  4. TomPaulkLegacy Billiards on 9/20/2011 12:48:49 AM

    Read all the Snooker rules before you start playing. A legally potted ball entitles the striker to continue at the table until he fails to legally pot a ball.

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Which of These Snooker Scenarios Lead to Fouls?

  • Title: Which of These Snooker Scenarios Lead to Fouls?
  • Author: (Tom Paulk)
  • Published: 6/20/2008 9:36:16 AM
  • Last Updated: 1/19/2017 9:53:52 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)