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What is the difference between Billiards and Snooker?

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Asked by Flying Saucer, 11 Mar '13 10:54 pm
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The main difference is with respect to the number of balls used. In snooker, 22 balls, including the white colour striker ball, are used. The other coloured balls are as follows: 15 red, 1 yellow, 1 brown, 1 blue, 1 pink, 1 black and 1 green. In billiards, only three balls are used white, yellow and red and both the white and the yellow ball can act as the strikers. In pool, there are nine balls with numbers and stripes printed on them. Side pocket is not a recognised table game and refers to the corner pockets of the billiards table.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 12 Mar '13 03:18 pm

 
  
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No idea,never seen the game.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 11 Mar '13 11:06 pm

 
  
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Balls
Answered by conviction, 12 Mar '13 07:07 pm

 
  
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Number of balls
Answered by iqbal seth, 12 Mar '13 06:45 am

 
  
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Billiards....3ball game......snookers many ball game!!!!
Answered by harshal kalangutkar, 11 Mar '13 11:18 pm

 
  
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Billiards is played with three balls: white, red and yellow. The white and yellow balls are the cue balls of the two opponents respectively and the objective is to score some set points. The player who scores the required points first, wins.

In snooker, there are 15 red and six coloured balls and one cue ball. The player has to pot a red first, then a colour, and again a red, and so on. At the end of the frame the player with more points wins.
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 11 Mar '13 10:57 pm

 
  
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