A standard set of balls for the snooker table consists of 15 rids, 6 colours and 1white/cue ball. Historically, snooker balls were made exclusively from heavy ivory. Thankfully, these quickly became a thing of the past and were replaced before the Second World War by lighter Crystallite made from the crouched shin bones of cows. Today, snooker balls are entirely made from synthetic materials.
Mind Your Manners!
In much the same way as golf, snooker demands high standards of etiquette and behavior from all players, at all levels, at all times. This applies in the same way to a local league match as it does to a big game in a professional tournament.
1、Shake hands with an opponent at the start and end of a match.
2、Shake hands with the referee at the start and end of a match.
3、Declare all your own fouls, at all times.
4、Do not stand in line of an opponent's shot.
5、Do not volunteer remarks about an opponent's luck whilst a match is in progress.
6、Do not complain about playing conditions whilst a match is in progress.
7、Do not strike matches or lighters, and try to avoid coughing whilst your opponent is at the table.
8、Do not concede a frame or match when you have missed a shot or whilst your opponent is still at the table. Wait for your opponent to finish their visit before conceding.
9、Do not argue with the referee or your opponent.
Here's cool altrnative game that can be played on a snooker table. it's called Killer.
This game is best played in groups of five or more. Set all 22 balls up in a triangle beneath the pink spot. Players then toss coins or are drawn ort to decide an order of play. Each player if awarded a numeber of 'lives', which is normally three but may idffer dependent on the number of participants. Once an order of play if established a neutral person is asked to break the balls as hard as they can to open them up around the table. Player one then comes to the table and plays from where the white ball finishes. Player one must pot a ball as failure to de so will result in the loss of one of their lives. Player two then begins from the place the white ball has finished and so on. Play rotates after each player has had their shot. Once a player has lost all their lives they are removed from the game. The game progresses until all but one player has olst all lives given to them. They are then declared the winner. A foul (normal snooker ruless apply)results in the loss of a player's life.