YouTube Transcription #28 Snooker

Snooker is a very popular professional sport/game in Britain, and is very different to pool and billiards. The table is big – 3569 mm x 1778 mm.
Watching this video you may find it impossible to understand the rules!
Here we see a maximum score (perect game) in a world record time.

How does it work?
There are fifteen red balls (each 1 point) and one each of yellow (2 points), green (3 points), brown (4 points), blue (5 points), pink (6 points) and black (7 points). The cue ball (white) is used to target a red ball. If it goes into a pocket he gets one point. After that he can choose any other colour ball, black being the highest value. If he pockets that ball it is replaced onto the table.
This continues until all red balls have been pocketed (4:30).
Next he must pocket each ball in order: yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and finally black, but they are not replaced onto the table.
The maximum score possible is 147, and it is very rare.

Below is a part transcription:

2:49 Well, one more red and the frame’s safe, but Ronnie’s got other things on his mind and so has everyone in the audience. Now, listen John. I know you’ve commented on a maximum before; I have never. I’m starting to get a bit excited here. There’s the matter of 147000 pounds on offer here for a maximum break.

2 Comments on “YouTube Transcription #28 Snooker

  1. I think I could follow what was happening in the game with the help of the explanation of the rule on the blog. Although at first I thought I would be bored with the video because it was over 6 minutes, I liked it and watched the perfect game several times. I added points when the ball was pocketed one after another until his score reached 147 before they were called each time. Also I liked the way the man returned the black ball to the location. It was swift but elegant.
    He continued to aim at the black ball after the red because it was the only way to achieve the maximum score. I could see his every shot was arranged for the next ball to pot. I just wonder how well his opponent played in the match.