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Snooker Table

Snooker is one of the most popular types of billiards and, while some people might use the terms “snooker” and “pool” interchangeably, they are in fact two different games. If you are looking to buy snooker tables, it’s important that you know the difference.
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The Difference Between a Pool Table and a Snooker Table

A pool table is a type of billiards table with 6 pockets and typically range in size from 6 to 9 feet long. A quality pool table will have a slate bed covered in either wool or acrylic/nylon with 15 numbered balls. There are a number of different pool games including Straight Pool, 8-Ball and One Pocket. Any pool table that is twice as long as it is wide (for example: 8ft x 4ft) is considered a regulation table.

From a distance, a snooker table may be mistaken for a pool table, but as you get closer you will notice some fundamental differences. For one thing, a professional size snooker table is much bigger than a pool table. A tournament-size snooker table is 12ft x 6ft while even the largest pool tables are "only" 9ft. But that's not the only difference.

Snooker requires 22 balls (as opposed to 15 for pool) and those balls are 2 1/16 inch in diameter, while pool balls are either 2 inches or 2 1/4 inches. 6 of those balls must be blue, brown, green, yellow, pink and black. While 15 are solid red and there is one white “striker” ball.

Some other differences between a pool table and snooker table include:

American Pool Table Features
  • Cushion Shape: Snooker cushions are typically L-shaped while pool cushions are usually more angled.
  • Number of Markings: A snooker table has more markings than a pool table, including a D at the head of the table.
  • Covering Material: Snooker table coverings are typically 90% wool, while pool table coverings may be nylon.
  • Cue Type: Snooker cues typically have a shorter tip of 9.5mm as opposed to the 13mm pool tip.

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