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April 21, 2020

At a time when we should all be watching the World Championships from Sheffield we are instead forced to watch highlights from previous years as the Corona virus lockdown destroys yet another sporting occasion for 2020. The first of those broadcasts have centred on maximum breaks and the players who have made them and while it is entertaining to see again the 147s there have also been some other very notable high breaks and high break achievements over the Crucible years which started in 1977 an...

April 13, 2020

The significance of the numbers 35, 43, 51, 59 and 67 is clear in the minds of most experienced players, officials and fans of Snooker. They represent the maximum amount of points still available to a player with sequentially 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Red balls still to be potted and it is especially important for an officiating referee to know this when any call of a ‘Miss’ may be in mind.

Section 3. Rule 14. states that unless considered deliberate, a call of a ‘Miss’ cannot be made by the referee if p...

April 3, 2020

In a frame of Snooker, a player is leading by more than 31 points but less than 35 points and comes to the table with the last remaining red ball in a position very close to a pocket and with clear straight-line access to be able to pot it. In the course of feathering prior to playing the stroke this player inadvertently touches the cue ball with the cue which is clearly seen by the referee. The referee calls the foul but the player proceeds with the stroke, whether by involuntary reaction or wi...

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