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How to Grip a Snooker Cue

The grip is easy. Pick up the cue a few inches from the butt end as if you were going to use it as a club. Relax the tension in your hand. The cue should rest lightly, held just firmly … Continue reading

Early records of the game

Welcome to simply pool and snooker’s blog. We specialise in pool table hire and pool table recovering. If you have any form of enquiry please do not hesitate to contact us. The game of billiards was well established by the … Continue reading

Snooker Table Balls (part 3)

The cellutose nitrate type of snooker table ball was moulded from powder under great pressure and the resulting block of plastic material was turned and polished in a similar way to the old ivory ball, but the new cast resin … Continue reading

Pot Black (The Beginning)

Snooker tables have pocket rails due to the number of balls being potted during a game. Continue reading

Snooker Table Transportation (part 2)

The young apprentices would the move onto being given small jobs at the bench such as sawing and planing timber and would have to do this numerous times. Each time he would have to show his instructor who would only … Continue reading

John Bennetts & Co cont…. (by John K Bennett)

The early years of the snooker table company are shrouded in mystery, the fires of 1898 and 1941 having been so destructive that they wiped out all records. We are continually discovering snooker tables with the Surrey Street address and there … Continue reading

Birth of snooker tables cont…

Welcome to simply pool and snooker’s blog. We hope you enjoy it and feel free to comment or request other blog’s on any subject within the snooker table industry such as snooker table recovering. In 1876 Neville Chamberlain left the Devon’s … Continue reading

The Origins of Snooker.

The Origins of Snooker The game of Billiards was originally known as ground billiards and was played on grass. It probably derived from bowls which was played by the Egyptians in 5200BC. Describing his travels through Greece in the 6th … Continue reading