# How close should the Reds be to the pink?

## How close should the Reds be to the pink?

When setting up the balls for the beginning of a frame how close do the reds go to the pink? As close as is possible without touching – i.e:- not ½” not ¼” but just the tiniest gap. Posted on 21st January 2001 by John Zabala of Townsville, Australia.

## How do you set up a snooker table?

A snooker table is the most complicated to set up. The 15 reds should be placed into the triangle and positioned just behind the foot spot. In front of the triangle is placed the pink ball, and behind it, the black. On the baulk line at the other end of the table you would place the brown in the middle.

How much is a pink snooker ball worth?

The game arose, presumably in India, as a game for soldiers in the 1870s. The game is played with 22 balls, made up of one white ball (the cue ball); 15 red balls, valued at 1 point each; one yellow, 2 points; one green, 3; one brown, 4; one blue, 5; one pink, 6; and one black, 7.

Should the pink touch the Reds snooker?

The blue ball rests at the exact centre of the table, while the pink is placed midway between it and the top cushion. The red balls are arranged in a tightly-packed triangle behind the pink, with the apex as close as possible to the pink but not touching it.

### Which way does the NAP run on a snooker table?

When at the Sides of the table, the Nap goes from Bottom to Top. When at the Top of the table, the Nap goes from Right to Left. If you rub your hand gently on the table, you will feel it smooth going from Bottom to Top, and rough going from Top to Bottom.

### Is there a time limit on taking a shot in snooker?

In an environment where the Shootout exists which limits players to 15 seconds a shot, there isn’t officially a time parameter which players are hindered by when playing in other snooker tournaments.

Where to put the pink ball on a snooker table?

On a standard snooker table, it should be placed approximately three-quarters inches from the back rail. The pink ball should be placed on the point of the triangle which points to the D spot. Ensure that this point is a middle way between the two side rails of the table.

What is an snooker table?

Snooker is almost similar to a pool table but unlike it, a snooker table has a unique way of arranging the balls. It’s played with cues in which the players use the cue ball to pocket the other balls. Types of Balls on a Snooker Table?

#### What is a balk line in snooker?

This this the line which has three marked spots close to one of the rails of the snooker table. This is the area behind the balk line which is usually marked in an imaginary half a circle using the balk line as the diameter. So how the balls arranged on the table? The fifteen red balls are placed in a triangle on the end farthest from the D spot.

#### How do you arrange a triangle in snooker?

The triangle should be arranged in such a way that it is in the middle between the two side rails. On a standard snooker table, the end of the triangle directly opposite the D spot should be approximately thirty-six inches away from the D spot. The black ball should be placed a balls distance behind the triangle.