# What is a ball on in Snooker?

## What is a ball on in Snooker?

All six colours have then to be potted in ascending order of their value (yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black). Each becomes the ball “on” in that order. During this phase, the colours are not replaced on the table after being legally potted; however, any colour potted as the result of a foul is re-spotted.

Why is it called English on a ball?

“English” comes from “body English,” the contortions a thrower/roller/hitter goes through after the ball has left the hand/club/cue. These motions are called body English because they relate to the physical gestures we employ when we speak.

### What is English on a ball?

In billiards, “English” is applied by striking the ball with the cue stick slightly off-center, causing the ball to spin and take a curved, rather than straight, path. The same technique is also called “side,” especially in Britain, because the ball is struck slightly to one side.

What is it called when you put spin on a cue ball?

Draw. Draw, sometimes called back-spin or “bottom,” is backward spin applied to the cue ball by hitting it below the midpoint of its vertical plane as it faces the shooter. Draw applied to a non-dead-on shot will cause the angle of departure of the cue ball from the object ball to narrow shortly after impact.

#### How do you put English on a ball?

English or “side” refers to sidespin applied to the cue ball (CB) by hitting left or right of the cue-ball vertical centerline. Proper usage suggests the term “english” is preferable to “English” for describing sidespin, but “English” is also commonly used.

What is inside and outside English?

Outside english is a hit on the cue ball whereby the tip hits the cue outside the angle (in this case, right.) Inside english in the illustration would be left english. The “angle” is created by the cue ball’s path to the object ball as it relates to the object ball’s path to the pocket.

## What is the difference between billiards, pool, and snooker?

The difference between pool and snooker stems from the time at which they were created and played. Both were devised in the nineteenth century, Billiards being the first. Snooker was a strategy oriented spin off from billiards and pool became a version of snooker.

Can you play snooker on a pool table?

Golf pool needs no other equipment than a standard game of eight-ball. Players will need cue sticks, a cue ball, 15 object balls and a billiard table. Golf pool can be played either on a snooker table or an American billiards table.

### How to play snooker?

Know the value. The first rule in how to play snooker is knowing the value of each of the snooker balls.

• Setup the table. Next,you’ll need to know how to set up the table.
• The break. The third rule you need to know for how to play snooker concerns the break.
• Sink the balls. Now you’re on to the main part of the game.
• Finish off the colored balls.
• How does snooker work?

The objective of the game of snooker is to strike the white cue ball with a cue so that it strikes the object balls in turn and causes them to fall into one of the six pockets. Points are scored for potting balls legally, in accordance with the rules described below, or in the event of a foul committed by the opponent.