Snooker & Pool

This is the Landing Page for the All-Time Archive of Irish Snooker, Pool, Billiards and Bagatelle plus Curling, Darts, Archery and Target Shooting . It is an ongoing project and part of the – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

Featured Image Credit: Bangkok, Thailand – SEP 1:Ken Doherty of Ireland participates in a Sangsom Six-red World Championship 2014 at Montien Riverside Hotel on September 1, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Picture Credit: Item ID: 214717180 Photograph Contributor Pal2iyawit [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 4 January 2022]


Snooker is played on a table covered with a green baize and with six holes (pockets) at the four corners and halfway down both sides. The object of the game is to use a white ball (hit with a cue) to knock coloured balls into pockets. The balls are worth different points for each colour from 1 (red) to 7 (Black).

Snooker Ace Ken Doherty


Variations on the game of Snooker include Pool (smaller table and two sets of balls – stripes and spots); Billiards and Bagatelle.

a woman holding a rack with billiard balls