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Snooker

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Snooker is a cue sport which originated among British Army officers stationed in India in the latter half of the 19th century. [1]

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Australian Goldfields Open

The Australian Goldfields Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament.

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Baize

Baize is a coarse woollen (or in cheaper variants cotton) cloth.

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Barry Hearn

Barry Maurice William Hearn (born 19 June 1948) is an English sporting events promoter and the founder and chairman of promotions company Matchroom Sport.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Two

BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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Betfred

Betfred is a bookmaker based in the United Kingdom, founded by Fred and Peter Done.

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Billiard ball

A billiard ball is a small, hard ball used in cue sports, such as carom billiards, pool, and snooker.

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Billiard Congress of America

Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is a governing body for cue sports in North America (here defined as the United States and Canada exclusively), the regional member organization of the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA).

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Billiard hall

A billiard/billiards, pool or snooker hall (or '''parlour'''/'''parlor''', room or club; sometimes compounded as poolhall, poolroom, etc.) is a place where people get together for playing cue sports such as pool, snooker or carom billiards.

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Billiard table

A billiard table or billiards table is a bounded table on which billiards-type games (cue sports) are played.

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British Army

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.

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BugMeNot

BugMeNot is an internet service that provides usernames and passwords to let Internet users bypass mandatory free registration on websites.

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Champion of Champions (snooker)

The Champion of Champions is a professional non-ranking snooker tournament.

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Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.

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Crucible Theatre

The Crucible Theatre (often referred to simply as "The Crucible") is a theatre in the city centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England which opened in 1971, As well as theatrical performances, it hosts the most prestigious event in professional snooker, the World Championship.

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Cue sports

Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls and thereby cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by elastic bumpers known as.

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Cue stick

A cue stick (or simply cue, more specifically pool cue, snooker cue, or billiards cue), is an item of sporting equipment essential to the games of pool, snooker and carom billiards.

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David Attenborough

Sir David Frederick Attenborough (born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and naturalist.

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Dennis Taylor

Dennis Taylor (born Denis Taylor, 19 January 1949 in Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland) is a retired professional snooker player and current BBC snooker commentator.

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Devonshire Regiment

The Devonshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army which served under various titles and served in many wars and conflicts from 1685 to 1958, such as the Second Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War.

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Ding Junhui

Ding Junhui (born 1 April 1987) is a Chinese professional snooker player and has been considered the most successful Asian player in the history of the sport.

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English billiards

English billiards, called simply billiards Serves as a good example; the book refers to English billiards simply as "billiards", from cover to cover.

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Eurosport

Eurosport is a pan-European television sports network, owned and operated by Discovery, Inc. Discovery took a 20% minority interest share in December 2012, and became the majority shareholder in the Eurosport venture with TF1 in January 2014, taking a 51% share of the company.

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Fred Davis (snooker player)

Fred Davis, (14 August 1913 – 16 April 1998) was an English professional player of snooker and billiards, one of only two players ever to win the world title in both, the other being his brother Joe.

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Gentry

The gentry (genterie; Old French gentil: "high-born") are the "well-born, genteel, and well-bred people" of the social class below the nobility of a society.

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Glossary of cue sports terms

The following is a glossary of traditional English-language terms used in the three overarching cue sports disciplines: carom (or carambole) billiards referring to the various games played on a billiard table without; pool (pocket billiards), which denotes a host of games played on a table with six pockets; and snooker, played on a large pocket table, and which has a sport culture unto itself distinct from pool.

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Hobby

A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time.

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Imperial Brands

Imperial Brands plc, formerly Imperial Tobacco Group plc, is a British multinational tobacco company headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom.

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India

India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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International Billiards and Snooker Federation

The International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF) is the organisation that governs non-professional snooker and English billiards around the world.

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International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC; French: Comité International Olympique, CIO) is a Swiss private non-governmental organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is the authority responsible for the modern Olympic Games.

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Jamie Cope

Jamie Cope (born 12 September 1985) is an English former professional snooker player.

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Joe Davis

Joseph Davis, (15 April 1901 – 10 July 1978) was an English professional snooker and English billiards player.

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John Higgins (snooker player)

John Higgins, (born 18 May 1975) is a Scottish professional snooker player.

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John Pulman

Herbert John Pulman (12 December 1923 – 25 December 1998) was an English professional snooker player who dominated the game throughout the 1960s.

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John Spencer (snooker player)

John Spencer (18 September 1935 – 11 July 2006) was an English professional snooker player who won the World Professional title at his first attempt, was the first winner at the Crucible Theatre, was the inaugural winner of the Masters and Irish Masters and was the first player to make a 147 break in competition.

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Liang Wenbo

Liang Wenbo (pinyin: Liáng Wénbó; born 5 March 1987 in Zhaodong, Suihua, Heilongjiang) is a Chinese professional snooker player.

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Life pool

Life pool was a form of pocket billiards (pool) mainly played in the 19th century.

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Marco Fu

Marco Fu Ka-chun, MH, JP (born 8 January 1978 in Hong Kong) is a professional snooker player from Hong Kong.

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Mark Selby

Mark Anthony Selby (born 19 June 1983) is an English professional snooker player.

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Mark Williams (snooker player)

Mark James Williams, (born 21 March 1975) is a Welsh professional snooker player who is a three-time and the current World Champion, winning in 2000, 2003 and 2018.

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Masters (snooker)

The Masters is a professional invitational snooker tournament.

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Matchroom Sport

Matchroom Sport is a sport event promotions company led by the founder and owner English entrepreneur Barry Hearn and his son Eddie.

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Maximum break

In snooker, under normal circumstances the maximum break is 147, also known as a maximum, a 147, or orally, a one-four-seven.

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Mess

A mess or mess hall (also called a mess deck aboard ships) is an area where military personnel socialize, eat, and (in some cases) live.

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Neville Chamberlain

Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940.

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Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain

Sir Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain, (13 January 1856 – 28 May 1944) was a British Army officer, and later Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary who resigned in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.

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Nicotine marketing

Nicotine marketing is the marketing of nicotine-containing products or use.

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Ooty

Udagamandalam (also known as Ootacamund), and abbreviated as Udhagai or Ooty, (is a town and municipality in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located 86 km north of Coimbatore and 128 km south of Mysore and is the capital of the Nilgiris district. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Originally occupied by the Toda people, the area came under the rule of the East India Company at the end of the 18th century. The economy is based on tourism and agriculture, along with the manufacture of medicines and photographic film. The town is connected by the Nilgiri ghat roads and Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Its natural environment attracts tourists and it is a popular summer destination. In 2011, the town had a population of 88,430.

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Players Tour Championship

The Players Tour Championship was a series of snooker tournaments comprising some minor-ranking events played in Europe, and an Asian leg comprising some minor-ranking events in Asia.

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Pool (cue sports)

Pool is a cue sport played on a table with six pockets along the, into which balls are deposited.

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Pot Black

Pot Black was a BBC television series of annual snooker tournaments held in the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1986, which carried no ranking points, but played a large part in the popularisation of the modern game.

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Power Snooker

Power Snooker is a variant of the cue sport snooker, first played competitively in July 2010 in the United Kingdom.

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Premier League Snooker

The Premier League Snooker was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament.

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Pub

A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, which traditionally include beer (such as ale) and cider.

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Pyramid pool

Pyramid pool, also called pyramids, was a form of pocket billiards (pool) mainly played in the 19th century.

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Rack (billiards)

A rack (sometimes called a triangle) is a piece of equipment that is used to place billiard balls in their starting positions at the beginning of a billiards game.

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Ray Reardon

Ray Reardon, (born 8 October 1932) is a Welsh retired snooker player who dominated the sport in the 1970s, winning six World Championships, and is remembered as one of the best players of the 20th century.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronald Antonio O'Sullivan, (born 5 December 1975) is an English professional snooker player.

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Shanghai Masters (snooker)

The Shanghai Masters is a professional ranking snooker tournament.

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Sheffield

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.

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Sinuca brasileira

Sinuca brasileira (Brazilian Portuguese for Brazilian snooker), often simply called sinuca, is a cue sport played on a snooker table, using only one instead of snooker's fifteen, with the normal six of the standard set of snooker balls.

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Six-red snooker

Six-red snooker (sometimes spelled six-reds, 6-red, and also known as super 6s), is a cue sport based on snooker, but with only six on the table as opposed to the standard fifteen.

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Sky Sports

Sky Sports is a group of sports television channels operated by the satellite pay-TV company Sky plc.

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Snooker season 2017/2018

The 2017/2018 snooker season was a series of professional snooker tournaments played between 4 May 2017 and 7 May 2018.

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Snooker world ranking points 2017/2018

The official 2017/2018 snooker world ranking points for the professional snooker players on the World Snooker Main Tour in the 2017/2018 season are based on performances in ranking tournaments over a two-year rolling period.

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Snooker world rankings

The snooker world rankings are the official system of ranking professional snooker players to determine automatic qualification and seeding for tournaments on the World Snooker Tour.

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Snooker world rankings 2017/2018

Snooker world rankings 2017/2018: The professional world rankings for all the professional snooker players, who qualified for the 2017/2018 season, are listed below.

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Sporting Life (British newspaper)

The Sporting Life was a British newspaper published from 1859 until 1998, best known for its coverage of horse racing.

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Stephen Hendry

Stephen Gordon Hendry (born 13 January 1969) is a Scottish former professional snooker player and current commentator for the BBC and ITV.

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Steve Davis

Steve Davis, (born 22 August 1957) is an English retired professional snooker player from Plumstead, London.

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Stone House, Ooty

Stone House was the first bungalow constructed in Ooty (India).

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The Field (magazine)

The Field is the world's oldest country and field sports magazine, having been published continuously since 1853.

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The Herald (Glasgow)

The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783.

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Tiebreaker

In games and sports, a tiebreaker or tiebreak is used to determine a winner from among players or teams that are tied at the end of a contest, or a set of contests.

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UK Championship

The UK Championship, known as the Betway UK Championship for sponsorship reasons, is a professional men's ranking snooker tournament.

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United States Snooker Association

The United States Snooker Association (USSA) is the internationally recognized governing body of the sport of snooker in the United States, with its current headquarters registered in Berkeley, California.

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Walter Donaldson

Walter Donaldson (February 15, 1893 – July 15, 1947) was a United States prolific popular songwriter and publishing company founder, composing many hit songs of the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, that have become standards and form part of the Great American Songbook.

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Women's World Snooker Championship

The Women's World Snooker Championship is the leading professional snooker tournament in women's snooker.

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World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), founded in 1968 and based in Bristol, the United Kingdom, is the governing body of men's professional snooker and English billiards.

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World Snooker Championship

The World Snooker Championship is the leading snooker tournament both in terms of prestige and prize money.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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1927 World Snooker Championship

The 1927 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament held at various venues throughout the season.

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1959 News of the World Snooker Plus Tournament

The 1959 News of the World Snooker Plus Tournament was a professional snooker tournament sponsored by the News of the World.

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1978 World Snooker Championship

The 1978 World Snooker Championship (also known as the 1978 Embassy World Snooker Championship for the purposes of sponsorship) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 17 and 29 April 1978 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

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1985 World Snooker Championship final

The 1985 World Snooker Championship final, commonly known as the black ball final, was a snooker match played on the weekend of 27/28 April 1985 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

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2020 Summer Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020.

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2024 Summer Olympics

The 2024 Summer Olympics (Jeux olympiques d'été de 2024), officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, and commonly known as Paris 2024, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in Paris, France.

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888 Holdings

888 Holdings plc is a company which operates several gambling websites.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snooker

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