The Sport of Snooker
Snooker originated in the latter half of the 19th century and came from the then popular game of Billiards. The word Snooker originates from the military where young inexperienced soldiers were called snooker when they failed to pot a ball in a game of Billiards.
The coloured balls were added in 1874 by a group of soldiers who wanted a variation of the much played Billiards. The game of snooker grew in popularity up until 1950s and during the time the world saw the introduction of the World Snooker Championship and the game as a whole moved from a past time into a more professional sphere. However, after 1950 the game declined in popularity and it was not until the BBC commissioned a snooker tournament in 1959 to demonstrate the wonder of colour television that the sport became more popular.
Over the past 50 years the sport has grown and grown and now has thousands of players and spectators all over the world. At Big Game Hunters we love the sport and have created a section full of fabulous snooker tables. And remember, we are always on hand to offer advice or information just give us a call or send an email. We also have a Snooker Table buying guide which is filled with helpful information, to view this guide just click on the image below.