A snooker/billiard ball set with chalk. This is not a full set but a part set for a smaller snooker/billiard table. Billiards uses the black ball and the 2 white balls. Snooker uses all the balls excluding the white ball with the black spot. Included in this set are two chalks for chalking the tip of the cue.

Other equipment used in a game is a table with 6 pockets, covered in green baize, plus each player needs a cue. A triangle is used to set the red balls in snooker. A bridge or spider may be used to extend your reach on a large table. The coloured balls are set on marked spots on the table.

Snooker – The object of the game is to clear the table of non-white balls in a pre-determined order to obtain the highest possible score. The maximum score is 147.

Billiards – in this game you and your opponent both have a white ball. The aim is to hit the black ball into a pocket to score points.

Billiards is believed to have been played by Louis XI of France in the 1470’s. Snooker became popular in 1875 & was given the name by Colonel Neville Chamberlain when he was serving in the Army in India.

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Date 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Material(s) PlasticCardboard
Item number MBPO190

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