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"Snooker: A Timeless Game of Skill and Precision" Step into the world of snooker, a game that has captivated millions with its elegance and strategic brilliance

Background imageSnooker Collection: Famous snooker players

Famous snooker players (Jimmy White, Cliff Thorburn, Peter Ebdon, Denis Taylor, John Parrott, Stephen Hendry, Alex Higgins, Ray Reardon, John Virgo, Steve Davis, Ronnie O Sullivan) -

Background imageSnooker Collection: 1930S Snooker Game

1930S Snooker Game
A snooker player prepares to play a shot as his partner looks on. Their smart attire reflects the gentlemanly traditions of the game

Background imageSnooker Collection: Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship at The Crucible, Sheffield

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship at The Crucible, Sheffield. Steve Davis and Alex Hurricane Higgins. 13th April 1981

Background imageSnooker Collection: Playing billiards

Playing billiards
Billiards, Ives, 42nd Street. Billiardist Morningstar shooting pool at Ives Billiards, 42nd Street, N.Y

Background imageSnooker Collection: Alex Higgins - Snooker Player

Alex Higgins - Snooker Player Date: 1980s

Background imageSnooker Collection: A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman

A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman
Someone elses table - a little impression, by H. M. Bateman. A game of billiards descends into raucous laughter as one player accidentally rips a hole in the green baize. Date: 1918

Background imageSnooker Collection: Snooker 1986 The magnificent seven with Barry Hearns at Southend Willie Thorn Jimmy White

Snooker 1986 The magnificent seven with Barry Hearns at Southend Willie Thorn Jimmy White Neil Foulds Dennis Taylor Tony Meo Terry Griffiths and Steve Davis

Background imageSnooker Collection: Alex Higgins v Steve Davis Snooker Match November 81 Alex Higgins

Alex Higgins v Steve Davis Snooker Match November 81 Alex Higgins and world champion Steve Davis pictured during a break in play during the Northern Ireland professional snooker classic at the Ulster

Background imageSnooker Collection: Dennis Taylor. July 1987 P011458

Dennis Taylor. July 1987 P011458

Background imageSnooker Collection: Fire Station Billiards Room

Fire Station Billiards Room

Background imageSnooker Collection: Crystalate Billiard Balls

Crystalate Billiard Balls advert, 1908 Date: 1908

Background imageSnooker Collection: Terry Griffiths - Snooker Player

Terry Griffiths - Snooker Player Date: 1980s

Background imageSnooker Collection: Alex Higgins snooker player during a maych drinking pint of beer

Alex Higgins snooker player during a maych drinking pint of beer

Background imageSnooker Collection: Playing billiards

Playing billiards
Billiardists. Billiardist Morningstar standing at a pool table, preparing to hit a ball with his cue

Background imageSnooker Collection: Playing billiards

Playing billiards
W. Hoppe. Billiardist William F. Hoppe standing at a pool table, preparing to hit a ball with his cue

Background imageSnooker Collection: Playing billiards

Playing billiards
W. Hoppe. Billiardist William F. Hoppe standing at a pool table, preparing to hit a ball with his cue

Background imageSnooker Collection: Playing billiards

Playing billiards
Mrs. Frances Hoppe & Her Son Willie. Mrs. Frances Hoppe playing billiards with her son Willie (William F. Hoppe) in a billiard room with seated spectators watching

Background imageSnooker Collection: Alex Higgins at the table in a local club. November 1969 Z10851-001

Alex Higgins at the table in a local club. November 1969 Z10851-001

Background imageSnooker Collection: Snooker player Ronnie O Sullivan, pictured the day before his 16th birthday

Snooker player Ronnie O Sullivan, pictured the day before his 16th birthday. 4th December 1991

Background imageSnooker Collection: The home of snooker - The Ottacamund Club, Southern India

The home of snooker - The Ottacamund Club, Southern India
Playing snooker at the Ootacamund Club, Ootacamund (known as Snooty Ooty) in the Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, Southern India, where snooker originated on the billiard tables during the Raj

Background imageSnooker Collection: Chalking The Cue

Chalking The Cue
Circa 1908: A portrait of Mr Spiller preparing his billiard cue by chalking the tip, taken against a painted backdrop. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageSnooker Collection: A Run of Luck

A Run of Luck; Monkeys playing billiards, snooker or pool dressed as humans Date: 1870

Background imageSnooker Collection: Three young Japanese people play billiards

Three young Japanese people play billiards
A group of Japaenese young people play the american/french style billards or snooker at a table. The two men are dressed smartly in three piece suits and the lady is dressed in a Kimono. Date: 1932

Background imageSnooker Collection: Snooker room with two players

Snooker room with two players
View inside a snooker room, with two players. The snooker table is in the foreground, with three balls on it. The players are both seated in the background

Background imageSnooker Collection: Men and women playing pool in a billiards room, 19th century

Men and women playing pool in a billiards room, 19th century
Fashionable men and women playing pool in a billiards room in the 19th century. Handcoloured lithograph after Jean-Henri Marlet from Henry Rene Allemagnes Sports and Games of Skill

Background imageSnooker Collection: Steve Davis - Snooker Player

Steve Davis - Snooker Player Date: 1980s

Background imageSnooker Collection: Bill Werbeniuk - Snooker Player

Bill Werbeniuk - Snooker Player Date: 1980s

Background imageSnooker Collection: BBC snooker commentator Ted Lowe holding his microphone. 27th January 1986

BBC snooker commentator Ted Lowe holding his microphone. 27th January 1986

Background imageSnooker Collection: Press Club February 1978 Playboy bunnies will challenge Press club rabbits at

Press Club February 1978 Playboy bunnies will challenge Press club rabbits at the Press club, London International Press centre, Shoe Lane London in a grand snooker tournament

Background imageSnooker Collection: Two cats playing billiards on a Christmas card

Two cats playing billiards on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSnooker Collection: John Williams - Snooker Referee

John Williams - Snooker Referee Date: 1980s

Background imageSnooker Collection: Crokett - Le Jongleur Humoriste

Crokett - Le Jongleur Humoriste
Poster for Crokett - Le Jongleur Humoriste (The Juggler Comedian)

Background imageSnooker Collection: John Virgo - Snooker Player

John Virgo - Snooker Player Date: 1980s

Background imageSnooker Collection: Willie Thorne - Snooker Player

Willie Thorne - Snooker Player Date: 1980s

Background imageSnooker Collection: Dennis Taylor - Snooker Player

Dennis Taylor - Snooker Player Date: 1980s

Background imageSnooker Collection: Pool Championships

Pool Championships
An overview of the British Pool Championships, Lyceum, Strand, London. Date: 1984

Background imageSnooker Collection: Snooker car / W H Robinson

Snooker car / W H Robinson
Making good use of the cars flat roof surface for a game of snooker, accessed more easily by standing on a log straddling the wheel arches

Background imageSnooker Collection: Stephen Hendry poses with his Volkswagen Scirocco GT, the 120mph car was bought in a

Stephen Hendry poses with his Volkswagen Scirocco GT, the 120mph car was bought in a special deal with a Glasgow firm. At 16 the up and coming star of Scottish snooker is too young to drive

Background imageSnooker Collection: Lauren Higgins daughter of snooker player Alex Higgins

Lauren Higgins daughter of snooker player Alex Higgins

Background imageSnooker Collection: Edw. Gardner, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Edw. Gardner, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Edw. Gardner, 1912. Shows Edward W. Gardner playing billiards, possibly at championship game with Edouard Roudil, reported in New York Times, Feb. 18, 1912.

Background imageSnooker Collection: Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry Playing snooker on a table in the desert

Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry Playing snooker on a table in the desert
Steve Davis and Stephen HendryPlaying snooker on a table in the desert

Background imageSnooker Collection: Steve Davis in relaxed mood prior to a game with Higgins

Steve Davis in relaxed mood prior to a game with Higgins
Embassy World Snooker Championships 1980. Steve Davis in relaxed mood prior to a game with Higgins

Background imageSnooker Collection: Joe Davis, snooker player

Joe Davis, snooker player

Background imageSnooker Collection: Mark Selby wins the World Snooker Championships 2014

Mark Selby wins the World Snooker Championships 2014

Background imageSnooker Collection: Barry Hearn consoles Steve Davis after he lost the world championship to Dennis Taylor

Barry Hearn consoles Steve Davis after he lost the world championship to Dennis Taylor

Background imageSnooker Collection: Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins

Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins
Snookerstar Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins during his match against Neal Foulds at the EmbassyWorldSnookerChampionships, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Background imageSnooker Collection: Steve Davis clinches his second World Snooker Championship 1983

Steve Davis clinches his second World Snooker Championship 1983

Background imageSnooker Collection: Ray Reardon

Ray Reardon, snooker player, with his trophy as winner of World Professional Championship at Belle Vue, 1974



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"Snooker: A Timeless Game of Skill and Precision" Step into the world of snooker, a game that has captivated millions with its elegance and strategic brilliance. From the legendary players like Alex Higgins to thrilling matches at The Crucible in Sheffield, it has left an indelible mark on sports history. In the 1930s, snooker emerged as a popular cue sport, captivating enthusiasts around the globe. With its roots in playing billiards, this refined game quickly gained momentum and became a beloved pastime for many. One iconic moment etched in memory is the epic clash between Alex Higgins and Steve Davis in November '81. This fierce battle showcased their exceptional skills and ignited a rivalry that would go down in snooker folklore. H. M. Bateman's famous illustration "A Little Impression" perfectly captures the intensity and concentration required to excel at this remarkable sport. It serves as a testament to the dedication exhibited by players like Willie Thorn and Jimmy White during Snooker 1986 - The Magnificent Seven event with Barry Hearns at Southend. The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship held annually at The Crucible further solidifies snooker's place among prestigious sporting events worldwide. Witnessing legends such as Dennis Taylor compete under immense pressure creates an atmosphere unlike any other. Yet amidst all these intense moments, there are also lighthearted instances that add charm to this game. Who can forget Alex Higgins savoring his victory by enjoying a pint of beer during a match? Such anecdotes remind us that even within competition lies room for camaraderie and enjoyment. From grand arenas to humble settings like fire station billiards rooms, snooker transcends boundaries – bringing people together through shared passion for precision shots and tactical maneuvers. So whether you're an avid fan or new to this enthralling sport, immerse yourself in the world of snooker.