THE RULES OF SNOOKIE (SNOOKBALL)
Snookie is Melbourne’s first manufacturer and hirer of Soccer Billiards tables. The sport was invented in France and combines elements of Soccer and Pool. The first rule of Snookie is to have fun and mix up the rules as you please. Find below for our recommendations of where to start.
STANDARD 8 BALL RULES
A player or team wins when they legally pocket all balls in their group and with their next shot pot the black ball.
The game is lost of the black ball is pocketed mid-game, leaves the table (except off the break) or the white ball is pocketed or leaves the table in the same shot the black ball is pocketed.
FOULS: When the following fouls occur, the opponent can play TWO shots if they don’t foul in their first attempt: 1) Touch the opponent’s ball first OR 2) The white ball fails to touch player’s own balls. If the white ball is pocketed, the opponent can place it anywhere for the next move.
THE PASS RULE: When playing doubles, a pair may ‘pass’ the ball once in order to pocket a ball from their group. To be a legal pass, the ball must pass across the middle of the tables and be deflected by a team mate while it’s still in motion and in a single touch. Any failure to meet these criteria will result in TWO shots being awarded to opponents. A pass can’t be used when on the black ball.
THE SNOOKIE RULE: A ‘Snookie’ is called when a player manages to pocket one of their balls by jumping the cue ball over an opponent’s ball or the black ball with a scoop shot. When successful, an opponents ball may be brought back into play and re-spotted.
OTHER GAME VARIATIONS
9-BALL: Pocket the 9-ball to win, you must make contact with the lowest numbered ball first.
TURBO 8-BALL: The same as 8-ball, but each side only has three balls in their group to begin.
TRICK SHOT H.O.R.S.E.: Sink a trick shot for your opponent(s) to copy, if they fail, they get a letter.
3 PLAYER CUT-THROAT: 5 balls each. Take turns to to sink all opponent’s balls and eliminate them.
A Snookie table can be hired for any number of events. We hire for birthdays, weddings, festivals, private parties, corporate events, team building days, buck’s parties and much more.