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Inpossible snooker to solve

Postby Hanterp » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:16 am

Not sure if I should place this question overhere. If not so, please move it to the correct place.

I have a question about the snooker-rules.
A pro is snookered like this:

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There is no way to get out of this. What should he do? Is the referee happy with whatever he plays, because he never can get out of it, or is there something he should try ( more or less ) to avoid a miss in this situation?
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Re: Inpossible snooker to solve

Postby 9balldotcom » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:53 am

Without using that picture as a guide I can explain that in any situation like that if it occurs in any similar manner the referee will use common sense in this instance.

If the shot is plain to see that its impossible for a player to hit the ball ON without fouling he will still as the rules state call a foul,but he will not call a miss.

The fact that he doesnt call a miss and that the opposing player doesnt have the option of having the balls replaced means that the game will then continue from where the balls have finished after the player has attempted the impossible snooker.

The opposing player will still have a possible 3 choices.

1.He can play his shot from where the balls have finished.
2.If he doesnt like where the balls have finished he can make his opponent play from where the balls are at present.
3.Lastly if theres a resultant FREEBALL called then the player can nominate any other ball as the ball on and play from there.

Hope that explains it.

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If this occurs in VP4,the game will always call a miss as far as the rules go,so then its the opposing player that uses commonsense and follows the above choices.
What he does not do in this instance is keep making his opponent play a shot just to get points cos that is simply unsportsmanlike.Good and fair snooker players know the etiquette if this rare situation happened.
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Re: Inpossible snooker to solve

Postby Albinario » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:28 pm

I think the interesting aspect, and the one hanterp was most curious of, is whether the snookered player can play a tactical foul from this position, kind of like a push-out in 9-ball, or if this would be deemed a miss since the player obviously did not attempt to make a legal shot (even though a legal shot would be impossible to complete)
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Re: Inpossible snooker to solve

Postby Hanterp » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:51 pm

Yes, that was my point. In that position there was no way to play a legal shot, so what would be acceptable? Should a 'push out' be acceptable or should I play a jumpshot towards the reds?
I understand the miss-rule in general, but this position is hard to know what to do without violating the etiquette of sportsmanship...
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Re: Inpossible snooker to solve

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Re: Inpossible snooker to solve

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Re: Inpossible snooker to solve

Postby 9balldotcom » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:59 am

Its as ive said all along...the problem with the dutch language is you go overboard on vowels with your doubles a's and double ee's as if one isnt enough :bootyshake:
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Re: Inpossible snooker to solve

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