10 most difficult snooker riddlesSport quiz
Which snooker player has won the most World Championship titles?
Joe Davis between 1927 (first ever played) and 1946 has won this title 15 times in a row, excluding WWII years of course. Back then snooker wasn't as popular as it is now, so gaining the title was much easier. In the most packed tournament only 12 players participated, and on two occasions there was just a final match played.
In which country was the snooker created?
The game of snooker is a cue sport which emerged in its modern form in the late 19th century, with roots going back to the 16th century form of English billiards. Billiards was popular among the British Armed Forces stationed in India. Billiards was first played in the 16th century. It was known as a "gentleman's game" because of its popularity among royalty.
What is the highest possible break in snooker?
The term "maximum break" refers to the break of 147, but it's not the highest possible one. If the players get a free ball on full table and pots on of the colors as red and follow with black, he can score additional 8 points, which makes 155 together. Unfortunately noone has done it in a competition match yet.
Which snooker player made over 100 century breaks in one season?
Australian former World Champion has constructed 103 century breaks in 2013/2014 season. It's almost twice as much in compare with Ronnie O'Sullivan's 53 in his best ever season. Ronnie holds the record for most centuries ever, over 900 and counting.
Which snooker player donates 100£ to a charity for every century break he makes in a competition match?
2005 World Champion has started this tradition in 2011/2012 season. At the end of each season he shows up at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and donates the amount of century breaks he made multiplied by a 100£. He has already gave away almost 20 000£ this way.
The winner of the first World Snooker Championship was Joe Davis. What was the first prize money back then?
around 6 £
around 60 £
around 600 £
around 6000 £
First World Snooker Championship were held in 1927 and the winner took home a whooping 6 pounds and 10 shillings. The reigning World Champ Mark Selby collected a cheque for 375 000 £.
Who is the most accomplished Asian snooker player?
Snooker popularity in Asia grows very fast, especially in China. Every year young and very talented new players appear. Ding Junhui with 13 ranking titles, 6 maximum breaks and over 450 century breaks is definitely the most accomplished one of them.
Which snooker tournament isn't a part of a "Triple Crown"?
The Triple Crown is a collective term used for the three most prestigious snooker tournaments: the World Championship, the UK Championship and the Masters. There are ten players who have won all Triple Crown events at least once, but only three of them have won it i a single season: Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Mark Williams.
With how many balls, the snooker set is made up?
Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. It is played using a cue and snooker balls: one white cue ball, 15 red balls worth one point each, and six balls of different colours (yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, and black); total of 22 balls.
Which arena hosts the World Snooker Championship?
Sheffield's Crucible Theatre is the home of World Snooker Championship continuously since 1977. During this year 40th anniversary celebration the snooker officials has stated that the event will stay in Sheffield for at least another 10 years.