Quick Snooker

Play Snooker like a pro on your Windows desktop.

Quick Snooker offers fast, realistic and satisfying game play.

Play against your own computer or with hundreds of real opponents on-line.

The download is safe, fast and free and the game runs smoothly on even the most basic PC.

Quick Snooker is a fast fun simulation of the great billiards table game.

Play in an immersive 3D view, a fun top down view, or a unique mixture of both !


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Play Snooker and Pool against four computer opponents or with hundreds of friendly players from all over the world

Rack up a century break, and if that's not challenge enough - keep trying for your first 147.


Hex table 9 ball pack - rack 'em up
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Windows XP compatible

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Windows Vista compatible

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Windows 7 compatible

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Windows 8 compatible

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Windows 10 compatible

The Quick Snooker setup program installs in less than 2 minutes on any Windows PC, laptop or notebook giving you a 'Quick Snooker 7' icon on your Windows desktop for easy access with or without an Internet connection.

Quick Snooker offers you a clear '2D', 'Top Down' view - for fast, fun 'game' type Play - or a more immersive 'first person', 3D view for more of a 'simulation'.

If you just can't decide - you can also have both at one - and take shots in either view

You can practise against challenging computer opponents or come and join the fun on-line where there are hundreds of players of all nationalities, ages and abilities ready for a friendly (or competitive!) game.

About us (well, me)

QuickSnooker has been running for nearly 16 years and has a friendly community of more than 500 regular players around the world.

I'm especially grateful to the members listed below who have shown their support for next version by buying more than one years membership in advance.

Anyone can sponsor the ongoing development by simply buying the game more than once, and having more than 365 days credit on their account. Sponsors appear above and get special access to beta versions and voting rights on our development wishlist, of course, the days added to the account are real too - so sponsors may even be saving money in the long run.

You can also add a short review/message under 'my account' in the game. (hyperlinks/commercial messages are not allowed!)

A quick guide to the game of Snooker.

Snooker is a truly great billiard table game, more subtle than Pool it's a game of real skill, precision and strategy.

If you've never played Snooker before Quick Snooker is a great way to learn - All the rules are correctly implemented and explained as and when needed - but to get you going here are the basics...

The game is played on a very large, baize-covered table. A regulation (full-size) table is 12 ft x 6 ft (3.6 m x 1.8 m).

One white cue ball, 15 red balls worth one point each, and six balls of different colours yellow (2 points), green (3), brown (4), blue (5), pink (6) and black (7) are used.

The 15 reds are initially arranged in a triangular 'pack' and each colour is positioned on its own special 'home' spot.

Who takes the first shot (or 'breaks') is decided by the toss of the coin. The winner of the toss may place the cueball (white) anywhere with the 'D' at the bottom ('baulk') end of the table.

Players take turns to use their cue (stick) to strike the white cueball, to hit a ball 'on'.

During the game, players must aim to pot (pocket), first a red and then any colour, red, colour, etc..
Each time a ball is pocketed, the player may remains at the table and may pot the next ball on, when no reds remain, the colours must be potted in sequence (yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black).

If a player 'A' fails to pot (pocket) a ball, player 'B' is 'up' and has his turn.

At a professional level, the first shot will typically make no attempt to pocket (pot) a red - in contrast to pool, potting from the break cannot be done reliably and the risk of leaving many balls available for your opponent is far too great,of more concern when breaking is returning the cueball to the 'bottom' of the table - ideally behind one of the 'baulk' colours (yellow, green or brown).

A great break will leave the pack of reds relatively undisturbed, and will place the cueball awkwardly behind a colour and/or against a cushion - Ideally in a Snooker

A 'Snooker' is leaving your opponent in a position where he has no 'view' of a ball 'on' (technically, it's where he can not see both sides of any ball on) - for example - if he would be on 'reds' and you can 'tuck' the cueball up 'behind' the brown - you are said to have 'Snookered' him.

After the break, until a legal ball is potted game play alternates, when a players pots a red he may nominate (only the ball needs be nominated, not the pocket) - and pot a colour.

There are many ways to foul in Snooker, primarily by failing to hit a ball 'on' - but also by potting the white or potting two colours at once (although potting two reds is allowed) - some of the other real-world fouls don't apply (Quick Snooker doesn't mind if you take a shot with both feet off the ground for example !).

All the subtleties and complexities of the rules and fouls are covered for you by the game.. clear messages will appear as and when you need them - so don't worry too much about those.

Once you've played a break and potted a couple of balls - you'll be hooked and the game will take you through the rest...

Enjoy the ride !



Links

World Snooker - are the official Governing body organising rankings, championships and tournaments for the game.
Wikipedia - have a good article on the game.
BBC Snooker - coverage of the games news and events.
Snooker Images - Professional Imagery of the Game and some of it's finest players.
The Rules - The full rules of the game.
ProSnookerBlog.com - News, Rankings, and Player profiles from the 'real world'.
MastersSnooker.com - Bringing you the latest news about the Masters Snooker Championship including fixtures, results, match odds and where to watch live snooker.
MySnookerStats.com - Track your scores on your Smart Phone and access your profile and statistics on the web.
Snooker Canada - Promoting Snooker through competition and education at all levels in Canada.

Friendly Snooker player passes cue