thing to do. After looking at their conventional uses, I will share a few less usual suggestions for table use. After all, this is a large flat surface raised from floor level for easy accessibility. How many times have you wished you had just such a surface at your disposal? However, let us first check out the normal snooker table facts.
Formalized as a separate game in eighteen 5 world snooker championship schedule seventy five, snooker was first conceived by British soldiers. Colonel Chamberlain is credited with creating the first rules, while serving in India. The word snooker was transferred from its original use for describing greenhorn recruits. It was a derogatory way of describing the unskilled player. Then it became the name of the new game. Today’s tables are usually six feet by twelve feet.
The original billiard table design was modified to accommodate the new game of Snooker. Originally, games using balls and sticks were played outdoors. Along with the desire to bring such games indoors came the need for huge modifications to the ball and stick game concept. First, as a method of limiting the field of play for indoor use, the concept of using a big table gained acceptance. For safety and convenience, the cushion was developed. This prevented the constant chasing of stray balls.
The cushion surrounding early tables was a haphazard affair at best. Many different systems were tried before Englishman John Thurston made a hugely useful design leap. He seized upon the new developments in rubber processing to make the cushion more stable and durable. This innovation began the modern era of snooker table construction.
The familiar green wool covering of the snooker table is a reminder of the origins of pool games in the outdoor setting. The green wool covering is made with a nap running in one direction. Consequently, this makes a difference to how the ball performs, depending on how it approaches the nap. This is not an issue when playing on a table topped with slate. There are different grades of the green wool for use on different types of tables. Those destined for heavy duty public use are outfitted with a stronger grade of wool cloth than those destined for homeowners’ dens.
There is no need to clog up our dumps with old, worn out snooker tables. They can be recycled into usefulness again as a child raising aid. Parents of twins, triplets or even octuplets would find that a snooker table makes a great changing table. It is at the correct height, and it has a safety feature already there–the cushion. Tiny infants will not accidentally roll off while the parent attends to the other seven babies. All the siblings could be well within the parent’s view at all times. When the little ones get to the toddler stage, they can use the snooker table as the staging area for their creative play. It may serve as a fort one day, a dungeon the next and any other building required to fuel their play. When you hang a few sheets off the sides, you have created a template upon which your children will build. If you have put off child rearing until the last possible minute, you may be less enthusiastic about teaching your child skills requiring your stooping over to get involved. This brings me to my next suggestion for using the old snooker table. Stop trying to run your child off to a good start when he attempts bike riding without safety wheels. You’ll be so bent over, you may never get up! Enlist the help of a friend who likes your child. Betw3een you, heave the kid and his bike onto the ancient snooker table. Give him a gentle push and your friend can catch him. It won’t take many sessions of this to get him going independently.