Snooker was originally created in India as an alternative to Billiards. Billiards was starting to get boring to watch when players would make runs in the thousands lasting hours on end. Snooker was being presented as an alternative game between breaks in Billiards matches and then it became a mainstream game in clubs. Snooker is a faster and more exciting game to watch as a spectator because it takes less time and there is a finite end based on the score. In my country, Canada, snooker also has a long and colorful history with some memorable moments like Cliff Thorburne’s televised 147, and his World Championship victory. On occasion, I post articles with historical significance in snooker talking about snooker and it’s history. Have a look below.