Snooker Beginnings – Wikipedia


The game of snooker is a cue sport which emerged in its modern form in the late 19th century as a merger of black pool and pyramid pool among the British Armed Forces stationed in India.

The first official competitions, the English Amateur Championships, took place in 1916. In 1927, Joe Davis helped to establish the first Professional World Championship of snooker. By the 1930s, Snooker was becoming one of the most popular cue sports.