Snooker is a cue sport played on a 12’ x 6’ baize (felt) covered table. This sport falls into the Billiards family along with popular American games of 8 ball and 9 ball.  The large table, smaller balls and tactical nature of the game leads to a much greater degree of difficulty than the American-style games, attracting a more mature player profile.  8 Ball is checkers: Snooker is chess. The sport is very popular in The United Kingdom, Ireland, China, India, Thailand and other Commonwealth countries, where top professional players enjoy superstar status and are pop culture icons, with television shows and product lines.