Snooker Sighting

People who know snooker will always tell you that the game is not merely about hitting the balls and pocketing them. There is a lot of science and planning that needs to go into the game if you want to play like a professional. It is important that you are able to pot the balls but it also very important that you are able to position the cue ball so as to make the next shot possible. There are various techniques that enable you to achieve this and snooker sighting is an important one among them.

If you are in the habit of watching snooker players closely (you should get into the habit if you don’t have it yet) you will have noticed that they have different ways of looking at the cue ball as they are aiming at it with the cue stick. Some of them tend to look slightly from the right and some slightly from the left. There are even some who usually place the cue stick directly beneath the bridge between their noses. All these different positions are due to their different snooker sighting.

When professionals play snooker they either use their right eye as the master eye, or their left eye and some have even sight. It is important for snooker players to determine their master eye because this will determine their stance as they are about to make a shot.

As a snooker player yourself, you can easily determine your snooker sighting. Place a piece of chalk at one end of the table and stand directly opposite it on the other side of the table. Point the chalk with your forefinger keeping both your eyes open. Now close your right eye and see whether your forefinger is still pointing at the chalk.

If it is then you know you are left eyed. To confirm your snooker sighting you can now close your left eye and you will find that you need to move your forefinger so that it directly points at the chalk. If you see that you need to move your forefinger slightly when you have either eye closed then you are even eyed.

With your snooker sighting determined you now need to work on your stance. If you are left eyed then you need to keep your left eye over the cue stick and the cue ball as you are about to make a shot. You need to do the opposite when you are right eyed. And if you are even eyed then the cue stick and the cue ball must be right between your eyes, directly over the bridge of your nose.

As we mentioned before, there is more to snooker than it looks. Snooker sighting is one of the basics of playing snooker. You should determine it even before you hit your first ever shot. With this basic understood, the others will slowly follow suit and you will soon become the snooker player you always wanted to be and play like a pro.