Rule Changes

From time to time it is necessary for the good and correct running of the games of Billiards and Snooker for the rules to be examined in detail and where necessary modifications made.

A committee, selected from those referees appointed by World Snooker as being of such standard and with such knowledge, as being able to interpret the rules for the good of the games, will meet as required in order to make such amendments and changes.

The World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (WPBSA), the owners of the copyright © for the rules of Billiards and Snooker have announced a number of changes to the Rules of Snooker and Billiards from those contained in the rule book published on the 3rd May 2011.

Official Rules of Snooker and Billiards published by WPBSA (2014)

The new pocket sized rule book for Snooker and Billiards. containing all the revisions/ammendments as agreed by the World Snooker Rules panel. (Revisions effective 12th August 2014) is now available.

In addition the new rule book also contains Rules for Alternative forms of Snooker covering "Snooker shoot out" and " A simplified form of Snooker" this version of the game can be played with any number of reds.

This is now availble to order through the EASB on line webshop ( at a cost of £7.00 plus postage and packing.


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