M.I. Welcome to Mansión del Inglés. El Tel is here today
to talk to us about the game of snooker. So Tel, can you
briefly how the game is played?
E.T. The game is played on a table about four times the
of a pool
table. There are twenty-two balls involved in the game. Fifteen are red,
six colours, and one cue ball. The cue ball is the ball that you strike to hit the other balls.
M.I. That ball is white, isn’t it Terry?
E.T. That ball is white, yes. The colours, if you want me to
are yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black. Rising from two points up to seven.
M.I. Okay. And how long does a snooker game
last, more or less?
E.T. Well, when I play about five minutes because I’m very .
M.I. I see. And tell us about the angles involved,
because it’s quite isn’t it?
E.T. It takes a lot of training or experience to
assess the use of angles at the game. It is very very .
M.I. Why do you enjoy the game Tel?
E.T. Because I’m quite good at it.
M.I. I see. Do you think it’s a good spectator sport, or is it quite
to watch on television?
E.T. I can be boring if you’ve got ..er.. if you’re watching the wrong
players. If you’re watching people like Alex Higgins, or Jimmy White. Very very
M.I. You've won many competitions Tel, do you think it’s a
E.T. For me, , no.
M.I. And what’s the difference between snooker and the pub games we
see, for example pool or billiards?
E.T. Snooker, because of the amount of balls involved in the game, you must pot a red ball first, and then you can pot a
ball. And in between each colour you must pot a red.
M.I. I see, and erm … do you miss playing the game Tel?
E.T. At this stage in my , no.
M.I. Well, thank you very much, and thank you for your time.