While many snooker players do look down on pool, for me the difference is that pool games evolved with the size of the pool table in mind. Snooker is a pretty easy game when played on a pool table, but made difficult by the 12 foot snooker table and it’s pockets.For those who don't like 7 footers, while I get where you are coming from, I got to ask... why stop there? Why not say the only tables that count are 12 footers? While 7 footers give easier shots, at the same time stroke and power control needs to become far more precise and shot planning also changes, sometimes drastically.
I wonder if snooker players feel the same way about American tables that some players seem to feel about 7 footers.
But on the 9 foot table, rotation games and straight pool evolved because potting on a pool table is easier. The ease of potting means players started playing games where position play is paramount while still requiring shotmaking accuracy. But on the bar box, it’s basically just the same games transposed to a smaller table. Like snooker played on a pool table.
I do understand the challenges inherent to bar pool even if I don’t enjoy them. And I would definitely be a big underdog to a bar box specialist.