What Percentage of Professional Snooker Players Do You Reckon Uses a Cueing Glove?

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Straightpool_99

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So far I haven't seen any.

Tried it myself, IDK, snooker is such a delicate game IMO it takes away too much feeling. The loop bridge is only used on a very select handful of shots, so that also impacts a players decision.
 

garczar

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So far I haven't seen any.

Tried it myself, IDK, snooker is such a delicate game IMO it takes away too much feeling. The loop bridge is only used on a very select handful of shots, so that also impacts a players decision.
I watch quite a bit of snooker. Ross Muir is about the ONLY top player i've ever seen with one. They shoot off open bridges on VERY clean tables. No need for one.
 

Rubik's Cube

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There was a professional snooker player in the 1980s called Nigel Gilbert who used to wear a glove.

He also played on the pool circuit occasionally.
 

Rubik's Cube

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My memory could be failing me, but I also think Alain Robidoux wore one for a few matches.
 

garczar

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Wow. We're up to a grand total of three. My first guess may have been on the high side.
 

markjames

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One

I recall seeing a video online of one snooker player
With a glove, it was jarring. I believe he was from the middle east.
 

KissedOut

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So far I haven't seen any.

Tried it myself, IDK, snooker is such a delicate game IMO it takes away too much feeling. The loop bridge is only used on a very select handful of shots, so that also impacts a players decision.

I find the differences in equipment and routine between pool, snooker, and 3C fascinating. From tip sizes, tapers, bridges, glove use, chalk etiquette, etc. there is so much difference.
 

skogstokig

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I find the differences in equipment and routine between pool, snooker, and 3C fascinating. From tip sizes, tapers, bridges, glove use, chalk etiquette, etc. there is so much difference.

3c is on the opposite side of the spectrum, 99% looped bridges and almost everybody wears a glove
 

Pangit

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3c is on the opposite side of the spectrum, 99% looped bridges and almost everybody wears a glove

I'm not a real "expert" on three cushion billiards. With that said, I've never seen Raymond Ceulemans, Torbjörn Blomdahl, or Efren Reyes use a cuing glove in a 3 cushion match.

I may be wrong.
:scratchhead:
 

skogstokig

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I'm not a real "expert" on three cushion billiards. With that said, I've never seen Raymond Ceulemans, Torbjörn Blomdahl, or Efren Reyes use a cuing glove in a 3 cushion match.

I may be wrong.
:scratchhead:

i follow the 3c circuit a bit and there are few exceptions nowadays, blomdahl and sayginer most notable of them. but even sayginer uses a glove sometimes.
 

HawaiianEye

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I would think that snooker matches are held in better venues than most pool matches.

The snooker players are always wearing long-sleeved shirts and vests, so I would assume that the places were pretty well air conditioned.

Don't see too many snooker tournaments held in dives where the heat and humidity would necessitate the need to wear a glove.
 

KissedOut

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I'm not a real "expert" on three cushion billiards. With that said, I've never seen Raymond Ceulemans, Torbjörn Blomdahl, or Efren Reyes use a cuing glove in a 3 cushion match.

I may be wrong.
:scratchhead:

And you never saw Mosconi, Lassiter, or even Fats play with a laminated shaft, either, LOL.

Point being, you're a couple off generations behind the current of top guys, except for Blomdahl, the timeless one. Lots of top players today, like Caudron, Sanchez, Cho, etc. wear gloves. I'm not even sure that gloves even existed in Ceulemans played. And while he doesn't use one routinely I'm pretty sure I've seen matches where Blomdahl uses one.
 

KissedOut

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I would think that snooker matches are held in better venues than most pool matches.

The snooker players are always wearing long-sleeved shirts and vests, so I would assume that the places were pretty well air conditioned.

Don't see too many snooker tournaments held in dives where the heat and humidity would necessitate the need to wear a glove.

I also think that a glove is less useful to snooker players' almost universal use of an open bridge.

I don't know if it is related to smooth sliding, but frequently O'Sullivan holds a cup with hot liquid in his hands when in his chair.
 
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