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Alcohol and snooker.

Postby Running side

Newish member so apologies if similar to previous posts ,what's Islanders experience with alcohol and playing. Personally like a couple of pints if playing mates sometimes if longer session upto 5_6 never felt major drop in standard. Playing in leagues always T total apart from a couple when needed and both matches made 40+ breaks to win.

Re: Alcohol and snooker.

Postby chengdufan

I don't drink any more, but I used to.
I found that my standard was affected by drinking, positively at first, and then negatively. There seemed to be a peak about halfway through the second pint, when I felt relaxed and played freely. It tended to quickly decline after that though, and by the third pint I could barely pot a ball!

Re: Alcohol and snooker.

Postby Running side

chengdufan wrote:I don't drink any more, but I used to.
I found that my standard was affected by drinking, positively at first, and then negatively. There seemed to be a peak about halfway through the second pint, when I felt relaxed and played freely. It tended to quickly decline after that though, and by the third pint I could barely pot a ball!

I suppose it varies from person to person in my twenties and thirties I'd considered myself to be a regular drinker so could drink 10 pints and be ok.not playing snooker obviously,remember entering a open comp in Worksop mid 80s playing Bill Werbinuk in semis WOW he really did just pour it down. He played brilliant and won comp, his prize was £50 bar tab which he spent before he left.

Re: Alcohol and snooker.

Postby Dan-cat

Sometimes I stay completely sober, and others I'll have three or four beers. As mentioned above by Chengdu at first, the first couple help relax you and then it goes the other way <laugh>

Usually I play better when not drinking at all, and I can get relaxed and confident without. But it's a social with my mate and we usually like to have a few jars, and pop outside down spliffer's alley for a you-know-what. If I'm playing badly, one of them can sometimes tune me right in

Re: Alcohol and snooker.

Postby SnookerEd25

SnookerFan wrote:I sometimes drink when I'm watching it.


Why have you not mentioned this before? :shrug:

Re: Alcohol and snooker.

Postby Iranu

SnookerFan wrote:I sometimes drink when I'm watching it.

What about when you’re wataching?

Re: Alcohol and snooker.

Postby Running side

SnookerFan wrote:I sometimes drink when I'm watching it.

think i may have been a bit insensitive last time,i promise never to mention leggins again. <doh>

Re: Alcohol and snooker.

Postby SnookerFan

SnookerEd25 wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:I sometimes drink when I'm watching it.


Why have you not mentioned this before? :shrug:


:bird:

Re: Alcohol and snooker.

Postby SnookerFan

Running side wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:I sometimes drink when I'm watching it.

think i may have been a bit insensitive last time,i promise never to mention leggins again. <doh>


What you on about?

Re: Alcohol and snooker.

Postby Dragonfly

Never really drank playing snooker. Drinking while playing pool is fun. As a couple of previous posters mentioned I find in the short term it helps my play improve somewhat. I play with more freedom.

Then it gets to a stage where I'm playing with too much freedom. Basically I stop really caring about what happens if I miss and so on. And then I lose interest totally and just want to sit and chat. So probably wouldn't really do much good for me if I was a pro snooker player.

Re: Alcohol and snooker.

Postby mick745

I suppose it depends on why you are playing, if it is just a social game with a mate then you'd probably have a couple of pints, pot a few balls and have a laugh.

If it is a competitive match in which you need to be at your best you may try to leave off any booze until afterwards.