Interesting article (albeit dated):http://www.worldsnooker.com/snooker-in-france/
I don't know why but the 'latin' countries seem to be rubbish at snooker just like they are rubbish at decent music. Apparently with music, it is because their language is too soft and you need a good few hard sounds to make your point in decent music. These are not my thoughts but I read it somewhere once.
With snooker, the northern Europeans are better than the southern. This is a shame as it would be good to have a wider range of players and commentators.
'Ou est le cue-ball venir?'
'Il y a la belle Vicki sur le balcon'
'Je voulais regarder un peu de course cet après-midi. Je serai chanceux de regarder le bucking Match of the Day'