My name is Mario, I'm 20 and I'm from Brazil. I was born in Sao Paulo (many of you may have heard about) but nowadays I live in a smaller city called Campo Grande. I've been playing, watching and loving snooker for 6 months now, but I'm already a huge fan.
Snooker scene down here isn't the greatest, though you may have seen Itaro Santos and Igor Figueiredo showing some decent snooker during the world cup, there are a lot of obstacles to play snooker here. The first thing is that snooker is generally related to misspent youth and time, though it's considered a sport, people don't see it as one. The second problem is that we don't use the regular 12x6 feet table, our tables are smaller and the main rule used here is a lot different. If you read Steve Davis' autobiography you may know what I'm talking about. The table is smaller, the balls are bigger and the pockets are tighter. There's only one red and the six colours. This is the rule in wich I learned to play, and it's basically the only rule players play on snooker halls. Some of them also play six red snooker with regular balls and pockets (as I do), but most of the older players don't like it. It's already a big thing that the national competitions are being played on 12x6 feet table, but there aren't many people that have access to it. So, playing on a 12x6 feet table is a dream yet to come true.
If anyone want to know a little bit more about brazilian snooker rule, here's a video of Steve Davis playing the great late Roberto Carlos (one of the most famous brazilian players in history, alongside Rui Chapeu) in a match that took place in Sao Paulo, 1986. On this trip to Brazil, Tony Meo and Barry Hearn came alongside Steve Davis.
So, that's it. I hope we'll have a wonderfull time discussing this beautiful game, and I hope there are some brazilian mates here!
- Posts: 3
- Joined: 19 June 2015
- Location: Brazil
- Snooker Idol: Steve Interesting Davis
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