Dan-cat wrote:The Walnut - ha!
SF - a game is the same as a frame. Most snooker players and pundits use the word frame and game interchangeably. When I first started playing in Yorkshire it was always 'best of 3 games'
Hi, Dan. Actually, I think that is a Yorkshire thing because I learned it the same way as you and of course, Joe Johnson is a Yorkshireman himself. In fact though I came to learn later that "game" is specifically defined in the rules and it is not meant to mean the same as "frame". "Game" by definition is more of a synonym of "match"....
(from the rules, Section 2:)
A game is an agreed or stipulated number of frames."
The way I think of it is that you go down to pub to have a "game" of snooker with your mate or mates, informal. A professional, on the other hand (but really the same thing) will have to win a "match" to advance in the tournament, formal.
Myself, I wish the commentators wouldn't dumb down the "top of the table" and "bottom of the table" for television viewing. Back in the day, Clive (and Ted Lowe of course) always used to refer to table positions properly, but the modern guys call it like it looks on the tv screen....a red on the Black cushion is now said to be "below the Black" when clearly by proper semantics, that red is actually "above the Black". Drives me nuts...