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TenBall - Its snooker - For the '90s!
June 2, 2014 1:02 PM   Subscribe

This video shows highlights of the inaugural (and only) Tenball tournament. Hosted by Phillip Schofield with 6 time World Snooker Champion Steve Davis. (The action starts at 16:50 but in the first few minutes Steve Davis explains the differences between Tenball and Snooker) [wiki][slyt]
posted by marienbad (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm at work now so I can't watch the whole thing. But please, somebody tell me that at some point, one the commentators will say, "Oh, and that's a bad miss..." after a shot.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 1:17 PM on June 2 [5 favorites]


Direct link to Wikipedia - the link in the OP is YouTube pointing out to the Wikipedia article.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:29 PM on June 2


For those that don't know the background on the first comment:

"Oh, and that's a bad miss"
posted by mcstayinskool at 1:38 PM on June 2 [5 favorites]


mcstayinskool beat me to it!
posted by Kitteh at 2:30 PM on June 2


Tenball seems to be gloriously needlessly complex. Perhaps in an attempt to grapple with this, the rules recap around 8.50 is delivered in a manner not unlike a public information broadcast about what to do in the event of nuclear war.
posted by numes with an s at 4:16 PM on June 2


OK, so it's like snooker but with 9-ball elements and "designed for the modern audience."

Hmm, if this was the first video and it was just for TV, guess maybe it wasn't quite all there? Shades of Chess 2.

Also, I think I may have had those frames and a shirt like that in the 90s. That was weird to look at.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:41 AM on June 3


Perhaps in an attempt to grapple with this, the rules recap around 8.50 is delivered in a manner not unlike a public information broadcast about what to do in the event of nuclear war.

That is how gameshow rules were given out during the 1990s.
posted by ambrosen at 2:29 PM on June 3


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