How They Build Snooker Tables

Empty snooker table with green cloth and wooden sides

Those of you who watch the annual World Snooker Championship know how exciting hitting a ball with a wooden cue can be. The skill, the drama, the underdogs, the eerie silence as the winning shot is lined up.

With so much to take in it is easy to forget how much effort goes into bringing an event like that into reality. In particular, there are hidden heroes of snooker that assemble multiple tables at incredible speed and at an equally incredible level of precision.

Watch them in action at 2017’s World Snooker Chamionship in England:

With so many things that can go wrong, it is amazing that they seem to pull through every time.

To the hidden heroes of snooker, we raise our glass.

Tournament dates can be found here.