The birthplace of Snooker

Summer capital of Madras Presidency
February 15, 2018
The Ooty Lake is a manmade structure
February 15, 2018

The game of Snooker was invented over a century ago at the Ootacamund Club. A notice in the billiards room explains that Colonel Sir Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain of the British Army shouted “snooker” (the word for a junior cadet at the Officers Academy at Woolwich) when his opponent failed to pot a ball, one rainy afternoon at the Club. Soon he and the other players developed first official set of rules of the game in 1882.

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