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# Snooker Loopy

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### #1 Nep Ton

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:30 PM

Player A and player B are playing a frame of snooker against each other, following proper snooker rules which are observed by the officiating referee.

Aggregate score is the points scored by player A added to the points scored by player B.

At the end of the frame of snooker what is the lowest possible aggregate score for the whole frame?

I want the answer and the reasoning behind it (no matter how unlikely it sounds, it is possible)
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### #2 rvc113

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:43 PM

Spoiler for

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### #3 DONNIX

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:54 PM

Yup 42. A beat B 22-20

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### #4 dnf 68

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:26 PM

42 is the correct answer, however, i know its not possible but what if player A mirraculously pots 15 reds in one shot and the cue ball also goes in therefor commiting a foul the ref should then give player A no points and player B 4 points. Player B then goes on to pot all remaining colours as the reds cannot be returned to the table after a foul, scores 27 giving a total aggregate score of 31!

i know this is practically impossible, but the question states 'no matter how unlikely it sounds'.
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### #5 Nep Ton

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:52 PM

31 is the best effort so far. And yes i did expect that good attempt. But it is still not the correct answer you can get lower..
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### #6 rvc113

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

0 if 1 player concede the frame without potting.
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### #7 dnf 68

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:12 PM

lower than 31!

so, if player B misses the pink giving him a total of 18, foul=4,yellow, green, brown and blue=18 there will only be 13 left on the table for player A to get, he is unable to get a snooker because the ball positions dont allow it.

So player A gives the frame to player B 18 points to 0!
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### #8 Nep Ton

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:20 PM

wow dnf what a great effort I must applause your thinking.. BUT you are still wrong.

I can't remember the name of the magazine that had this problem in it but it was circulated to most UK snooker clubs around about 1984. I was a referee at the time. Nobody got the answer and the prize was given to the person who actually got the nearest.

perhaps i should give you all 6 days and 3 hours to work it our ( 147 hours)
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### #9 Nep Ton

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:35 PM

oh yes also need to let you know technically if a player concedes or retires from a frame of snooker his/her opponent should be awarded all remaining points on the table. so dnf you still really have 18+13=31 sorry
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### #10 Nep Ton

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:41 PM

0 if 1 player concede the frame without potting.

nope the referee would award all possible points to the other person who would win 147.... nill
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