What is Club 74?
Club 74 is just a clever variation of normal Snooker which, by its simple design, tends to create shorter frame times and improved player performance. The Rules of Club 74 are nearly identical to normal Snooker with just a handful of "exception rules" which are detailed HERE.
Club 74 Snooker is a modified version of standard snooker developed for the purpose of advanced snooker gameplay requiring high scoring ability from participants in order to succeed. It is intended to maintain the original spirit and strategy of the traditional game, but emphasis tends to be on offensive scoring tactics rather than defensive strategy. Club 74 Snooker is a true test of scoring skill as luck or circumstance will rarely determine a winner due to the nature of the game. If neither player is able to score to the required standard of 74 points, the final frame result is considered to be a draw.
Experience shows that to understand Club 74 well, about three or four "practice" frames will be required. After the Club 74 thought process is indoctrinated, the game is very easy to understand and the players will then begin to realize the benefits of this variation.