Snooker originates from around 300-400 years ago, it probably spawned Pool, 8 and 15 ball variaties and Billiards a game involving a Black, White and a dot ball, where players score, potting either of the two balls, deflecting off one ball into a pocket, (in off), or onto another ball, (cannon) and a combination of such shots, until they fail to score, or reach a fixed points target.
Bascially in Snooker you get a Green cloth,(baize), large size table, mostly wood, sometimes slates underneath the cloth, 12ft long, 6ft wide, with a Yellow, (2pts), Green, (3pts), Brown, (4pts), Blue, (5pts), Pink, (6pts), Black, (7pts) and 15 reds.
The players attempt to pot a red followed by a colour, then after all reds are gone, the colours in order of value.
Maximum score is 147.
The person attempts to win a Frame, of which small matches can be best of 5 frames, but in big tournaments, usually the final, matches can be best of 37.
For a big tournament, the winner could get around £140,000 for a 2 week tournament, so it's a pretty good earner if you're good enough.
I won't waffle on about terminology and little rules, as it's not important right now.
Don't know if you could, but if you can, you could if you wanted check out You Tube, and look up some of these people.
There are plenty more players obviously, but you might find stuff relating to how it's played, as it's a very skillful game.