Sunday Times Teaser 3184 – Four Away
by Peter Good
Published Sunday October 01 2023 (link)
The rectangular snooker table had four corner pockets and two centre pockets (one each in the middle of the left and right sides, which were 12ft long). A ball always left the cushions at the same angle as it struck them. The cue ball was by the bottom right corner pocket and Joe hit it off the left cushion; it bounced off another seven cushions without hitting a ball or entering a pocket, then entered the right centre pocket. Four away!
Joe replayed the shot but the cue ball hit the left cushion further up the table than before, bounced another ten times without hitting a ball or entering a pocket, then entered the right centre pocket. Four away!
How much further up the table did the second shot hit the left cushion?