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6 Apr 2017

Loughborough's Dr Phil Sutton gives cue tips to help you amaze on the baize

In his starring-role-in-a-video big break, Loughborough University physicist Dr Phil Sutton gives us a potted guide to chalking your cue. And there's a chance you've been doing it wrong all this time!

The short video (which was picked up by ITV regional news this week) looks at the science of chalking and suggests the best method for doing so if you want to put a spin on the ball. 

So if your snooker game is a bit hit and miss, you'll want to check out Dr Sutton's cue tips by watching the video below:

The video is part of a short series on the theme of "Snooker Physics", produced by Dr Sutton and Loughborough University to coincide with the 2017 World Snooker Championship, including the physics behind "The Perfect Break".

In the other videos in the series, Dr Sutton explores the science behind adding top and bottom spin to a cueball and the curve shot, and explains how Shaun Murphy pulled off an apparently physics-defying trick shot in his second round clash with Ronnie O’Sullivan.