"Snooker. Lets be honest - not the most exciting sport ever to grace our television screens. Robot snooker on the other hand, is right up there with nude powerboat racing...Now obviously, its going to be mayhem out here, there will be balls going everywhere, it'll be Own Goal City. But we're not bothered, because when time's up, the roboteer with the least amount of balls will be taken outside, tied to a post...and just left there, really."
— Jeremy Clarkson
Snooker was one of the Trial events that featured during the first series of Robot Wars as a robotic version of the popular cue sport. Each robot was assigned a 'pocket' into which they had to push as many balls as they could before time ran out. Robots could push the balls into any of the five pockets but they would only get points for balls pushed into their own pockets and would score points for their opponents if the balls went into the wrong pocket. The robot with the fewest balls in its pocket when time ran out would be eliminated from the competition. In the event of a tie, the least active robot would be eliminated.