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A foul in snooker is given when a player violates one of various rules governing the game. This can be due a missed shot, the incorrect ball being potted, or a number of other mistakes that can occur.
A frame is the name given to a single game of snooker – a match is made up of a pre-determined amount of frames. A frame one foul, therefore, is the term given to a foul or indiscretion during the first frame of a match.
Snooker is another sport that bookmakers can offer many markets on, as there are so many details and individual events that take place during a match.
There are a good selection of markets related to the first frame of a match and this includes the amount of fouls played – or the amount of foul points accrued during the frame.
Snooker referees are also allowed to call ‘a foul and a miss’ if they deem that the player has not attempted sufficiently well to overcome a tough shot – so this can also be factored into the amount of betting markets a bookmaker can offer.
If there are a high number of fouls committed during a frame it means that the final score can end up higher than usual as well. The most points scored in a single frame of snooker was between Peter Lines and Dominic Dale at the 2012 Wuxi Classic qualifiers. Dale conceded 14 fouls – for a total of 60 points – and Lines committed eight fouls that cost him 36 points.