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Let’s Play Knokkers. A New Sport Has Been Invented!

Updated on October 29, 2011

This time I want to write something light but it still nice to be followed. The first time I saw this informations, this could be a great hub. Not all of us knew this information. I want to write about unique sport. If you liked something unique, you are in the right place. Actually I am rather confused to classify this, between sport or kind of games. But most of people classify this with sport categories. So I’ll follow them. I have a question for you. Have you ever tried to play billards? Or have you ever try bowling before? If you ever tried biilards, you may know this sport from the appearance. But if you ever tried bowling, you may familiar how to throw the ball to knock down some pins in front of you.  But if you never tried both of these sports before, you will find something enjoyable between billards and bowling. Personally, I never played both of these sports before. But I hope this hub useful for you to add you references about other sports. Curious… please continued to read!

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This sport called knockers. What is knokkers actually? Knokkers is a new sport that combines two elements of bowling and billiards. Knokkers was played on the table four times the size of normal billiard table. We can see the appearance from the pictures below looks like billiard table. But it’s bigger than normal billiard table.

courtesy of http://www.izismile.com
courtesy of http://www.izismile.com

This game is so different with other game, I mean for bowling and billyards. If billyards you need a stick to hit the ball but you don’t need any sticks at this game. But you must use your hands to throw the ball. You also don’t need several pins like in bowling game. By using the ball like bowling we hit others ball like billiards on the table with size 15 x 30 feet. The regulation is like common pool game. If we want to play this game, we have to follow the rules of 8-ball billiards. For you who love billiards wouldlove this game. But we need more power to throw the ball. It’s like we play bowling. Once you have touched the ball, you can't move until you’ve taken the shot. But if you have long arm it made you easier to play this sport.

Who is the person behind this game or this sport? Beginning in 1985, Steve Wienecke, from Fredericktown, Missouri, a former local football player who worked as an assistant parole who is also an inventor in his spare time has a great idea of knokkers. It looks crazy idea to make a giant pool table like something come up from his mind, but year after year had passed by until finally in 2008 he could realize his dreams. At that year, Steve started working to realize his idea. His wife thought he was crazy, but after seeing his idea began to form. She gave her husband motivation to realize his dream. And after 200 hours of hard work, finally knokkers table was complete. Steve also created a portable table made of plastic. It can transported anywhere.

courtesy of http://brianjnoggle.com
courtesy of http://brianjnoggle.com

I get new information about knokkers website. I don’t know this site belongs to Steve or not. From this site, knokkers usually playable in malls, bars, hotels, arcades, venues, parties and homes. If you want to know more about this game or you want to rent a knokkers’ table, you can visit http://www.knokkers.com for detail and more information. It also said that this game was safe, fast-faced, and entertaining for others to watch.

I hope by reading this hub we can get some motivation in doing the best for us. And we can learn how to achieve our dream. I know we need a lot of work to achieve this. This is not “Aladin story” where we can rub the teapot and we get everything we want. There is no genie in this case that can help us. We only need passion, hard work, prayer and a little of “luck” factor. If Steve can make this, I believe we can also make better one…amen. So, want to play with knokkers?

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      Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Very Cool, and a nice work out at that, I love pool so I would love to play this game. How do you come up this this awesome hubs you write about. Of course I am your greatest fan and friend of course. rate up up fun fun, love & peace darski

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      rpalulis 6 years ago from NY

      Wow, this is awesome, the best of two games in one. I bet this is a lot of fun and would love to try it.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Darski for coming to this hub and give your vote to this information. I hope you can try this game soon. You also my favorite too. Take care!

      Prasetio,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, rpalulis. Nice to see you again. I hope you can test this game soon. Cheers....

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      I think, pras, that if anyone wants to try playing this new game of Knokkers, the first thing they might want to do is buy some sturdy steel plated boots for their feet. I can just see some of those players in your photos getting injured for life when one of those heavy balls hits their unprotected foot that is wearing only a flimsy sneaker.

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      How interesting Prasetio. I have never heard of this game. I do wonder though if anyone gets hurt. Do they play this at bars or community centers or what. Very fun to learn about something new.

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      I love how you bring the most interesting topics to your readers. Great job! I don't think people should be too concerned about getting hurt. You can get hurt doing any sport. It's just a matter of being careful and common sense. I personally would love to try this as I like both sports. Thanks for the info.

      Sharyn

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      It's always fun and funny to try something new dear nephew. God bless you Prasetio!

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      This is a new game to me and looks like a lot of fun, plus anything so active is healthy. Voted/rated up.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      You never cease to amaze me. I never heard of this new "sport" but it looks like fun.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, drbj for dropping by and share your opinion about this sport. I never thought about this before. Your comment very valuable. But everything has a consequence, like injuries. We must be careful, but still fun, right! Take care!

      Prasetio,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Minnetonka Twin for coming to this hub and know how you interested with kind of this game. I have the same idea with you. It's fun to learn something new. Take good care! Prasetio:)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Sharyn's. Nice to see you again. Thanks for share your thought about knokkers. I am glad to know you love this information. I hope you can try this game soon. Take care. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to this hub, my uncle. I am so happy you love knokkers. We get so much fun during the game. God bless you too.

      Your nephew, prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Pamela. I am glad to see you again and know how you love this game. I believe knokkers was fun and healthy. Thank you so much for coming and leave your comment. Take care!

      Love and peace,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, POP. Thanks for dropping by. I am glad to share this information for you. I hope this hub useful for us. Cheers... ~prasetio

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      I'm "bowled over" by another your awsome hubs Prasetio.;)

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      vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

      a really cool hub my friend, I've never heard of this before it looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing this with us.

      God Bless

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      I've been playing with knokkers for many years Prasetio but never realized it was a sport. Great hub,as always! Peace!! Tom

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Mentalist acer. I am glad you entertained with this information. You always accepted here. Take care!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      This is such a cool and fun game! I could easily get a few balls and play it with my family and friends. It will definitely give us a good sweat of exercise. :) Voted up!

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      Sun Pen 50 6 years ago from Srilanka

      Game seems to be great. But above all your ingenuity in bringing up new hub ideas has to be commended... and envied too. Thanks for another great hub with interesting good info.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, vietnamvet68 for coming to this hub. I am glad you liked this information. I hope this hub useful for you and you can try this sport soon. Take care! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Tom. Nice to see you again and thanks for share your experience about this sport for many years. I thought you have wonderful experience with knokkers and get a lot of fun. Cheers... best, prasetio:)

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      CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Looks like a fascinating game to play prasetio, so thanks for introducing me to it. A really good game for those of us who can't seem to manage a snooker cue!

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      ghomefitness 6 years ago from Chicago,IL

      That looks like fun, but you definately do not want to set your beer on the game table!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thakns, Ingenira for share your thought about this hub and vote this hub up. I have the same idea with you. We can play this sport with our family or friend. A lot of sweat but fun indeed. Take care!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks for introducing the game / sport of Knokkers to me. I had never heard of it but like others have already said, it looks like fun. You always come up with the most interesting subjects! Voted up and useful.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Sun Pen 50. I just give the best for us. I thought hubpages is the best place for me to share useful information like this one. Take care!

      Prasetio,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, CMHypno. Thanks for dropping by and share your thought about this sport. I hope you always entertained with all my hubs, including this one. Hopefully we can try this soon. God bless you!

      Love and peace,

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This looks like a lot of fun. Where do they play this. It looks like bowling without the alleys. Fun hub Pras.

      Cheers

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, ghomefitness. Nice to see you again. Sorry for the pictures which is not convenient. Especially for the player who hold beer bottle. I thought they held a small party by playing snokkers too. But don't worry I don't drink. Thanks for give your attention to this hub. Cheers....

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Peggy. Thanks for coming to this hub and give your vote. I am glad you enjoy this information. Actually we can enjoy two games between bowling and pool. Of course, this always fun. Your comment really appreciated. Take care!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Ruby for dropping by. Your comment really appreciated. From some informations I got, we can play this sport in hotel, bars, malls, parties and even home. I hope you enjoy this information. Have a good day!

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      BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

      Interesting sport. I never heard of it before but I learned about it now. Nice hub.

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      I'm not very good at pool (billiards) or bowling . . . but maybe this combo sport will be right up my alley - Ha! Thanks

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      Pool and snooker are difficult enough using a queue, through a few beers in and this game might take a little while to complete, but it looks fun. Cheers

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      nifty@50 6 years ago

      Fascinating hub! This game would go over big at Hooter's, mainly because of the name similarities (references to women's breast) LOL! Hooter's are too small to house this game, so it would have to be played outside.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, BobbiRant for dropping by. I am glad you liked this information. Take care!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Truckstop Sally. Thanks for coming to this hub. I hope you can try this sport someday or soon. Cheers....

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, attemptedhumour. I agree with you. But it looks fan and nice to try. Thank you very much. Take care! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, nifty@50. Good to see you again. I never knew about Hooter's. Thanks for share about this game. I'll find out more about this. God bless you!

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      Knokkers is a game I will certainly enjoy. I wonder when will it reach South Africa. Prasetio, as always you've left me speechlesh in awe of your talent to discover the most strange and amazing places and happenings in this world. I will never stop following you. Take care!

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Interesting. the first picture,I think, tells it all. I have not bowled for many years but I used to enjoy it. I have only tried billiards a couple of times(although I am nto sure of the difference between billiards and pool.)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Martie. Thanks for dropping by and I am glad presenting this hub for you. I hope we get new inspiration to try another game like this one. You always accepted here, my friend. have a great day!

      Prasetio,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, dahoglund for dropping by and share your thought about your experience in bowling and billiards. It has to be so much fun. I am so happy to know how you enjoy this hub. I agree with you that pictures can tell something. Cheers..... Prasetio:)

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, this looks like great fun! I love the way that they keep coming up with new ideas for sport these days, cheers nell

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Cool hub, Prasetio and I bet a lot of folks go "hey - look at those knokkers!" (Sorry - I know - I just could not let that one slide and I'm really an evil old lady). I love bowling and this looks like something I might be able to do - less weight!

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      That sound great fun and thank you for introducing the game.

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      neeleshkulkarni 6 years ago from new delhi

      hey knok you around on a knocker table one of these days.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Nell. I hope you always enjoy my hub. I thought this game was so great to be played with our friend. Take care! Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Audrey. Welcome to this hub. I hope you enjoy knokkers as the new game and I am glad to know that you love bowling too. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Hello, hello. My friend, nice to see you here. I am proud to present this hub for you. Take care!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to this hub, neeleshkulkarni. I hope you enjoy this information. Take care!

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Never heard of this game but it certainly sounds fun. I love that you can actually get in the action. The inventor is ingenious and you're always one step of the game when it comes to writing informative hub. Rated up.

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      eudociadavis 6 years ago

      Great,I love to play this game....

      very interest game.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, anglnwu for share your thought about this sport and rated up. I hope this hub useful for us who want to play other sport like this one. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, eudociadavis. For dropping by. I am glad to know that. Take care!

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      optimus grimlock 6 years ago

      thats looks like so much fun!!! Great informative article I'll lookout for the game for sure!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to this hub, optimus grimlock. I am glad to know that you want to lookout for this game. I hope you can try it in person soon. Cheers... Prasetio:)

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      Pras, What fun this is an exciting new sport to me that looks like a lot of fun and games. Thanks for the great review and introduction to Knokkers a new sport has been invented. I love it and look forward to doing it soon. :) Katie

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Katie. I am so happy to know that you enjoy my review. I hope you can try this sport soon. God bless you, my friend. Cheers...... Prasetio:)

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      agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

      A unique game. That looks like snooker using giant balls. This is awesome and rated up !

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, agusfanani for dropping by and rated up this hub. I am glad you enjoy this information. I thought we never find this sport in our country, right. I hope we can see this in the future. Take care!

      prasetio

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      Fluffy77 6 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      I already like knokkers!! Wow, a combination of bowling meets pool we all play this for past times here so just fun anyway. Looks like it could be a good outdoor family game too, how fun!! Thanks for sharing this.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Fluffy77. Nice to see you again. I am glad this hub useful for you and I hope we can learn something new about this game. I am proud to present and share this hub for you. Cheers....

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