RULES: Here are the general rules approved
by the Billiard Congress of America that apply to all pocket billiard
games unless otherwise noted by the rules under the specific and
One of the most popular game in billiards, 9-ball is played
with nine object balls numbered one through nine and a cue ball.
On each shot the first ball the cue ball contacts must be the
lowest-numbered ball on the table, but the balls need not be pocketed
read more about the 9-ball rules for more details.
RULES: A call
shot game played with a cue ball and fifteen object balls. One
player must pocket balls with solid colors while the other player
pockets the stripes. The player who first pockets his group and
then legally pockets the 8-ball wins the game
read more about
the 8-ball rules for more details.
OPEN TABLE RULES: The
table is "open" when the choice of groups (stripes or
solids) has not yet been determined. When the table is open, it
is legal to hit a solid first to make a stripe or vice-versa
more about open table rules for 8-ball.
RULES: Anything goes in 3 Ball. The only steadfast
rule is the scoring of the shots where the number of shots it
takes a player to break and pocket all balls is their score. There
are also no innings in 3 Ball as it is designed for one player
read more about the 3-ball rules for more details.
POCKET RULES: A unique game in which only two of
the six pockets are employed for legal scoring, any ball may be
played and need not be called. Its a game that requires
a wide variety of strokes, cue ball control, shot-making ability,
patience and defensive strategy
read more about the one pocket
rules for more details.
RULES: This is a nomination game where the player
must nominate a ball and a pocket. The player is awarded one point
for every correctly nominated and pocketed ball on a legal stroke,
and is allowed to continue his turn until he either fails to pocket
a nominated ball or commits a foul
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continuous rules for more details.
BILLIARDS RULES: A game with three colored balls
which are a little bit heavier and bigger than ordinary pool balls,
players rack up in a table with no pockets having a dimension
of 5 feet x 10 feet
read more about the carom billiards for
COMPITITION: The adopted the rules of play by the
International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation governing
all international competitions concerning wheelchair pocket billiards
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