Pool Table/Billiards Resources
Billiard Insights on ThoughtCo.com
In this page on About.com's ThoughtCo.com, you'll get the latest news and insights into the game of billiards. This includes the different formats of tournaments, rules of the game, the greatest tricks shots, and tips how to play and easily win a game. There is also a separate article about straight pool, which is also called the 14.1 continuous pool. Here, you will learn the basics of the game, the challenges, and how to play safe. A separate article talks about the triangular cue stick. There are also articles about billiard experts, including the late great Willie Mosconi, aka The Mosc.
8-Ball Pool Rules on World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA)
Whether you are going to play 8-ball pool as a hobby or you want to be a professional player someday, you must first know how to play it properly. To start with, here are set of rules provided by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), the international governing body for pocket billiards. This includes knowing who will make the first break shot, the proper arrangement of the fifteen balls, the rules of break shot, the meaning of open table, when your opponent should start to play, how to declare a winner, and when a stalemate can happen. There is also a list of standard fouls that you should avoid, including the serious ones.
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How to Assemble Set up a Pool Table
The site includes everything you need to know to assemble set up a pool table. Includes how to measure how much room you need, tools you'll need for set up, pool table tools including staple pullers, featherstrip blocks, straight edge and t-bolt wrenches, and more. Included is a felt installation guide. Pool glossary including information about backed slate, non-directional cloth, Simonis cloth, 3 piece slate, used and antique pool tables and when to replace a pool table or its cloth is included.