Any foul when shooting on the black is an automatic loss for the player who fouled.
If the white follows the black in, then you lose in any case.
the person who pots the white and black ball at the same time loses.
No, the 8 ball must be potted on it's own, potting it with another ball is a foul.
ADD: Technically correct, but not complete...potting it with another ball is a foul, but as the rules state, pocketing the 8 ball on a foul is loss of game.
Efren Reyes is one one the great Filipino 9 ball players. His name is Efren Reyes, the "Bata" nickname is used to refer to him rather than his father, also named Efren Reyes.
Full splice cues are not necessarily better, but they are a more traditional way of making a pool cue. You will hear many people claim that a pool cue shoots better because it is full splice or that a cue plays like a one piece. Most bar cues are one piece full splice pool cues, but don't always play the greatest. The truth of a pool cue is that any pool cue can play great regardless of it's construction technique as long as it has been crafted with quality as a priority. Full splice cues are usually only produced by custom cue makers these days, because they are more time consuming and expensive to produce by mass production cue companies. It is much easier to let a cnc machine carve out a cue then it is to cut actual splice points. From a wood stand point, it is cheaper to use small pieces of wood with good grain to fill those cnc machined inlay points as opposed to finding large pieces of wood with acceptable grain to make a full spliced cue. The wood that it would take to make one full splice cue can produce many nice looking cnc machined inlays. I think that full splice cues are outstanding because of the construction technique and increasing rarity of them. As far as their playability goes, if it is made with quality it will play as good as any other quality cue you have used. Don't let the price or name fool you about a good pool cue. Most of what you pay for are the number of inlays, splices, materials used, and the name that come with the cue.
All Brunswick pool tables generally come apart the same way - if it has a ball return, this is removed first along with the ball catch. Next, the rails can be removed as one large assembly (good when just changing surface cloth), or removed one at a time using the bolts underneath - the pockets must be removed first if the rails are being taken apart. Then, the surface is exposed - remove any brads or staples holding the cloth and rip the cloth off. This exposes the screw holes that hold down the slate - these need to be cleaned out and the screws removed. After removing hte slate, all nuts and bolts for the table foundation are now exposed and the rest of the disassembly is simple.
Each time you stroke the cue ball to the left or right of center, some degree of english is applied. (Note that english is not capitalized, it has nothing to do with England.)
How much english you get is based on 4 factors - how far from cue ball center contact is made; how long the cue tip stays in contact with the cue ball; condition of the cue tip; condition of the cue ball and pool table playing surface. To increase the amount of english, a soft cue tip is required and the player must accelerate the cue as contact is made with the cue ball, resulting in staying in contact for a longer period. In addition, if you have a cue that you know you will use english with quite regularly, the tip should have the "dime" shape. Cue tips are typically shaped to the curvature of either a nickel or a dime. The shape of a dime allows the tip to stay in contact with the cue ball longer than the nickel shape, improving english.
It's a shot in pool where you hit the ball, much like cutting a carrot, making the ball spin around (masse) the obstructing ball. It's an art and takes practice. Some hit the masse pointing the cue vertically.
Yes. Shooting pool one-handed is not recognized as a separate game or type of play for conventional tournaments. However, there are local pool halls that hold smal local tournaments for players that want to use their one handed skills. Becauase this is not a recognized form of play, these will be difficult to find and will require contacting the pool halls in your area.
Ronnie O'Sullivan currently uses a John Parris cue. You can view the range of cues Parris Cues offer or customize your own cue on their official website: https://www.parriscues.com/
That may have been true but i know Ronnie has been using a Hunt & Osborne Green Plate cue for about a year now. That pleases me because i have been using Robert Osborne and Will Hunt cues for many years. Their work is second to none. Check them out at
Coin operated Brunswick pool tables can be purchased from a variety of places. They are available for purchase from websites including Home Leisure Direct and Monkey Gamesroom.
Geometry plays a very important part of billiards. An understanding of angles of action and re-action as balls bounce off other balls and rails can be very beneficial when learning how to play pool.
The value is about $100, regardless of size, if it is in excellent condition. There is no resale value to the general public, because slate doesn't go bad. The only potential purchaser is a major retailer who may want the slate to be able to replace a set that was damaged in handling. The slate must be replaced as a set for multiple piece slate.
If you made the shot off of the eight ball it only counts if you call it off the eight.
If the slate isn't installed, there is no method. If it is installed, you need to use a damp cloth, not wet, and simply wipe it down. If a cleaner is needed because of a spill (soda etc.) you will almost certainly destroy the plaster of paris used to smooth the surface. The table will need resurfacing.
There is no list of century break makers I have been able to find. However, the related link shows the list of those with over 100 centuries.
21, 22 if you count the white 15 reds, a black, a pink, a blue, a green a brown and a yellow
International rules state the ball shall weigh 2.7 grams and be 40 millimeters in diameter.
526 balls is the highest record, it was set by willie mosconi on march 19, 1954 at a exhibition in the east high billiards club in springfield ohio. a family member of mine was there, talked about it every year
Pocket billiards is generally agreed to have morphed from an outdoor game played on grass, with mallets very similar to croquet. It was moved indoors, and rails and pockets added as the game evolved. Perhaps the single most important revolution to the game was the addition of leather tips, which added a great deal of control to the "strike".
One key point is that I have described pocket billiards, which is...billiards with pockets. Billiards refers to any game where one has balls that strike each other.
It was a feature length movie about pool, including a few scenes at a national tournament. Hundreds of cues were used in that movie.
There is no such thing as a billiards bounce. A person that does not know the proper terms might call a jump shot, a scoop shot, or a carom a "bounce" but this in incorrect.
The term bounce is not a billiards term, but there are "tricks" where the word bounce can be used - one such is when racking, placing all the balls except the 8 ball in the rack, and then dropping the 8 ball on the rail to make it "bounce" into the center of the rack.
A billiard room is a room in a house or other building in which there is a billiard table.
3.5 grams and price varies by location.
Why do you want to know?
400$ to to 525$
There is no record of the first billiards games. However it is documented it was being played in the 1420's on tables similar to those used today.