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How do you play nine ball pool?

The game uses 10 balls; the 1 through 9 balls, plus the cue ball. Any number of players can play, but typically only two players play.

The setup:

The numbered balls are arranged in a four-sided 'diamond formation' with the 1 ball up front and on the spot and the 9 ball in the center of the formation. The arrangement of the other balls is not important. To see a proper starting formation, click on the RELATED LINK below.

The first shooter 'breaks' the formation when he shoots the cue ball from behind the foul line and hits the 1 ball. If any numbered ball except the 9 ball sinks, the player shoots again. If the 9 ball is sunk on the break, that player wins, and a new game is set up.

The object is to sink the 9 ball. Trick is to accomplish this by hitting the lowest numbered ball on the table with the cue ball first.

Failure to hit the lowest numbered ball first is a foul, and the opponent then gets 'ball in hand' which means he can place the cue ball anywhere in the table top he wants in preparation for his shot. Sinking the cue ball in a pocket is also a foul, with the same penalty.

The shooting player gets to continue shooting as long as he doesn't foul and if he sinks any numbered ball on each shot. If the player fouls or if he fails to sink a numbered ball, the shot passes to the next player.

The player who sinks the 9 ball without a foul on the shot wins the game.

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Which athlete competed in the 400 meter race that is competing in the para-olympics?

The athlete who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, who is also competing at the Paralympics, is Oscar Pistorius of South Africa.

What are the people called in the paralympics?

Athletes, or Paralympians, in the same way that athletes in the Olympics are called Olympians.

How old do you have to be to join the paralympics?

I pretty sure it is around 16

Sorry if i'm wrong...

Why was the Paralympics introduced?

The Paralympicss were introduced in 1960 in Rome. They are really important because it give disabled people the chance to do things they really want to do and it shows us that disabled people are equal to us and they can do anything they want if they can just belive in themselves.

When was the last time the paralympics was in London?

The last Olympics held in London was in 1948

How many medals did Great Britain win at the 2008 Olympics?

Great Britain won 28 medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics, 11 gold, 10 silver, and 7 bronze. Gold medalists for Great Britain: 1) Ben Ainslie - Sailing

2) Stephanie Cook - Modern pentathlon

3) Jonathan Edwards - triple jump

4) Richard Faulds - Target shooting

5) Audley Harrison - Boxing, super heavyweight division

6) Denise Lewis - heptathlon

7) Ian Percy - Sailing

8) Jason Queally - Cycling

9) Shirley Robertson - Sailing

10) James Cracknell, Tim Foster, Matthew Pinsent, and Steve Redgrave - Rowing, coxless four

11) Louis Attrill, Simon Dennis, Rowley Douglas, Luka Gruber, Ben Hunt-Davis, Andrew Lindsay, Fred Scarlett, Steve Trapmore, and Kieran West - Rowing, Eights

What are the sports for the Paralympics?

See the Related Links for "The Paralympics Games" to the bottom for the answer. This depends very much on the person's mobility, disposition and mood as well as on the place where s/he is living, weather conditions and available help. But I have seen several persons on their wheelchairs playing basketball and handall, also fishing, bowling and playing chess too. Hope this helps!

Are there different sports in the paralympics?

If you go to the official paralympics web site, there is a pdf file for each sport which can be downloaded explaining each code classification. It is quite complicated as there are lots of criteria to meet for a classification which is explained in the manual. The site is

EG. S1

1. Tetraplegia or polio comparable to a complete lesio

n below C5.

control and very limited movements of all limbs for

propulsion.

3. Severe arthrogryposis affect all four limbs with

severely restricted movement in the upper limbs and lim

ited

propulsion in the lower limbs.

What questions you can ask Paralympics person?

There are a lot of questions that would be considered to be the best questions to ask an Olympian. One question would be 'What type of workout do you perform?'. Another good question would be 'What do you find most exciting about competing at the Olympic level?'

How many deaf people have participated in the Olympics?

Deaf people play in the deaflympics which is there own olympics set for Deaf individuals only who have a hearing loss of 55 decibels or more in their good ear. Deaf athletes are not allowed to play in the paralympics because they are not physically disabled.

What town is home to the paralympics?

No it was actually in Germany

Who is the youngest Paralympic swimmer?

If you have a younger sister or brother, they are the youngest pro athlete.

When where the first paralympics held?

it was invented in 1960 rome

Is diving in the paraolimpics?

Yes diving is in the paralympics. It was in the Beijing Paralympics 2008.

Not sure

Why isn't America competing at the paralympics?

Because today any new sport that wants to become an Olympic sport has to have both male and female athletes.

What channel are the Paralympics on?

yes by BBC television

What does the paralympic flag mean?

Go to Wikipedia and search under Paralympic Symbols. It has a good description of the flag/logo and some historical background information about it and other paralympic symbols.

Is the Paralympic torch relay different for the Olympics?

Olympic torch-bearers, nominated by sponsors of the Olympic games, carry the Olympic flame from its source, in Athens, to the main stadium, using a series of gas-filled Olympic torches, much like a relay race. Each torch-bearer is given their own Olympic torch (which they keep) which is lit by the Olympic flame carried by the previous torch-bearer. To preserve the flame's continuity, the Olympic flame is carried in special safety-lamps while travelling by air or sea. Once at the main stadium, during the opening ceremony, the final torch-bearer lights the Olympic beacon which remains lit throughout the games. The Olympic flame is therefore the flame itself, while the Olympic torches are the receptacles that carried the flame from Athens to the main stadium.

What are the rules for paralympic water polo?

Water polo is sort of like hand ball, in the water (without touching the ground), and alot more aggressive...

The first thing you need to know is that you can only ever touch the ball with one hand. You can use either hand, but only one at a time. The game consists of 4 quarters, each aroun 6-8 minutes long, depending on the league.

The game starts with a swim off. All the players from each team (on opposite ends of the pool) have to be touching the wall, and when the ref blows the whistle, they drop the ball in the middle of the pool and both teams swim to get it. The play goes on from here.

The point of the game is, obviously, to score on the other team's net. It is legal for a player to do whatever they want to you (this is where it gets aggressive) while you have the ball, but as soon as you drop it (this is a foul), they aren't allowed.

those are the very basic rules...It's a very fun sport, and i would suggest it to any strong-ish swimmers looking for an exciting sport :)

How many countries participate in the Paralympic games?

Almost 4,000 athletes from 136 countries competed in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. More can be found at www.paralympics.com. Click on the '2004 Paralympic Games Medal Count' link on this page to see the countries that had medallists in the 2004 Paralympic Games.