Definition of blind draw

Random method for pairing of opponents when setting up a bracket system for a tournament.

24 Random Essential Billiards Terms

Slang for the cue ball.
Four-ball is a carom billiards game. The game is played on a pocketless table with four balls, usually one light red, one dark red, and two whites (or just two reds and two whites). Each player is assigned one of the white balls as his own cue ball. A point is scored when a shooter caroms on any two other balls. Two points are scored when the player caroms on each of the three other balls.
Any shot where the cue ball is intentionally jumped into the air to clear an obstacle
This is a shot that attempts to move a number of balls onto your side of the table in a kind of herding attempt.
This is when you win a game of one pocket on your opponents break.
Same as side rail.
This is when a mistake is made in the shot and the resulting contact between balls forces you to miss the shot.
Also known as slop. To pocket a ball by luck; "he ratted in the 9 ball"; usually employed disapprovingly.
This is the act of disturbing you opponents good looking balls in the hope that they might move over and help you out in the game of one pocket.
To move a ball (usually deliberately) from a safe position, e.g. close to the middle of a cushion or in a cluster, so that it becomes pottable.
Chiefly American: The half of the table in which the object balls are racked (in games in which racked balls are used). This usage is conceptually opposite that in British English, where this end of the table is called the top. Contrast head.
Same as follow (top spin).
To "give someone weight" is to give them a handicap so the game is more even in skill level. If one player is significantly better than the other in a game, then you can add some weight, more or less balls for someone, to even the difficulty load between each player.
This is a player that will regularly loose money to a particular player that is obviously a better player.
This is a game played with the same balls and similar scoring methods of carom, but with pockets on the table, and more scoring opportunities awarded when certain balls are sunk in combination.
When a ball is given as a handicap it often must be called (generally tacit). A wild handicap means the ball can be made in any manner specifically without being called.
This is what happens when a player sends the cue ball into a cluster of balls that will in turn spread out in an unpredictable fashion.
This is when you aim at one particular object ball that is not meant to go in the pocket, but is instead meant to contact another object ball which will continue the combination process or be pocketed.
A player's turn at the table, also known as an inning.
This is the International Billiards and Snooker Federation. This organization governs non-professional snooker and billiards play all over the world.
This is an object ball that essentially covers up a path necessary for sinking the desired object ball.
When the object ball banked of a rail goes directly in a pocket without kissing or touching any other object balls.
This is a shot where the cue ball contacts an object ball and moves it along a path, but because the cue ball is still in motion it re-contacts the object ball and pushes it in the pocket after it stops.
This is the final object ball you need to pocket in order to win a game of one pocket.