A set practice routine.
In British terminology, a bank shot.
24 Random Essential Billiards Terms
In snooker, the second-highest value colour ball, being worth six points.
A pejorative term for an improper rack in which the balls are not properly in contact with their neighbors, often resulting in a poor spread on the break.
An unintentional and often barely perceptible curve imparted to the path of the cue ball from the use of english without a level cue. Not to be confused with a swerve shot.
The cue ball's position after a shot. "Good" or "bad" in reference to a leave describe respectively and advantageous or disadvantageous position for the next shot, or to leave an incoming opponent safe.
This describes a player who is not particular good at completing long shots. They may have other skills that help them in the game of one pocket pool, but when faced with long shots; their execution is less than perfect.
Also slop shot. A luck shot. Compare fish, fluke and Lorengo; contrast mark and call. Also sloppy. Descriptive of any game where the rules have been varied to allow luck shots not normally allowed or where no foul rules apply.
This is a shot involving contact between the cue ball and an object ball which allows the cue ball to contact another object in order to sink a pocket with the second object ball.
Same as suit, predominantly in British terminology, i.e., in eight-ball either of the set of seven balls (reds or yellows) that must be cleared before potting the black. Generally used in the generic, especially in rulesets or articles, rather than colloquially by players.
This is the raised portion on the side of the table; the cushions are essentially rubber bumpers covered in the table cloth.
4d 7h 33m 55s
4d 15h 24m 9s
10d 1h 26m 17s
A players skill level, ball advantage or match advantage when using a handicapping system.
A misnomer for hand talc.
In the game 9 Ball, making the nine ball early with a legal shot, but not on the break.
In snooker, the highest-value baulk colour, worth 4 points.
Modification of the rules and/or scoring of a game to enable players of variable abilities to compete on a more even playing field. Examples of handicapping include spotting balls and giving games on the wire to an opponent. In league play, other forms of handicapping include awarding compensating points to a lesser-skilled team, or using numerical player ranking systems to adjust final scores between opponents of different skill levels.
The wrap is situated over the handle of the cue, below the forearm and above the butt. Common materials used are Irish linen, leather, or cork. These materials make sense, because they provide a sure grip, long life, and help to absorb moisture from the hand when you are sweating through a difficult rack. In addition, wraps are used to compliment the color or style of the cue stick and to elegantly complete the look.
Same as position. "She got good shape for the next shot". See also position play, leave.
The ball meant to be struck and sunk in your called shot.
A pool room employee who plays with a good degree of skill.
10d 16h 55m 58s
24d 3h 22m 25s
10d 15h 9m 17s
In APA, once a player has received at least 10 scores in a format, they will have established their skill level. Their established skill level can go up or down depending on their performance and is calculated by the APA
's Equalizer Handicap System
During a set if the opponent does not win a single game, they are said to have been skunked.
Australian: Defeated with all seven of one's object balls (in blackball or eight-ball) remaining on the table.
This describes balls that are not able to be made in a pocket, either because they are high up on the table, in a different pocket, or in a cluster that makes the shot difficult. This condition of being out of play obviously exists on different difficulty levels.
Area on the corner of a carom table, which is defined by a line between the second diamond on the side rail and the first diamond on the end rail, where only three successive points are allowed before the object ball must be cleared out of the area.