Accidentally causing the cue ball or any object ball to leave the table. It is normally a foul.
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This is the way your hand is configured to support the shaft of the cue during a shot.
Two or more object balls that are touching or are close together.
Deviation of a ball from its initial direction of travel. Often the result of a poor-quality table and may be an artifact of the cloth, the bed, a ball with uneven weight distribution, or simply the floor the table stands on being uneven.
To seal the pores of a wooden cue's shaft or to smooth out minor dents in the shaft by rubbing vigorously with some material.
To similarly vigorously rub the edge of a cue tip (especially a new one) to fortify it against mushrooming and ensure that it is perfectly flush with the ferrule.
When the cue ball is tucked behind the corner of a pocket, therefore not allowing a direct shot at the object ball.
To intentionally miss a shot (that results in a foul) in order to create a position for the cue ball that makes it hard for the other player to execute their shot. Not to be confused with a "Safety", since a safety is a legal hit.
Chiefly American: The cushion on the head rail. Compare bottom cushion; contrast foot cushion.
This is a timing device for monitoring and restricting shot times for a player.
1d 21h 1m
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3d 3h 28m 15s
26d 3h 32m 56s
1- Noun: A player's wager in a money game.
2- Verb:To provide part or all of a player's stake for a gambling session in which one is not a player. A person who stakes or backs a player is called a stakehorse or backer. "Stakehorse" can also be used as a verb.
When the tip of the cue begins to hang over the sides of the ferrule from constant use. This is the action of mushrooming, and it is important to use a tip tool to reshape the tip to fit the ferrule.
The placement of player(s) automatically in a tournament where some have to qualify, or automatic placement in later rounds.
To allow an opponent to stop playing a set for money in exchange for something. If a player is winning a set by a wide margin, with $100 on the line, the player could say, "I'll let you out now for $75." This is usually meant to save pride.
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.
This is when you strike a cue ball off center to gain control on the movement on the cue ball.
This is a type of shot where the cue ball goes off the rail before it heads to contact the object ball, thus giving the cue better position in some shots.
To reach a certain position in a tournament. "I placed 17th." "She will probably place in the money this time."
The European Pocket Billard Federation is the European governing body for pocket billiards. EPBF is also one of the member organization of the WPA (World Pool Billard Association)
27d 19h 14m 34s
8d 18h 36m 47s
16d 17h 17m 5s
This is a bank in which the object ball hit will cross the path of the cue ball on the way to its destination.
Chiefly British: The cushion on the top rail. Compare foot cushion; contrast bottom cushion.
Also pills, tally balls and shake balls. Small, round markers typically numbered 1 through 15 or 16, which are placed in a bottle for various random assignment purposes, such as in a tournament roster, to assign order of play in a multiplayer game, or to assign particular balls to players in games such as kelly pool.
A tournament format in which a player must lose two matches in order to be eliminated.
Billiard Congress of America. The official governing body for pocket billiards in the United States.