A highly skilled hustler making money gambling while traveling. Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler was a road player. One of the most notorious real-life road players is Keith McCready.
24 Random Essential Billiards Terms
A well calculated successful slop shot that is usually hit a little harder than it should be and results in a pocketed ball or two without any fouls.
Also tiptool, tip-tool. Any of a class of maintenance tools for cue tips, including shapers, scuffers, mushroom trimmers, tappers, burnishers and tip clamps. Road, league and tournament players often carry an array of tip tools in their cases. The term is generally not applied to cue chalk.
Describes the propensity of a player losing small sums of money at gambling to suddenly sharply increase the stakes; often continuing to lose until broke. Compare Chasing one's money.
Balls remain unmoved after a player's shot.
When complete focus allows you to execute quality billiards play with simplicity and seeming ease.
In snooker and other British usages, a break of 50-99 points (100 points or more being called a century), which involves potting at least 12 consecutive balls (i.e. the last 3 reds with at least 2 blacks and a pink, followed by all the colours).
A player who was not shooting well during a match but suddenly turns it around and starts playing better and more accurately. e.g. "He was misisng everything for the first part of the match, then found a stroke to come back and win."
The surface of the table used for play (often made with slate).
20d 15h 59m 49s
9d 12h 55m 30s
28d 5h 40m 30s
This is a kind of cue made of four pieces of wood, the butt sleeve, the points, the handle, and the forearm, with each piece pinned, doweled, and glued together.
The white ball struck by the cue (and so used to strike other colored, numbered, object balls) during play.
In snooker, a situation where the scores are tied after all the balls have been potted, and the black ball is re-spotted and the first player to pot it wins. The players toss for the first shot, which must be taken with the cue ball in the D. A safety battle typically ensues, until an error allows a player to pot the black, or a fluke or a difficult pot is made.
This is a table that offers poor conditions for play; it is either dirty, wet, or overall poor quality.
This describes a shot in snooker where the cue contacts more than one object ball.
Describing a difficult pot: "the awkward cueing makes this shot missable."
This is a tip tool for cleaning the edges of you tip after mushrooming occurs.
Chiefly British: Same as duck, and stemming from the same obvious etymology.
These are fouls made in one turn and then on the next by the same player each time. Some games have a rule that a player will lose the rack or match with three succesive fouls.
National Amateur Pool League.
30d 2h 28m 22s
15d 19h 42m 33s
1d 10h 41m 19s
Any system for banking or kicking balls multiple rails which uses table diamonds as aiming references.
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.
On two piece cues, the area of the cue between the joint and the wrap.
A tournament format in which each contestant plays each of the other contestants at least once. In typical league team play, round robin format means that each member of the home team plays each member of the visiting team once. This format is used by BCAPL, VNEA and many other leagues.
This is the imaginary line that a ball would need to follow in order for it to result in an effective bank shot.