Definition of split double elimination

This is a version of double elimination tournament play that splits the field of competitors into two brackets that come together for a single elimination championship game.

24 Random Essential Billiards Terms

The white ball struck by the cue (and so used to strike other colored, numbered, object balls) during play.
This is a term to describe 100 break points in a game of snooker.
One-on-one game play.
Same as mechanical bridge; so-called because of its typical shape.
A foul where the rules are blatantly, intentionally violated, with a stiffer penalty (e.g., loss of game) than normal.
This when you receive the first legitimate shot on the next "ball on" after there had been a series of safeties to try and hurt the other players chances. This term is often used in one pocket pool.
A description of play in carom billiards games in which the balls remain widely separated rather than gathered, requiring much more skill to score points and making nurse shots effectively impossible, and making for a more interesting game for onlookers. Most skilled players try to gather the balls as quickly as possible to increase their chances of continuing to score in a long run.
A shot in which the cue ball is driven first to one or more rails, then hits an object ball and kisses back to the last rail contacted. It is a common shot in carom games, but can be applied to such an instance in any relevant cue sport.
This is when you win a game of one pocket on your opponents break.
This describes a shot where you bank the object ball off of a rail and then sink it in a side pocket.
This is the highest number of consecutive points scored during an inning of continuous pool play.
The placement of the balls, especially the cue ball, relative to the next planned shot. Also known as shape.
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.
Also smalls, small ones, small balls. In eight-ball, to be shooting the solid suit (group) of balls (1 through 7); "you're the small one" or "I've got the smalls". Compare little, solids, reds, low, spots, dots, unders; contrast big.
This is a low bet in a game with action.
Same as side rail.
A reference to the amount of English applied to the object ball from the cue ball.
"Pocket billiards," or a game in which balls are shot into pockets.
A ball hanging over the edge of a pocket.
This is a bank shot that goes off of the head rail and then straight to the pocket at the other end of the table.
Used in snooker in reference to the position of the cue ball. It is "below" the object ball if it is off-straight on the top cushion side of the imaginary line for a straight pot (e.g. he will want to finish below the black in order to go into the reds).
This is an instance when the person not taking their turn interferes with the game play, this is recorded as a foul.
Also in the zone. Describes an extended period of functioning in dead stroke ("She's in the zone").
To sink a ball into a pocket.