This describes when a player is trapped behind a ball. (n.) - This is also the amount of money a player is down after betting.
24 Random Essential Billiards Terms
English Amateur Billiards Association. The EABA is the governing body of amateur billiards in England, and as such is responsible for organizing various tournaments and events.
In the eight-ball game variant blackball, also known as eight-ball pool, a differently colored but otherwise identical replacement for the red group (i.e., what would be the solids in an American-style pool ball set).
To fail to make a legal shot.
Nickname for the nine ball, usually only used when playing the game 9-Ball.
This is when you win a game of one pocket on your opponents break.
1 - This is a shot in snooker where the cue ball follows a struck object into the pocket.
This is the male end of the joint located at the base of the shaft. This threaded piece, usually made of metal, connects the shaft with the forearm. The length, width, pitch and depth of threading of the pins vary from joint to joint, but most offer you a flat-faced wood-to-wood connection with the collar. This type of connection will deliver a softer hit. For a harder hit, some pins have a protruding tip without threads that directs the shaft concentrically with a pin that is buried in the collar at the joint. If you want to keep the pin of your shaft safe when your cue is dismantled, it is easy and important to use a joint protector that simply screws over your pin.
Billiard Congress of America. The official governing body for pocket billiards in the United States.
To play a shot using a more difficult application of stroke and speed to achieve a certain desired position for the next shot, even at the expense of or sharply increasing the likelihood of a miss.
Also straight eight-ball. Same as bar pool. Not to be confused with the games of straight pool or straight rail.
18d 8h 54m 7s
12d 13h 50m 44s
18d 8h 39m 1s
A player who was playing very well but suddenly starts playing badly. e.g. "He was making everything on every shot, then lost his stroke and couldn't hit anything, costing him the match."
The sides of a table's frame upon which the elastic cushions are mounted. May also be used interchangeably with cushion.
The World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) is the international governing body for pocket billiards (and also sactions rules and events for carom billiards games as well, in cooperation with other bodies). The group was formed in 1987, and was initially headed by a provisional board of directors consisting of representatives from the United States, Japan, Sweden, and Germany.
When complete focus allows you to execute quality billiards play with simplicity and seeming ease.
This is an object ball that essentially covers up a path necessary for sinking the desired object ball.
This refers to the distance of deflection that the ball comes off of the cue stick after a hit is applied with side spin on it.
A form of Carom billiards for the masters of the game. Played the same way with two cue balls and a single object ball. Except, in between hitting the opponent's cue ball and the object ball your cue ball must bounce off of three rails (this game is played with an unpocketed specially sized table).
This is a particular shot where the potential for a miscue is higher because of the amount of draw that is attempted on the cue ball.
A cross-corner bank shot from one end of the table to the other (i.e. across the center string). Long banks are considerably more difficult, because of the smaller margin for error due to distance and angle widening, than cross-side banks and short cross-corner banks from the same end of the table.
The placement of player(s) automatically in a tournament where some have to qualify, or automatic placement in later rounds.
16d 10h 42m 25s
16d 10h 40m 39s
16d 12h 30m 32s
Any game which uses a rack composed of less than 15 balls.
Also known as a "power draw", means applying very powerful draw on the cue ball thereby causing the maximum amount of draw.
In eight-ball and related games, describes the situation in which neither player has yet claimed a suit (group) of balls. Often shortened to simply open: "Is it still an open table?" "Yes, it's open."
Verb: "To Clock" To carefully note the abilities or betting inclinations of other players for future reference.
The break box is a zone in the "kitchen" of the head (British: bottom) of the table, from which the break shot must be taken with the cue ball,