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Terms in this set (30)
How do all games of billiards begin?
Which game(s) require you to contact an opponents group of balls first?
Whose group of balls do you contact in 8 ball?
One of the Shooters own balls
How many object balls are used in 8 ball?
What is another name for billiards?
Which game(s) require you to contact the lowest ball on the table first?
What determines who breaks in billiards?
What is important during the set up of a shot?
Head & chin positioned directly over the cue stick; bridge positioned 7-10 inches from the cue ball; and a comfortable stance (ALL OF THE ABOVE)
What material covers the top of a billiards table?
Is there a game that requires the balls to be pocketed in number order? If so, which.
Accurate ball contact should be done by:
Draw an imaginary line between the center of the object ball and the center of the pocket
How many players normally play a game of 8 ball?
Where do you contact the cue ball to cause it to follow?
Above the Center with a parallel stroke
Where do you contact the cue ball to cause it to draw?
Below the Center with a parallel stroke
What size is a regulation pool table?
4 ½' x 9'
What is the primary function of a good bridge?
To provide the most stable support
What happens when the cue ball is contacted right of center?
You add english (curve)
In 8 ball, what happens when you pocket the 8 ball in a pocket other than the one you call:
How are balls racked for Rotation:
With the 1 ball at the apex and the 2 and 3 balls at the lower corners
Cut throat rules/objectives:
A player who's group balls have been eliminated may gain re-entrance to the game; IF the cue ball jumps off the table, it is a foul and any pocketed balls are spotted; IF more than one ball must be re-spotted, they are to begin at the foot spot and extent towards the food end of the table
A legal break is when...
In 8 ball, you must drive 4 number balls to the rail or pocket a ball
In 8 ball, illegally pocketed balls:
Remain in the Pocket
Shooting stance should be comfortable and balanced T/F
One ball is placed at the top of the triangle in all games
A good bridge is 12 in. from cue ball.
A rail bridge can be formed by placing the cue stick on the rail and aligning the stick with the thumb and first two fingers
In an open bridge, the middle finger should directly assist with the support of the cue stick
Elevating the cue stick is advised when shooting, as it adds accuracy to the shot
The best way to contact a cue ball above the center is to lift the heel of the bridge hand off the table
Side English added to the cue ball will effect the path of a contacting object ball