How to play cowboy pool
By: Tom Stewart
Cowboy Pool is sort of a cross between English billiards, standard billiards, and snooker. The game uses just four balls, the cue ball and three numbered balls, the 1, 3, and 5. Players take turns scoring points for a variety of different types of shots...
The history of pocket billiards
By: Janette Peel
Since its vague and speculative beginnings, pocket billiards, or pool as it is often referred to, has grown dramatically, and is now played in almost every country of the world making it the most popular table game played. Where pocket billiards originated from seems...
By: D Server
Pocket billiards, as played at the highest levels in America, was, until recent times, a game primarily of skill and technique. The dominant game was straight pool. Games were usually played to 125 or 150 points. A shorter game which was also popular and required...
Billiards in popular culture and film
By: Tom Stewart
The game of billiards has been around for years in one form or another. Some say it dates way back to the 14th century originally as an outdoor game. Over the years the game has evolved into a popular table game found in bars and...
The history of pocket billiards
By: Cyn Lee
Pocket billiards, or pool as many call it, has been an entertainment activity for over six hundred years. Historians say people have been enjoying a beer or ale while sitting around a pool table for centuries. Although I'm sure during its beginning, they didn't put...
By: Steve Lussing
Well, now. I'm a pool player from way back. In fact, I used to skip high school occasionally to brush up on my game at the London Arcade. That was a great place with professional size snooker tables. There were all these black and white...
By: Christine Cameron
Earning respect at a pool hall is no different from earning respect at any new establishment. Conduct yourself as an adult, respect others, and don't try to be the "big dog" the first time you enter.Be polite to the employees and patrons, no amount...
By: Christine Cameron
In many ways the games of billiards and golf are close relatives. Both instill an almost instinctual urge to observe the proper etiquette from both players and fans. Unlike most sports with fans screaming and waving to break the players' concentration; when a player leans...
By: BigRigTom
What is a pre-shot routine and why is it so critical to playing good pool?A pre-shot routine is a series of elements of acts that a pool player should strive to walk through before each and every shot. The idea is to develop good...
By: Shane Gourley
There are so many different games that can be played with a pool table and balls which results in hundreds, if not thousands, of different types of drills that you can use to improve your game. Obviously if you want to be a trick shot...

 

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