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Blackball - 07-04-2013, 07:01 AM

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackball_(pool) ... rules from Wikipedia

www.sfbilliards.com/black_ball_rules.pdf ... from Bob Jewett's website

www.epa.org.uk/rules.php ... English pool association

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07-13-2013, 08:48 AM

I'd like to see a few English pubs here in the states put in some Black ball tables. It might just catch on big with so many asking for tighter pockets. I think its a very cool game. Johnnyt


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07-13-2013, 09:02 PM

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I'd like to see a few English pubs here in the states put in some Black ball tables. It might just catch on big with so many asking for tighter pockets. I think its a very cool game. Johnnyt
So do I Johnnyt. The strategy involved is perfect for many of the bars I used to play in. So many of the mid-west bars had the space for a snooker table back in the 70's but now its rare to see even a 5x10. The small BB tables have similar rails and look and play like their monster cousins.
Playing some Black ball is on my bucket list.


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07-15-2013, 12:52 PM

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Black ball is on my bucket list.
dem's fightin words!


You should have a shot at the cash, especially if we don't get any top pros participating.
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08-14-2013, 06:50 AM

English pool, blackball or as it is known here simply "pool" is most frequently played in pubs as a recreational game rather than for stakes or competitions. Mostly it is coin op tables with a "winner stays on" one frame mini match format.

Where competition takes place it is most usually in the form of pub vs pub team leagues of between 4-7 players per team.

Higher standard players "tend" to first play "interleague" or "superleague" which is "teams that represent leagues" and then "county" pool where all the leagues in a county geographical area contribute players to a team that plays other counties divided into regions.

Pub pool leagues, interleague and county are usually where players from each team play a "one frame match".

The quality of the equipment found in typical pub pool league venues, the rules and the cut of the table etc mean that apart from at elite levels, "running racks" is rare.

Singles tournaments (best of 5 and above) and tours (pro, am or proam) tend to be played by players of interleague standard and above and reserved for "primary hobby" cue players.

Pub standard > Interleague > County > Tour player is not an indication of standard.
  
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08-25-2013, 02:26 PM

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English pool, blackball or as it is known here simply "pool" is most frequently played in pubs as a recreational game rather than for stakes or competitions. Mostly it is coin op tables with a "winner stays on" one frame mini match format.

Where competition takes place it is most usually in the form of pub vs pub team leagues of between 4-7 players per team.

Higher standard players "tend" to first play "interleague" or "superleague" which is "teams that represent leagues" and then "county" pool where all the leagues in a county geographical area contribute players to a team that plays other counties divided into regions.

Pub pool leagues, interleague and county are usually where players from each team play a "one frame match".

The quality of the equipment found in typical pub pool league venues, the rules and the cut of the table etc mean that apart from at elite levels, "running racks" is rare.

Singles tournaments (best of 5 and above) and tours (pro, am or proam) tend to be played by players of interleague standard and above and reserved for "primary hobby" cue players.

Pub standard > Interleague > County > Tour player is not an indication of standard.
Pah! What would you know about it anyway


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08-27-2013, 02:28 AM

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09-07-2013, 08:32 AM

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Is that the Mike that used to use uk8ball?
Who else would be as lippy?

Been on here nearly as long as that too H, lol


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