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    Pool Hall Photos From All Over.

    Here's another Mexican billiard room, located in the charming artsy-craftsy community of San Ángel, in the SW section of Mexico City.
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    Pool Hall Photos From All Over.

    Here's Robert Byrne in action at his home room, the Dubuque Masonic Hall, at the Welker Cochran Memorial Billiard Tournament, June 20, 2014.
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    Break Balls

    My father, who was born in 1906, talked about using a "bust ball" (aka "break ball") when playing in our small town pool hall back in the 1920s and 1930s. After the break they would switch to the ivory cue ball, which he said was very lively and good for draw shots, etc.
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    Pool Hall Photos From All Over.

    I'm late getting on this thread. I live in Puerto Vallarta in the winter, and sometimes play 3-cushion (carambola) in that room in Old Town, which is called "Billar Molcajetes," It's true that the place has the vibe of an old school pool hall, with old guys playing dominoes in the corner, and a...
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    Why are those balls lined up on top of the rail?

    I saw this 1905 photo of men playing pool in Minneapolis, and noticed on the first two tables they have balls sitting in a line on top of the rail at the foot of the table. Seems like a very awkward place to have them. Anybody know about why this was done and what they are playing? (It looks...
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    Pool Hall Photos From All Over.

    Notice how in the Mpls Recreation rooms the carom billiard players have carpet underfoot, but the pool players get tile or linoleum on the floor. I'm betting the pool players weren't considered as classy as the billiard players, but...
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    Pool Hall Photos From All Over.

    Minneapolis Recreation, 7th and Hennepin
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    Pool Hall Photos From All Over.

    Billiard room at Villa Louis, historic mansion in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Gorgeous cabinet work on the table!
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    Pool Hall Photos From All Over.

    The Minneapolis Billiard Club in its first location on East Hennepin Avenue in 2005. The late, great Robert Byrne is standing in the middle, surrounded by four of the founding partners of the club.
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    Pool Hall Photos From All Over.

    Billarama Pacifico, edge of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Nice carom tables built and maintained by the owner.
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    Pool Hall Photos From All Over.

    Molcajetes Recreation, Old Town, PV
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    Pool Hall Photos From All Over.

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Downtown PV clubs with pool and carom tables
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    Results from Minneapolis?

    Congrats to Freddy!
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