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
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.
It was broadcast in the UK on a channel called Freesports. It's probably available on the Freesports player, which you "might" be able to access from outside the UK The match will eventually make its way to Facebook and/or Youtube.say Swighey,
thanks for the insight
that Monday Ultimate Pool Shootout, bing'd that, all that was coming up were f****ook post's,
on that tactical frames on Monday in the Ultimate Pool Shootout that would never happen on a 9ft with straight angled pockets.
The tables were 7' or 6? are the pockets protected with snooker bend cushions?