English Billiards

Bob Jewett

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And now for something completely different....

This is the billiards game that was played everywhere in the late 1700s. It is the predecessor of pool, carom and snooker and probably Russian pyramid. The "30-degree rule" is essential in this game and these players know the rule in far more detail than any pool player, as you will see.

You get points for nearly anything, including simple caroms and sending any ball into a pocket, but it's on a 12-foot table, the same table that's used for snooker.