Billiard is a term used to describe a variety of games that are played on a rectangular table with a certain number of small balls and a long stick. In the game of billiards balls are hit with a stick and inserted into the pockets on the edges of the table.
A narrow, felt-like material covers the table, and a padded baffle surrounds it.
Types of Billiards
- French carom billiards is a three-ball billiard game played on a table without pockets.
- English billiards is played on tables with six pockets, one on each corner and one on each side of the long ones, with three balls.
- Pocket billiards is a 15-ball game with a main ball.
- Snooker is a game of 21 balls with a main ball.
The History of Billiards
Billiards Game Tools
1 - The rules of The French Carom Billiards Game and How to Play
2 - Laws of The Game of English Billiards and How to Play
- A risk of loss, also known as a loser, is where the attacker's main ball is put into the pocket after coming into contact with another ball.
- A win risk, also known as a pot, in which a ball other than the attacker's home ball is put into a pocket after it has come into contact with another ball.
- A cannon, also known as a carom, is a goal-scoring sequence in which the attacker's main ball is scored.