Official Billiard Rules

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Official Billiard Rules

by: Billiard Congress of America | 8.4 5

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The Official World-Standardized Rules for pocket pool application has something for everyone, including the official rules 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, 14.1 Continuous Pool and more than a dozen other popular pocket pool games.

As well as covering the general rules for pocket billiard this application also covers all possible fouls you can encounter during a match.

This application includes an interactive, “Ask a Referee” section that will allow anyone to get an official World-Standardized Rules clarification for any specific situation they may encounter.

Along with the rules and the Q&A section this application will also contain the official equipment specifications for: billiard tables, pool cues, pool balls, pocket openings, and rail angles.

There is also a comprehensive section of guidelines for referees, as well as the World-Standardized Regulations for tournament play including: exceptions to the rules, dress code, and how to protest a ruling.

This application not only includes the rules and regulations of pocket pool but it also provides a general etiquette overview for how to act when around a billiard table and during a match.

The Billiard Congress of America a non-profit trade organization founded 1948 produced this application with the support of the Professional Billiard Instructors Association (PBIA).

The Billiard Congress of America seeks to enhance the success of its members and promote the game of billiards through programs designed to encourage billiards as a lifestyle and make pool everybody’s game.

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