THE GAME OF BILLIARDS/ POOL
The Finer Points of Pool
This site's not for beginners. If you're new to the art of pool playing you'd be better off getting your feet wet on another site. This site is run by a pool player named David Siltz and basically recounts his own experiences and the experiences of a few of his friends, as they have played pool, billiards, and snooker all across the U.S. One of the nice things about this site are the description of a wide variety of different games and challenging set-ups that can be played on a billiard or pool table. Games such as Playing God, Crucial Banks, End-Game Banks, Connecting The Dots, Shotmakers Workout and many others. You'll also find lots of stories and antidotes about pool and billiard playing.
Dr. Dave's Answers to Frequently Asked Questions ABout Pool Tables and Accessories
This detail-oriented page on Colorado State University's site is from discussion forums maintained for the book The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards and DVD series on pool shoots and pool practice and instructional articles from Billiads Digest. It covers very specific topics such as cloth effects, cloth types and brands, how to draw lines on the cloth for lining up practice shots and marketing the rack location, equipment specifics, how to safely and effectively clean and maintain a poll table, humidiy effects on table play, standard pocket sizes for various types of tables, the speed of the cloth and how to measure it, standard table sizes and size of room required for each, and various terminology used to describe different features on a pool table. .
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