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Billiards – Frequently Asked Questions

Billiards – Frequently Asked Questions

Billiards FAQ’s You may be surprised to know that billiards is one of the fastest growing leisure sports today. It is played on a billiard table with a brown stick called a cue stick which is usually 58 inches long and weighs about 20 ounces. The balls are racked up with a triangle and the cue stick is used to move the balls around the table. The rules of the game will change depending on the particular game of billiards you are playing. Here are a few of the questions we are frequently asked: What is the benefit of playing billiards? This is a great game for increasing eye-hand coordination, concentration and focus. Teaching kids to play will help them with their ability to concentrate in school and can even help with their physics and geometry lessons. What equipment is needed for billiards? In addition to the table itself, you will need a rack, cue sticks, balls, mechanical bridge and cue stick chalk. Is there a standard size for the billiards table? Tables usually come in four basic sizes: • 39 inches by 78 inches) – 7 foot • 44 inches by 88 inches – 8 foot • 46 inches by 92 inches – Oversized 8 foot • 50 inches by 100 inches – 9 foot When determining the size of table for your entertainment room, you will need to take into consideration the length of the cue stick when making a shot from the edge of the billiard table. What is a cue ball? In the game of billiards, these are the balls that a player can strike...