The Game of Pool/Billiards Samples
Cues N Views Pool Resources
A myriad of pool resources are available, including a series of articles looking at some of the less common areas of Billiard and Snooker collecting. Articles cover such subjects as table irons and brushes, cue tippers and cutters, rests, balls, trophies and medals. Other resources include buying an old cue, pool memorabilia collecting, articles on pool legends and gurus, cigarette cards, and interviews with respected billiard celebrities. Cues n Views offers a wealth of articles and resources for people who appreciate the game.
Rules and Regulations in Pocket Billiards by the Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
If you want to learn how to play billiards, you must first know its rules and regulations. In this comprehensive article by the Billiard Congress of America (BCA), you can learn every detail. This includes the general rules, and rules for the 9-ball, 8-ball, 10-ball, black ball, straight pool (also called 14.1 continuous pool), as well as for the wheelchair competition. You will also learn the terms used in these rules, and the specifications for the billiard equipment for both professional and non-professional, and the recommended room size. To complete the rules, there is a huge list of the fouls you should not commit. All of these articles are in PDF format which you can download.
The Finer Points of Pool
This site isn't really 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.
Easy Pool Tutor
Easy Pool Tutor offers comprehensive information about learning and playing pocket billiards. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced pool player, you can find plenty of good instructional articles on the website. Lessons are broken down into different topics from basic lessons in aiming, basic shot making, advanced shot making, playing safely, English or side spin, kicks and diamond systems plus practice drills and determining pool skill ratings. Articles about choosing and maintaining pool equipment, as well as links to more resources are also available.
How to Choose the Right Pool Table
An in-depth information piece from ThoughtCo.com on questions to ask before you buy or even try a pool table, including what size room it will go into. You'll learn what to look for in a pool table. including quality construction, slate, cloth and cushions, color, as well as the differences between veneer pool tables and solid wood tables. Also noted are tips for maintenance, including keeping pool tables dry and treating fabrics. Cloth grades are also discussed, and links to purchase various kinds of pool tables are available. There's also some practical information concerning the seller, such as what kind of warranty and repairmen are available, and are leveling visits provided for free or at what cost.