There truly isn't anything reason to wonder why Billiards has been continuously reeling in popularity since its advent up until today. Professionals continue to get engulfed on their love for the game, while beginners get hooked to it immediately as soon as they experience the thrill and fun which it can deliver. However, before even considering yourself as an amateur or even professional that's qualified to play with other players, much more in a tournament, it is only a given that you must first familiarize yourself with the game and some of the billiards rules that must be followed during the duration of a game.
To keep everything organized and easy to understand for everyone across the globe, billiards rules have long since been established and developed through time. Today, these rules encompassed not only the game itself, but everything connected to the game, even the pool table itself. It is important that you must be aware of the requirements before a game starts so you won't face complications while in the midst of enjoying each round.
First that needs to be tackled in the billiards rules are the equipment. Of course, the design of the table along with its size is also pre-determined already and must always be on the size of 12 x 6 feet. Other than this, you must follow certain features of the table that must make it equally similar to other tables. You can find more details about this on the internet. The cue and the balls must also be observed.
The most important aspect you must know as well is the scoring. Remember that the game revolves around playing with the colored balls - yellow, white and red. Players are also assigned each with a colored cue ball from these three and there exists three ways to score which are the cannon, pot and in-offs. When the game starts, there is what you call a break off which happens as a safety shot when a player initiates a game from the position 'D' and the Billiard spot is occupied by the red ball. Aside from these rules, there are also far more you should be aware of which includes more about scratches, fouls, legal shots, pocketing balls, and a whole lot more.
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