Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

What Are the 5 Types of Billiards Games?

May 03, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 142

Eight Ball

This is arguably the most popular game of pool worldwide and it is played with all six pockets. Most people will think of pool as "Eight ball" because of how popular the game has become internationally. There are plenty of ways to play eight ball: AlabamaEight Ball, Last Pocket, Missouri, Soft Eight and many more. The regular eight ball game is the 2nd most competitive game of pool behind nine-ball, and it is the easiest billiards game for amateurs and novices to break into and excel in.

Nine Ball

Nine ball is also very popular and it actually started off in the United States in the 1920s. In its early history it had a shady stigma attached to it because it was the "money game", or the gamblers' pool game. However, as the Prohibition era passed so too did its reputation, and today it is one of the most popular billiards games played. The best players will be able to hit all nine balls straight with various cue sticks and it wouldn't matter. The object of the game is to hit the balls into the pockets in numerical order. The first one to legally pocket the 9-ball wins the game.

Cutthroat

This game is popular because three players are allowed to play and it is quite exciting. Each player is assigned 5 billiard balls and they must go through the game without losing all of their designated pool balls. Once a person has pocketed all of them, they are out of the game unless another player scratches which then brings the player back. This game would require three pool cues but you can always share if you don't have enough.

14.1 Continuous

This game is not as well known as the others but it is still played all over the world. The game is all about naming your shot and executing it perfectly. There is a predetermined point total and the first to reach that number wins. It's fun because it's creative and brings an element of inventiveness to the game.

One Pocket

This is a two-player game that is played with only two pockets, one per player. There is also a point system and you lose a point if you pocket a ball in the wrong pocket. This game has been very famous for the top players in the world, but is nowhere near as popular as Eight Ball or Nine Ball.

Akaash Prasad is the Owner of QStix, a leading online pool accessories and billiard supplies retailer. QStix offers a large selection of billiard equipment like pool cues, pool cue cases, custom pool cues and many other supplies. QStix has all the billiards supplies you need in one place to make the buying process as easy as possible.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

 
0
 
0
 
Rate this Article
 vote(s)
Feedback
Print
Re-Publish

Article Tags:

Cue Sticks

,

Pool Cues

,

Eight Ball

,

Nine Ball

,

14 1 Continuous

,

One Pocket

,

Game Of Billiards

LED boat trailer lights are designed to offer high-power output and low-power consumption for ultra-bright and reliable illumination; they are sealed to resist UV-radiation, corrosion, and water

By: Simon Liva l Recreation & Sports > Boating l December 12, 2012 lViews: 274

All these scooters are highly durable as they have been made using qualitative materials. They are ideal for extreme tricks, jumps and stunts for youngsters and are extremely light in weight. All

By: Simon Liva l Recreation & Sports > Extreme l November 24, 2012 lViews: 413

The interest in BMXing has grown massively over the past few years. With BMX hitting its peak in the 80's with freestyle riders, the sport has never looked back. Even more impressively BMX racing is

By: Alan Trotter l Recreation & Sports > Cycling l October 24, 2012 lViews: 452

Mountain biking has grown vastly over the years from simple, open entry competitions to global world cup and olympic events. There are still local enthusiasts and the sport has a dedicated following.

By: Philip Loughran l Recreation & Sports > Mountain Biking l July 10, 2012 lViews: 248

It's unfortunate but true that although summer holidays such as the 4th of July and Labor Day offer some of the best opportunities for families to get out and enjoy some quality time together, with

By: Dexter Luck l Recreation & Sports > Boating l July 10, 2012 lViews: 585

The term "Klunker" that for years became synonymous with heavy, clumsy machines, was actually the model of bike made by the Schwinn company that had something to do with the origins of freestyle

By: John D Meyers l Recreation & Sports > Mountain Biking l July 10, 2012 lViews: 270

Playing pool is a great hobby, pastime and competitive sport. As with any other sport, playing pool or billiards requires the right equipment. Finding the best pool cue for a person's particular

By: Kevin A Wrightl Recreation & Sports > Billiardsl June 05, 2012 lViews: 188

Cue sports are the most preferred sport of one's leisure time. Although Carom billiards is the oldest pool cue game, it is played the least as the present generation is opting more for snooker and

By: Akaash Prasadl Recreation & Sports > Billiardsl May 25, 2012 lViews: 171

When shopping for a pool table, whether new or used, there are a few very important things to consider about the slate. One is not required to have knowledge of the game or even to have played. The

By: Bryan H Carpenterl Recreation & Sports > Billiardsl April 17, 2012 lViews: 156

When it comes to choosing the weight and style of your darts, there really isn't a wrong answer. Ultimately, it all comes down to what makes you feel most comfortable when you're at the line. Here

By: Thomas Schudel Recreation & Sports > Billiardsl April 09, 2012 lViews: 145

This is one of the most important and most neglected aspects of the game by the beginners and novices. Be it a pool hall, restaurant, a bar or a club, refrain from using just about any pool cues you

By: Akaash Prasadl Recreation & Sports > Billiardsl March 28, 2012 lViews: 129

Everyone who loves to play cue sports enough, should know a little bit about the greatest pool players of all time. Making a complete list is almost impossible, but there are few players who really

By: Diego Castorinal Recreation & Sports > Billiardsl February 27, 2012 lViews: 166

Cue sports are the most preferred sport of one's leisure time. Although Carom billiards is the oldest pool cue game, it is played the least as the present generation is opting more for snooker and

By: Akaash Prasadl Recreation & Sports > Billiardsl May 25, 2012 lViews: 171

This is one of the most important and most neglected aspects of the game by the beginners and novices. Be it a pool hall, restaurant, a bar or a club, refrain from using just about any pool cues you

By: Akaash Prasadl Recreation & Sports > Billiardsl March 28, 2012 lViews: 129

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus