A Handbook of Billiards: With the Theory of the Side-stroke, the Rules of the Games, and a Chapter on Bagatelle

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G.Routledge and sons, 1865 - 96 pages
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Page 47 - ... where the white balls are originally placed in leading, it is called a baulk, and the striker, who is to play from the ring, must strike...
Page 59 - ... ball, or force it off the table, the owner of that ball does not lose a life, and the ball...
Page 51 - No person has a right to inform the adversary that the striker has played, or is about to play, with the wrong ball.
Page 46 - ... 2. The red ball must be placed on the lower of the two spots at the bottom of the table, and replaced there when it is holed, or forced off the table, or when the balls are broken. [To "pocket" and to "hole" a ball are synonymous terms. By "breaking the balls...
Page 46 - If a ball springs from the table, and strikes one of the players, or a by-stander, so as to prevent its falling on the floor, it must be considered as off the table. 8. If a ball...
Page 58 - If information is required by the player, as to which is his ball, or when it is his turn to play, he has a right to an answer from the marker, or from the players.
Page 48 - If the striker move his ball in the act of striking, and fail to make a stroke ; or if he play with the wrong ball ; or if he touch his own ball twice in playing ; or if he strike a ball while it is running ; or if he touch another ball with his hand ; or if his feet be off the floor when playing.
Page 52 - ... the ball so struck replaced in its original position, and scoring a miss, — of making the striker play the stroke over again, — or of making it a foul stroke, and breaking the balls.* 43.
Page 51 - If the striker play with the wrong ball, and a canon or hazard be made thereby, the adversary may have the balls broken ; but if nothing be made by the stroke, he (the adversary) may take his choice of balls the next stroke, and with the ball he chooses he must continue to play until the game is over.
Page 62 - When all the coloured balls but one are pocketed, the player who made the last hazard continues to play with the white ball, and his opponent with the red, alternately, as at single pool.

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