The game of billiards: scientifically explained, and practically set forth, in a series of novel and extraordinary, but equally practical strokes. To which is added the rules and regulations which govern the numerous games as they are played at the present day in all the counties of Europe

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Smith, Elder, & Co., 1850 - History - 54 pages
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Page 45 - A life is lost by a ball being pocketed, or forced off the table by the adversary. 7. Should the striker pocket the ball he plays at, and by the same stroke pocket his own, or force it over the table, HE loses the life, and not the person whose ball he pocketed.
Page 37 - If the adversary do not see the striker play with the wrong ball, or, seeing it, does not choose to enforce the penalty, the marker is bound to score all the points that may have been made by the stroke.
Page 38 - If, in the course of the game, a person take up a ball, supposing it to be in hand, the adversary may break the balls, or have them replaced to his own satisfaction.
Page 47 - ... always play at the nearest ball out of the baulk; for in this Pool the baulk is a protection. 1. If all the balls be in the baulk, and the striker's ball in hand, he must lead to the top cushion, or place the ball on the winning and losing spot. 2. If the striker's ball be within the baulk line, and...
Page 38 - NB The principle which ought to govern the decision of the marker in such a case is this, namely, that the striker's butt must quit his ball before it comes in contact with the other ball.
Page 42 - If the striker should miss the ball he is commanded to play at, and strike the other, he loses one for the miss and the balls must be replaced ; and, should he make a hazard or canon, it does not score. If the striker's ball be so situated that he cannot get at the ball he is commanded to play at, so as to score, he must give a miss, or hit it in the best way he can. If the striker's ball be touching one ball, and he is commanded to play at the other, he may, if he can do so without moving the ball...
Page 46 - If the striker should move another ball whilst in the act of striking his own ball, the stroke is considered foul ; and if, by the same stroke, he pocket a ball, or force it off the table, the owner of that ball does not lose a life, and the ball must be placed on its original spot, but if, by that stroke, he should pocket his own ball, or forces it off the table, he loses a life.
Page 45 - If a ball or balls are in the way of a striker's cue, so that he cannot play at his ball, he can have them taken up.
Page 37 - ... of them, without first playing out of the baulk, the adversary has the option of letting the balls remain as they are, and scoring a miss, — of having the...
Page 39 - ... is, have entered the pocket, had it not been interrupted, he loses three points. 41. If the striker interrupt, stop, or put his adversary's ball out of its course, when running towards or into a pocket, he is subjected to the same forfeiture. 42. If, after the striker has played, the adversary should obstruct or accelerate the running of the balls in any way, it is at the striker's option to make it a foul stroke and break the balls, or have them replaced. 43. He who blows upon a ball when running,...

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