Billiards for beginners, by captain Crawley

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Page 33 - ... 21. If, before a star, two or more balls are pocketed by the same stroke, including the ball played at, each having one life, the owner of the ball first struck has the option of starring; but should he refuse, and more than one remain, the persons to whom they belong must draw lots for the star.
Page 32 - When a ball or balls touch the striker's ball, or are in line between it and the ball he has to play at, so that it will prevent him hitting any part of the object-ball...
Page 21 - 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 33 - If the striker should have his next player's ball removed, and stop on the spot it occupied, the next player must give a miss from the baulk to any part of the table he thinks proper, for which miss he does not lose a life.
Page 34 - THE NEAREST BALL POOL. In this Pool the players 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 he has to play at a ball out of the baulk, he is allowed to have any ball taken up that may chance to lie in his way.
Page 21 - ... 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 32 - 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. 14. When the striker takes a life, he may continue to play on as long as he can make a hazard, or until the balls are all off the table ; in which latter case he plays from the baulk, or places his ball on the spot, as at the commencement.
Page 33 - If the striker has a ball removed, and any other than the next player's ball should stop on the spot it occupied, the ball removed must remain in hand till the one on its place be played, unless it should happen to be the turn of the one removed to play before the one on its place, in which case that ball must give place to the one originally taken up ; after which it may be replaced.
Page 31 - Should the player strike the wrong ball, he pays the same forfeit to the person whose ball he should have played at, as he would have done if he had pocketed it.
Page 31 - 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.

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