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Get The Most Out Of Your Billiards Room

By Steph Winston

I recently remodelled my home and decided to include a billiards room. I have always loved the idea

of having one, especially so I wouldn't have to use the awful table at the bar down the street anymore.
So, I was scouting the internet looking for pool tables when I thought−−why not get all the accessories
while I was at it?

So, I included billiards lighting and lamps into my search and wondered why I had originally intended to
just put a pool table in a room. With nothing else. I started finding other really cool billiards accessories
like college logo pub tables and bar stools. I mean, how great is that? I ended up purchasing a pub
table, two swivel bar stools, a pool table, some matching college pool cues, and tons of billiards
supplies like felt combs and chalk cones. I then went out and bought matching team color paint so I
could have a fully themed sports game room. I was thrilled!

I had a group of my friends over and discovered that I didn't have enough places for everyone to sit.
Everyone loved the college sports theme, so I decided to look for more college themed seating. I found
the perfect match to my college team decor! I bought the college team logo billiards spectator chairs
and boy were they nice. Finally, my billiards room was coming together and really looking and
functioning beautifully.

One time I had a huge party and had tons of people hanging out, playing billiards−−but everyone asked
me where they could play cards. I had missed something in my previous shopping expeditions, so I
went out hunting for card tables. I ended up finding matching college game table tops just like these:


that were set up so everyone could

play poker comfortably. It was great and a big hit when my friends came over again.

Creating my billiards room was fun and the college team theme really worked out nicely. It is great to
have a little relaxing haven in your own home to go to and just chill.

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Steph Winston is a stay at home mom who just happens to love her alumnus team. If you would like to
read more of her articles, please visit



By Jennifer Brown

Billiards is an age−old game and to some, a serious sport. While you're idea of fun might involve a
casual game of snooker or eight ball, you should also possess a general knowledge of the grand old
game of billiards.

The rules of billiards are quite simple, and not too unlike the barroom sport you're more inclined to

* In billiards, all of the balls within the racking triangle must be touching. If you take the break shot,
strike the cue ball with your cue stick to initiate play of the game. Anything other than a direct strike of
the cue ball can result in your disqualification.

* In regulation billiards, it is essential to call every shot. If you are playing under these rules, you must
call the shot out loud before the stroke of the cue stick, indicating the ball you are shooting for and the
pocket or combination you are attempting to hit. If you do not pocket your shot, your turn comes to an
end. Any extra balls that are pocketed however, are credited to you.

* A billiards ball is only considered pocketed when it falls into the pocket and stays there. This includes
balls that may fall through the pocket onto the floor. If the billiards ball bounces out of the pocket and
back onto the table, it is not considered pocketed and the ball is still in play.

* Each of your shots must be made with both feet set firmly on the ground. Any billiards shot that you
make with one foot raised off the ground, even slightly, is cause for disqualification.

* As the shooter, you can also be disqualified from the billiards game if you make a shot while one or
more balls are still in motion. Billiards players must wait for all of the balls to come to a complete stop
before taking the next shot.

* At any time, if the cue ball is pocketed on a shot, that player's turn is over.

* If a billiards ball jumps off of the playing surface as a result of a shot, that shot is considered foul. The
ball can jump, but not leave the playing surface (rail or floor) without penalty. If your ball lands on the
floor or rail, it is considered foul and must be replaced after all other billiards balls from the shot have
stopped moving.

You never know when a new opponent might challenge you to a game of billiards. If you know the
rules you'll be ready to join in the fun. Besides, having an understanding of proper billiards might just

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help you to become a better pool or snooker player.

Jennifer Brown contributes to several web sites, such as



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