Sample Resources on the Game of Pool/Billiards
World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA)
This is the official website of the governing body of pool. It provides current news about players and events and everything concerning the sport. There is rankings of the top players and information about world champions of various gamese.g., 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball, artistic pool, pyramid, straight pool and blackballbroken out by men, women, juniors and wheelchair categories. The site has a sports calendar and then information about current and upcoming events, as well as an archived section of past events. There is also very detailed information concerning regulations and world rules of play. And as you'd expect, there's detailed information concerneing the association itself.
There's a lot of information on this site. Besides news and events, you'll find pool and billiard classified ads, a photo gallery, general pool game information and live streams from companies broadcasting pool events. Included are upcoming pool tournaments, as well as informative articles such as: the pyramid puzzle, cue ball, side pocket, three ball pyramid, a practical 8-ball shot, a hard one-railer, watermelon seed, trapped, quarter on foot spot, quarter out of circle, pool tips, taking aim, the dreaded pool plateau and more. A lot of miscellaneous information, such as pool history, visionaries and innovators of the game, legendary players, significant moments, fun facts, a glossary of pool/billiards terms, recommended room sizes, and table and equipment specs.
Step-By-Step Procedure on How to Play 9-Ball Pool
As the name of the game suggests, a 9-ball pool is being played with nine colored object balls numbered one through nine and the cue ball. To start with, the nine balls are arranged on the table in a diamond shape using a diamond-shaped rack. Ball number 1 should be on the first spot, while ball number 9 is placed on the middle of the diamond. The first play to make a shot is usually being chosen by throwing a dice or tossing a coin. For the rest of the other steps and how a winner is declared, check this article at WikiHow.com.
Site features pool information including billiards news, pool downloads, RSB Rogues gallery, pool hall websites, billiard links, fargo tournaments, downloads, a pool store, pool classifieds, pool tournament finder, pool hall finder, a pool tournament manager, amateur physics for the amateur pool player, a top 10 section and more. Up to date pool news is featured, as are pool opportunities.
A Minnesota-based website about pool features a community section, pool tournament listings, pool classifieds, pool juniors league, a featured pool hall, ladies pool, and information about the upcoming Disney World Trip. For the first time ever, the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida, will be the host location for one of the biggest pool tournament extravaganza in history. August 3rd through 7th, 2005, the magic begins.