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For those of of you who are interested in billiards here is piece of info- English billiards The game of English billiards is played on a relatively large table, usually 6 feet 1.5 inches by 12 feet (1.9 by 3.7 m); it is played with three ball...
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For those of of you who are interested in billiards here is piece of info-
English billiards
The game of English billiards is played on a relatively large table, usually 6 feet 1.5 inches by 12 feet (1.9 by 3.7 m); it is played with three balls as in carom--a plain white, a white with a spot, and a red. There are three ways of scoring: (1) the losing hazard, or loser, is a stroke in which the striker's cue ball is pocketed after contact with another ball; (2) the winning hazard, or pot, is a stroke in which a ball other than the striker's cue ball is pocketed after contact with another ball; (3) the cannon, or carom, is a scoring sequence in which the striker's cue ball contacts the two other balls successively or simultaneously. The skill involved consists of developing one scoring stroke after another. A player continues at the table for as long as he succeeds in scoring.


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Governing bodies
The world governing body of English billiards and of the English form of snooker is the Billiards and Snooker Control Council. Formed in 1919, it represents an amalgamation of the former Billiards Association, established in 1885, and the Billiards Control Club, established in 1908. It frames the conditions and rules of both games and publishes the official organ, Billiards and Snooker.
The principal governing body of the American pocket billiards games, including the American form of snooker, is the Billiard Congress of America, which has been the ruling body since 1948. It maintains the rules of the games and sanctions championship tournaments including the U.S. Open Pocket Billiards Championship, regarded as the world championship.

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