pocket-less billiards

pocket-less billiards

Post by Alexander Balfo » Wed, 26 Apr 1995 04:00:00


American cousins of mine have a full size billiard table (12x6 feet)
in their Mass. home. Nothing remarkable there. Except the table has
no pockets, and was apparently designed like that. They play a version
of billiards that is familiar but lacks the added interest of pocketing
the balls. Is this table extremely rare, or have other people seen one?
Can anyone tell me about the pocketless game?
Thanks in advance
Alex (this is not a troll!)

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pocket-less billiards

Post by gr.. » Wed, 26 Apr 1995 04:00:00

Are you sure it's 6' x 12'?  I have never heard of a billiard table that size.
Billiard tables are usually 5' x10'.  Snooker tables can be 6' x12'.
Note:  When I say Billiard table that is a pocketless table used for 3 cushion or straight rail etc;
A table with  pockets and all games associated is Pocket Billiards.

Greg

 
 
 

pocket-less billiards

Post by S. M. Weem » Thu, 27 Apr 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

> American cousins of mine have a full size billiard table (12x6 feet)
> in their Mass. home. Nothing remarkable there. Except the table has
> no pockets, and was apparently designed like that. They play a version
> of billiards that is familiar but lacks the added interest of pocketing
> the balls. Is this table extremely rare, or have other people seen one?
> Can anyone tell me about the pocketless game?

there is nothing rare about the table you describe.  it is used to play a
point game, where points are scored by carooming off the other balls.

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