The Know-Nothings Answers to the Game of Pool


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The Know-Nothings Answers to the Game of Pool is intended to provide a brief history on the game, as well as, provide an understanding of terminology, rules, and techniques that go into the game of Pool. The website is a project for a Web Design class, and some statistical information has been "made up" for class purposes.

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The Know-Nothings Answers to the Game of Pool

  1. 1. The Know-Nothings Answers to the Game of Pool
  2. 2. History <ul><li>Evolved from a lawn game in 15 th Century in Northern Europe and France </li></ul><ul><li>Known as “Noble Game of Billiards” since 1800’s </li></ul><ul><li>Pool tables originally had flat walls for rails. </li></ul><ul><li>Billiard is derived from French “Billart” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the wooden sticks </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Terminology (alphabetical) <ul><li>Break </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Player shoots into racked balls to start the game </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bank Shot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Object ball is bounced off bumpers during shot. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ball in Hand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Placing cue ball wherever he wants for next shot. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corner Pockets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pockets at the four corners of the pool table. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chalk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used on cue tip to provide better grip on cue ball. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cue Ball </li></ul><ul><ul><li>White ball that is hit by the cue stick to make contact with the other balls. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Rules <ul><li>8 Ball </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 cue ball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 numbered object balls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Racked with 8 ball in center of triangle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stripe ball in one corner; solid in the other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>9 Ball </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 cue ball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 object balls numbered 1 through 9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest number ball struck first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nine ball pocketed to win. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Spin Techniques <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Side spin positioned on the cue ball, in which the cue ball is hit left or right of the center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Follow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spin in direction of cue ball causing it to spin faster than usual </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Draw </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Backward spin on cue ball. </li></ul></ul>C = Center     6:00 = Low     12:00 = High     9:00 = Left Spin 3:00 = Right Spin Spin Diagram
  6. 6. Advanced Techniques <ul><li>The Masse Shot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forces high level spin horizontally and vertically that causes the cue ball to curve sharply or even at different directions without having to touch another ball or rail. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Jump Shot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Causes the cue ball to jump in the air legally. Legally means to hit the cue ball above the middle and drive it down into the table. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Beginner Time Management
  8. 8. Picture of me playing Pool. I will make a full screen version. Picture has been left out until advisement from Instructor.
  9. 10. Citations: <ul><li>Splash Page Picture Original Source: Edited in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>History Page Background Picture: Color Edited in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Terminology Information Source: </li></ul><ul><li>Here's What All That Pool Terminology and Slang - Pool for Beginners </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Terminology Picture Source – Break   </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Rules Information Source: 8 ball </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Rules 8 Ball Picture Source: </li></ul><ul><li>Eight_Ball_Rack_2005_SeanMcClean.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Rules Information Source: 9 ball </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Rules 9 Ball Picture Source: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Spin and Advanced Techniques Info: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Spin Diagram </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Full Screen Pool Table Page 9 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>