Pool and Billiards Etiquette
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May 2, 2010 - Gregg Green, Aworth GA
Respect Others Equiptment
Most league players or other serious players have their own personal pool cue. It is only being respectful that a person is ask first, if it is ok for you to handle their pool cue. It is one thing to admire and it is another thing to touch.
Feb 21, 2010 - Steve Adamczyk, WI
What gets me going is when I see people sitting on pool tables, along with whatever they're drinking, and ashtrays on the table that people seem to miss at every chance. This mostly happens in taverns, but the point is ...... that if I was a pool table and people were doing this to me I'd wish for a nice big set of teeth!
Feb 4, 2010 - jeremy wiggins, ringgold LA
If you miss a shot forfeiting your turn at the table but cant wait until your next turn to shoot to rechalk your tip buy a chalk holder & a block of chalk to carry to the place you will be shooting at when you go that way you can still show respect to your opponent & still chalk up whenever you want to
Dec 17, 2009 - Ji-Hyun Park-Thompson
When it is not your turn to shoot......I believe that you need to sit tight until you come back to the table. No walking around, picking up the chalk, looking over my shot, standing right next me....specially when I am down to shoot. Whether it is a big game or not....you and I should keep this etiqutte. Thank you.
Jul 8, 2008 - Terry Nixon, Kenosha WI
This would probably be my number one pet-peeve. When your turn is done at the table please do not grab the chalk and start chalking your cue. It's not your turn. You will have plenty of time to chalk your cue the next time you get a turn at the table...
Jun 2, 2008 - Joe Cotrupe, LA CA
Give a tight rack. Nothing says you have "no class" like loose racking to gain an unfair advantage.
Apr 15, 2008 - frank castillo, harrisonburg VA
this one is easy do not walk in front of someone when they are in stroke it is not good it is very disrespectful very so please if you can do not walk in front of a persons line of shot thanks
Apr 14, 2008 - James Auger, Knoxville TN
A match was played during the World Series in the Boston Area and the Red Sox were winning. Boston Billiards has many large and small televisions. Besides the regular league players the place was filled and rocking. As one started to stroke the crowd would go wild. This was perfectly understandable and the match was played under these extreme conditions. My opponent experienced the same disruptions. We both had to grin and bear it.
However, loud shouting during a league match is disruptive to all of the players in the vicinity. Cheer on your partners, but be respectful of your opponents and surrounding teams.
Mar 25, 2008 - Gene Miller, San Francisco CA
When there is only one mechanical bridge available, place it diagonally under the table so it can be reached from any side.
This thoughtful advice I first heard from George Tanner during one of our eight ball sessions when he was about 94.
Mar 14, 2008 - James Lindsay, Montreal QC
Never start unscrewing your cue until the game is officially over. Doing so just makes you look like a sore loser. It can also, under certain rules, mean that you've already forfeited the match, therefore letting your opponent win before the match is over (when there's possibility that he may have messed up a shot and given you the victory).