Billiards is a traditional tabletop game played with balls, sticks called cues and a specialized table. Pool is a common nickname for the game pocket billiards. These two games use similar hardware but are different due to the objectives of each game and the number of balls used.Continue Reading
Pool and billiards are two versions of the same game. Each of these sports focuses on the idea of hitting small balls with the end of a narrow stick called a cue with the object being to accrue more points than the opponent.
It is most common in traditional billiards to use only three balls. All of the sides, or rails, of the table are bound in cushions and no pockets are present. The goal is the strike one ball and bounce it off the sides, hitting the other two on the rebound.
Pool is a common name for pocket billiards and is found in many American sports bars and recreational halls. It features a table the same size as a billiards table but with less cushioning on the rails and pockets set at the corners and midpoints of the longer edges. There are 18 balls in this game and one white cue ball, which is the only ball the cue ever contacts. Winning requires putting more balls into pockets or completing a colored set before the opponent.Learn more about Hobbies & Games
Install a pool table by moving the frame that contains the slate into the room where you plan to use it, placing it upside down and attaching the legs. Enlist the help of others to turn the assembled table over, level the slate and begin the felt installation process. Pool table installation is a difficult task that most owners leave to the professionals, and most new tables include installation in the purchase price.Full Answer >
To move an 8-foot pool table, the average cost can range from $200 to $600, as noted by Angie's List and as of 2015. This service includes disassembling, moving and setup of the pool table. This cost range is dependent on factors such as distance moved, whether there are stairs involved and the table's design and size.Full Answer >
Level a 7-foot pool table with adjustable legs by twisting the feet until the table is lowered or raised as needed. Place thin wood shims under the feet to level a pool table without adjustable legs.Full Answer >
To refelt a pool table, remove the pool table frame, and then remove the pool table pockets and old felt. Stretch new felt over the pool table surface, recover the bumpers and cut holes for the pool table pockets. Reattach the pool table frame.Full Answer >