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Billiards Digest October, 2009 David Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES

Summary: Billiards Digest October, 2009
David Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES
"Rules - Part III: rail cut shots"
Note: Supporting narrated video (NV) demonstrations, high-speed video (HSV) clips, and
technical proofs (TP), and all of my past articles, can be accessed and viewed online at
billiards.colostate.edu. The reference numbers used in the article help you locate the
resources on the website. If you have a slow or inconvenient Internet connection, you
might want to view the resources from a CD-ROM or DVD. Details can be found online
at: dr-dave-billiards.com.
This is the third article in a series on pool rules. The series features shots from a pool rules
quiz I recently created with fellow BD columnist Bob Jewett. The quiz can be viewed online in NV
B.61. Also, NV B.62 provides answers and brief explanations for each shot, and NV B.63
provides thorough instruction in each foul category. All calls in the quiz and this series of articles
are based on the internationally-recognized World Standardized Rules published by the World
Pool-Billiards Association (WPA). The complete set of rules can be viewed online at www.wpa-
pool.com. Last month, we looked at shots where there is a small gap between the cue ball (CB)
and object ball (OB), and also where the CB is frozen to the OB. This month, we will look at rail
cut shots, where the OB is either close to or frozen to a rail.
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NV B.61 Pool rules quiz for referees and players, with Bob Jewett


Source: Alciatore, David G. - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University


Collections: Engineering