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

Summary: Billiards Digest November, 2009
David Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES
"Rules - Part IV: Which ball did you hit first?"
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 fourth 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. In addition, NV B.62 provides answers and brief explanations for each shot, while NV B.63
provides a more 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 rail cut shots, where the object ball is either
close to or frozen to a rail. This month, we will look at cases where it is not clear whether or not
the cue ball (CB) hits the desired object ball (OB) first.
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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