Billiards Rules of Play

As with any sport, knowing all the rules of play is crucial to winning and having fun.  Please study through these rules and contact Ralph at Big Country Amusements if you have any questions by calling 403-334-0007


General Billiards Rules of Play

The General Rules of Play apply to all types of billiards games.  However, specific rules below SUPERCEDE these rules.


Eight Ball Rules

These rules apply ONLY to Eight Ball games


Nine Ball Rules

These rules apply ONLY to Nine Ball games


Types of Fouls

There are many types of fouls in billiards.  It is important to know them so you can avoid doing them.


Terminology & Definitions

This is a listing of the various terms, including some diagrams as well.