Rules of all our favoured baize games vary from town to town, state to state, and country to country.
Ther are a myriad of ways the games may be played, and of course hints and tips on how to get the best out of the game are always welcome.

This listing will show some of the major rules and some very useful tutorials, but is by no means complete.

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3 Cushion Billiards System & Pool Instruction


9ballpool - A resource site for the UK's 9 ball community

40 Ways to Improve Your Game

American Poolplayers Association 8-ball Rules

Andy's Billiards Room - Articles, tips and links

Be Good On Billiards

Billiard Adviser - Rules, Table Care, Cue Care - One of the best FAQ sites on the web - Highly Recommended

Billiard Sanctuary - Academy of the Cueing Arts

Billiard Seminars International - Billiard instruction for anyone whoever picked up a cue, 1st class tips

Billiards Expert.Com - Online Billiards School

Blackball 8 Ball Rules - Guide to blackball 8ball pool rules sanctioned by the World Pool Association

Cannonball - Pool with a difference

Cloudbow Billiards Adventures in Pool - Experiences in buying a pool table for the home

CueSport College International - International school of cuing arts

Easy Pool Tutor - One of the best online tutors for all levels of play with many tips - and its FREE!

Einar's Pool Lounge - Rules, links, chat and more

Florida State School of Pool and Billiards

Frank Callan Snooker - Snooker coaching

Free Pool Lessons

Game Rules and Tips - An English and Dutch site

General Rules for Pocket Billiards - General rules of pool from the BCA

Gladiators - Geometric System - Bankshot Guide - Tournament Charts - Rules

Glossary of Pool Jargon - Information on terms used within pool

Harlequin Cards & Dice Pool Games - The rules of this game with interactive demo

Hottips - Some useful tips from Dick Jacobs

Il Biliardo - Billiard techniques, lessons and exhibitions from Italy

Instructor Advancement Workshop For billiard instructors only

Ivars Peterson's Mathland - Billiards in the Round Great Theory

Jim Loy's Billiards Pool Page Some excellent articles and trickshots

Just Ask Jerry - Questions answered by Jerry Briesath, BCA Certified Master Instructor - Worth a look

Karma Farm - 9 ball nightmares, 8 ball headaches, and billiard blunders. An excellent site.

Kelly's Bar Pool Rules - Basic strategy play for 8-ball and 9-ball

LA PRATIQUE DU BILLARD Billiard theory and practise (in French)

Maximum Break - Online Snooker resource centre

Miami's Pool School By The Pool - One - On- One Instructions

Mensbox - Practical advice on winning in sport by improving mental ability

My Pool Room - UK site

NPL Handicapped Nine Ball System

Physics of Pool - Interesting reading by Jim Meador

Pool & Billiards Frequently Asked Questions - Revision 3.53, Posted 9th May 2000

Pool & Billiards Frequently Asked Questions -Excellent information on pool and billiards

POOLCHAT.NET - A wealth of instructional information.

Pool Clinic - from Mark Wilson

Pool Playing Tips . Com - A resource with usefull information on the game and how to play

Pool School - Learn to play from Jerry Briesath, BCA Master Instructor

Pool Table Rules - BCA rules and variations

Secrets of Three Cushion Billiards

Skilliards A different game, with the skill of billiards and the fun of miniature golf

Snooker & Billiards Coaching - by Mark Mytton

Snooker and Pool Page A medley of rules

Snooker Clinic - Register a question, read the archives

Snooker Games - Excellent, especially history and Q & A section

Tales and Tips - Good tips from the library of billiard horrors

The Bank - And other pool shots

Top Ten Myths in Pool - I know many players who swear by these myths

Up and Down - Rules for a "different" pool game - 16 cue balls???

X Ball 1 Shot - Every ball is the cue ball - I wish!