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All-star (also stylized as All-Star) is a term designating an individual as having a high level of performance in their field.
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The American Association (APA) was founded in 1981 by professional pool players Terry Bell and Larry Hubbart, although with roots dating back to the National Pool League (NPL), founded in 1979.
Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is a governing body for cue sports in North America (here defined as the United States and Canada exclusively), the regional member organization of the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA).
A billiard/billiards, pool or snooker hall (or '''parlour'''/'''parlor''', room or club; sometimes compounded as poolhall, poolroom, etc.) is a place where people get together for playing cue sports such as pool, snooker or carom billiards.
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A billiard table or billiards table is a bounded table on which billiards-type games (cue sports) are played.
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Blackball (sometimes written black ball or black-ball) is a pool (pocket billiards) game that is popular in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Malta, South Africa, Australia, and some other countries.
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Coralville is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States.
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Eight-ball (often spelled 8-ball or eightball, and sometimes called solids and stripes, spots and stripes in the UK or, more rarely, bigs and smalls or highs and lows) is a pool (pocket billiards) game popular in much of the world, and the subject of international professional and amateur competition.
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ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network) and the Hearst Corporation (which owns a 20% minority share).
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The European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) is the European governing body for pocket billiards.
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods.
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The following is a glossary of traditional English-language terms used in the three overarching cue sports disciplines: carom (or carambole) billiards referring to the various games played on a billiard table without; pool (pocket billiards), which denotes a host of games played on a table with six pockets; and snooker, played on a large pocket table, and which has a sport culture unto itself distinct from pool.
Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning.
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The World Nine-ball Championships are held annually, and are sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association.
The definition of luck (or chance) varies by the philosophical, religious, mystical, or emotional context of the one interpreting it; according to the classic Noah Webster's dictionary, luck is "a purposeless, unpredictable and uncontrollable force that shapes events favourably or unfavourably for an individual, group or cause".
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Matchroom Sport is a sport event promotions company led by the founder and owner English entrepreneur Barry Hearn and his son Eddie.
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The Mosconi Cup is an annual nine-ball pool tournament contested between teams representing Europe and the USA since 1994.
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Pool, also more formally known as pocket billiards (mostly in North America) or pool billiards "Pool billiards" is sometimes hyphenated and/or spelled with a singular "billiard".
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A rack (sometimes known as a triangle) is the name given to a frame (usually wood, plastic or metal) used to organize billiard balls at the beginning of a game.
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Rudolf Walter Wanderone, Jr. (January 19, 1913 – January 15, 1996; originally spelled Wanderon) Includes three photos of his grave marker; provides birth and death dates, and legal surname spelling.
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Russian pyramid, also known simply as pyramid or pyramids (пирами́да, piramida) and often called Russian billiards (ру́сский билья́рд, russky bilyard) or Russian pool, is a cue sport that has several differences from Western pool, although game play is still dominated by attempts to billiard balls.
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Snooker is a cue sport played on a table covered with a green cloth or baize, with pockets at each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions.
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Straight pool, also called 14.1 continuous or simply 14.1, is a pocket billiards game.
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Sudden Death Seven-ball (also known as ESPN Sudden Death Seven-ball for promotional purposes) was an annual pool tournament (and television show) held in the United States; it was broadcast on and sponsored by ESPN.
A television, commonly referred to as TV, telly or the tube, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting sound with moving images in monochrome (black-and-white), colour, or in three dimensions.
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Three-ball (or "3-ball", colloquially) is a folk game of pool played with any three standard pool and.
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A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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The United States Professional Poolplayers Association (UPA) is the governing body for the sport of men's professional pool (pocket billiards) in the United States, in conjunction with the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) and its US-national affiliate, the Billiard Congress of America (BCA).
The WPBA is a professional women's billiards tour based in the United States.
The World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) is the international governing body for pocket billiards.