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An all-star (also stylized as All-Star) team is a group of people all having a high level of performance in their field.
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.
A billiard table or billiards table is a bounded table on which billiards-type games (cue sports) are played.
Blackball (sometimes written black ball or black-ball) is a pool (pocket billiards) game originating in the United Kingdom and popular in multiple countries.
Coralville is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States.
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 littles/smalls, and highs and lows) is a pool (pocket billiards) game popular in much of the world, and the subject of international professional and amateur competition.
ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).
The European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) is the European governing body for pocket billiards.
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.
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.
The World Nine-ball Championships are held annually, and are sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association.
Luck is the experience of notably positive, negative, or improbable events.
Matchroom Sport is a sport event promotions company led by the founder and owner English entrepreneur Barry Hearn and his son Eddie.
The Mosconi Cup is an annual nine-ball pool tournament contested between teams representing Europe and the United States since 1994.
Pool is a cue sport played on a table with six pockets along the, into which balls are deposited.
A rack (sometimes called a triangle) is a piece of equipment that is used to place billiard balls in their starting positions at the beginning of a billiards game.
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.
Russian pyramid, also known as Russian billiard (ру́сский билья́рд, russky bilyard) or pyramid billiards, is a cue sport that has several differences from Western pool, although game play is still dominated by attempts to billiard balls.
Snooker is a cue sport which originated among British Army officers stationed in India in the latter half of the 19th century.
Straight pool, also called 14.1 continuous or simply 14.1, is a type of pool game.
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.
Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.
Three-ball (or "3-ball", colloquially) is a folk game of pool played with any three standard pool and.
A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
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 Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) is a professional women's pocket billiards (pool) organization and tour based in the United States.
The World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) is the international governing body for pocket billiards.