Formerly called 8 pool, it is very practiced in England, and holds a important place.
In France, it is very common, because small billiards, requiring less space, are economically affordable.
The game is played with 16 balls (7 red, 7 yellow, one black and one white).
The goal of the game: To get all the balls of the same color with the white and to finish with the black
More commonly known as French billiards, it is played on 2m80 or 3m10 billiards without holes, with 3 balls of white color, red, and white dotted or yellow.
The goal of this game: The white ball must touch the other two balls.
As the name suggests, it is widespread in the United States, where one plays for both money and pleasure, with balls numbered 1 to 15 and a white one.
Three modes of play are practiced on this billiard:
The Eight : after breaking, the player chooses the even or odd balls. He must then enter the balls he has chosen and finish with the black (N ° 8)
The Nine: The balls are deposited from 1 to 9 in rhombus. Once the “rhombus” broken, we must enter the balls in order and finish with the black (No. 8). The game is common to both players !! so when a magnifying glass player, the second continues the game playing the ball whose number is the lowest of the remaining balls.
We have the 15 balls numbered in triangle. Once the breakage is complete, the maximum number of balls must be returned afterwards using the white one. When only one ball remains, we reform the triangle without the first of it and then we play the remaining ball, without moving the white, and so on. Each ball worth 1 point, the party and ends when a player reaches an agreed total in advance between the two players.
The largest of all, 4 m10 also comes from England, it is played with 14 red balls, a black, a pink, a blue, a green, a brown, a yellow and a white.
The goal is to enter a red ball and then a colored ball. The colored ball is returned to its original place until there are no more red balls.