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Billiard Offline is played between two people or two sides. Understanding the arrangement of balls on the board is important before how to play. Three balls are used; a white, a yellow or spotted white (with more than two black dots for identification), and a red. Player or team scores when striker pots the ball in the pocket, for in-offs, cannon, and combination of both.
The points from a penalty made by a player are given to opponent player. One of the most popular tactics used to score more points is to leave the object balls in baulk area when the next player is in-hand. Any means made to disturb the balls must be by an indirect stroke, a difficult one.
The winner of the game is declared based on player who scores maximum points or stipulated points of the game within the allotted time.
The winner of the match is decided on the highest average and total number of points.
Starting the Billiards Offline Game
Most sports begin with a toss to decide who plays first. Stringing is the method of toss in Billiards.
The choice of cue-ball and who to play first is decided by stringing. The winner has both options provided opposite player also mutually agrees. The game is considered to have begun after the cue-ball is placed on the table and hit by tip of the cue.
It is the players responsibility to play with correct cue-ball even if the wrong ball is passed by the referee. The players take turns alternately unless one makes a score and continues the strike.
Playing from in-hand
The cue-ball must be struck from a position within D to play from in-hand
The referee has to check whether the cue-ball is placed correctly, if asked.
The cue-ball is not considered to be in play by the referee if the tip of the cue is not touching the cue-ball; provided attempt to play is not made.
When in-hand, the cue-ball must be placed out of baulk. In case, it touches an object ball out of baulk, it is considered to have played out though it doesnt cross the baulk line.
The cue-ball may be played against a cushion provided it touches a ball outside baulk. Before re-entering the baulk, the cue-ball must have contact with cushion or ball out of baulk.
If an object ball is in baulk, no part of its surface can be played on directly from in-hand.
During the play, a player goes through certain instances that have been clearly marked by the WPBSA to handle them better. Below are some those instances with next steps.
Spotting Object Balls
Starting with red ball, if it is pocketed then, it is placed back in its spot. In case the spot is occupied, red ball is placed in pyramid spot. If the pyramid spot is also occupied then, it is placed in the centre spot.
A ball is considered to be on spot if and only if it is placed by hand.
A striker can check with referee for count of continuous pots of same ball.
If a ball touches another ball on spot then, the ball is not considered to be on spot even though it hasnt moved.
An object ball not spotted correctly by the player cannot be raised as a fault by referee in any case.
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