Do You Play Pool or Billiards?

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United States
August 22, 2016 9:00pm CST
I love to play pool, but seldom get the opportunity to do so anymore. My father was an excellent pool player and he taught me a lot about pool and my three brothers are all good pool players too. My sons play very well also but only one of them has a pool table at home. And if you don’t practice, you can lose your skills. The other day we were on a short trip and I had been asking some trivia questions to the other passengers and one of the subjects that came up from another person was the color of the pool balls. I know all the colors of the pool balls but none of the others did, except the person who asked the question. Do you know the colors of all the pool balls? Now that is real trivia, something that does not come up in conversation very often. But, I’ll bet there are some people on here who play pool and know all the colors.
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@louievill (15829)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
I play both pool and billards, balls and flat disks alike. I play 8 balls, 9 balls and the tough 15 ball rotation that Filipinos love to play, I also own a quite expensive cue stick
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• United States
23 Aug 16
OH, Good for you. A good cue stick is VERY important.
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@louievill (15829)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
@IreneVincent most of the expensive cue sticks that are marketed abroad are made in the Philippines in the province of Pampanga and are just rebranded. 2 world champions Efren "bata" Reyes and Francisco "Django" Bustamante hailed from that province and they have dozens more of good younger talents.
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• United States
23 Aug 16
@louievill Very interesting. You should write an article about them. My husband was in the Philippines for a short while and brought me back some wooden items made from mahogany. Are the cue sticks made from mahogany. Is mahogany still plentiful in the Philippines? I will have to see what I can find about those world champions. Thank you for telling me their names.
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@JESSY3236 (4702)
• United States
23 Aug 16
I used to play pool on the computer. But I haven't played pool on an actual pool table in a long time.
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• United States
23 Aug 16
I didn't know you could play pool on the computer. Wow! I'm not technologically capable of something like that, I don't think.
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@JESSY3236 (4702)
• United States
24 Aug 16
@IreneVincent It was a pool computer game. I wasn't really good at it, but I liked playing it.
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• United States
23 Aug 16
used to play lots 'f pool, the hubs did's well. aint played'n some years now, but i recall the colors 'f the balls, lol.
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• United States
23 Aug 16
It's a game of skill, for sure and FUN too. I really don't know where billiards originated. I do know that a really good pool table is expensive and heavy. I also know that "POOL HALLS" used to have a rather bad reputation for the most part. Nowadays, however, these "halls" have a better look about them and are more attractive to the average person, who likes to play pool.
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• United States
23 Aug 16
I don't know all the colors of the pool balls. I have played a little bit but not enough to be good at it.
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• United States
23 Aug 16
You DO have to play it quite a bit to be good at it. That's for sure. I don't get to play anymore either, unless I go to my son's house and he lives about 50 miles from me so I don't go there very often. He comes to see me.
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@JudyEv (91871)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Aug 16
Vin would know all the colours but I don't. The few times I've played I've enjoyed it. If we had a pool table I'm sure we'd play quite often.
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• United States
23 Aug 16
Yes, he probably would know them if he's a pool player.
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