Billiards, Revised and Updated

The Official Rules And Records Book


Book Description

Here in a single, compact handbook are all the rules for the myriad forms of pocket billiards. Billiards: The Official Rules and Records Book is complete with detailed instructions on how to play everything from Basic Pocket Billiards to Cut-Throat, together with the rules for tournament games such as Nine Ball and Rotation, and Snooker and Carom games.

These are the official rules of billiards from the Billiard Congress of America, the governing body of professional billiards in the United States.

A very helpful chapter for the beginner includes professional tips on basic techniques and strategies. Also included are a glossary of billiard terms and a summary of BCA billiards champions.

About None

The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) trade organization, dedicated to achieving a united, growing, prosperous and highly regarded billiard industry through its leadership. The BCA enhances the success of its members and promotes the game of billiards through educational, marketing and promotional programs, annual industry trade shows, tournaments and other programs designed to make pool everybody's game. For more info, see

R. A. Dyer is a contributor to the nation’s premier pool magazine, Billiards Digest. He is currently a statehouse reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegraph and, before that, he was a reporter for The Houston Chronicle, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer prize. Mr. Dyer is also the author of Hustler Days. He lives in Austin, Texas.