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Break and Run - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Break and Run

Break and Run is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Break and run is a term used in pocket billiards to describe the situation when a player breaks the balls, pockets at least one ball on the break, and proceeds to pocket the remaining required balls without the opponent getting a turn at the table. Multiple break-and-runs occur quite frequently in professional play, but anything higher than five racks in a row is considered very good even at that level. In fact, Earl Strickland once performed a break and run on eleven racks in a row to win $1,000,000 during a tournament that had a promotion that anyone who could break and run ten in row would win the million dollars.

See: run, run out, run the table, eight and out, break and dish, break and run out, runout, dish for more on the meaning of "Break and Run".

Break and Run - Usage

Did you see Earl's 11 consecutive break and run racks today? He bagged a million bucks for that!

Billiards - Break and Run

  • Title: Break and Run
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/11/2007
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:48:13 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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