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Call Shot - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Call Shot

Call Shot is a billiards term that is a part of Game Rule Terminology.

Call shot is a rule, or a type of game which requires the shooting player to specify the ball that is to be pocketed and the pocket into which it will be made, before attempting the shot. Calling the shot requires that one specify the ball to be pocketed, and the particular pocket in to which it will be sunk. One does not need to call banks, caroms, kisses, or other methods that may be used to pocket the ball unless specified by particular game rules or by house rules. Call shot is a requirement when playing any billiard game as no slop. Call shot, which requires only the ball and pocket be called, differs from the common North American bar pool practice of calling ever aspect of a particular shot including banks, caroms, and cushions.

See: call, called ball, called pocket, slop, no slop, slop shot, gentlemens call, gentlemans call, called shot, call it all, call the ball and pocket, call everything, ball and pocket, call pocket for more on the meaning of "Call Shot".

Call Shot - Usage

8 ball is definitely a call shot billiard game. A no slop stipulation requires the game be played as a call shot game.

Billiards - Call Shot

Forum questions and answers mentioning the billiard definition of "Call Shot":

  • Title: Call Shot
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/8/2006
  • Last Updated: 1/2/2008 2:48:59 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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