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Color Ball - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Color Ball

Color Ball is a billiards term that is a part of Snooker Terminology.

Color Ball is a snooker term referring to all of the object balls that are not reds. In most snooker rules, a color ball must be potted after each red during the continuation of a break shot. Color balls that are potted are re-spotted until the time comes where there are no longer any reds on the table. When this happens, the colors must be potted in the following order: -yellow ball (2 pts) -green ball (3 pts) -brown ball (4 pts) -blue ball (5 pts) -pink ball (6 pts) -black ball (7 pts) The group of color balls are commonly referred to as just colors. Alternatively, the term color ball is used in the game of blackball as a catch-all generic term for the yellow and red groups of object balls. This usage corresponds to the North American terms solids and stripes.

See: colors, colored balls, coloured balls, colours for more on the meaning of "Color Ball".

Color Ball - Usage

You just potted a red, so now your object ball is the next color ball in the sequence, the green ball.

Billiards - Color Ball

  • Title: Color Ball
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/27/2007 11:18:27 AM

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