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: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)
- Published: 12/27/2007 11:18:27 AM
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