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Colors - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Colors

Colors is a billiards term that is a part of Snooker Terminology.

Colors refers to any ball in a snooker ball set that is not the cue ball nor any of the reds. A ball from the colors becomes the object ball when a red has been potted. After a colors ball has been potted, it is re-spotted until all reds are potted. At that time, the colors group becomes the object balls 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) Colors also refers to the yellow and red groups of object balls in the game of blackball. These correspond with the American solids and stripes respectively.

See: color ball, colours, colored balls, coloured balls for more on the meaning of "Colors".

Colors - Usage

What is ball on? Reds or colors?

Billiards - Colors

  • Title: Colors
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/27/2007 11:39:25 AM

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