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Ghost - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Ghost

Ghost is a billiards slang term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

In one pocket, an imaginary opponent for the purpose of challenging yourself in a practice session where you play against the ghost. Normally, you win if you run out all the designated balls, and the "ghost" wins if you fail to run out. Besides being a motivational tool for stimulating your practice sessions, playing the ghost offers a systematic framework for keeping track of your improvement as well, should you choose to keep records. You can play a race to a certain number of wins, or do the exercise until you have beaten the ghost a certain number of times.

See: playing the ghost for more on the meaning of "Ghost".

Ghost - Usage

You are a mess. Why don't you go in to a quiet table and play ghosts, so that you can calm down and get your game back.

Billiards - Ghost

  • Title: Ghost
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/16/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:18 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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