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Give A Ball - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Give A Ball

Give A Ball is a billiards slang term that is a part of Scoring Terminology.

In one pocket, this means to make a ball intentionally in your opponent's pocket, either because it is not safe to take out in a controlled fashion, or it is the best route to putting your opponent in a trap, or it is simply the best choice of safety in a difficult situation. This term is also referred to as a handicap, when the stronger billiard player offers the weaker billiard player a one ball adjustment in the score.

See: handicap for more on the meaning of "Give A Ball".

Give A Ball - Usage

Oh Dan can you just give a ball for Tim's handicap? Lets get this thing rolling.

Billiards - Give A Ball

  • Title: Give A Ball
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/16/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:19 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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