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Head Spot - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Head Spot

Head Spot is a billiards term that is a part of Pool Table Terminology.

The head spot is the spot that is marked on the head of the billiard table which is the end of the pool table from which the player breaks.

The head spot is located at the axis of imaginary lines up the center of the pool table length-wise and across the pool table at two diamonds up from the head rail.

Pool table areas diagram showing the head spot

See: center string, centre string, center spot, centre spot, long string, head string, foot string, foot spot for more on the meaning of "Head Spot".

Head Spot - Usage

You have to break from around the head spot. Actually, from behind it.

Billiards - Head Spot

  • Title: Head Spot
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/13/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/26/2016 3:17:23 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Head Spot Comments

  1. Gary PooleGary Poole from Athens, AL on 9/22/2009 8:39:39 AM

    Can anyone tell me the official location of the head spot on a pool table where the cue ball is centered when the balls are racked?

  2. billiardsforumbilliardsforum from Halifax, NS on 1/20/2010 11:47:33 AM

    @Gary Poole - The head spot is placed at the exact center the pool table's width at the head string. See the updated definition of head spot above, with an updated pool table diagram showing the head spot.

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