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Protect - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Protect

Protect is a billiards term that is a part of Scoring Terminology.

In one pocket, to protect a ball or balls would be to block your opponent's easy access to remove threats you have established near your pocket. To protect a lead would be to play the score by effectively making it difficult for your opponent to score enough points to get back in the game. To protect a layout advantage would be to prevent your opponent from neutralizing a table layout that favors you.

See: ahead race, race for more on the meaning of "Protect".

Protect - Usage

I have to focus because I want to protect my lead here.

Billiards - Protect

  • Title: Protect
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 5/17/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:46 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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