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Straight Rail Billiards - Billiard Term Definition

Welcome to the billiard, pool, and snooker glossary of terms. This is the definition of Straight Rail Billiards as it relates to cue sports. You can also view the entire billiard dictionary

Definition of Straight Rail Billiards

Straight Rail Billiards is a billiards term that is a part of Cue Sport Game Name Terminology.

In straight billiards, a player scores a point and may continue shooting each time his cue ball makes contact with both other balls. Although considered a difficult and subtle game, some of the best players of straight billiards developed the skill to drive both balls into a corner and from that position were able to score a seemingly limitless number of points.

Straight Rail Billiards - Usage

Straight rail billiards has quite a rich history around here.

Straight Rail Billiards - Origin and History

The first straight rail billiard tournament was held in 1879 where Jacob Schaefer, Sr. scored 690 points, or separate strokes, in one single turn.

Billiards - Straight Rail Billiards

  • Title: Straight Rail Billiards
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/9/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:50:00 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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