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Tally Balls - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Tally Balls

Tally Balls is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Accessory Terminology.

Tally balls are the pills that make up the pea set.

Tally balls are numbered peas that are thrown in to a bottle and then drawn to determine a random placement in to a rank order.

Tally balls definition in billiards

See: shake bottle, pea bottle, pill bottle, kelly bottle, tally bottle, bottle, pea, pill, peas, pills, shake balls for more on the meaning of "Tally Balls".

Tally Balls - Usage

I drew a seven from the tally balls in the bottle.

Billiards - Tally Balls

  • Title: Tally Balls
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/28/2007 9:54:27 PM
  • Last Updated: 10/23/2016 3:04:13 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Tally Balls Comments

  1. ArchArch from NJ, United States on 8/9/2009 3:53:06 PM

    I just bought a new set of pills or (Tally Balls). Can some one tell me why there is a 16 pill in a set of tally balls, when there are only 15 balls in the rack?

  2. billiardsforumbilliardsforum from Halifax, NS on 9/25/2016 12:53:13 PM

    I think your question about 16 peas in a tally ball set is answered here:

    Why does a tally ball set have 16 peas when there are only 15 balls?

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