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Winning Hazard - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Winning Hazard

Winning Hazard is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

In billiards, pool, and snooker, and in other cue sport games, a winning hazard is a shot in which the cue ball is used to pot another ball. In snooker and most pocket billiard games doing this is known as potting or pocketing, or sinking the targeted ball. The term derives from this hazard winning the player points, while losing hazard is a type of hazard that costs the player points, in early forms of billiards. Whether the ball is an object ball or an opponent's cue ball depends upon the type of game (some have two cue balls). The move will score points in most (but not all) games in which hazards as such apply, such as english billiards (in which a "red winner" is the potting of the red ball and a "white winner" the potting of the opponent's cue ball, each worth a different amount of points).

See: losing hazard, hazard for more on the meaning of "Winning Hazard".

Winning Hazard - Usage

You have got to try for the winning hazard.

Winning Hazard - Origin and History

The term winning hazard is quite old, and is now considered fairly obsolete, says SMcCandlish from wikipedia.

Billiards - Winning Hazard

  • Title: Winning Hazard
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 8/16/2008 10:34:52 AM

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