Welcome to the place on Belair Blvd where I confess I spent a great deal of time growing up. Our local pool room was located in our bowling alley and had seven Brunswick tables. On any given day you could find either an 8 ball
or 9 ball game in progress.
The house rented the tables by the hour and provided sticks (usually warped) but you weren't considered cool unless you had your own 2 piece cue and case.
Most games were played for small stakes, usually a typical 9 ball rack was played for 25/50 cents on the five and nine ball. The bigger stakes games were usually played late Friday or Saturday nights. I got almost as much enjoyment watching a good game as playing one myself. I was lucky that my brother-in-law worked at the bowling alley at that time and he allowed me to play a lot for free. He also was a very good player and taught me alot about the game. Don's no longer with us, I'd like to think that when we meet again he'll have a table waiting to teach me something new.
When you mention pool to most people, this is the vision that most people get....
This is the view of the table I remember most, looking down the end of a cuestick....up close and personal
I've only memtioned 2 games that are played on a pool table, 9 ball and 8 ball, here's where you can find the rules for these games.
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