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March 22nd, 2012
05:44 pm
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It's all changed!
When I were a lad, billiards was 3 for potting|in-off the red, 2 for potting|in-off the white, 2 for a cannon. Can't recall the penalty for a miss - too rare!

But on Eurosport today I saw the modern version.

Not a 12foot table - 9? 2.5metres? Somewhere around that.

So it's just cannons. And they score just 1. And...
The cue ball has to hit at least 3 cushions before hitting the second object ball.

First to 50 for a quarter final.

Tough game!

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Date:March 22nd, 2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
Sounds like the traditional Belgian version of billiards to me...
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Date:March 22nd, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
Ah, well, the ref is keeping score in French, and there are signs up reading "Billiards Breton".

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