The rules of golf billiards
What equipment do I need to play with my compact pool table?
Although billiard-golf is mainly intended for private players, this does not detract from the challenge of the game and its technical and strategic aspects. Please find the rules of golf billiards for a great game with your Stella Tilman golf billiard table. While a cork billiard table has an official size of 3.65 metres, the Tilman is distinguished by its compact size of 1.60 metres by 90 centimetres, allowing it to fit into even the smallest of spaces. The table has 2 pockets in the middle of each width.
How do you determine which player starts the game of pool?
How to prepare the pool table?
First of all, you have to arrange the obstacles on the pool table. To do this, the first eight corks must form a cross in the centre of the table, and the remaining four corks frame the two pockets (two around each hole). As for the balls, each billiard player must place the balls of his colour. So, you must each place two on each side of your hole (four in total) and the last one on your side just in front of the goal.
What is the purpose of the game?
The objective of the game of billiard-golf is relatively simple. It consists in pocketing all the balls in the opponent's pocket, having first hit a cushion, an obstacle - except those surrounding the goal - or an opponent's ball. The player who succeeds in pocketing one of his side's balls continues to play. The game is won by the player who has pocketed all the balls.
What actions are sanctioned as faults?
As with any billiards game, there are some mistakes that have more or less severe consequences.
Here is a short summary:
Firstly, if you pocket one of your balls in your hole, the other player chooses to remove two of his side's balls from the table. However, you may continue to play.
Secondly, if you sink an opponent's ball in one of the holes, it remains pocketed and it is your opponent's turn to play.
Thirdly, if you hit one of your balls with another of your balls, then you will be penalised two shots.
Fourthly, if you take one of your side's balls off the pool table, it is placed back behind one of the obstacles surrounding your hole. This gives your opponent the right to play twice in a row.
Fifth, if it is one of the opponent's balls, then it will be placed in front of your hole, and it will be the other player's turn to shoot.