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Raymond Ceulemans vs Efren Reyes: 71.2 Balkline (DVD promo) Blomdahl/Raiford commentary

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From the Billiard Sages Exhibitions held at Carom Cafe on Aug 4-5th, 2012.

Efren Reyes and Raymond Ceulemans play a rare match of 71.2 Balkline billiards in NYC.

Torbjorn Blomdahl provides insightful commentary with Robert Raiford.
Eddy Leppens is the referee.

Kink n' straight rail.

Alex Blomquist 50-50 kink rail and half-boardslide on straight rail.

Efren Reyes: "...my favorite game is balkline."

In a 2008 interview at an IPT event with Inside Pool's Vanessa De La Cuetara, Efren Reyes reveals his interest and passion for 18.1 balkline, a very technical and intricate billiard game that Efren was brought up with but is rarely seen playing.

On August 5, 2012, Efren Reyes played Raymond Ceulemans for the first time ever in balkline billiards in NY during the Billiard Sages Exhibition at Carom Cafe. Two special DVDs were produced do document this extremely rare matchup between two great billiard legends.

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Hands on History Billiards (History of Pool Billiards)

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Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick which is used to strike billiard balls, moving them around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by rubber cushions.

Historically, the umbrella term was billiards. While that familiar name is still employed by some as a generic label for all such games, the word's usage has splintered into more exclusive competing meanings in various parts of the world. For example, in British and Australian English, billiards usually refers exclusively to the game of English billiards, while in American and Canadian English it is sometimes used to refer to a particular game or class of games, or to all cue games in general, depending upon dialect and context.

There are three major subdivisions of games within cue sports:

Carom billiards, referring to games played on tables without pockets, typically 10 feet in length, including bulk-line and straight rail, cushion caroms, three-cushion billiards, artistic billiards and four-ball;
Pool, covering numerous pocket billiards games generally played on six-pocket tables of 7-, 8-, or 9-foot length, including among others eight-ball (the world's most widely played cue sport), nine-ball (the dominant professional game), ten-ball, straight pool (the formerly dominant pro game), one-pocket, and bank pool; and
Snooker and English billiards, games played on a billiards table with six pockets called a snooker table (which has dimensions just under 12 ft by 6 ft), that are classified entirely separately from pool based on a separate historical development, as well as a separate culture and terminology that characterize their play.

Teequila trotting over her first straight rail

Teequila takes on her first straight rail (albeit tiny). She's so cute!! MVI_1171.AVI (with rider Sarah Robertson)

Tessa canter's first straight rail

Tessa gets over her fear of straight rails and canters her first one!! It was 19...then she decided to push the envelope and canter a 22 cross rail!!!

Efren "The Magician" Reyes 2018 - Top 25 Amazing Billiard Shots - 9 Ball

Efren The Magician Reyes 2018 - Top 25 Amazing Billiard Shots - 9 Ball

Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports,[1][2] are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls and thereby cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by elastic bumpers known as cushions.

Historically, the umbrella term was billiards. While that familiar name is still employed by some as a generic label for all such games, the word's usage has splintered into more exclusive competing meanings in various parts of the world. For example, in British and Australian English, billiards usually refers exclusively to the game of English billiards, while in American and Canadian English it is sometimes used to refer to a particular game or class of games, or to all cue games in general, depending upon dialect and context.

There are 3 major subdivisions of games within cue sports:

Carom billiards, referring to games played on tables without pockets, typically 10 feet in length, including balkline and straight rail, cushion caroms, three-cushion billiards, artistic billiards and four-ball;
Pool, covering numerous pocket billiards games generally played on six-pocket tables of 7-, 8-, or 9-foot length, including among others eight-ball (the world's most widely played cue sport), nine-ball (the dominant professional game), ten-ball, straight pool (the formerly dominant pro game), one-pocket, and bank pool; and
Snooker and English billiards, games played on a billiards table with six pockets called a snooker table (which has dimensions just under 12 ft by 6 ft), that are classified entirely separately from pool based on a separate historical development, as well as a separate culture and terminology that characterize their play.
There are other variants that make use of obstacles and targets, and table-top games played with disks instead of balls.

Billiards has a long and rich history stretching from its inception in the 15th century, to the wrapping of the body of Mary, Queen of Scots, in her billiard table cover in 1586, through its many mentions in the works of Shakespeare, including the famous line let's to billiards in Antony and Cleopatra (1606–07), and through the many famous enthusiasts of the sport such as: Mozart, Louis XIV of France, Marie Antoinette, Immanuel Kant, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, George Washington, French president Jules Grévy, Charles Dickens, George Armstrong Custer, Theodore Roosevelt, Lewis Carroll, W.C. Fields, Babe Ruth, Bob Hope, and Jackie Gleason.

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How to Install Carom Pocket Inserts

Frederic Caudron - Disk 1 - 04

Billard - Carom - Cushion

World Record in Carom Billiards (1st Attempt)

French champion Laurent Guénet wants to break the world record

Reimering Strickland vs Bustamante Reyes - Final Clash of The Titans 2018 - 9 Ball

Reimering Strickland vs Bustamante Reyes - Final Clash of The Titans 2018 - 9 Ball

Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports,[1][2] are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls and thereby cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by elastic bumpers known as cushions.

Historically, the umbrella term was billiards. While that familiar name is still employed by some as a generic label for all such games, the word's usage has splintered into more exclusive competing meanings in various parts of the world. For example, in British and Australian English, billiards usually refers exclusively to the game of English billiards, while in American and Canadian English it is sometimes used to refer to a particular game or class of games, or to all cue games in general, depending upon dialect and context.

There are 3 major subdivisions of games within cue sports:

Carom billiards, referring to games played on tables without pockets, typically 10 feet in length, including balkline and straight rail, cushion caroms, three-cushion billiards, artistic billiards and four-ball;
Pool, covering numerous pocket billiards games generally played on six-pocket tables of 7-, 8-, or 9-foot length, including among others eight-ball (the world's most widely played cue sport), nine-ball (the dominant professional game), ten-ball, straight pool (the formerly dominant pro game), one-pocket, and bank pool; and
Snooker and English billiards, games played on a billiards table with six pockets called a snooker table (which has dimensions just under 12 ft by 6 ft), that are classified entirely separately from pool based on a separate historical development, as well as a separate culture and terminology that characterize their play.
There are other variants that make use of obstacles and targets, and table-top games played with disks instead of balls.

Billiards has a long and rich history stretching from its inception in the 15th century, to the wrapping of the body of Mary, Queen of Scots, in her billiard table cover in 1586, through its many mentions in the works of Shakespeare, including the famous line let's to billiards in Antony and Cleopatra (1606–07), and through the many famous enthusiasts of the sport such as: Mozart, Louis XIV of France, Marie Antoinette, Immanuel Kant, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, George Washington, French president Jules Grévy, Charles Dickens, George Armstrong Custer, Theodore Roosevelt, Lewis Carroll, W.C. Fields, Babe Ruth, Bob Hope, and Jackie Gleason.

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Bi da #1: Những đường cơ ảo diệu bậc thầy| Xem là mê

Bi-a (bắt nguồn từ từ tiếng Pháp billard /bijar/),[1] còn được viết là bi a,[1] cũng còn được gọi là bi da,[1] là một loạt các trò chơi kỹ năng thường chơi với một cây cơ được sử dụng để tác dụng vào các quả bóng bi-a, di chuyển chúng xung quanh một bàn bi-a phủ vải bao quanh bởi các đệm cao su.

Trong lịch sử, tuy thuật ngữ thể thao bi-a quen thuộc vẫn còn được mọi người sử dụng như là một nhãn chung cho tất cả các trò chơi như vậy, việc sử dụng đã tập trung vào các nghĩa hẹp hơn trong các vùng khác nhau của thế giới. Ví dụ, tại Anh và Úc, bi-a thường đề cập riêng cho trò chơi bi-a Anh, trong khi tại Mỹ và Canada nó đôi khi được dùng để chỉ một trận đấu đặc biệt hay đẳng cấp cao, hoặc cho tất cả các trò chơi dùng cơ nói chung, phụ thuộc vào phương ngữ và ngữ cảnh.

Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports,[1][2] are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls and thereby cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by elastic bumpers known as cushions.

Historically, the umbrella term was billiards. While that familiar name is still employed by some as a generic label for all such games, the word's usage has splintered into more exclusive competing meanings in various parts of the world. For example, in British and Australian English, billiards usually refers exclusively to the game of English billiards, while in American and Canadian English it is sometimes used to refer to a particular game or class of games, or to all cue games in general, depending upon dialect and context.

There are 3 major subdivisions of games within cue sports:

Carom billiards, referring to games played on tables without pockets, typically 10 feet in length, including balkline and straight rail, cushion caroms, three-cushion billiards, artistic billiards and four-ball;
Pool, covering numerous pocket billiards games generally played on six-pocket tables of 7-, 8-, or 9-foot length, including among others eight-ball (the world's most widely played cue sport), nine-ball (the dominant professional game), ten-ball, straight pool (the formerly dominant pro game), one-pocket, and bank pool; and
Snooker and English billiards, games played on a billiards table with six pockets called a snooker table (which has dimensions just under 12 ft by 6 ft), that are classified entirely separately from pool based on a separate historical development, as well as a separate culture and terminology that characterize their play.
There are other variants that make use of obstacles and targets, and table-top games played with disks instead of balls.

Billiards has a long and rich history stretching from its inception in the 15th century, to the wrapping of the body of Mary, Queen of Scots, in her billiard table cover in 1586, through its many mentions in the works of Shakespeare, including the famous line let's to billiards in Antony and Cleopatra (1606–07), and through the many famous enthusiasts of the sport such as: Mozart, Louis XIV of France, Marie Antoinette, Immanuel Kant, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, George Washington, French president Jules Grévy, Charles Dickens, George Armstrong Custer, Theodore Roosevelt, Lewis Carroll, W.C. Fields, Babe Ruth, Bob Hope, and Jackie Gleason.

Balkline carom billiards on pool table 17 run

I'm trying to play some carom on my pool table. If a ball is pocketed it's respotted, otherwise it becomes impossible to play when it's in the jaws of the pocket.

Table used: Dynamic III, 9ft (tight pockets)
Cue used: House cue (Dufferin Q2 19oz)

Efren Reyes vs. Torbjorn Blomdahl Rematch: 3-Cushion (DVD promo)

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From the Billiard Sages Exhibitions held at Carom Cafe on Aug 4-5th, 2012.

Efren Reyes and Torbjorn Blomdahl play an interdisciplinary billiard challenge of 10-ball and 3-cushion billiards in NYC.

Mazin Shooni and Robert Raiford provide the commentary.

This series was staged as a pool/billiards rematch between the two champions. They played a similar challenge match (in Japan) years ago:

9-ball Part 1:
9-ball Part 2:
9-ball Part 3:

3-cushion Part 1:
3-cushion Part 2:
3-cushion Part 3:

BILLY HOTMAN 5 FLAT 5 RAIL

billy hotman grinds 5_5 rail first shot down franga straight rail!

Aphlikshun Fingerboards - Straight Rail Review

A review on the 16 Elevated Straight Rail from Aphlikshun fingerboards, awesome company if you haven't already go check them out and buy something Phil the owner spends lotttttttttts of time on his products for nothing less then precision perfect!

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Getting Broke

270'ing onto a straight rail, under-rotated and broke my jaw and minor concusion.

Trick shoot efren reyes AMAZING!!!

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