View Full Version : good pool books, web sites

11-12-2003, 08:46 AM
Hi, my name is Craig and I'm a newB

I am finally buying my own table /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif and am interested in learning more about the game of pool. I have played a lot of pool in various taverns which all seem to have their own "rules", where can I get a rule book? What about other recommended reading on history, etiquette, understanding and caring for equipment etc?

Of course searching and reading this site has already been helpful.

[edit] oops, I guess this should be in the newbie forum /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

11-12-2003, 09:06 AM
Welcome to the board.
No, you are in the right place for this question. You will probably get more suggestions than you can afford. The BCA rules are probably considered standard and certainly the most quoted on this board. You can find them at www.bca-pool.com (http://www.bca-pool.com) As for books and such, there are plenty out there. Which ones are best will depend on your individual skill level. Play your best pool, and A Mind for Pool are a couple of my favorites. For drills to build up your skill level, most on here will agree that Black Belt Billiards is one of the best. O-K, y'all...I just hit the tip of the ice berg here.

11-12-2003, 09:09 AM
Just re read the original post and saw the subject matter was not skills, but history and care of equipment. I'm not aware of any books that specific, but you will find a world of knowledge from the other posters on this board.
Best of luck with the new table.

11-12-2003, 09:30 AM
There are tons of sites. I was just introduced to www.8ball.org (http://www.8ball.org) yesterday so I'll be reading on there a while.
I also go to www.billiards-pool.net (http://www.billiards-pool.net) and www.azbilliards.com (http://www.azbilliards.com)

11-12-2003, 09:34 AM

here's a start:


do a google for "billiard history" for more

11-12-2003, 10:29 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote pooltchr:</font><hr> Just re read the original post and saw the subject matter was not skills,<hr /></blockquote>

oh yea, skills too. That's probably what I need the most /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

11-12-2003, 10:33 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote UWPoolGod:</font><hr> I also go to www.billiards-pool.net (http://www.billiards-pool.net) and www.azbilliards.com (http://www.azbilliards.com) <hr /></blockquote>

CCB is a great fun group of people. Each forum has it's own personality. AZ has an 'ask the pros' site, on which is Sarah Rousey. Billiards-pool.net has a woman's only forum.

Even those of us who are primarily CCBers, many of us enjoy checking out the other forums to see what is happening there too. AZ is also good for up to date tournament info.


11-14-2003, 07:17 AM
For instruction read Robert Byrnes books and/or his video tapes, available at all retail pool websites that sell books, or Amazon or www.poolndarts.com (http://www.poolndarts.com) which is Muellers. Welcome to the ccb.