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Bob_Jewett
12-28-2007, 01:50 PM
In November, the WPA General Assembly accepted new Rules and Regulations for pool. The games covered are 9 ball, 8 ball, 14.1 and black ball (a game like 8 ball played in the UK and many Commonwealth countries). There is an explanation of the editing and revision procedure on the WPA web site, which is www.wpa-pool.com. (http://www.wpa-pool.com.) The rules themselves are not up there yet but are available here:

http://www.sfbilliards.com/WPA_New_Rules_21Dec2007.pdf

Besides the rules, there is a set of regulations, which cover things like the penalties for being late, proper attire, and playing without a referee, and possible additional requirements for the break at nine ball. The regulations are available here:

http://www.sfbilliards.com/WPA_New_Regulations_30Nov2007.pdf

The rules are intended to remain the same for the next five years. The regulations are more malleable.