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Billiards Rules 9-Ball Rules One of the most popular game in billiards, 9-ball is played with nine object balls numbered one through nine and a cue ball. On each shot the first ball the cue ball contacts must be the lowest-numbered ball on the table, but the balls need not be pocketed in order?read more about the 9-ball rules for more details. 8-Ball Rules A call shot game played with a cue ball and fifteen object balls. One player must pocket balls with solid colors while the other player pockets the stripes. The player who first pockets his group and then legally pockets the 8-ball wins the game?read more about the 8-ball rules for more details. 8-Ball Open Table Rules The table is "open" when the choice of groups (stripes or solids) has not yet been determined. When the table is open, it is legal to hit a solid first to make a stripe or vice-versa?know more about open table rules for 8-ball.

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The International Pool Tour presents the first Pro-Am Championship, today and tomorrow, at Palace Billiards in Villa Park, Illinois. Sixteen of the top players in the world will team up with players who participated in qualifiers around the Chicago area and beyond during the last couple months. There is $50,000 at stake in this single elimination, race-to-three format.

Tournament details available at There will be live coverage of the tournament at Coverage includes comprehensive tournament brackets, a live free web camera to catch some of the action, and more. Tune in for great pool action and an online cue stick giveaway. Details will be available on the live stream Saturday and Sunday. The live web cam will start at roughly 11:45am each day.

Tournament hours are 12pm-7pm on Saturday and 12pm-4pm on Sunday, with the final match starting at 3pm. Doors will open to the public at 11:30am both days, and admission is free. Palace Billiards is located at 160 W Roosevelt Rd., Villa Park, IL. For directions and more information, call Palace Billiards at (630) 941-3500 or visit



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