This is also known as 9 ball pool and the table is booked at the kiosk. You can pre-book by calling the club in advance or can simply turn up and play if the table is available. Use is charged in 15-minute slots based on an hourly rate, so please ensure once you have finished playing you advise the kiosk and pay for your use. Juniors may play but only under the supervision of an adult member.
The pool table is a pay and play table. It costs 50p per game and cues are available from beside the kiosk.
American Pool Prices
|Monday to Friday to 5pm||£3.00 per hour||£3.00 per hour|
|Monday to Friday after 5pm||£4.00 per hour||£4.00 per hour|
|Saturday and Sunday all day||£4.00 per hour||£4.00 per hour|
Tournament cues are available with membership card or a £10 refundable deposit.
History of Pool
Outside the cue sports industry, this sport is almost exclusively referred to as "pool", due to perhaps an association with the "poolrooms" where gamblers "pooled" their money to bet remotely ("off-track") on horse races. Because these venues often provided billiard tables, the term "pool" became synonymous with billiards. Though the original"pool" game was played on a pocket-less carom billiards table, the name stuck to pocket billiards as it gained in popularity. Though the traditional view of billiards as a refined and noble pastime did not blend well with the low-class connotations of gambling, the billiards industry's attempts to distance itself from the term "pool" beginning in the late 19th century were largely unsuccessful.