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How To Play: Speed Pool

Steve Charnock
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When you get to a pool table, your options are pretty limited. Sure, you could play Subbuteo on it or jump up on the thing and pretend to surf, but it’d be pretty frowned upon. No, your choices are generally a game of 8-ball pool with a pal or  game of doubles. You could play […]

How To Play: 9 Ball Pool

Steve Charnock
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There are two main types of pool (if you ignore the giant holes in the ground full of water, that is). There’s the standard game of 8 ball pool that we all know and love. And the American alternative – 9 ball pool.  The rules of 9 ball are quite simple once you’ve got your […]

How To Play: Killer Pool

Steve Charnock
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Rather than being a B-movie about a murderous lido, ‘Killer Pool’ is, thankfully, just another way of playing cue sports in a pub or bar. And a pretty safe one at that. Regular pool – be it eight ball or nine ball – is fun. Sure. But sometimes you just want to mix it up, […]

How To Play: 8 Ball Pool (English Rules)

Steve Charnock
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Pool. It’s up there with the greats of pub sports. Proudly clutching onto the winner’s trophy on the podium above darts and that see-how-beer-mats-you-can-flip-up-and-catch thing. We’ve all played it and we’ve all enjoyed it. But how many of us actually know all the rules inside out? If you’ve ever been forced to embarrass yourself a […]

Pancake Day Rileys Style

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The Rileys Team have gone flipping crazy this morning. As it’s pancake day, we’ve created three pancakes, Rileys style… Ken Dough-erty and Peter Eggdon are said to be regular pancake day participants. They would like our first one… If Pool is your game, you might think this next one is batter… Our third and final […]

Europe attempt to retain Mosconi Cup in Vegas

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Team Europe begin the defence of their Mosconi Cup crown this evening in Las Vegas, having won the last five editions of the tournament known as ‘The Ryder Cup of Pool’. If the American team were hoping to capitalise on home advantage, they may want to erase the 2013 tournament from their memory, where they […]