Pool Table Accessories
Welcome to the pool table accessories site. Here you will find the pool table store to purchase great pool supplies and accessories for your billiard table. The information on this page will be helpful for new pool table owners and those that are almost a pro.
This also includes how to play the tally bottle game.
Pool Table Accessories
You just bought a pool table and it did not come with any accessories. Don't panic. Pool table accessories provide you with all the tools you need to play the game of pool on your table. Pool can be a wonderful time of relaxation and a very challenging game to master as well. This game can be played in all weather conditions because it%u2019s played indoors. Some of the accessories that you will need are:
Here is some additional information about each of the accessories that you will need to have if they did not come with your pool table:
These ball are numbered from 1 to 15 with a neutral ball usually white called the cue ball for a total of sixteen. The balls numbered from 1 to 7 are solid colors and those from 9 to 15 are stripe colored. With one ball the eight-ball in black.
These are sticks that have a special tip on them to strike the cue ball to hit the object ball. These cue sticks vary in size and weight. Some players have a cue stick used only on the break and a special cue for regular play. These special cues or professional cues can be very costly. They all come in different weights and lengths.
The ball racks are used to rack the balls on the table. You get two when you purchase an accessory kit. One uses all fifteen balls for straight pool and eight ball, and the other for nine-ball, where only balls numbered from 1 to 9 is used in play.
Cue chalk is very important. You need to chalk up your cue stick prior to striking the cue ball. Chalk helps prevent miss hits on your cue stick when striking the cue ball into the object ball.
Cue Tip Repair Kit
This kit is a must for all pool table owners. If you have cue sticks, at some time or another the tip will come off the cue after striking the cue ball. Without the tip, the cue stick is useless. Having a cue tip repair kit handy, you can fix broken tips to keep all your cues in useable order.
The tally bottle comes with fifteen small number balls. The tally bottle us used in a game called "bottle pool." The game consists of two balls (the 1-ball and 2-ball), a cue ball, and the tally bottle. This game was played in the late nineteenth century. Here is how it's played. A standard pool table is used. At the start of bottle pool, place the tally bottle inverted (neck down) on the center spot at the geographic center of the pool table. The two object balls the 1 ball and the 2 ball are used. From the racker's vantage point, the 1 ball is frozen to the diamond on the foot rail adjacent the right corner pocket and the 2 ball to the diamond on the foot rail to the left corner pocket. The player starting the game has cue ball in hand and places the cue ball anywhere in the kitchen area. He must contact either of the two object balls in order to complete a legal break. The object is to score 31 points. Points are scored as follows:
This is a special cue stick which is usually smaller than the normal cue. This stick allows you to "bridge" over an object ball and strike the cue ball. Striking the object ball before hitting the cue ball is a penalty and results in losing your turn.
Table Brush & Table Cover
These are nice items to have to protect your table from collecting excess dust and dirt when you are not playing. The brush helps remove any debris that may be on the felt surface.
Cue Stick Racks
These come in two types, one that mounts on the wall and the other that fits on the floor. These racks store your cues after you are done playing. Some racks include storage for balls, chalk and ball racks.
Owning a pool table can be a lot of fun. Whether you are right or left-handed makes no difference, the cue stick works both ways. You can play different types of games on the pool table. Some are these are solids and stripes or 8-ball, straight pool, and nine-ball just to name a few.
Just like any new game, you have to learn how to shoot using the proper English on the cue ball, bank shots and others. However, pool can be enjoyable by all family members. The only hindrance is you must have room for the pool table in your home.
Go to my pool table accessories store to purchase cues, chalk, balls, racks, and repair kits.