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Nine Ball Rules
Eight Ball Rules
14.1 Continuous Pool Rules
Black Ball Rules
Rules/Regulations for Wheelchair Competition
Definitions Used in the Rules
Ten Ball Rules
Equipment Specifications/Room Size Recommendations
1. General Rules
These general rules apply to all pocket billiard games, UNLESS specifically noted to the contrary in the individual game rules. Download General Rules (PDF format).
The International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation (ISMWSF) is recognized by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), the world governing body of pocket billiards, as governing all international competitions concerning wheelchair pocket billiards. Except when clearly contradicted by these additional rules, the General Rules of Pocket Billiards apply. Download Rules/Regulations for Wheelchair Competition (PDF format).
Professional Equipment Specifications for WPA-Sanctioned Events
The purpose of these specifications shall be to set standards for equipment used at all World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World Championships, WPA World Tour events and other WPA sanctioned and/or recognized events. These specifications do not necessarily apply to tables manufactured for commercial home use. At its sole discretion, the World Pool-Billiard Association can sanction tournaments on tables not in compliance with these specifications. View Equipment Specifications documentation.