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Nine Ball is a type of pocket billiard game. It apparently began in the United States in the 1920s and had a poor reputation due to the gambling and hustling activity that it attracted and became associated with. Nine Ball has become much more popular since those times, and some of the most notable billiard professionals made their name by playing it. Steve Mizerak was regarded by many as the nine ball master. You may wish to view the nine ball rules in the pool rules section of this site.
I love the game of nine ball. I want to be as good as the Mizerak.
The nine ball definition was entered on 3/13/2006 and was updated on 10/24/2007 9:49:38 AM. It is a cue sport term that is related to billiard accessories. It was entered in to the database by the Billiards Forum Editor. See also: 9 ball for more on the meaning of nine ball.
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