It came to the attention of a few of us that there may be some ambiguity when refering to Billiards or Cue Sport games
There are Three types of tables cue sport players may play on:
- Carom Billiards Table (pocketless)
- Pool Table (pockets)
- Snooker Table
Each of which has a set of classified games
a. Straight Billiard/Rail
c. Three-Cushion Billiards
c. Straight Pool
d. Bank Pool
e. Speed Pool
a. English Billards
Information has been taken off wikipeda cue sports section. Feel free to suggest anything that should be added to this list or requires modification.
The question is, should the asker specify the table in which the game is played in addition to the name of the game? I personally think it's not necessary to specify you're playing i.e. eight-ball on a pool table, but it can't hurt to add one more tag.
The following question is due to the numerous set of professional rules that currently exist (i.e. for 8-ball pool it's APA, BCA, WPA, CPA, VNEA)
When asking about rules of a particular game, should the asker include what rules?
Here, I think it's a must