To help weekly play be more enjoyable for you and those around you, please observe basic guidelines of etiquette and sportsmanship. 

  • Treat your opponent, as you would like to be treated yourself.
  • Pay attention to your match and be ready to shoot when it is your turn.
  • Cheering for your teammate is part of the fun, but don’t cheer against your opponent.
  • Do not break down your cue before the match is over. (This is not a foul, just poor etiquette)
  • Try not to stand in the line of site of your opponents shot.
  • Mind your language and temper.
  • Treat the equipment with respect. ie. Don’t slam the ball onto the table.
  • ALWAYS shake hands before and after your match.
  • Welcome new players into the game and make them feel comfortable.
  • Refrain from hitting the balls hard in frustration.
  • Always use common sense.


There are many ways to display good sportsmanship. Naturally, it is expected that each player is hoping to do well, and it is expected that each player will be doing his best to win. Each player is also expected to accept defeat in a sportsmanlike manner.


Another important area concerns fouls. A foul is a foul and should be observed as such. Occasionally a player feels that a foul is a foul only if he gets caught.  Generally speaking, a professional player will call a foul on himself. Likewise good sportsmanship in the amateur ranks requires a player to admit a mistake, and live with the consequences. On the other hand, it is technically each player’s responsibility to protect themself. Pay attention to your game.

The game of pool is supposed to be fun. It’s a chance to get away from your everyday life of work, sleep, eat, work. You play the game for your own reasons, but I’m going to guess that you play it because you enjoy it. So, enjoy it, and let others enjoy it, too. We all have a love of billiards in common, and if you play with good manners, we can all have fun together.


Have Fun & Good Shooting