English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Billiard Monthly : January, 1912

The Billiard Monthly : January, 1912

Billiard Proverbs

  • A ball in hand is worth two in baulk.
  • Spare the chalk and spoil the shot.
  • There’s many a slip ‘twixt the ball and the tip.
  • Reckless pots make rueful scores.
  • Practice makes professionals.
  • Chalk in time saves miscues.
  • A fool may get position but it requires a wise man to
    keep it.
  • The fanciest strokes make not the finest game.
  • Position is better than points.
  • The prudent man looketh well to his tip.
  • Position is the principal thing; therefore get position;
    and with all thy getting get the score up.
  • You cannot put new balls into old pockets—while the
    patent “Rapide” pockets may be fitted to any table for
    22s. 6d. L.K.
  • It is estimated that the number of houses in Edinburgh
    in which a billiard table has been installed, is four hundred
    at the very least.

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