Billiards & Games Room

General Pool Rules

The following is the general pool rules. Also available are rules for: 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 14.1 Continuous and Snooker.

 

1. TABLES, BALLS, EQUIPMENT.

All games described in these rules are designed for tables, balls and equipment meeting the standards prescribed in the BCA Equipment Specifications .

2. RACKING THE BALLS.

When racking the balls a triangle must be used, and the apex ball is to be spotted on the foot spot. All the balls must be lined up behind the apex ball and pressed together so that they all have contact with each other.


Minors Policy Change: July 1, 2014

The Billiards & Games Room is open the public, 7 days a week.  All guests must be over the age of 18 or must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Services

 

Cue Locker Rental

The Billiards and Games Room offers a convenient locker for cue storage. The locker is located in the back south-west corner of the room and has plenty of available drawers. Please see the Cue Locker Rental page for more information or to request a locker.

 

Reservations

School groups and private parties can rent up to 12 pool tables and other game stations in the Billiards and Games Room for special occasions or celebrations.


History of the Billiards & Games Room

The Michigan Union Billiards & Games Room has been a center of social activity on campus since construction of the Union was completed in 1919. Even during World War I, when work on the building was halted and energies directed toward the war effort, the unfinished Billiards Room served as a barracks for the Student Army Training Corps. The room remained aesthetically unchanged between 1919 and the early 1940s, at which point Michigan Union staff used profits from their Winter Carnival to adorn the room with photographs of University athletes and athletic teams past and present.


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THE BILLIARDS ROOM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

The room will be closed this Wednesday (10/18) from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
 

Fall/Winter Hours of Operation

 
Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:00am-11:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:30am-11:30pm
Fridays:                              11:00am-1:30am
Saturdays:                          12:00pm-1:30am
Sundays:                             12:00pm-11:30pm
 
***Must have a Driver's license, State ID card, or passport to play***

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