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A new American game of billiards, called “ Red, White, and Blue,” is thus described : —The game consists of three pin-pool pins painted red, white, and blue, two of which are placed on the spots at each end of the billiard table, and the third one directly in the centre. Three billiard balls are used in the game, which are also red, white, and blue. The red and white balls are placed against the lower end cushion, directly at the point where the “ nails” nearest he corners are, and the player shoots with the white ball from inside the string. The privilege of the first shot is determined by throwing out small balls with numbers on them, the smallest number shooting first, and so on in rotation, always shooting with the white balls. The game consists in knocking down the blue pin with the blue ball, the refTpin with the red ball, and the' white plfl'with the white ball j |

Mu.fePa!'™’ no difference which is r|gis»gra "’adwii first. If a player knocks down a pin with a ball of a different color than the pin, he is “ bdrsted,’? and has to begin anew, no matter if he had the other two properly downed. Five cents is charged for each man entered, and also each “ burst”

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A NEW GAME OF BILLIARDS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 521, 29 December 1881

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A NEW GAME OF BILLIARDS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 521, 29 December 1881

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