Five-pin billiards | Wikipedia audio article

Five-pin billiards | Wikipedia audio article

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00:01:25 1 History
00:02:19 2 Equipment and setup
00:06:55 3 Rules
00:07:37 3.1 Object
00:08:18 3.2 Play
00:10:36 3.3 Scoring
00:12:56 3.4 Fouls
00:16:33 4 Strategy
00:17:39 5 World Championship 5 Pins National Teams
00:18:14 5.1 World 5 Pins National Teams Champions
00:18:26 6 World Five-pins Championship
00:19:23 6.1 World Open Champions
00:19:38 7 Five-pins Pro World Cup
00:20:21 7.1 Pro World Cup Champions
00:20:37 8 Nine-pin variant (igoriziana/i)
00:21:13 9 In popular culture
00:21:46 10 See also

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Five-pin billiards or simply five-pins or 5-pins (Italian: [biliardo dei] cinque birilli; Spanish: [billar de] cinco quillas), is today usually a carom billiards form of cue sport, though sometimes still played on a pocket table. In addition to the customary three balls of most carom games, it makes use of a set of five upright pins (skittles) arranged in a “+” pattern at the center of the table. The game is popular especially in Italy (where it originated) and Argentina, but also in some other parts of Latin America and Europe, with international, televised professional tournaments (for the carom version only). It is sometimes referred to as Italian five-pins or Italian billiards (Italian: biliardo all’italiana), or as italiana (in Italian and Spanish). A variant of the game, goriziana or nine-pins, adds additional skittles to the formation. A related pocket game, with larger pins, is played in Scandinavia and is referred to in English as Danish pin billiards, with a Swedish variant that has some rules more similar to the Italian game.

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