im Kopffeld frei platziert

English translation: placed anywhere in/at the baulk/balk end of the table

13:06 Apr 28, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation
German term or phrase: im Kopffeld frei platziert
Die weiße Kugel wird nun vom Gegner im Kopffeld frei platziert.
Die weiße Kugel wird nun vom Gegner am Tisch frei platziert.
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About billiards!
MSH
Local time: 18:41
English translation:placed anywhere in/at the baulk/balk end of the table
Explanation:
The balk/baulk end of a snooker/pool/billiards table is where the cue ball (white ball) is placed at the start of a game (or if the white is itself potted).

In your first instance, the opponent can place the cue ball at the baulk end only, in the second instance he can place it anywhere on the table (e.g. after a foul).

Reference: misspent youth ;-)
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Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 19:41
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4 +5placed anywhere in/at the baulk/balk end of the table
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placed anywhere in/at the baulk/balk end of the table


Explanation:
The balk/baulk end of a snooker/pool/billiards table is where the cue ball (white ball) is placed at the start of a game (or if the white is itself potted).

In your first instance, the opponent can place the cue ball at the baulk end only, in the second instance he can place it anywhere on the table (e.g. after a foul).

Reference: misspent youth ;-)

Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 19:41
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Oliver Giesser: Not misspent Cilian, wise choice!
1 min
  -> tja, golf and snooker...

agree  Laura Terrett
8 mins

agree  Kim Metzger: Also called the head string http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billiards
19 mins
  -> new to me, but if you say so ;-)

agree  Darin Fitzpatrick
48 mins

agree  VerenaH (X)
5 hrs
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