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The free rules provided by Masters Games are for "friendly" play only and do not constitute any kind of formal authority.  For many traditional games, this is about the best that can be achieved because sports like Quoits, Skittles and Fives have never developed formal rules beyond those laid down by local leagues or individual pubs and societies. 

However, a number of traditional games have developed fully fledged global amateur and sometimes professional organisations who, by their very nature, aim to regulate the pastime in question.  In the cases of games such as these, there is little point in Masters Games writing up unofficial rules when generally accepted official rules are readily available on the Internet.  For cases like these, the following table is maintained. 

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Game Authority Provided by Website Rules
Badminton BWF
Badminton World Federation Full and simplified BWF Rules are on their site IBF Rules
Carpet Bowls ECBA English Carpet Bowls Association
Carrom The U.S. Carrom Association
Cricket MCC The new laws for the new millenium from the MCC
infoplease Sometimes, it would be nice to just know the basics without all the technicalities and jargon.

Lawn Tennis British Tennis Brief rules
International Tennis Federation International Tennis Federation Home Page
Table Tennis   Basic Rules from Denis' Table Tennis World
International Table Tennis Federation You can find full regulations at the ITTF site
Eight Ball Pool (US version) World Pool-Billiards Association (apparently this version of the rules has been submitted to the Olympics). Billiards Congress of America
Eight Ball Pool (UK version) World Eightball Pool Federation English Pool Association
BAPTO British Association of Pool Table Operators
Nine Ball Pool World Pool-Billiards Association Billiards Congress of America
14:1 Continuous Pool World Pool-Billiards Association Billiards Congress of America





These rules are provided by Masters Traditional Games, an Internet shop selling quality traditional games, pub games and unusual games. For information on copying and copyright, see our disclaimer.

Our rules are comprehensive instructions for friendly play. If in doubt, always abide by locally-played or house rules.

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