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.
If you have any comments on this page or would like to suggest additional links, please just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Game||Authority||Provided by||Website Rules|
|International Badminton Federation||Full IBF Rules can be found on their site||IBF Simplified Rules|
|Carpet Bowls||ECBA||English Carpet Bowls Association||http://www.englishcarpetbowls.com/rules.html|
|Carrom||www.carrom.org||The U.S. Carrom Association||http://www.carrom.org/|
|Cricket||MCC||The new laws for the new millenium from the MCC||http://www.lords.org/laws-and-spirit/laws-of-cricket/|
|infoplease||Sometimes, it would be nice to just know the basics without all the technicalities and jargon.|
|Lawn Tennis||British Tennis||Brief rules||http://www.britishtennis.com/newtotennis/rules/briefrules.shtml|
|International Tennis Federation||International Tennis Federation Home Page||http://www.itftennis.com/|
|Table Tennis||Basic Rules from Denis' Table Tennis World||http://www.pongworld.com/more/rules.php|
|International Table Tennis Federation||You can find full regulations at the ITTF site||http://www.ittf.com/|
|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||http://home.bca-pool.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=54|
|Eight Ball Pool (UK version)||World Eightball Pool Federation||English Pool Association||http://www.epa.org.uk/wrules.htm|
|BAPTO||British Association of Pool Table Operators||http://www.bapto.org.uk|
|Nine Ball Pool||World Pool-Billiards Association||Billiards Congress of America||http://home.bca-pool.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=54|
|14:1 Continuous Pool||World Pool-Billiards Association||Billiards Congress of America||http://home.bca-pool.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=54|
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