This guideline is a part of the English Wikipedia's Manual of Style.
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This is a style guide for articles about cue sports. It describes spelling, terminological and other conventions for the article (and category) names and content of Wikipedia topics related to cue sports (billiards-family games). Snooker has further specialized style needs, as explained in WP:Manual of Style/Snooker.
The purposes of this guideline are to:
The overall intent is to ensure that cue sports article prose is comprehensible, by avoiding awkward and ambiguous constructions. Consider the sentence "While 9-ball is a 9-ball game, the 9-ball is the real target; it can be pocketed in a 9-ball run, but earlier is better." It is better to rephrase to avoid endless repetition and potential confusion between the names of games and descriptions. "While nine-ball is a game played with nine balls, the 9 ball is the real target; it can be pocketed at the end of a run, but earlier is better."