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Blackball, black-ball, black ball or blackballing may refer to:

Society and culture[edit]

  • Blackballing, ostracizing someone socially, e.g. prevention of finding local or field-specific employment, blacklisting from a club or other organization, etc.


  • Blackball, New Zealand, a small town located on the western coast of the South Island of New Zealand; see also Blackball Branch in the "Transportation" section, below.

Games and sporting[edit]

  • Blackball (pool), a variant of the pocket billiards game eight-ball, sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association and popular in the UK and Australia among a few other places
    • The black ball in pocket billiards games including pool and snooker
  • Blackball, a pejorative term used to represent the Black baseball movement including the formation of Negro league baseball
  • Blackball, a monster in the Mystara campaign setting of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons




  • The Black Ball, an annual fundraising dance for the Keep a Child Alive charity
  • Blackball Records, a record label that releases music from the punk band Jawbreaker among others


  • Blackball Branch a branch railway line to Blackball, New Zealand (see "Geography" above).
  • Black Ball Line, a name for the Puget Sound Navigation Company's ferry system (British Columbia, Canada, and Washington state, US)
  • Black Ball Line (trans-Atlantic packet), a fleet of packet ships running between Liverpool and New York, the first scheduled trans-Atlantic service, founded in 1817