The laws of Carrom as adopted by West Bengal Carrom Association are detailed as follows.....


  1. C/B – Shall mean Carrom Board
  2. C/M – Shall mean Carrom
  3. C/Ms. – Shall mean Carrom Men
  4. Queen – Shall mean Red Carrom Man
  5. Umpire – Shall mean an appointed person to Supervise and to conduct the match
  6. Turn – Shall mean the right to strike
  7. Finish – Shall mean the completion of the board
  8. Placing – Shall mean keeping the due or penalty C/M in the master circle either by umpire or by the player permitted to do so.
  9. Due – Shall mean when fine is not available
  10. Pocketing – Shall mean putting the C/M and or queen into the pocker.
  11. Proper – Shall mean in accordance with the laws of carom.
  12. Improper – Shall mean contrary for infringement or violation of laws of carom.
  13. Umpire’s Fine – Shall mean penalty for infringement or violation of laws of carom.
  14. Fine – Shall mean pocketing the striker during play
  15. Opponent – Shall mean the player not presently having the turn to play (against team).
  16. Imaginary line – Shall mean lines that are in extension to the arrow crossing the joints of base line outside the carom board diagonally.

Laws of Carrom

The Carrom Men used for play shall be made of good quality wood and circular in shap9. The diameter of the C/M shall b from 1 & 1/4 inches to 1 & finches (31 mm to 32 & 1/2 mm). It shall not be less than 3/16inches (O.50cm) thick and not less than 4.375grams (6 annas) and not more than 4.750grams (6.5 annas) in weight. There shall be nine white C/Ms and nine black C/Ms and one red (called queen) CIM and they should be as far as possible uniform. The C/Ms shall have smooth movement on the surface of the C/B when- struck by a smooth striker.

The pockets shall be fully covered from beneath by nets fixed suitably at the bottom of the C/B.

13. Common Rules