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This games is not officially sanctioned. It is, however, a fun game that can help improve your playing skills.
This game is an adaptation of American snooker rules to the pool table.
Score the highest number of points.
Two sides (individuals or teams)
3 - 8 (replaces 2-7 balls used in snooker). 10-15 are used as the red balls. Plus cue ball.
Following is the table setup for this game.
The "D" in snooker is replaced by the kitchen (behind the head string). See example setup for 3 ball, 4 ball, and 5 ball (head spot) placement.
The 6 is on the center spot, the 7 is placed above the foot spot, the 8 is placed one diamond up from the center diamond on the foot rail.
10-15 balls are racked in a triangle on the foot spot.
Breaker determined by local rules (coin, lag, card draw, etc.)
Cue ball from the kitchen. A legal break must contact a striped ball. At least one striped ball must hit a cushion or a ball is pocketed.
Pocket a striped ball, any solid (3-8) is the next target ball.
The 10-15 balls each are worth 2 points. The 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 balls score their face value.
Combinations are legal for the stripes. No combinations with solids.
While stripes remain on table, incoming player must pocket a stripe and then a solid (immediately spotted), followed by another stripe and solid (immediately spotted), and so on until all stripes are pocketed with the related shot on a solid. Then, solids are pocketed in sequence
Optional: Call ball and pocket.
All of these include loss of turn and 3 points added to the opponent's score. Incoming player has ball in hand on the table.
- Cue ball scratch
- No legal hit
- Pocket illegal ball
- Ball off the table
- Illegal ball touching (optional – moved balls can be replaced with opponent's approval and play continues with no penalty)
- Uncalled balls pocketed