(FAQ) Game Rules - 6 Ball

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These series of "Game Rules' provide rules of many different games for the pool table. The rules here have been simplified from the official versions - to make them a little easier to understand.

There are other games that have been invented, copyrighted and generally available to the playing public. Web searches will turn these up and the rules printed out for use.

6 Ball

Object

Following the rules of 9 Ball, the winner legally pockets 6 ball.

Opponents

Two sides (players or doubles teams).

Balls

Regular balls (1-6) plus cue ball.

Racking

Triangle with 1 on top, 2 balls in second row, and 3 balls in third row (6 in middle).

Breaking

Breaker determined by local rules (coin, lag, card draw, etc.)

Three balls to a rail or ball pocketed.

Regular play

Regular 9 ball playing rules apply.

Fouls/misses

Penalty is end of turn. (Option: cue ball fouls only – shoot out of kitchen)

  • No legal shot
  • Ball off the table
  • Scratch
  • Illegal ball touching (optional – moved balls can be replaced with opponent's approval and play continues with no penalty)

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