(FAQ) Game Rules - Bowliards

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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.

Bowliards

This game uses the scoring system used in bowling. As a tool to test your improvements over time, it keeps a solitary player's interest. This is similar to Equal Offense.

Object

Score a perfect bowling score of 300 points in 10 frames (innings) in solitary play. Scoring uses bowling rules. Each pocketed ball is 1 point.

Opponents

One to four players.

Balls

Set of balls (1-10) plus cue ball.

Racking

Balls are racked in a four-row triangle.

Breaking

Free break to start inning. Balls pocketed are spotted. If scratch, no penalty. Cue ball goes to the kitchen for the first shot.

Regular play

After break, shoot from kitchen to pocket balls.

Call ball and pocket.

Two innings for each rack. First inning starts after break. On a miss, first inning ends. Second inning starts and ends on a miss.

If all balls pocketed in this frame, scores as a "spare". (10 points for frame plus points in first inning of next frame).

If all balls pocketed in the frame are made on the first inning, scores as a "strike". (10 points for frame plus points from next two innings.)

If a strike or spare in 10th frame, additional innings as necessary.

Balls on the break or jumped balls are immediately spotted.

Fouls

Foul ends inning.

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