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Billiards and Pool Rules
  • General These general rules apply to all pocket billiard games.
  • 8 Ball Eight-Ball is a call shot game played with 15 object balls. One player must pocket balls of the group number 1 through 7 (which are the solid colors), while the other player has 9 through 15 (striped balled) and the first to pocket all the balls of either group first and finish by legally pocketing the 8-ball wins the game!
  • 9 Ball Nine-Ball is played with nine object ball numbered ont through nine. One each shot, the first ball the cue ball contacts must be the lowest numbered ball on the table. A match ends when one of the players has won the required number of games.
  • 14.1 14.1 is a nomination game. The player must nominate a ball and a pocket. The player is awarded one point for every correctly nominated and pocketed ball. The player who scores the predetermined point total for the game prior to the opponent, wins the game!
  • One Pocket One Pocket is a unique game in which only two of the six pockets are employed for legal scoring. Any ball may be played and need not be called. What is required is that an object ball falls in the player's "target" pocket. The object of the game is to score a total of eight object balls in a player's target pocket before the opponent.
  • Cut-throat Cut-throat is a great game to play in social situations. It is a perfect game when an odd number of players are participating. The object of the game is pocket your opponents' balls before the opponents pocket your group of balls.
  • Fouls Check out this section to review legitimate fouls in the game of pool and billards.
  • Definitions Here you will find the descriptions to some keywords that are included throughout the rules pages.