I've invented a new pool game... Race to The
The game is played like nine ball but with all 15 balls.
Solids shoot 1-7 in order, and stripes shoot 15-9, in revers
order. Its still a work in progress, but so far the rules
- All 15 balls are racked in a specific order starting
from the head ball: 7, 4, 12,14, 8, 2, 10, 5, 13, 6, 15,
3, 9, 11, and 1.
- The two players can lag for the break.
- After the break, it is an open table-- if the breaker
pocketed any balls as a result of the break, they
continue their turn at the table, if not, it is the
opponent's turn. The possible object balls are either the
lowest or highest balls on and open table.
- The shooter may make contact with their object ball
to sink any other ball on the table-- except the eight
ball, which must be a single shot.
- On an open table, if the shooter pockets a ball of
one side with the current object ball of the other side
the table is still open.
- After a successful shot, the shooter continues to
shoot at their current (next) object ball-- always the
lowest (solids) or highest (stripes) left on the
- Normal nine ball safety and foul rules apply--
failing to hit your object ball first, failing to make
contact with a rail or drop a ball after contact, etc.
All fouls are ball-in-hand.
- The game can be played as a race to a number of
racks, where dropping your opponents ball may give them
an advantage, but lets you continue your turn at the
- Or it may be played as a race to points, where any
ball you pocket in a legal stroke gives you a point, with
an additional 7 points for pocketing the eight-ball.
(War) In the point format, the maximum number of
points possible would be 21. (Sinking all of your
opponents balls with combinations of your balls and
shooting all of your balls and the eight.)
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