Okay guys, here's the deal.
I really enjoy the conversations, but I'd rather shoot. So let's have a
tournament via rec.sport.billiards. The following is my opening
suggestion. Let's hammer out a *** game and rules, and get it on.
Obviously it will be on the the honor system, but I've gotten to know
you guys a little, and I see no problem there.
If you want to participate, Add your email me.
Game: Rotation (with alterations for rec.sport.)
Posted Game: Each participant will (not can, but will) play two practice
racks (15 balls maximum). The third rack start be the tournament game,
and the one to email for your score. This is on the honor system. You
can not use the score of any other game. Practice all you want, but when
you are ready for you tournament game, say to yourself (or a friend)
that "this is it", and start playing your two "official" practice racks.
When you mount your third rack, know this will be the official game to
report upon completion.
Each participant will have the results of three games posted. ( A game
is an unbroken run, balls played sequentially, ending with second miss.)
Results will be posted continually as the tournament progresses.
There has to be a time limit for players to complete and report their
three games. I would like to keep in short and hold more tournaments. If
a player does not report three games within the time limit, he or she
gets credit for reported games only. I am open to suggestions.
Rack: 15 balls. 15 ball in center, one ball on foot spot.
Break: From behind head string.
After Break: spot all balls made on the break, and start run with ball
in hand anywhere on the table.
Game: Run all 15 balls sequentially = 120 points is possible per rack.
When 14 of 15 have been run, 15th ball is used to break the rack (as in
14.1 straight pool) and continue sequentially. If 14 balls are made
(before a second miss), rack the 14 dropped balls, with highest numbered
ball in the center (obviously excluding break ball), and continue your
run. Score for each rack is 120 since the 15th ball (break ball) is
considered part of run. If the 15th ball (break ball) does not go, or
cause another ball to drop, it is considered a miss. If it is the second
miss, score only the 14 dropped balls.
Two misses, at any time during the run, ends the game. A scratch is
considered a miss. If the scratch constitutes the first miss, spot any
balls made during the scratch stroke and continue with ball in hand from
behind head string. If scratch constitutes the second miss, any balls
made during scratch stroke is not counted toward score, and game is
over. Player does not get two misses per rack. The second miss, at any
time, ends the game, and score is emailed to director.
Basic Rules: Call only the pocket. Anyway it goes is okay. Next ball in
the rotation may be used to play a combination on any other ball on the
table (as in nine ball). All balls made with one stroke are counted, as
long as the next ball in the sequence hit first.
If the cue ball leaves the table, it is considered a miss. If it is the
first miss, spot any balls sunk, and take cueball in hand behind the
In all other situations, the BCA General Rules apply.
Ok Guys. Let's go over the game and rules. Post your suggestions for
improvement. I selected rotation because it is very difficult to run 15
balls sequentially. When a majority have approved, we post the final
rules and the games begin.