## Best 9-ball racking patterns?

### Best 9-ball racking patterns?

Hi all,

Starting to get much more into 9-ball and was wondering if there is an
optimal rack? Especially when you're giving an an opponent the 8.

I always rack in this pattern... just because it seems to distribute
the balls evenly.

1
6 8
2 9 4
5 7
3

I figure you often make the 6 or 8 depending on the side you're
breaking on, so if your giving the 8 you might as well let your
opponent make it off the break because it will either stay down or be
spotted. (in the rules I've played anyways)

Chris

### Best 9-ball racking patterns?

I like the following pattern for 9 ball.

1
35
798
46
2

If I was spotting the 9 i'd put it in the 3 or 5 spot as those balls
are infrequently made on the break.

Rufus

### Best 9-ball racking patterns?

Quote:
>I like the following pattern for 9 ball.

>          1
>         35
>        798
>         46
>          2

>If I was spotting the 9 i'd put it in the 3 or 5 spot as those balls
>are infrequently made on the break.

I'll spot you the 9, if you spot me the 8.

Ed Chauvin IV

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### Best 9-ball racking patterns?

Here's the pattern I use. It came from an article by Buddy Hall. The
idea is to make as hard as possible for the breaker by putting maximum
distance between successive balls.

1
7 8
5 9 6
4 2
3

He practices what he preaches. I have seen him rack this way everytime
in more than one tournament.

Ideally, after breaking, the balls would be arranged something like
this:

At one end: 1 3 5 7 9

At the other end: 2 4 6 8

And the breaker would be forced to do a lot of extra travelling.

### Best 9-ball racking patterns?

Sat Fats wrote

Quote:
>   1
>  7 8
> 5 9 6
>  4 2
>   3

> Ideally, after breaking, the balls would be arranged something like
this:

> At one end: 1 3 5 7 9

> At the other end: 2 4 6 8

> And the breaker would be forced to do a lot of extra travelling.

As the breaker stands behind the head string, what side of the table
does he break from?

### Best 9-ball racking patterns?

[snip]

Quote:
>He practices what he preaches. I have seen him rack this way everytime
>in more than one tournament.

>Ideally, after breaking, the balls would be arranged something like
>this:

>At one end: 1 3 5 7 9

>At the other end: 2 4 6 8

>And the breaker would be forced to do a lot of extra travelling.

If he doesn't make any balls on the break then it is you that has to do
the extra travelling.

### Best 9-ball racking patterns?

I meant to type... "If I was spotting the 8 ball..."   but if I spot
you the eight will you spot me the 1 and the breaks?

:)

Rufus

### Best 9-ball racking patterns?

If I rack for you:  135697248
If I rack for me:  1  34  698  57 2
1-2 go up table with my cue ball.  I make the corner 8 every time,
hardest ball to make on the table because of dark color.  I give the
world the 8, so it does not matter as when I break, I eliminate it off
the table on the snap.

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### Best 9-ball racking patterns?

I guess I don't understand the question. I would say that the breaker
breaks from whatever side he chooses - after the balls are racked.

### Best 9-ball racking patterns?

You're not suggesting we should make the pattern as easy as possible,
in case the breaker doesn't make a ball?