How to play Pool
Pool is a classification of cue sports played on a table with six pockets along the rails, into which balls are pocketed. Each specific pool game has its own name; some of the better-known include eight-ball, blackball, nine-ball, ten-ball, seven-ball, straight pool, one-pocket, and bank pool.This game has become one of the most popular 1vs1 battle games in a short time.
How to Play?
The aim of the 8-ball pool is to pocket all your 7 colored balls assigned to you (either Solids or Stripes) and then ultimately pocket the 8 ball before your opponent. Based on the First Ball potted after the break shot/first shot, you will be assigned either solids or stripes.
To win the game you will have to pot the 8 ball after potting all your assigned balls. You will lose the game if you pot the8-ball earlier.
- 1 Cue Ball
- 7 solid coloured balls numbered 1-7
- 7 striped balls numbered 9-15
- 8-black ball
- 1 stick
- Pool Board
Rules of Pool explained
The rules of Pool on A23 games follow all the original rules of 8 ball pool game.
Object balls should be placed in a triangular rack and positioned at the lower end of the table so that the apex ball of the rack lies on the foot spot.
- Order of the balls should be random apart from the black 8-ball, which should be placed in the middle of the third row
- White ball should be placed anywhere behind the service line on the table
Player who gets to break the rack first is decided on random basis
To make a legal break, the player must hit the balls and ensure that four balls hit cushions and the cue ball doesn't go down a pocket.
- If the 8-ball is potted on the break, the player is given a re-rack
Allotment of Stripes / Solids balls to player:
- First player to pot an object ball after the break, will then have to continue to pot the balls from that category (stripes or solids).
- Opposition player will have to pot the other group
Player will continue to make shots until they foul, or fail to pot an object ball
Potting the cue ball
Failing to hit any ball / own object ball
Potting one of the opposition's object balls (first point of contact is between cue ball & opponent's object ball)
- If the first point of contact is with the assigned object ball, then game continues with opponent's turn and no penalty
Hitting opposition players set of object balls
Failing to hit the ball within stipulated time (penalty case)
Penalty: Opposition player is entitled to place the cue ball anywhere on the table.
- Multiple adjustments to placement of cue ball before taking the shot is allowed
Rebound Scenario: It is permissible for the shooter to bank the cue ball off a rail before contacting his object ball;
- However, after contact with his object ball, an object ball must be pocketed, or
- The cue ball or any numbered ball must contact a rail. Failure to meet these requirements is a foul.
After potting all the assigned set of balls, player must then pot the 8 ball
- If the 8th ball is pocketed by the player before potting the assigned quota in any manner than the game is terminated immediately and opponent is declared the winner
Glossary of Pool terms
- Pool Table: 6-pocketed pool table. Pockets are 6 round shaped holes on the board where the ball is supposed to go after hitting.
- Stick: Element used by player to hit a cue ball
- Cue Ball: Ball used to pot objects on the table (Plain White color).
- Numbered Ball: 8-ball pool variant have 7 stripes & 7 solids (all of different color) with black 8 numbered ball. Odds & Evens variant must have, all solid balls of different color numbered uniformly from 1-15, with 8 numbered ball to be black in color
- Power-meter: Source used by the player to decide the amount of power to be put in a shot
- Navigator: Graphics present to assist in targeting a ball using cue ball
- Cue ball Spin controller: Functionality that helps to control the spin of the cue ball by selection of placement of dot on the cue ball diagram.
- Precision meter: 3-D Controller which allows you to carry out minute level movements of the stick while setting the target object (360-degree rotator).