The rules for the English ‘pub version’ of the classic game of 8 ball pool
Posted by MMOB2CALEX on December 5th, 2019
Last pocket 8-ball is a spin on the standard game of 8-ball that follows the same rules up to the very end. This variation generally is seen as a ploy to slow down the game and keep the balls on the table longer when you’re playing on coin-operated tables or others where players pay by the game rather than by the hour.
We’ve all played it and we’ve all enjoyed it. But how many of us actually know all the rules inside out? If you’ve ever been forced to embarrass yourself a little and ask or you’ve just flat-out blagged the rules of pool. There are quite a few different variations of pool, each with their own individual rules and quirks. Which is where a fair bit of the confusion comes in. So let’s clear up a wee bit of that uncertainty and lay out the rules for the English ‘pub version’ of the classic game of 8 ball pool.
The objective of the game is to pot either the spot or striped balls using the cue ball. If none of them end up in the pockets following the break, then the two players exchange shots until one of them drops. If a player pots a stripe, then the striped balls are now allocated to that player. It becomes that player's objective to pot all the stripes and then eventually the black ball in order to win. Vice versa with the spots. By the way, you can buy <b><a href="https://mmob2c.com/Ball-pool/Gold.html">8 BALL POOL COINS</a></b>from mmob2c.com,
To begin the game, make an open break, smashing the balls apart. Although it is debatable whether breaking 8-Ball hard (or breaking at all!) is a wise idea. Your turn continues if a ball is pocketed on the break, if not, your opponent starts their turn. The fairest way to proceed is to have an open table despite what has been pocketed. Even if you've sunk three solids and no stripes, you must make a call shot after the break to ensure solids.
The player with the lowest official UPA Speed (Rating) shall break first with an alternating break format taking place thereafter. In the event that two players with equal Speeds play, a “Lag for Break” shall determine who breaks first with an alternating break format taking place thereafter. Winner of lag is the player whose ball is closer to head of the rail.
There are seven solid-colored balls numbered 1 through 7, with seven striped balls numbered 9 through 15, an 8-ball and a solid-white cue ball. Regulation pool balls are usually cast from plastic materials such as phenolic resin or polyester, with a uniform size and weight for the proper action, rolling resistance and overall play properties.
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