Rules for BANK POOL


Contents:

  1. TYPE OF GAME
  2. PLAYERS
  3. BALLS USED
  4. THE RACK
  5. OBJECT OF THE GAME
  6. OPENING BREAK
  7. RULES OF PLAY
  8. ILLEGALLY POCKET BALLS
  9. JUMPED OBJECT BALLS
  10. CUE BALL AFTER JUMP OR SCRATCH
  11. PENALTIES FOR FOULS
  12. SUCCESSIVE FOUL PENALTIES

Except when clearly contradicted by these additional rules, the General Rules of Pocket Billiards apply.

TYPE OF GAME

Bank Pool is a game where legally pocketed balls must be banked into the pocket (using one or more banks). Any ball on the table can be selected and the game is call ball-and-pocket.

PLAYERS

Two individuals, or two teams.

BALLS USED

Object balls numbered 1-15, plus the cue ball.

THE RACK

Standard triangle rack. Balls can be in any order.

OBJECT OF THE GAME

To be the first player, or team, to legally sink eight balls.

OPENING BREAK

The break shot is "free". If anything is made on the break it spots and the breaker is still at the table. If nothing is made the breaker's inning is over.

RULES OF PLAY

All shots, except opening break, are call ball-and-pocket. A player continues with his inning so long as he makes legal shots. ILLEGALLY POCKETED BALLS Are spotted. If a foul was committed the player must spot an additional ball from those he previously sank, or owe the table a ball (to be spotted immediately after the end of the inning in which he is first able to pay the table).

JUMPED OBJECT BALLS

Are spotted without penalty.

CUE BALL AFTER JUMP OR SCRATCH

Is put in play from the kitchen. The cue ball coming to rest off of the table bed is considered a foul.

PENALTIES FOR FOULS

The player must pay the table a ball. In addition to this any balls sunk on the foul stroke must be spotted.

SUCCESSIVE FOUL PENALTIES

If a player fouls in three successive innings he looses the game.
These rules are used by Billy Aardd's Club, NMIMT, Socorro, NM.