Rules for KOREAN 6 BALL CAROM

Updated:   Friday, 28-Feb-2014 15:25:23 MST


Contents:

  1. TYPE OF GAME
  2. PLAYERS
  3. EQUIPMENT
  4. OBJECT OF THE GAME
  5. USING THE POKER CHIPS
  6. SCORING
  7. OPENING SHOT
  8. RULES OF PLAY
  9. PUT OUT
  10. BACK IN
  11. BLACK BALL
  12. SET WIN
  13. FIRST INNING RUN OUT
  14. NEXT SET SHOOTING ORDER
  15. FROZEN CUE BALL

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

TYPE OF GAME

A game played to a set number of points.   Different ball combinations provide different points values.

PLAYERS

Two to six players.

EQUIPMENT

Carom table: 10', 9' or 8'.

Six carom balls (61.5mm):   (Aramith does make carom balls for this game.)

Shaker bottle with peas numbered 1 through 6.   Another container for exchanged peas.

Poker chips.   Denominations of: 1, 5, and 10.   Starting amount is typically 100.

Something for each player to keep his score on.

OBJECT OF GAME

USING THE POKER CHIPS

SCORING

The points a player scores are added to their scoreboard.

The black ball must be the first ball contact in any carom for it to be valid.   Points are awarded based on the color of the second ball contacted as shown below.

Note that the order of contact is important for valid scoring.

OPENING SHOT

RULES OF PLAY

PUT OUT

RE-ENTER

BLACK BALL

SET WIN

FIRST INNING RUN OUT

Wins the pot plus the cost of re-entry from each player.

NEXT SET SHOOTING ORDER

The shooting order for the next set has the winner taking the opening shot.   The second shooter is the first player out.   The third shooter is the second player out.   The remaining players will choose shooting order by lot.

FROZEN CUE BALL

Player must shoot away from the ball the cue is frozen to. (No re-spotting allowed.)


These rules are used by Billy Aardd's Club, NMIMT, Socorro, NM.