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Favorite pool game

8 Balls
13
48%
9 Balls
6
22%
Snooker
6
22%
Other
2
7%
 
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Post by Doddddy » 25 Nov 2003, 16:54

Does anyone like watching / playing this game?
Or maybe other pool game...
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 25 Nov 2003, 17:30

personally i like 9 ball caus its damn hard to win unless someone makes a bango mistake, currently i would spend about 5hours in the pool hall a weel, this time of year its coming into snooker champs so we play that more, dont really play 8 ball unless there is someone ther to bet money ;) but i always lose wen i play for more than 20$
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Post by Dariuz » 25 Nov 2003, 17:34

currently im watching the UK championship snooker on eurosport

sometimes i play 8 ball, but not very often, but it's also a nice game to watch
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Post by Doddddy » 25 Nov 2003, 17:37

4 me 8 ball is cool i play mostly but would like to play snooker better though but i dont have that much money to spend... :( As for 9 ball, i can't find many places to have this kind of games available here...
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Post by SveinR » 25 Nov 2003, 17:59

I've only really tried to play 8-ball, but Snooker is fun watching on the telly..
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 25 Nov 2003, 18:24

you can play 9 ball at the 8 ball table, you set the balls up like so

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**1
*2*3
4*9*5
*6*7
**8

just use the top of the triangle and press the others up tight with your fingers, you can find the rules on the internet, mite be easier to adabt them slightly like we do
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Post by petsen » 25 Nov 2003, 18:28

9 ball is very fun :wink:
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Post by chux » 25 Nov 2003, 19:14

8 Ball (15 ball) to play, 9 ball (US pool) to watch...
Im watching UK snooker championships at the moment...O'Sullivan will win i think...
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Post by KickZ » 25 Nov 2003, 20:13

Dariuz wrote:currently im watching the UK championship snooker on eurosport

sometimes i play 8 ball, but not very often, but it's also a nice game to watch
same here, nice game to watch, especially when the top players play.
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Post by Jalli » 25 Nov 2003, 21:21

Fuck it, I voted 9-ball b4 thinking. Of course Trickshot is the far most entertaining!!!
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Post by 8-ball » 25 Nov 2003, 21:44

i hate snooker but i prefer 8-ball :lol:
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Post by zworqy » 25 Nov 2003, 21:49

Hard choice... 8-ball or 9-ball... hmmm...
I'll take 8-ball, but only with American rules. English rules sax balle.
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Post by chux » 26 Nov 2003, 00:44

Whats difference in rules? I always though 8 ball was the UK rules...
Pot all of your colour, then the black...
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Post by zworqy » 26 Nov 2003, 08:11

chux wrote:Whats difference in rules? I always though 8 ball was the UK rules...
Pot all of your colour, then the black...
American rules: All balls have a number (1-15). If your opponent pots the cue ball you can put it anywhere on the table, not only behind the baseline or what it's called. And you don't get an extra shot either. And as long as you hit one of your own balls first, you won't get punished if you pot the opponents balls.

There's probably more diffenrences, but this is what I could remember right now...
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Post by BigRed » 26 Nov 2003, 08:51

Pool is a cool game to play, not sure about watching.
Not sure on what rules I play. Same as chux i suppose.
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Post by zworqy » 26 Nov 2003, 10:07

<Fihlvein> another case of zworqy-is-always-right closed i guess
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Post by magicman » 26 Nov 2003, 20:44

8Ball .. but trick shooting is damn cool(but i cant^^
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Post by Doddddy » 26 Nov 2003, 22:04

American Bar Rules:

The American Bar rules are those most often observed played by an unnamed person at Celeris Inc. (the developer of Virtual Pool). You may not play by these exact rules at your bar, but this was the best we could do. These rules were only supplied because lots of people don’t know the real rules. If you want to play the right way, use the APA or BCA rules.

Rack

Fifteen balls in a triangle with the eight ball in the middle.

Break

No requirement. Making the eight ball on the break wins the game unless the shooter scratches in which case the game is lost.

Ownership

On the break, if the shooter pockets only one ball type (stripes or solids), the shooter is assigned ownership of those balls. Otherwise the table is ‘‘open’‘ and the shooter can choose shoot at either ball type. Upon pocketing just one ball type ownership is assigned.

Valid Shot

If the table is open, the shooter may pocket any ball except the eight. If ownership has been assigned, the shooter must hit an owned ball first and pocket an owned ball to continue at the table. Combinations are valid with any ball if the table is open. If ownership has been assigned, an owned ball must be hit first. It is a foul to strike a non-owned ball first. This includes the eight ball unless all owned balls have been pocketed. The eight ball shot must be a called shot. The call shot rule varies depending on your local Bar rule. Virtual Pool 2 only requires you to call the eight ball. But, you can call any shot by using the Call Shot dialog (it is enabled for this game), or using the Miscall (Ctrl-M) key. Some bars say you must call any kiss, carom, etc. We feel this is a ridiculous rule that is ridiculously hard to implement and therefore do not. The computer opponent does not call shot in American Bar eight ball.

Balls Off Table

It is not a foul to knock object balls off the table. Cue ball off the table ball in hand behind the head string.

Spotting Balls

All balls knocked off the table spotted.

Ball To a Rail

There is no requirement to hit a rail after the cue ball has hit an object ball.

Penalty for Fouls

Ball in hand behind the head string.

Three Foul Penalty

None.

Loss of Game

The game is lost if any of the following occur:

the eight ball is pocketed before all owed balls are pocketed
the eight ball is knocked off the table
the eight ball is made in the wrong pocket
the eight ball is made on the break and the cue ball scratches
scratching when playing the eight ball

Winning the Game

The game is won if one of the following occur:

the eight ball is made on the break without scratching
the eight ball is pocketed in the called pocket after all owned balls have been pocketed




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The American Bar rules are those most often observed played by an unnamed person at Celeris Inc. (the developer of Virtual Pool). You may not play by these exact rules at your bar, but this was the best we could do. These rules were only supplied because lots of people don’t know the real rules. If you want to play the right way, use the APA or BCA rules.

Rack

Fifteen balls in a triangle with the eight ball in the middle.

Break

No requirement. Making the eight ball on the break wins the game unless the shooter scratches in which case the game is lost.

Ownership

On the break, if the shooter pockets only one ball type (stripes or solids), the shooter is assigned ownership of those balls. Otherwise the table is ‘‘open’‘ and the shooter can choose shoot at either ball type. Upon pocketing just one ball type ownership is assigned.

Valid Shot

If the table is open, the shooter may pocket any ball except the eight. If ownership has been assigned, the shooter must hit an owned ball first and pocket an owned ball to continue at the table. Combinations are valid with any ball if the table is open. If ownership has been assigned, an owned ball must be hit first. It is a foul to strike a non-owned ball first. This includes the eight ball unless all owned balls have been pocketed. The eight ball shot must be a called shot. The call shot rule varies depending on your local Bar rule. Virtual Pool 2 only requires you to call the eight ball. But, you can call any shot by using the Call Shot dialog (it is enabled for this game), or using the Miscall (Ctrl-M) key. Some bars say you must call any kiss, carom, etc. We feel this is a ridiculous rule that is ridiculously hard to implement and therefore do not. The computer opponent does not call shot in American Bar eight ball.

Balls Off Table

It is not a foul to knock object balls off the table. Cue ball off the table ball in hand behind the head string.

Spotting Balls

All balls knocked off the table spotted.

Ball To a Rail

There is no requirement to hit a rail after the cue ball has hit an object ball.

Penalty for Fouls

Ball in hand behind the head string.

Three Foul Penalty

None.

Loss of Game

The game is lost if any of the following occur:

the eight ball is pocketed before all owed balls are pocketed
the eight ball is knocked off the table
the eight ball is made in the wrong pocket
the eight ball is made on the break and the cue ball scratches
scratching when playing the eight ball

Winning the Game

The game is won if one of the following occur:

the eight ball is made on the break without scratching
the eight ball is pocketed in the called pocket after all owned balls have been pocketed

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Post by chux » 26 Nov 2003, 22:53

zworqy wrote:the baseline or what it's called.
Its called the 'bork'
Heh! I might call it the Zworq now though
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Post by Abula » 30 Jul 2004, 11:30

I play 8-ball quite often, maybe once in 10 days for 2h. Snooker is too hard for me. Next time I could play 9-ball which I don't play too often, don't know why.
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Post by chux » 31 Jul 2004, 17:35

heh, 8-ball...

Anyway, its not the bork, its the borque...sorry :roll:
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