Introducing: Rules of 8 Balls

  1. Determine the first break.
  2. 8 Balls use all 15 balls and racked as tightly as possible in a triangle, with the apex ball on the foot spot and the eight ball as the first ball that is directly below the apex ball. One from each group of seven will be on the two lower corners of the triangle. The other balls are placed in the triangle without purposeful or intentional pattern.
  3. The goal is to pocket the #8 ball with called
  4. After the break shot, the shooter may choose any ball to pocket.
  5. Once the shooter legally pocket either low(1-7) or high (9-15), the corresponding group belongs to opponent’s group.
  6. The shooter remains at the table as long as he continues to legally pocket called balls, or he wins the rack by pocketing the eight ball.
  7. The eight ball may be called only after the shot on which the shooter’s group has been cleared from the table.