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02-02-2004, 12:37 PM
I was curious how come they don't gamble on 9 ball like the good ole days- x dollars on the five ball, x dollars on the 9 ball. It just seems more logical and takes out the 'luck' factor. If you run to the 8 and miss at least you're not totally screwed.
02-02-2004, 12:59 PM
I haven't gambled in a few years, but it was quite common around these parts in the bars when I did. I do prefer that format for casual gambling on 9-ball. We would often drop a rack on a bar box and play a game of 9-ball $3 on the 5, $5 on the nine and then $4 for the 6 in an ensuing game of 6-ball to get the most bang for our quarters (with a possible $12 swing per each complete rack).
02-02-2004, 02:05 PM
When we play ring games around here we normally put a dollar value on the 3, 6, and 9 balls.
02-02-2004, 02:25 PM
We usually do this as well, but if we get more than 3 players we switch to 10ball with the 5/10 being the money balls.
02-02-2004, 03:36 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote UTAddb:</font><hr> I was curious how come they don't gamble on 9 ball like the good ole days- x dollars on the five ball, x dollars on the 9 ball. It just seems more logical and takes out the 'luck' factor. If you run to the 8 and miss at least you're not totally screwed. <hr /></blockquote>
I use to play that back in college. We'd put like 50cent, on the 1, 75cents on the 5, $1 on the 9... Yes we were poor back then. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif
02-02-2004, 05:57 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote woody_968:</font><hr> When we play ring games around here we normally put a dollar value on the 3, 6, and 9 balls. <hr /></blockquote>
A typical ring game (and 1 on 1) around here is 3, 5, 7, 9 all money balls. Sometimes someone will get the 6 as a spot, so that's just an extra money ball for them. It's a different game then plain old 9 ball!
02-02-2004, 09:09 PM
Frank, thats a great idea about the spot ball. There is one group of friends that I like to play with but feel a little guilty sometimes as I will run out alot more than they do. They let me play because I am "one of the gang" but I know some of them feel like it would be a better game if I didnt. I may suggest that I only be paid on the 6 and 9 or something like that, will have to try it and see how it works out.
Thanks for the suggestion.
02-11-2004, 11:33 AM
Are you supposed to spot the 5 ball if sunk early?
We do. If its potted early, the person gets the point/money, and it is pulled back up and the run is continued. Same with the 9.
02-12-2004, 08:10 AM
we play the 5 & 9 around here. The 9 gets re-spotted until the 5 is gone. If the 5 is accidentally or purposely potted before the 4, it stays down.
You oughta hear 'em holler when the 9 is potted "on the Snap"...
The Break Shot is ultimately important in a ring game..., you have to put a couple racks together, everytime you come to the table, or you're gonna be a donor...
Ring games can be good for your game, because you have to "come with a great shot" once in awhile & you have to develop that "run out" mentality.
02-12-2004, 08:38 AM
I've tried to limit playing ring games before a tournament or between matches. I find ring nine throws of my stroke and mental game.
02-12-2004, 10:04 AM
When we play ring games around here, we usually play something like $2 on the 5, $2 on the 9 and $5 if you get both.
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