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fuelinplanes
06-10-2004, 05:46 PM
this may sound stupid and it's probably somewhere here in the forum (although i couldn't find it), but what are the rules of 10 ball?

Barbara
06-10-2004, 05:52 PM
It's exactly like 9-ball, but with a 10th ball.

Barbara~~~waiting for the "What are the rules in 9-ball" post... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

fuelinplanes
06-10-2004, 05:53 PM
i'm talking about the 10 ball bowliards

Barbara
06-10-2004, 06:11 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote fuelinplanes:</font><hr> i'm talking about the 10 ball bowliards <hr /></blockquote>

Ohhhhhhhhhhh...

Now that's a horse of a different color! Can't help you there!

Try www.bca-pool.com (http://www.bca-pool.com) and look up the rules of the game.

Barbara

fuelinplanes
06-10-2004, 06:16 PM
looked there already

thanks though

Barbara
06-10-2004, 06:27 PM
Then I would suggest changing the title of your post or starting a new thread with Bowliards in it. Someone on this board has got to know.

Good Luck!!

Barbara

Leviathan
06-10-2004, 06:41 PM
The rules of Bowlliards are on pp. 74-75 of Billiards: the Official Rules &amp; Records Book (Billiard Congress of America 1996).

highsea
06-10-2004, 06:49 PM
Rules for BOWLLIARDS

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

TYPE OF GAME
Bowlliards is a game that applies the scoring concepts of bowling to pocket billiards. It is one of the few games that can be quite interesting as a solitary exercise since, like bowling, there is a perfect game score to strive toward, and a player can measure his improvement quite easily over the course of time playing Bowlliards.
PLAYERS
Any number of people (for reasonable completion times figure four to six individuals).
BALLS USED
Any ten object balls, plus cue ball.
THE RACK
Standard rack position (front apex ball on foot spot), using 1-2-3-4 rack configuration.
OBJECT OF THE GAME
To score a perfect score of 300 points in 10 frames (innings) in solitary play. In competition, to score a higher point total in 10 innings than opponent(s).
SCORING
Each legally pocketed ball is scored as one point, regardless of ball number. The points scored as per the "Rules of Play" below are treated exactly as is the pinfall in bowling.
OPENING BREAK
At the start of a player's inning (frame), he has a free break (no special balls-to-cushion or other requirements once break stroke play commences, and a jumped or scratched cue ball is without penalty). Any balls pocketed on the break are spotted, and the player then follows his break by beginning scoring play with object balls in position and cue ball in hand behind the head string. (The opening break takes place at the start of every inning [frame].)
RULES OF PLAY
A legally pocketed ball entitles the shooter to continue at the table until he fails to pocket a called ball on a shot, or until he has scored the maximum total per inning possible (10). Player may shoot any ball he chooses, but before he shoots, must designate a single ball that he will pocket and the pocket into which the ball will score; he need not indicate kisses, caroms, combinations or cushions (none of which are illegal).
Player has two chances to pocket the 10 possible balls of each frame. If player legally pockets ten consecutive balls on his first chance of a frame, that frame is completed and player scores the frame exactly as a strike in bowling. If player fails to pocket 10 consecutive balls on his first chance, he takes his second chance immediately. If he succeeds in legally pocketing the remaining balls on the table, the frame is completed and player scores exactly as a spare in bowling. If player fails to legally pocket all ten balls in two chances, the frame is then completed and is scored as an open frame in bowling. All succeeding frames are likewise scored just as in bowling; a "strike" in the tenth inning earns two extra shots, a "spare" one extra shot.

If players tie for high game total in competition, additional innings are played alternately by the tied players, with the first player posting a superior score to that of his opponent(s) being the winner ("sudden death").

ILLEGALLY POCKETED BALLS
On the break, illegally pocketed balls are spotted prior to the player beginning his scoring play (first chance of frame). During scoring play, illegally pocketed balls are spotted.
JUMPED OBJECT BALLS
All spotted; no penalty.
CUE BALL AFTER JUMP OR SCRATCH
Only applies if occurring as player's first foul of a frame: player has cue ball in hand behind the head string to begin his second chance of the frame.
PENALTY FOR FOULS
One point is deducted form the offender's score for each foul. If foul ends player's first chance of a frame, he has cue ball in hand behind the head string to begin his second chance of the frame.
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These rules are used by Billy Aardd's Club, NMIMT, Socorro, NM.

Frank_Glenn
06-10-2004, 07:33 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote fuelinplanes:</font><hr> i'm talking about the 10 ball bowliards <hr /></blockquote>

Someone already posted the rules. This is another play by yourself game that is good for testing yourself and keeping track of improvement. You can also play it against someone using one or two tables. This makes practice more fun, IMO.

fuelinplanes
06-10-2004, 08:02 PM
thank you, much appreciated

cheesemouse
06-11-2004, 11:50 AM
fuelinplanes,

if you want to lose some weight while having some fun play this Bowliards game as scotch doubles with a 60 or 90 second shot clock. Better yet, get some of your beer drinking buddies and play some with a shot clock...it's a riot...when we play this way we yell and scream smack at each other...the only rule is you can't touch......hehehe...I could play a few frames right now... /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif