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Billy_Bob
07-15-2005, 08:57 AM
Does the BCA (league or org.) publish a thin inexpensive set of rules for just general rules, 8-ball, and 9-ball?

Just a little booklet which would fit inside a players bag.

And inexpensive, like 50 cents each, so I could order say 50 of these and hand them out each time I encounter another player who does not know the rules...

Eventually, after being given the rules about 10 times, maybe they would get the hint and read them?

(Too expensive to be giving out those BCA rule books which contain all the records, history, etc...)

Wally_in_Cincy
07-15-2005, 09:04 AM
you could copy them from their website

www.bca-pool.com (http://www.bca-pool.com)

dr_dave
07-15-2005, 09:04 AM
I have a free 3-page summary (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/rules_summary.pdf) posted on my website (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/). It's not "official," and it's not perfect, but I think it's useful. Check it out, and feel free to use it.

Regards,
Dave

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Billy_Bob:</font><hr> Does the BCA (league or org.) publish a thin inexpensive set of rules for just general rules, 8-ball, and 9-ball?

Just a little booklet which would fit inside a players bag.

And inexpensive, like 50 cents each, so I could order say 50 of these and hand them out each time I encounter another player who does not know the rules...

Eventually, after being given the rules about 10 times, maybe they would get the hint and read them?

(Too expensive to be giving out those BCA rule books which contain all the records, history, etc...)<hr /></blockquote>

Billy_Bob
07-15-2005, 09:14 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> you could copy them from their website...<hr /></blockquote>

Their web site says...
[Copyrightę 1995-2005 Billiard Congress America - All Rights Reserved]

Troy
07-15-2005, 09:17 AM
I think you could print/copy them to hand out provided you didn't "sell" the copies.
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Billy_Bob:</font><hr>
Their web site says...
[Copyrightę 1995-2005 Billiard Congress America - All Rights Reserved]
<hr /></blockquote>

Billy_Bob
07-15-2005, 09:27 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote dr_dave:</font><hr> I have a free 3-page summary (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/rules_summary.pdf) posted on my website (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/). It's not "official," and it's not perfect, but I think it's useful.<hr /></blockquote>

The last situation I encountered was with the 9-ball 3-foul/loss of game rule (don't see that on the summary).

The player who was questioning this rule said "I have never heard of that rule!", then continued to argue that there was no such rule because she had never "heard of it", etc., so on, and so forth!

This same player constantly will shoot double hits, and agrue with anyone and everyone that they are full of hooey because "she has not heard of that rule", etc., so on, and so forth.

So I just get disgusted with players who have obviously never read the rules, then will insist they are always right.

And this goes on year after year. Then they acuse you of sharking if you try to teach them the rules. Also the "no coaching rule" makes it difficult to teach people the rules during a match.

PQQLK9
07-15-2005, 09:28 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Billy_Bob:</font><hr>Eventually, after being given the rules about 10 times, maybe they would get the hint and read them?<hr /></blockquote>

Good luck, as they probably won't read it anyway. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif been there done that ...

Billy_Bob
07-15-2005, 09:32 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Troy:</font><hr> I think you could print/copy them to hand out provided you didn't "sell" the copies.
<hr /></blockquote>

Well maybe the best thing to do would be to have specific sheets on specific rules. Then when that specific rule is questioned, I could hand that out, everyone would then read it because they are at that point interested, and it would be just one page or a half a page, so easy to read.

Teach 'em one rule at a time...

Fran Crimi
07-15-2005, 09:33 AM
Don't forget to include a copy of General Rules with each game's rules.

Fran

dr_dave
07-15-2005, 09:48 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Billy_Bob:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote dr_dave:</font><hr> I have a free 3-page summary (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/rules_summary.pdf) posted on my website (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/). It's not "official," and it's not perfect, but I think it's useful.<hr /></blockquote>
The last situation I encountered was with the 9-ball 3-foul/loss of game rule (don't see that on the summary).
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Sorry about that omission. It will appear in the next version.

Please let me know if there is anything else important that you think is missing.

Thanks,
Dave

Leviathan
07-15-2005, 10:04 AM
I'd like to see somebody publish and market high-quality video guides to the World Pool-Billiard Association rules of 8-ball and 9-ball. People who have trouble interpreting written rules might get more out of videos that combine spoken explanation with illustrative video of situations and shots.--AS

Billy_Bob
07-15-2005, 10:10 AM
Actually the same things keep coming up again and again...

-Double hits (Many will argue it can't be a double hit if CB is more than a "chalk cube's" distance away from OB.)

-Ball not hitting a rail after hit, so ball-in-hand.

-Declaring a ball frozen to the rail or not frozen prior to a light safety hit.

-Moving nearby object ball accidentially while lining up shot or while shooting (A lot of people think this is a foul and it is not. Then they don't know know the proper proceedure for placing the ball back where it was, etc.)

-And bad hits (hitting wrong ball first when two object balls are close - how to tell if it was a bad hit.)

And then a lot of people don't know about...

-The 9-ball 3 foul rule

-That if cue ball frozen to object ball, you can hit the CB with a normal stroke (But that you should first state that the balls are frozen and give your opponent an opportunity to inspect the balls.) Before hitting, I also state that it is legal to hit with a normal stroke. Then the battle of words begins... "No you can't! It is less than a chalk cube's distance, so you have to hit it at an angle..."