View Full Version : Texas Express Rules????

11-12-2002, 03:01 AM
How long ago did Texas Express Rules for 9-ball adopt the rule about three consecutive fouls being a loss of game?? I always remember intentionally fouling without any penalty?? Does anyone know the history of this specific rule?


11-12-2002, 03:38 AM
I dont know when it was adopted but Ive used it for at least 3 years I believe. I dont know how much earlier than that it was adopted

11-12-2002, 04:38 AM
Since 1991-1992.Cheers

11-12-2002, 11:50 AM
I don't know when it was adopted but it sure didn't stop eg8r from trying to use it during a friendly game of nineball.

I had to explain to him that, although it bears the name "Texas Express", real pool players in Texas do not use the tactic during casual play unless they want their mobile home burned down while they are out dining at "Porky's BBQ" some winter evening.

He took the hint.


Ken (he still beat me despite the threat)

11-12-2002, 12:04 PM
I think Vagabond has it right, 10 years or better.