View Full Version : 6 pocket

08-02-2003, 10:54 PM
Is there anyone here who plays 6 pocket? I got a chance to play some 9 ball, one pocket, and 6 pocket this evening. It definitely has a bit more strategy than the other 2 games.


08-03-2003, 12:27 AM
how do you play 6 pocket?

08-03-2003, 12:58 AM
This was my first time playing, so I'm not completely sure about the rules, but it is similar to the game of golf, except with "2" cue balls. You try to get your object ball (which is the striped ball of your choice) into all 6 pockets before your opponents. Then you have the community cue ball, which is the normal white one, and your own cue ball, which is the solid of the corresponding stripe ball. However, you don't get to go from one pocket to the next until all players have made their object ball.

It is usually played while gambling, either a nickel or dime a stroke, sometimes higher stakes. We played for the heck of it, no money.

I'm sure there's someone here who can demonstrate the rules a bit better, but that's the general idea.