How to Play



Suggested Games, the Objectives and Rules………  

5 Pool Games in 1

         3-BALL                                          6-BALL          

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8-BALL                                  9-BALL
 

                                                                                    Bumper POLF

 

 

Bumper POLF

Two Player or Team Play  ( 4 Players – 2 Per Team )

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The object is for the player (or team) to sink all their balls first – Wins.

5 Balls per player or team = 3 Solid balls (far corner pockets) and 2 Stripes balls (side pockets)

Player/Teams flip coin or can just determine who putts first. If a player/team makes a putt – the player/team gets another putt – until they miss. Player/s must alternate turns after missed putts until one player or team sinks all five of their balls.

IMPORTANT: Solid balls must to go into the corner pockets located on the opposite end of table from the player/s starting point. The striped balls can go into either of the two side pockets, but stripes cannot go into the corner pockets.  If any ball goes into the incorrect/wrong pocket the players loses the turn and the ball must go back to the player/s starting line and it becomes the opponent/s turn to putt.

 

3 BALL

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The object is pretty simple. Sink 3 balls, which will be scored using stroke play (putting) or timed play system.  Stroke play will count the number of putts it takes you to hole the 3 balls.  Timed play is scored by the time it takes you to hole the 3 balls.  An expiration time limit can also be applied if needed with larger groups, i.e. 3 minute limit per player.

Rack Em Up!   Rack the 3 balls in center at the opposite end of table and the cue ball must be putted from break line on he other end of table to begin game.  If the player scratches or the cue ball is putted off the table at any point – the player must play next putt behind the tables break line.

How to WIN?  Clear all your balls in the fewest number of putts or within the fastest time and YOU WIN!

FREE DROP LINE (This is a BIG DEAL, take advantage of the rule!)   If the “cue” ball stops anywhere inside the drop line and table rail, you are allowed to drop the “cue” ball on the drop line to allow player putting.

 

6 BALL

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        1  –  Player                                    2  –  Player

1  –  Player  This game consist of 6 pre-positioned balls, which are aligned in front of each pocket.  The cue ball is placed on the center dot of table.   The object is to sink all 6 balls in the fewest number of putts or within the fastest time.

2  –  Player  Two player 6-Ball consist of 6 mixed colored balls (3 per player), which are aligned in front of the pre-positioned dots in front of each pocket – 3 balls of same color should be on opposite sides.  The cue ball is placed on the center dot of the table.   The object is for each player to sink their 3 individual balls in the fewest number of putts or within the fastest time before your opposing player.

FREE DROP LINE (This is a BIG DEAL, take advantage of the rule!)   If the “cue” ball stops anywhere inside the drop line and table rail, you are allowed to drop the “cue” ball on the drop line to allow player putting.

 

8 BALL

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The object is pretty simple. Sink your balls to get to the 8 ball, then pocket the 8 ball to win. One player is Solids (balls 1-7 or opposite colored balls in two color sets) and the other is Stripes (balls 9-15 / or opposite colored balls in two color sets.)

Rack Em Up!   Rack the balls in any combination or arrangement as you like, just remember the 8-ball always goes in the center of the racked balls.  In POLF, the rack goes in top portion of table, which is in the center and on the table’s break line.

Who Breaks?   To start, flip a coin or (optional) putt-off – putt to the opposite rail and the closest player not to touch the rail wins “The Break.”  Remember this is POLF and not Pool!  In the POLF break you hit the top of racked balls.  After the break is completed – players will place the ball behind break line to begin the game.  If the player breaking holes a ball – the player continues turn, until either missed putt or stratch cue ball.

How to WIN?  Clear all your balls and then call and sink the 8 ball, YOU WIN!

Losing the Game!  Ways you colud lose besides not sinking the 8 ball first.

  1. If you pocket the 8 ball before your balls of choice
  2. If the cue ball goes in any time while putting the 8 ball
  3. If the 8 ball or cue ball is putted of the table.

Free Drop Line  

If the “cue” ball stops anywhere inside the drop line and table rail, you are allowed to drop the “cue” ball on the drop line to allow player putting.

 

9 BALL

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The standard rules of 9 Ball applies, please go to web and search for complete definition of game rules as needed.

Free Drop Line  

If the “cue” ball stops anywhere inside the drop line and table rail, you are allowed to drop the “cue” ball on the drop line to allow player putting.