5 RACK ONE POCKET
The Game: It is a proposition game of One Pocket between a non-player and the player. The proposition is that the player has 5 racks of balls to score a predetermine x-amount of balls into one corner foot pocket. The x-amount of balls to be scored is determined by the opponents prior to the game starting.
The Rack: 15 balls are racked randomly within a standard triangle rack, by the player.
The Break requirements: The designated scoring pocket must be declared before breaking. The entire cue ball must be placed within the kitchen. Any racked ball can be first contacted. There is no requirement for any ball to contact a rail, or to pocket a ball, but the rack must be contacted or it is a foul. A ball made in the designated scoring pocket, counts. After the opening break shot, play continues unless a foul has occurred, which ends the rack and the score is a -1 ball.
Game Continuing: Play continues only if a ball is scored. The rack will also end upon any foul, including a scratch on the break. Each foul is a -1 ball deduction. If a ball is scored but a foul occurs it will not be scored, plus it is a loss of 1 scored ball unless no balls have been scored then the score is -1 ball. The ball count is tracked after each rack. Any balls made in a neutral pocket are spotted once all the other balls have been scored. Any balls made in the scoring pocket on the break do not count and are spotted once all the other balls have been potted. All shots must be played with your playing cue only.
Game Won: The player must score the predetermined x-amount of balls within 5 racks.
*Any further rules of play are to be determined between the opponents*
Any discussions and/or suggestions welcomed. This is a start, it might be ok, or not! The * sentence will cover a lot.
I like that break, Whitey. It's hit harder than I envisioned when you first described it. Love it, it's a thing of beauty and genius! Thanks.https://photos.app.goo.gl/sLjjFp43FEoGxW158 Whitey's Break!
I was self taught, and this is the break I developed for this game. For the first shot I have the option of shooting the 15 or the 6 with options after that. Notice the left side of the rack exploded properly.
Over the last couple of days I've tried many different breaks, including the 2 ball and the Jersey Red break, plus other head ball breaks, but today I said I am going to go back to my break and see how it compares. It brought back memories of 50 yrs. ago. This break worked the best for me!
It feels weird giving up secrets, for this game was always kept kind of undercover for hustlers, and here I am giving away my break. Well I guess the kids of today do not have to learn this stuff on their own. My Lord help us, what's it all come to. Whitey
Emphatically 'No'! And if so, it would be categorized under the * sentence *. This is a hustler's game, let the opponents decide this kind of stuff IMO. Saying NO is just my opinion.I like that break, Whitey. It's hit harder than I envisioned when you first described it. Love it, it's a thing of beauty and genius! Thanks.
I have a question since you are charged with creating the rules: If one fouls 3 consecutive times is it a loss of game?
My question will become clear in my next post.
I click on your video, and it is unavailable! WhiteyThis is an interesting post of my 5 rack attempt this evening while in my jammies. I wish I would have seen Whitey's creative and effective break he just posted before my attempts, but I wouldn't have missed the results for anything. The pool gods have a good sense of humor.
Please see my question in the previous post, I meant it since my 1st 2 breaks were scratches. -2 after 2 racks, but then things got interesting...(oh, I switched pockets so not shooting into the camera, except the cue ball )
I just learned that YouTube has blocked it because a couple Beatle songs were playing in the background. I'll try to remove the songs, but I think it will take a while and it's past my bedtime. Sorry about that.I click on your video, and it is unavailable! Whitey