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Bank The 8 - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Bank The 8

Bank The 8 is a billiards term that is a part of Game Rule Terminology.

Bank the 8 refers to a variation of the game of eight ball that is commonly played in bar-style. The rule specified that the 8 ball must be pocketed on a bank shot. If the player was to shoot in the 8 ball straight in without banking, they would be assessed a foul. All players involved in the game must agree on the inclusion of that rule before play begins. Alternatively, one player may challenge the other player part-way through the game to invoke the bank the 8 rule. The other player may accept or refuse. It was noted on wikipedia that it can be considered rude to play bank the 8 rules when others are waiting to play at your table, as it typically makes the last shot considerably longer.

Bank The 8 - Usage

let's play bank the 8 rules for the rest of the night. It will separate the men from the boys.

Billiards - Bank The 8

  • Title: Bank The 8
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 8/8/2008 9:43:29 PM

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