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Octagon Bumper Pool with 5 Balls or 6 Balls?


Octagon Bumper Pool with 5 Balls or 6 Balls?

I'm a bit confused with how many balls are used to play bumper pool.

I have an octagon bumper pool table, and it came with 6 balls per color instead of 5 balls I normally see for bumper pool tables.

So I was trying to find an accurate diagram for an octagon bumper pool table. I figure the rules are all the same, but I don't know what to do with 6 balls per color.

The bumper pool table setup diagram in your article on how to play bumper pool that shows ball layout only has 5 balls of each color! 4 object balls and one designated as the cue ball.

Bumper pool ball setup

Do the octagonal bumper pool tables use 6 balls?

Please help!

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Octagon Bumper Pool with 5 Balls or 6 Balls?

Replies & Comments

  1. Amybilliardsforum on 6/3/2008 5:44:15 AM

    You probably just have a couple of spare balls.

    I just looked through hundreds of images of bumper pool sets available on the market, and every single on comes with 5 of each color ball.

    This was the case even when you buy the sets of bumper pool balls separately.

  2. AmyAmy on 6/3/2008 8:48:01 AM

    Thank you. You have cured my confusion!

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Octagon Bumper Pool with 5 Balls or 6 Balls?

  • Title: Octagon Bumper Pool with 5 Balls or 6 Balls?
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  • Published: 6/2/2008 10:07:01 PM
  • Last Updated: 2/13/2019 4:16:24 AM
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