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Six-Stroke Billiard Rules Questions

Six-Stroke Billiard Rules Questions

I have a few questions about the rules of six-stroke billiards posted in the rules section on this site.

  1. I didn't see where the rules indicated what to do when all the balls are pocketed legally. We have been re-racking the balls and breaking the balls as if it were the start of the game. Is that correct?

  2. We didn't see what to do when the cue ball is scratch on the break. We have been playing that a player turn stops when they scratch the cue ball on the break. What was confusing was that the break stroke only counts if you make a ball in hole number one. What is the correct rule?

  3. Is there a recommended way to break the balls in six-stroke billiards, like in straight pool or one pocket so as to increase you chance of having a good shot?

  4. Is it true that it becomes easier to make balls in the correct pocket when there are fewer balls on the table?

  5. Is it recommended to play safe on the sixth shot so the incoming player is not setup for hole number one? I know it depends on where the incoming player is in the total number of strokes relative to a winning stroke total and whether you can easily make the ball and play safe also.

Maybe some of these questions will be answered as we play the game more or maybe common sense will prevail.

Six stroke billiards is a really fun game but you would be surprised how it confuses some of us retirees.

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Six-Stroke Billiard Rules Questions

Replies & Comments

  1. John DouglasJohn Douglas on 12/7/2016 5:27:56 PM

    I am still not sure when you rack all the balls after the start of the game ? We have considered the following options.


    1. After each player finishes their 6th stroke?
    2. Only after all the balls have been pocketed legally. Rack balls and player continues as if start of game and break the balls. Player must continue to the next pocket in the same order before the last ball was pocketed unless a ball is pocketed in that pocket on the break which would then count as a stroke.

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Six-Stroke Billiard Rules Questions

  • Title: Six-Stroke Billiard Rules Questions
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  • Published: 1/13/2016 8:50:20 PM
  • Last Updated: 10/27/2016 9:55:24 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)