log in
sign up or:

with google or facebook

or

By using this site you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service

forgot password?

How to Indicate That You Are Next Up to Play


How to Indicate That You Are Next Up to Play

At my school, we have 2 pool tables. I started playing recently, but now the time they are available, people are always at the pool tables.

I usually sit and wait, and most people aren't courteous and let other people play, so I end up leaving.

Is there a proper way to indicate that you want to play next at a pool table? (with a friend)

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

How to Indicate That You Are Next Up to Play

Replies & Comments

  1. Shakey9955Fenwick on 12/2/2009 10:02:17 PM

    Speak up and get to know them.

  2. Shakey9955Mitch Alsup on 12/4/2009 9:56:21 AM

    At our bar, there is a chalk board near the table. The rules are simple and fair.

    You write your name on the chalk board at the bottom of the list. When your name is on the top of the list; it is your rack. When you rack; your name is removed from the list. A name cannot be on the list more than once.

  3. Shakey9955quickshot on 12/4/2009 10:22:59 AM

    How do you work out the time allotted on the table without people complaining?

  4. Shakey9955Mitch Alsup on 12/4/2009 5:40:19 PM

    One rack per name. At our bar, the winner of the rack, is challenged by the next person on the list, and the challenger puts the money in the machine (coin-op). A rack last only as long as the game being played (chosen by the winner--owner of the table). So, some racks last a single shot (like making the 8-ball on the break) or basically forever (2 really poor players).

  5. Shakey9955dlabout on 12/30/2009 3:04:14 PM

    I like the chalkboard in most cases. The coins on the rail are the worst. People steal quarters and rearrange them. If you want to play doubles with your friend you might ask the "owner aka. current winner" if they would like to play doubles. If they want to keep it singles you'll have to win the game and as the new "winner" you can tell the incoming that you want to play doubles with your friend and for them to arrange for a partner.

    -Doug

upload a photo or document

use plain text or markdown syntax only

log in or sign up

Sign in to ensure your message is posted.

If you don't have an account, enter your email and choose a password below and we'll create your account.

Preview:

How to Indicate That You Are Next Up to Play

  • Title: How to Indicate That You Are Next Up to Play
  • Author: (John Au)
  • Published: 12/2/2009 9:22:13 PM