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"One-Fifteen Ball" Rules

"One-Fifteen Ball" Rules

I am looking for the rules for a game called "One-Fifteen Ball" which is a variation of 8 Ball.

Some call this game "Stripes & Solids." I can't seem to find the rules here for this game, nor can I find any other mention of the game.

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

"One-Fifteen Ball" Rules

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  1. bulletbeequickshot on 11/26/2008 8:02:01 AM

    It is a reference to 8 ball. You have 7 stripes and 7 solids and one 8 ball. The solids are balls 1 to 7 and the stripes are 9 to 15. And the 8 ball is neutral. The game is called 8 ball.

  2. bulletbeebulletbee on 11/26/2008 10:37:30 AM

    I am inquiring about the game called "One Fifteen Ball". It is a variation of 8-ball where the 1-ball and the 15-ball are special balls which must be made in their respective side pockets before the 8-ball is made. I see no mention of it on this forum.

  3. bulletbeejana on 11/26/2008 10:46:38 AM

    Hello, welcome to the billiard forums.

    We have a copy of the one-fifteen billiard rules but have not had a chance to get them posted. I'll post it tonight to the rules section after I get home from work and shoot you an update.

  4. bulletbeequickshot on 11/26/2008 10:48:24 AM

    I'm afraid I have never heard of the game. Maybe someone else has.

  5. bulletbeeMitch Alsup on 11/26/2008 3:10:21 PM

    1-15: This is a varrient of 8-ball, and general 8-ball rules apply.

    Rack: The 8-ball goes in the normal position. Behind the 8-ball to the left is the 1-ball and behind the 8-ball to the right is the 15-ball.

    If you are solids, you must pot the 1-ball in the left-hand side pocket as seen from the head of the table. If you are stripes, you must pot the 15-ball in the right hand side pocket as seen from the head of the table.

    If you are the solids and pot the 1-ball anywhere other than the left-hand side pocket, you loose the game. If you are the stripes and pot the 15-ball anywhere other than the right-hand side pocket, you loose the game.

    If you cause the opponents object ball (1 or 15) to move (directly or indirectly) it is loss of turn, cue ball stays on table where it is.

    Otherwise, 8-ball rules apply.

    Expect that this game takes about 2X as long as a normal 8-ball game.


  6. bulletbeequickshot on 11/26/2008 3:21:42 PM

    Learn something new every day.

  7. bulletbeebilliardsforum on 11/27/2008 5:33:46 PM

    Thanks Mitch for summing it up quickly for bullet bee. I have posted a full length copy of the One Fifteen Billiard Rules to the rules section of the site. I couldn't find any verifiable history of that game - so if anyone knows about the origins of the game, please let me know!

  8. bulletbeeMitch Alsup on 12/1/2008 3:45:04 PM

    I can tell you that the two older gentlemen at my local bar have been playinig it (in that very bar) since 1972. One is 89 the other is 78. The 89 year old is supposed to have won a US or international tournement in 1953.

  9. bulletbeetony on 1/27/2011 10:20:54 AM

    Play at a center in Rosemead, CA. A lady gave me a copy of 1-15 game from another center in CA. According to these rules the 1 or 15 ball can be pocketed anywhere and spotted(1 or 15 must be the legal object ball of shooter, of course) and shooter continues playing if no foul was committed. Also the 1 ball final destination is the Right center pocket (from shooter at the head of table perspective) and the 15 goes to the other center pocket. These rules have no information about origin, other than Rosemead Center as a Heading. They appeared to me as very loose and not specific to situations that happen during actual game. I have been looking for some more specific rules with sources,etc. Any posting that will help to clarify the rules will help

  10. bulletbeegibson on 1/27/2011 9:24:15 PM

    I played this rule when I was in the Army in Virginia in 1968. The way they did it then was that you had to make the 1 or 15 first so as to choose which balls you would be shooting. Any balls made on the break stayed down unless it was the 1 or 15. If either of those balls was made on the break. No matter how many balls were down you could not shoot at a stripe or solid unless you made the 1 in the left side or the 15 in the right side and then you shot according to which ball went in . So if opponent shot 15 in right side and you had the 1 you had to keep shooting at the 1 until it went in the left side and then you could shoot at the solid balls. After the 1 and 15 were in the normal eight ball rules applied. I think this might have something to do with the way they played darts back then. I guess in darts you had to double in to start shooting at other numbers. This was the same principle. I hated the game because if the opponent had no shots he could hook your 1 or 15 ball and prevent you from advancing. The guys my age didn't play it too much but the older guys would insist on 1-15 to start the game.

  11. bulletbeegibson on 1/27/2011 10:01:59 PM

    I went to the rules section of the forum and the rule is much easier and makes a lot more sense than the way we played it. I think the above way was a local aberration. As I said, I only played this out East, way back when and when I mention it to people they never even heard of it, let alone played it. The only thing I don't understand concerning the published rules is how they handle the 1 or 15 if they go down on the break. Do they stay down and fulfill the special ball requirement, so the player will just have to shoot regular 8 ball since there is no special ball to pocket. I would think that if you play on a regular table, you could just spot the 1 or 15 if they go down on the break. I don't think the game is really played too much, since I don't hear about it at all.

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"One-Fifteen Ball" Rules

  • Title: "One-Fifteen Ball" Rules
  • Author: (Archie Collins)
  • Published: 11/26/2008 7:35:50 AM