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    I got a local player to try this -- he could easily understand it. You have to understand up here in NH most players have never heard of Bank Pool -- we are way out of "bank pool country" lol.

    Rack just 3 balls -- you can call a bank on the break (i.e. four railing one of the wing balls) and if it goes it counts. If you make a different ball on the break you just sit, because your called ball did not go. If you make a second ball, that one just spots right then and there (all the time -- no holding balls for spotting til the end of the inning). You don't go backwards on a scratch -- your opponent just gets BIH behind the line. It never came up, but if all the balls were behind the line you would have to spot one. You can call combo banks -- including if a ball is hanging, you can bank another ball into it and call that ball. If your object ball happens to carom off another ball on its way to your pocket it still counts (like straight pool).

    First player to bank two wins -- nice and quick

    Not the way banks are usually played of course, but I got somebody to the table with it that otherwise would not have so I like the game lol
    "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
    -- Strawberry Brooks

  • #2
    NH Steve, Howdy;

    Sounds like a good way to get eased into the deep end.

    hank
    Striving for a less complicated life since 1949 ...

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    • #3
      Very Clever, and attractive for it's quick, and a lesser skilled banker might step up for they only need two. The shorter the ball count race the better it is for the lesser skilled banker to have a little better chance. It is like a race to two in 9-ball anything can happen!

      It would make for a nice double elimination bank tournament. That might get the ball rolling on banks in NH.

      Pre-noon week-in Steak & Eggs Breakfast Bank Tournament!

      Great game, I'd like to play it! thanks, Steve!
      Whitey

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      • #4
        Steve, I've been thinking there are other possibilities for your bank game when more players are involved, such as; playing it like you would 3 ball, in which a player counts how many shots it takes to bank the 3 balls, least amount of shots wins the purse & for a variable, bank attempts could count like hickys. Or, a 3 player 3 ball bank ring game, whereas the player to bank two balls wins, a tie is a re-rack and the purse builds.
        Anything to get players to play banks. Whitey

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dennis "Whitey" Young View Post
          Steve, I've been thinking there are other possibilities for your bank game when more players are involved, such as; playing it like you would 3 ball, in which a player counts how many shots it takes to bank the 3 balls, least amount of shots wins the purse & for a variable, bank attempts could count like hickys. Or, a 3 player 3 ball bank ring game, whereas the player to bank two balls wins, a tie is a re-rack and the purse builds.
          Anything to get players to play banks. Whitey
          I agree -- anything to get somebody to play banks!! I have one guy -- who doesn't come in that often -- who will play banks. Other than that I have to improvise lol.
          "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
          -- Strawberry Brooks

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          • #6
            Nice ?gateway? game.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by youngstownkid View Post
              Nice ?gateway? game.
              The guy that I played this with has not been in lately, but if he does I'm going to offer him the break if I have to, to get him to the table. Since you can call a ball off the break (the 4-railer goes often enough), the break is probably a big spot, but I'll try it lol.
              "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
              -- Strawberry Brooks

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              • #8
                Howdy All;

                What I've been noticing in my local mini tourneys is that since I've been working on my Banks game
                and putting Banks to use in the 8 & 9 ball tourneys, others are seeing how well they can work and are
                actually attempting some. The looks of surprise are priceless when they make a bank. This keeps up
                and I'll soon be able to ask one of them for a game ...

                hank
                Striving for a less complicated life since 1949 ...

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