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PotShot Pool brief rules

December 22, 2009

When you register you’ll get   “PoolCash, the legal tender of PotShot Pool”™

After the shooting order is established, each of the five players at the table will take a pill from the shake bottle. This is your secret number. Your goal is to sink the ball that matches your secret number.

Everyone antes the appropriate amount of Pool Cash into the tray.

You must hit the lowest ball first.

You don’t need to call your shot. As an example if your secret number is the 8, and you legally hit the 3, into the 8 which goes into a pocket, you win the game.

When you win, you get the Pool Cash. There are five games per round.

Ball in hand is behind the head string. General rules of pocket billiards apply.

Illegally sunk balls are spotted. The same applies, if you knock a ball off the table.

The penalty for failing to hit the lowest ball on the table first is either loss of turn, or the offending shooter can be asked to shoot again by the player who follows. You can only be asked to shoot again once per inning.

If you sink your secret pill on the break, you collect ½ a first round ante from each player at the table. If someone else sinks your secret pill on the break, you may buy another one for an additional ante.

If your secret pill is sunk by an opponent, you must pay ½ a first round ante to the shooter. When that happens, announce that you’re off, and put the money on the table.

If you sink an opponent’s secret pill you collect ½ a first round ante from him/her.

You must keep your pill until the end of the game in progress. At the end, each player shows their pill to the table before returning them to the shake bottle.

Everyone shoots the whole game whether your secret pill is on or off the table.

If all the secret pills get sunk without a winner, the game ends, the pot doubles, and everyone puts their secret pill back in the shake bottle and draws a new secret pill.

If a round ends in a no winner game(s), or if players finishing in the money are tied a PotShot round occurs.

A PotShot is defined as follows; place any object ball on the foot spot, and place the cue ball on the head spot. The shooter has one chance to make the shot, and need not call the pocket.

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