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Poolnight house rules

September 22, 2011

I have been having Poolnight for my group of player/friends for 19 years now. We have developed our own way of playing Kelly Pool, and some of you have asked me to share the traditions of our game.

We used to play with fifteen balls, but these days we use ten. I think playing with fifteen sharpens up your skills, but the games can be long. With ten balls we can roll more games in a night.

Whoever is there can play. We don’t usually play with less than five, but if we have nine or ten everyone plays.

Ante is a buck. If you sink your money ball on the break everyone pays you an extra buck. If you get knocked off on the break, you can buy in for a buck and take a new pill. That’s only on the break.

If there happens to be an illegal break, and the break passes to the next shooter, that shooter can win on the break, but he/she doesn’t get the extra buck. On the next game, when it’s his/her break in the rotation he/she can then collect the penalty if he/she wins on the break.

We have no etiquette for talking, except you don’t talk to the shooter. Our room can be loud. We try to be aware of not making distracting movements or gestures in front of the shooter. We don’t approach the table or hover right by the table when it’s not our turn.

I keep a scratch box for donations and penalties. It’s self policing. Every two scratches costs you a buck to the house. Also if the night ends on a no winner game the pot goes in the scratch box. Three years ago we re-felted the table with the money, and this year we bought a 32″ flat screen for the room. If you are hosting, you should start one too.

Remember, the host doesn’t have to do this, so be nice even when you don’t feel like it.

If any of you want to send me pics of your game, I’ll post them. Meanwhile Moff.

 

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Back to the Blog

August 30, 2011

Hey all you Kelly and PotShot Pool fans out there. We’ve been busy promoting the best pool games in the world. We’re working on showing the rest of the pool world the game they should be playing.

We have, of course, been having our regular Poolnight twice a week, and it just reinforces what a great game it is. What other game can everyone in the room play at the same time. What other game can be won on any ball, any shot.

Look for the notice of our first fall tournament coming soon. We’ve got a couple deals working that we hope will give us the chance to show off our game on the big stage, so wish us luck and we’ll keep you posted.

 “Make the Shot, Take the Pot”

        

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PotShot Pool Video

December 29, 2010

Hey, go on over and check out this new video we put up .   http://www.potshotpool.com/pages/p-videos.html 

 While you’re there click on the calendar page to view the flyer for the next tournament to be held at The Billiards Cafe in Ayer, MA Jan 30th.

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PotShot Pool tournament Sept. 12th

September 7, 2010

Join us at 5PM at The Wave in Waltham for our eighth tournament.  We’re at a new venue, and we’re giving away money. Bigger prizes than last season. Click on the link for all the details, and check back often for upcoming events. http://www.potshotpool.com/pages/p-calendar.html  Hope all you Kelly Players are going over to www.potshotpool.com to check out the new game.

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T-6 Results

April 28, 2010

Click on the potshotpool.com link on our home page to reach the potshot blog page and see the results of the latest exciting tournament results. As usual, big fun was had at Big City! Follow us on Facebook  and Twitter as well.

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PotShot Pool

April 25, 2010

This evening at 5pm we are having our sixth tournament event of PotShot Pool. The three hour event should be as fun and exciting as usual. This time we are filming for some You Tube clips, so keep checking   potshotpool.com for the results of the tourney and the up coming next event in June.  Links to the clips should be up within the month or so.

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PotShot Pool

February 25, 2010

Inspired by Kelly Pool, PotShot Pool is a new fun exciting game for people who like to play pool. No handicapping, simple to play, and easy to win. Lots of cash prizes, in fact 1/2 the field gets a cash prize!!  

Poolnight LLC Presents:                        PotShot Pool

When:   Sunday March 21, 2010     12-4 pm

Where:  Big City 138 Brighton Ave (617) 782-2020 Allston, Ma 02134

Entry fee:  $25.00 

This is a great new way to meet people, play some pool, and maybe win one of the cash prizes. All abilities can win. Nothing to join, no handicapping, just people who enjoy pool.  More players mean bigger prizes.

Be lucky or be good, either way,

 “Make the Shot, Take the Pot”.

 

 

Prizes based on 30 players

1st   place….. $100.00

2nd   place…..   $75.00

3rd   place…… $50.00

4th   place….    $40.00

5th   place….    $35.00

6th   place…     $30.00

The top ½ of the field will get cash prizes

Registration and warm-ups begin at 12 pm; the event will start at 1pm. Big City has a wide selection of food and beverages

Rules can be seen at http://www.potshotpool.com. Click on the rules link

 

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The next Tournament

February 6, 2010

 We’re now having monthly PotShot Pool tounaments. Boston area pool players can check out the next coed tournament at Big City in Allston on February 21, 2010. $25. entry fee and the top 1/2 of the field recieves cash prizes. More players means larger prizes. Warm-ups start at noon and the tournament starts at 1:00. Be lucky or be good either way, anyone can win. Scroll down for more Big City info.  Good luck and remember “Make the Shot, Take the Pot”

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PotShot Pool Tournament

December 30, 2009

 

Poolnight LLC Presents:

PotShot Pool Tournament

When:   Sunday January 31, 2010     1-5 pm 50 player limit

Where:  Big City 138 Brighton Ave (617) 782-2020 Allston, Ma 02134 

Join us for the public premier of the exciting new game called PotShot Pool. Coed tables, all abilities can win. Everyone plays till the final table. Secret balls, Pool Cash, PotShot rounds. See what the buzz is about.

Be lucky or be good, either way,

 “Make the Shot, Take the Pot”.

 

Entry fee:  $25.00

1st   place….. $100.00

2nd   place…..   $75.00

3rd   place…… $50.00

4th   place….    $40.00

5th   place….    $35.00

6th   place…     $30.00

The top 15 players will get cash prizes (Based on 30 players)

Registration and warm-ups begin at 12 pm; the tournament will start at 1pm. Big City has a wide selection of food and beverages

Rules for PotShot Pool are below. Just scroll down. 

 

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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.