View Full Version : Terms for Running a Rack in 9-ball

04-24-2003, 05:45 PM
On Ralph Souquet's site, he uses the term "Ace" to mean running the rack in 9-ball. For example he says "I won 11-7 with 5 aces. I'm making the assumption he means 5 break & runs and not that he made the 9 on the break 5 times.

Are there other terms that are used, locally or otherwise, to indicate running a complete rack. I can't think of any others except run-out but a run-out can be from any ball and does not mean you ran the rack.

Just wondering?


04-24-2003, 08:01 PM
You probely already know this one but ;


"I won 7-5 and ran a 4pack on the end."


04-25-2003, 02:23 AM
In snooker they talk about clearences.

The "ace" on Souquet's site must originate from German language... are there any Germans/Austrians here?

04-25-2003, 04:23 AM
Yeah… I got lucky – is normally what I say.

To add to Battleready’s definition, Packs are associated with stringing several break and runs together. 4 packs are good, 6 packs are great and 12 packs are just awesome.

Locally I’ve also heard amongst some Arab nationalities say jokingly - “Iran Iraq” after running a rack.


04-25-2003, 04:41 AM
One the rare ocassions I run a rack or two, all I ever hear is sh** or S.O.B.