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strmanglr scott
08-16-2017, 08:16 AM
I have not seen anyone use these in leagues around here.

Are any of you regularly using them in league play? Does the league have specific rules for it's use?

I just got one and am thinking of taking to league games once they start back up.

hang-the-9
08-16-2017, 08:23 AM
I have not seen anyone use these in leagues around here.

Are any of you regularly using them in league play? Does the league have specific rules for it's use?

I just got one and am thinking of taking to league games once they start back up.

I know BCAPL and USAPL have no issues with using them. They are actually the "official" rack of the leagues, or were, and were used at their national events. In normal league play and most tournaments I play in, you can use the Magic Rack if you have one and both players agree to it's use, in some events the other player can't say you can't use it unless there is a rule that only a normal rack can be used. So if you want to use it but the other guy does not, he can't say that you can't use it either. You may be required to let the other player also use it if you are and the other player also wants to use it, you can't just use it and then say "it's mine, you need to use the normal rack".

Ched
08-16-2017, 08:43 AM
Haven't seen them here either (southwest PA). ... thankfully

strmanglr scott
08-16-2017, 08:59 AM
Haven't seen them here either (southwest PA). ... thankfully

Not a fan huh? Why not?

I've been in places where if someone heavy, say 250# and up walks by the table, a ball can move.

9andout
08-16-2017, 09:01 AM
Template rack! (Poor Renfro) ha

I do like Chris' Accu Rack from Outsville much better though.

ctyhntr
08-16-2017, 11:02 AM
Ask the other player/team if they object. If they don't then go ahead and use the magic rack, measle cue ball or jump cue. If you're playing in a tournament, check with the TD first.

Celophanewrap
08-16-2017, 11:04 AM
As I understand it, in the APA this type of rack is permissible in weekly league play provided both players agree to it, but it is not available in LTC,s or national competition, local rules may apply.

lorider
08-16-2017, 12:21 PM
As I understand it, in the APA this type of rack is permissible in weekly league play provided both players agree to it, but it is not available in LTC,s or national competition, local rules may apply.

Pretty much the same here except...in the ltc 9 ball finals our league operator is the only one who racks and uses the magic rack. Pretty good idea I believe.

Skippy27
08-17-2017, 12:31 AM
I contacted the APA front office a year or so ago and asked if the magic rack can be used in league play and was told "No".

As far as actually using it, I am pretty sure if both teams agree, nobody truly cares.

I just wouldn't try breaking it out in higher level tournaments.