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Forum: Main Forum 06-02-2020, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
People make up games for various reasons. Take...

People make up games for various reasons. Take 7-ball for example. I think BBCCo was just trying to sell ball sets. Without an earlier written reference, I think I'll go with BBC as the inventor....
Forum: Main Forum 06-02-2020, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
Until I see something written from prior to 1908...

Until I see something written from prior to 1908 when Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company published the rules for "BBC Co. pool", I'll continue to go with them as the inventor of the game. Admittedly,...
Forum: Main Forum 06-01-2020, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
Interesting. Do you know of any printed rule set...

Interesting. Do you know of any printed rule set prior to the BBCCo putting it forward as their creation?

Edit: The rules of BBC Co pool, which is basically the same as eight ball but with reds...
Forum: Main Forum 05-25-2020, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, the original rules from about 1920 used...

Well, the original rules from about 1920 used reds, yellows and a black ball, so 1 and 15 would have been tough to figure out.

As for the rules at the senior center, you have to ask the other...
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