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Pool when we were kids - 05-27-2019, 04:06 AM

Anyone remember the ol rule, if the cue ball is against the rail, you can move it out the width of the cue bumper? Or how about turning the cue around to break with the bumper?

Any other kid rules you can recall?
  
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05-27-2019, 04:13 AM

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Anyone remember the ol rule, if the cue ball is against the rail, you can move it out the width of the cue bumper? Or how about turning the cue around to break with the bumper?

Any other kid rules you can recall?
When I first began playing on a real table in 1st grade, we did both of those things. Hadn't thought of either in probably more than 50 years. Thanks for the memories.




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05-27-2019, 04:14 AM

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Anyone remember the ol rule, if the cue ball is against the rail, you can move it out the width of the cue bumper? Or how about turning the cue around to break with the bumper?

Any other kid rules you can recall?
If we mis-cued ( probably every third shot at least ) we would just put the cb back and shoot again.




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05-27-2019, 04:52 AM

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Anyone remember the ol rule, if the cue ball is against the rail, you can move it out the width of the cue bumper?
i see adults doing that where i play


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05-27-2019, 05:23 AM

Another thing we used to permit was resting your hand on a ball that was obstructing your bridge while you shot.
  
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05-27-2019, 05:32 AM

I canít even imagine a first grader being tall enough to even bang the ball around.
  
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05-27-2019, 05:34 AM

Not a rule of sorts, but how about stuffing the pockets with hats, rags, paper cups so we could play all day with a quarter! (or at least until we got booted out)
  
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05-27-2019, 05:34 AM

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05-27-2019, 06:52 AM

Growing up in the rural Bible Belt playing pool was a big no-no for me and my brothers. The local Pool Hall was off limits. It wasnít until I reached 15 years old, or so before I was able to sneak in there and play some. Same with playing cards, they werenít even allowed in the house.
  
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Growing up in the rural Bible Belt playing pool was a big no-no for me and my brothers. The local Pool Hall was off limits. It wasnít until I reached 15 years old, or so before I was able to sneak in there and play some. Same with playing cards, they werenít even allowed in the house.
Where I grew up they also had "blue laws": 18 and older! I, too, snuck in in my early teens.


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05-27-2019, 10:05 AM

My first exposure to pool was in a frat house. These were common house rules, until I stepped into the college game room or the pool hall.

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Carroms - 05-27-2019, 10:25 AM

My first exposure to "pool" was at the age of 8-10 years old, playing "carroms" (yep, that's the real spelling) at the local park/rec center. Only distantly like real pool, but close enough to catch the incurable bug...

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When we were kids - 05-27-2019, 11:07 AM

How about climbing up on the table to shoot if you couldnít reach the shot!
  
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05-27-2019, 11:17 AM

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Milk Crates. You know, the ones that say don't steal - Property of such and such. My little brother and I both had are own and spent many a day in our Parents Bar, misspending our youth.....who am I kidding, I'd do it all over again. Brian.
  
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05-27-2019, 11:34 AM

My father took me upstairs to the domino/pool hall in the small town in East Texas where I went to high school. I was 14. All my friends were afraid to go because of the pressure of the so called religious values practiced by and espoused by the Baptist community. When the rest of my friends did show up they had to have a written permission slip from their parents. By that time I was kicking azz and taking names. Other than the Zdairy Queen the pool hall became the big hangout.


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