The Game of 8-Ball
A billiard game played with a cue ball and 15 billiard balls on a pool table with 6 pockets. It is arguably the most popular bar table pool game today. It is arguably the most popular bar table pool game today.
The balls numbered 1-7 are solid in color and oftern referred to as "low balls" or "solids". The balls numbered 9-15 are sriped and oftern referred to as "high balls" or "stripes". The 8-ball, though solid black, is not considered one of the solid balls. You begin a game by racking the balls into a triangle with the 8-ball placed in the center.
The balls are then broken apart using the solid white cue ball. Through this break, or by legally pocketing a "stripe" or "solid" ball after the break, that category of balls is assigned to the player. A legal shot consists of a player using a pool stick to drive the cue ball into one of their category of balls in an atempt to sink it into one of the 6 pockets. A player's turn ends when they fail to do this or commit a foul, such as pocketing the cue ball. The object of the game is shoot in your category of balls, and then pockets the 8-ball before your opponent does the same.
The visiting teams breaks the balls first.
Teams try to win as many of the matches as possible. One point is awarded for each match won. At the end of the night the team with the most points win that night.