Pool Strife, A Billiards Game

Pool Strife was created by Jon Syu, and Grant Klafehn, when they were messing around in my basement one night. It was a fun game, and it involved all 3 of us. Jon originally suggested the name CardioPool because of the amount of effort that had to go into playing the game by running around the table, but we eventually changed the name to something that would sound more popular, and thus the game was ordained Pool Strife.

One game is called a War

Wars are broken up into Skirmishes, which are won by best of 3. Skirmishes are broken up into Battles, and are won by best of 5. You must win by 2 battles to win the skirmish.

One player is the one ball, one player is the 9 ball.

Balls are setup with one in each opposite cornor pocket, and the 8 ball(or Target) in the very center of the table.

Game Play starts with the referee(or impartial observer in amateur games) saying "Ready... Set... Go...". The players then shoot for the 8 ball.

The object of the game is to pocket the Target by having your ball be the last to touch the Target before it goes into a pocket and stays in the pocket.

To clarify; The owner of the last moving Player Ball to touch the Target before it enters the pocket is declared the victor of the Battle.

The referee must keep track of which moving ball last touched the Target.

A player may only hit his or her ball when it is stationary.

Players move around the table to gain better position to hit their ball, but they must give way to a person who's ball is moving slower than their own.

"Head Shot": When a player pockets the Target and the Opposing Player Ball with the same shot, they recieve 2 battle points, If this is enough to win the skirmish they win.