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January 11, 2010 9:18 PM   Subscribe

What kind of pool game involves wooden pegs set up on the table?

So out a few nights ago, and see these guys playing...something...on the pocketless table. It appeared to involve two cue balls and something else (at one point it was the 4, but couldn't say for sure if that was consistent), and they had this series of wooden pegs (about typical chess-men size, say) set up in a fairly regular pattern around the rails and some in the middle. We couldn't tell if the object of the game was to make a shot without knocking the pegs over, or if you were supposed to hit them. Other than that, I couldn't really tell you much about the purpose. Has anyone ever seen, heard of, or played such a thing? What's the object behind it? Thanks!
posted by lucky25 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Bumper pool?
posted by tommccabe at 9:21 PM on January 11, 2010

Or Pin Billiards/Skittles?
posted by jeb at 9:24 PM on January 11, 2010

There's also bar billiards, which is kind of like Bumper Pool(tm).
posted by rhizome at 9:26 PM on January 11, 2010

posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:42 PM on January 11, 2010

The pin billiards I used to play, was a lot like normal billiards. But instead of getting one point for every carambole -- making the queue ball touch the other two balls on the cloth -- you'd get two points. And there would be one point for every pin that fell. Yet, you couldn't continue the play, if you hadn't made a carambole.

Other billiards halls had other rules, I've found.
posted by ijsbrand at 1:02 AM on January 12, 2010 [2 favorites]

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