be played by 2 individuals or two teams of 2 each.
To be the first team (or Player) to score a
predetermined number of points, or to score the most points in a
given amount of time.
The server rolls the ball through the serving hole to start
the game, after a point is scored or after the ball leaves the table.
The server can spin the ball to influence the serve, but the
ball must be struck by one of the serving teams (or servers) player figures.
Once the ball is in play, it remains in play until it is hit
off the table, a dead ball is declared, time out is called, or a point is
If a ball is pinned on the 5 man rod, it cannot be passed to
the 3 man rod of the same team without touching at least 2 player figures as
it is being passed.
When a ball enterers the opposing teams goal, a point is
scored, if the ball enters the goal but bounces back onto the playing
surface or leaves the table, it still counts as a goal.
Spinning the rods is illegal.
off the table
If the ball leaves the playing surface and strikes any
object that is not part of the table, it is declared “off the table”,
and should be put back into play by a serve from the team (or player) that
originally served that ball.
If the ball rolls into the serving cup and then returns to
the playing surface, it is still considered “In Play”.
If a ball has completely stopped its motion and cannot be
reached by any player figure, it is declared a “Dead Ball”.
If the ball is declared “Dead” between the goal and the
2 man rod it should be put back into play be placing it in the nearest
corner and releasing it.
If the ball is declared “Dead” anywhere else on the
playing surface, it should be put back into play by a serve from the team
that originally served the ball.
a ball is spinning in place, it is not considered a “dead” ball.
the best team win!