Try 9-Ball once you've become familiar with 8-Ball. You'll need a little more finesse to pocket the balls in numerical order before your opponent does.
Things You'll Need
- Billiard Lighting
- Bridges For Pool
- Cue Stick Chalk
- Pool Balls
- Pool Cue Carrying Cases
- Pool Cues
- Pool Table Covers
- Pool Table Horsehair Brushes
- Pool Tables
- Pool Triangles
Put balls 1 to 9 on the table.
Rack balls 1 to 8 in a diamond shape with the 1-ball in front.
Put the 9-ball in the middle of the diamond shape.
Shoot at the lowest number ball on the table.
Shoot at the next-highest number ball if you sink the first ball.
End your turn if you hit the ball but don't sink it, or if you miss the ball entirely.
Let your opponent take his or her turn by placing the cue ball anywhere on the table to line up a shot.
Continue shooting in turn until the 9-ball is sunk.
Tips & Warnings
- If you can hit the 9-ball in on a combo - hit the 1-ball into the 9-ball, for example - you can win the game quickly.
How to Play 9-Ball
Nine-ball is a popular billiards game in which a player must knock in the number nine ball to win after hitting all...
How to Break When Shooting 9-Ball Pool
Breaking for nine-ball pool should be done from one side, a few inches from the rail with the cue in the middle...
How to Play Billiards
Straight pool can be played to 50, or as high as 150, with the break coming from behind the head stream and...
How to Play 9 Ball
Playing 9 Ball in billiards starts by racking the balls randomly, except for the 1 ball has to be in the front,...
How to Break in 9 Ball
Most professionals like to break from the side when playing 9 Ball in pool because there is a better chance to get...