To score more points than your opponent.
Two Players P1 and P2
8-ball balls (15 balls and the White)
a OR b = pockets
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a . b
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P1 will go first so P2 choose a side of the table.
P1 chooses to go to his right so he picks the A's.
He break with the white in the D and the 15 balls racked up in the middle of the table, the "8-spot" being in the exact center.
It doesn't matter what colour is sunk (red/yellow/black) they all count the same. The first ball down could be the black and play eould go on.
You take alternate shots at potting balls in your side of the table, getting another shot if you sink a ball in your side.
Commiting a foul (sinking the white, knocking the ball of the table etc.) lets your opponent take a free shot. He can place the white any where he wants. I.e. he can place it behind a ball and get a straight shot at a goal.
When the last non-white ball is sunk, on that shot and only that shot sinking the white counts in scoring. So when the white and one other ball in on the table you try and follow it down. (this scores for them too, so you get a goal each!)
There are 4 quarters, each consisting of a tablefull of balls.
Sinking a ball in your center pocket scores you 6 points. (a goal)
Sinking a ball in your corner pocket scores you 1 points. (a point)
Sinking a ball in your opponents center pocket scores your opponent 6 points. (an own goal - although you can't in real AFL but too bad!)
Sinking a ball in your opponents corner pocket scores your opponent 1 points. (a rushed behind)
I MUST HAVE MISSED SOME RULES SO ASK ME IF YOU HAVE A QUERY!