HOW TO PLAY & RULES
HOW TO PLAY
SOCCERPOOL Is a pool game that we play on a pool table with soccer rules. It is essentially a game where 2 teams, consisting of 8 players on each team (i.e. traditional 8 pool balls representing the players) square off against each other, stripes against solids. The White ball is the Goalkeeper of the Stripes Team and the 8 ball is the Goalkeeper of the Solid Team. The purpose of the game is to score on the opposing team by using the pool cue to hit any one of the team’s 8 players in order to hit the soccer ball into the opposing team’s net. The game of SOCCERPOOL follows as much as possible the traditional rules of soccer.
- NOTE: The rules are based on the soccer rules game. It`s a game that is played 1 on 1.
Rule 1 : THE GOAL KEEPER
The goal keeper can kick the soccer ball and always can be placed back in to the penalty area or box.
Before any player hits the soccer ball, the opponent`s goal keeper has to be placed on any spot in the penalty area or box, then the player can kick.
Rule 3 : FOUL
Foul occurs when the player hits another opponent player without touching the soccer ball, then it will be a FREE KICK as a consequence against the fouled team , if it happens in the penalty area, it will be a penalty kick.
FREE KICK: The player will be placed behind the soccer ball on the spot where the foul happened, then the opponent can place a “ human barrier” which is in this case no more than 3 players blocking (3 balls from his team) counting with 2 palm hands from the soccer ball spot. Then the awarded player can do the free kick.
Rule 4 : PENALTY KICK
The soccer ball will be placed on the center of the circle of the soccer field, and the player will shoot from HIS penalty area.
Rule 5 : YELLOW CARD
It`s when the 1st time the ball (player) gets sunk in any pocket or when the ball (player) jumps out of the table, it will be returned to the game placed on the center of the field (circle).
Rule 6 : RED CARD
when the 2nd time any of the players of the team gets sunk in any pocket or when the ball (player) jumps out of the table, it will be EXPELLED from the game.
Rule 7 : THROW-IN
It`s when the player kicks the soccer ball and the soccer ball goes into the middle pocket, then the opponent can kick a FREE KICK from the same middle pocket. If it goes into the corner pocket, the goal keeper can take the soccer ball and kick from the penalty area or box.
Rule 8 : CORNER KICK
It happens when the player kicks the soccer ball, and this one touches the opposite player (defense or goal keeper) get sunk into the corner pocket then it will be a corner kick which it will be a free kick from the corner pocket.