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Carpetball Rules

Each player arranges their balls within arms reach of their end. The cue ball is then rolled in an attempt to knock the other players balls into the tray.

Once the first player has knocked all of player two's balls into the tray player two has one more role to try to knock the remaining balls of player one into the tray (this is known as the mercy roll). If the player two is successful, then one less ball is placed on the each end and the game repeated. The cycle is repeated until a winner is determined. The mercy roll may be omitted in tournament play.

If a ball is knocked into the tray and it bounces back into play; it remains in play.

If a player knocks any ball off of the table, they immediately loose the game.


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