MR AND MRS
TYPE OF GAME
Mr and Mrs is a game that combines the general forms of Rotation and basic Pocket billiards. The rules are different for players of widely differing skill levels
Mr and Mrs can be played by two to six players.
Standard set of 15 balls plus cue ball
Standard triangle rack with the 1-ball on the foot spot, 2-ball on racker’s right corner, 3-ball on left corner and 15-ball in the center. All other balls are placed at random. (see picture below)
OBJECT OF THE GAME
To score balls of greater total point value than opponent(s)
In Mr and Mrs, each legally pocketed object ball has a point value equal to its number. Game ends when a player’s point total mathematically eliminates opponent(s); 61 points in a two-player game. If two or more players tie for highest point total, the tied player that legally pocketed the last object ball is credited with the win.
Starting player must cause the cue ball’s first contact to be with the 1-ball. If starting player fails to meet this requirement, incoming player has the choice of either accepting the table in position and shooting or requiring that the balls be reracked and offending player repeat the opening break.
RULES OF PLAY
A legally pocketed ball entitles shooter to continue at the table until failing to legally pocket a ball.
On all shots, the more skilled player must cause the cue ball’s first contact with a ball to be with the lowest numbered object ball on the table and then either:
a) pocket a ball or;
b) cause the cue ball or any object ball to contact a cushion.
Failure to do so is a foul.
The less skilled player may shoot any ball, regardless of number. He need not call ball, pocket or mode of shot. Any ball pocketed on a legal shot is a scored ball.
Player loses game if he commits three successive fouls. If more than a two-player game, balls previously pocketed by disqualified player remain off the table.
In Mr and Mrs, when a skilled player has the cue ball in hand behind the head string (as after a scratch) and the legal object ball is also behind the head string, the object ball may be spotted on the foot spot at his request.
When a less skilled player has the cue ball in hand behind the head string (as after a scratch) and all of the object balls are also behind the head string, the object ball nearest the head string may be spotted at his request. If two or more object balls are an equal distance from the head string, he may also designate which of the equidistant object balls should be spotted.
ILLEGALLY POCKETED BALLS
All spotted and no penalty
PENALTY FOR FOULS
No point penalty. If foul is other than jumped cue ball or cue ball scratch, incoming player accepts the cue ball in position. A third consecutive foul by the same player is a loss of game.