TYPE OF GAME
Speed Pool is a solitary billiard game. As its name suggests, one pockets all the balls on the table as quickly as possible. It can be played competitively with the aid of a stopwatch.
Only one player at a time. Many can compete against each other
15 regular balls
The eight ball must be in the middle as in the eight ball game. All other ball are at random.
RULES OF THE GAME
The cue ball must not be in motion when shooting
Object balls can still be in motion when shooting
Ball and pocket must be called, (No lucking the balls in)
Legal shots must be made, or a 10 second penalty will be incurred.
A legal shot involves the cue ball contacting an object ball, and driving it to the rail, or the cue ball hitting a rail after contact, or pocketing an object ball
Any ball may be pocketed, but the 8-ball must be last.
Observing professionals, one can see them running madly around the table to place their next shot. Unlike most billiard games, the cue ball is mostly used with a stop-shot to minimize the waiting time. Bank shots are legal, but time-consuming, and thus rare. A legal shot to just nudge the object ball for position on an easy shot is preferred.