We will be using the standard ACUI 9-Ball rules with one exception. There will NOT be a Push Out option after the Break.
Our goal is to rid ourselves of obstacles for proliferating the sport. The Push Out rule was initially designed for televised events in an effort to minimize the luck factor after the break. Unfortunately it was ill conceived (the majority of luck in pool occurs when someone shoots and misses, but accidentally leaves poor position for his opponent). It did nothing to popularize the game, and needlessly complicated the game for potential fans. .
We use the ACUI Collegiate Billiards Nationals rules (except for eliminating the Push Out option) because participating in that tournament is the goal for all of our collegiate players. We encourage each of our member schools to organize and run a qualifying event for the yearly ACUI national tournament. Cue ball fouls only. One foul = ball in hand; three consecutive fouls = loss of game.
Each set win contributes one point to your team’s total score.