“NAFE” GAME

Practice game for safeties, by Mike Page

  • Two players, 9ball, lag for first brake
  • Ball in hand after the break, dry break
  • Points won by each safety shot (1 point), regardless of balls pocketed before
  • Ball in hand after each safety
  • In case of no successful safety shot or no ball pocketed, turn passes to opponent with ball in hand
  • 9 ball pocketed wins the next break
  • Match win after reaching a determined number of points (for eg 10/20), regardless of frames played
  • Pro version: after each safety the opponent plays too and the point is won only if the opponent commits a foul. In case the opponent makes contact with the intended object ball game continues from current position until a point is won, thus giving motive for re-safety shots.