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By Bob Jewett
IN THE 1970s and '80s, 10-ball, rather than 9-ball, was often played in ring games among good players to reduce the chances of a runout. In such games the rules were the usual rules for ring games - no safes, try to make a good hit, no ball in hand except in the kitchen on a scratch, everything spots, and if you fouled, you could be asked to shoot again.
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