Line Up Straights

Like straight Straights, only different. Rather than wait until only one ball remains before returning the fourteen pocketed rocks, balls are returned to the table every time a player misses. Thus, whoever takes over the table always does so with fifteen balls on it. The other hitch: Returned balls aren't racked, rather they're lined up on the long string, beginning at the foot spot and queuing toward the foot rail, leaving space on line only where a remaining ball already sits. If there is not enough room behind the foot spot, the line continues in front of it. When someone runs the table, all fifteen balls are lined up, and the inning continues with the shooter trying to pick the balls off the line.