I meant while 'rimming' in the hole Gandalf? you know, going around the rim.
Tommo, Sudbury have that rule.
I am truly at a loss as to what you are trying to discuss here and achieve.
I am truly concerned that any new player will just look at this thread and think why bother (with all this controversy) and want to play Bar Billiards - totally not promoting a friendly game at all.
Would be fabulous if we could see some positive thoughts towards attracting new players.
If it is a Sudbury Rule then it remains a Sudbury Rule and is not AEBBA related or up for discussion within the AEBBA. I truly wish you would understand that when Sudbury hold their open we totally abide by their rules and no one wants to change them!!!
As for 3 pin it is a foul.
Not truly sure why you are questioning all the rules. A player pays their entry fee - they abide by the rules of the Open Competition/County or AEBBA.
You could of course arrange your own Open/Tournament Taffy which would include your leagues rules that you seem to want to introduce. Players then could decide whether to enter or not re your competition