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I would like to know what race to three is in BCA rules in 9 ball. I have been reading up on all the rules on 9 ball but I do not know what race to three means. Please tell me.
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race:   well a race to any number in any game of pool has always meant the first player to aquire 3 games before the opponent wins the match... just as a race to 9, 11 etc very common game practice..the match could possibly go to 5 games with one winner of 3 games, wins the match...


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