Rotation is a low ball first game, so the balls must be struck in numerical order. The goal is to reach 61 points (which numerically eliminates your opponent). This is a good game for intermediate to advanced players. Beginners should try Fifteen Ball.
Fifteen balls in a triangle with the 1-ball in front, the 2-ball and 3-ball in the corners and the 15-ball in the middle.
Open break required. Failure to do so gives opponent choice of accepting table in position or racking and breaking.
Pocket any ball in any pocket without a foul to continue at the table.
The point value on the ball is scored. All balls pocketed without a foul are counted. If the score is tied when the last ball is pocketed the current shooter is awarded an extra tie breaking point.
All balls pocketed on a foul shot and balls off the table are spotted.
Penalty for Fouls
Opponent has choice of the table in position or requiring the shooter to shoot again with the table in position.
Three Foul Penalty
Three consecutive fouls is loss of game.
Play for the big points. Early in the game look for combinations or billiards on the high numbered balls.
It is much easier to win Rotation by the three foul rule than most other games. Look for opportunities to hook your opponent early in the rack.