Thanks Chris for the files.
deg- To eliminate any slop shooting, we used to put the 8 ball up on a fresh piece of chalk after the break. Anyone who knocked the 8 ball off the chalk accidentally lost the game. Then when you are actually shooting the 8 ball, since the que ball is lower than the elevation of the 8, you must also calculate its trajectory, and you can jump over other balls to make your shot. Oh yes, the name of the game is "8 ball, chalk pool, last pocket, scratches don't count". That means where ever you sink the last ball before the 8 is where you have to sink the 8. This is the only game of 8 ball that you are allowed to scratch on the 8. If the 8 ball goes off the table, you loose. You still win if the 8 hits the table and rolls into the pocket, but if your trajectory is dead on the pocket without hitting the sides, you are considered a superior human being, and back then, the house bought your next round! LOL. Hope it's still there. Oh, the war stories I could tell! I was a stage hand for the TV industry, and live concerts, and theater, back then.
Ah, the good old days.