R√ąGLEMENTS DE LA LIGUE DE BILLARD
A. BALLS AND RACKING
  1. The game is played with one cue ball and 15 numbered object balls.
  2. The balls are racked in a triangle at the foot of the table with the 8-ball in the center of the triangle, the first ball of the rack on the footspot, a stripe ball in one corner of the rack and a solid ball in the other corner, as the above illustration shows.
  3. The object of the game is to make one group of numbered object balls, either stripes or solids, and then LEGALLY POCKET THE 8-BALL which then wins the game.