Carrom Rules. These rules are taken from the International Carrom Federation all of your pieces, using the heavier ‘striker’, in any of the pockets before your. Following are the shorter version of the rules followed by the Indian Carrom Federation. matches shall be decided on the basis of best of. ICF has many national affiliates such as the All-India Carrom Federation, Australian Carrom Federation, and.

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Carrom follows similar “strike and pocket” games, like pool, with its use of rebounds, angles and obstruction of opponent’s carrom pieces. They are struck by a Striker of standard specification which is larger and heavier. Not to be confused with Carom disambiguation. Concerned with young boys loitering around pool halls where gambling was commona Sunday school teacher named Henry L. A player who scores 25 wins the game. Carrom is played using small disks of wood or plastic known as carrom men sometimes abbreviated CM, c.

This is applicable till pre-quarter final stage. Much of the game is the same, but the striker’s weight is reduced and the carrom men are smaller.

The United States Carrom Association reports on competitions in the US and Canada and has a player ranking list as of the last tournament. From quarter-final onwards, change of side takes place after a player scores 13 points irrespective feddration the number of boards. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles containing Japanese-language text Articles containing Afrikaans-language text Articles with unsourced statements from December Commons category link from Wikidata.

These boards may also be printed with the circular pattern for playing crokinole. Matches will make judgment from the sources of best among the three sets of four boards or 23 ryles which is prior.

Rules of Carrom

The Times of India. In a board a maximum of 11 points can be scored. If the winner of the toss chooses to change sides then the loser must strike first. The player shall not lose the advantage of getting ineia credit of two points for pocketing even if the player reaches the score of 21 or 22 points, he will not lose the advantage and will be credited with the two points of holding the queen.


American carrom boards also have pockets built into the corners, rather than circular holes in the board, to make pocketing easier. A relatively rare type among Western carrom boards has on the reverse a variant referred to colloquially as a “carrom maze”, for an entirely different game.

Retrieved from ” https: The powder is made from pure, food-grade vegetable starch. The carrom striker normally weighs 15 grams.


Generally, instead of disks, carrom men including the striker are rings, originally of wood but today commercially made of light plastic. In a time limit of 20 minutes for each set and a total of 70 minutes are allotted for cadets, sub-junior and junior players. After the tie breaker if the score remains equal the set will be decided by sudden death. If he fails, the turn will pass on to the opponent. Gilli Danda With many regional variations, Gilli Danda is a traditional Indian sport played with two wooden sticks.

If the player fails to report to the Umpire at his match Board 5 minutes prior to the planned time of the match, he will lose the entire match.

Serious carrom tournaments may have begun in Sri Lanka in but byboth India and Sri Lanka had formed official federations of carrom clubs, sponsoring tournaments and awarding prizes. In duboo, the size of the board is larger and the striker is slid instead of flicked. Trial Boards will not be allowed. Winner can either choose the stroke or the side.

If that player cannot score any points then that player loses the turn and their opponent can choose to play any carrom man, Black or White in favour. It has gained some popularity in Europe and the United States where it has been introduced by the Indian diaspora.

In doubles four persons comprising two teams, the partners shall sit opposite to each other, occupying all four sides. Any player pocketing the queen is required to cover it immediately by pocketing one of inxia carrom man on the entitlement shot. Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Feederation.

Carrom Precision sports Disk-flicking games Tabletop cue games Indian board games. As soon as any player places the striker on the surface of the board when it is not his turn or for making an out of turn stroke, the umpire shall immediately declare the foul and the board should not be awarded against that player. Loser of the board shall not get any point even if he pockets the Queen. Players will have to report to their respective carrom boards for each match FIVE minutes before the scheduled time.


In case of equal points at the end of 6 boards, tie breaker and sudden death formula will be applied. A game shall be of 25 points. A popular variant of the game called duboo is played mostly in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan.

NEW VERSION RULES – Indian Carrom Federation

Positive or bonus regions, usually small and hard to target, may offer shortcuts, allowing the player to ruels the carrom piece to a spot carrpm the goal and continue, or providing a stroke count reduction, depending on the rules selected.

Each game consists of eight boards or 25 points whichever is earlier. Rules of Carrom are universally followed all around the world. A maximum of 11 points can be scored in a ‘board’.

Punjabi State Carrom Association. Players are not allowed to leave the playing arena till the match is completed. Newer Post Older Post Home. The player who guesses correctly wins the toss. After two boards, sides will be shuffle in the 3rd set. On a due, the player has to return one previously pocketed carrom man to the board.

Each carrom man has one point if pocketed by the striker. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part idnia any form or medium without the express written permission of Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. In general, a player carroom get two points for holding Queen at all stages of the set without any reflection of the score.