If any other balls are touched by hand or clothing or move whilst picking the cue ball up, this will constitute a foul and the players turn will be automatically lost and their opponent shall then receive the advantage of two visits. The player legally pocketing the nine ball wins the rack. The shooter loses his turn; any balls pocketed remain pocketed; and the incoming player addresses the balls with the table still open. If all of the long string below the foot spot is blocked by other balls, the ball is spotted above the foot spot, and as close as possible to the foot spot. If he fails to make a legal break, it is a foul, and the incoming player has the option of 1 accepting the table in position and shooting, or 2 having the balls reracked and having the option of shooting the opening break himself or allowing the offending player to rebreak. Just be sure not to start betting on the games until you get good! After a player has legally pocketed all of his group of balls, he shoots to pocket the 8-ball.
Further, if one red is potted, they can if they so choose, nominate yellows without having to pot. To execute a legal break, the breaker with the cue ball behind the head string, must either 1, pocket a ball, or 2, drive at least four numbered balls to the rail. There are all sorts of variations on 8-ball rules and how to play 8-ball pool, as we mentioned. If you scratch, your opponent gets to place the ball anywhere behind the head string, which is an imaginary line that runs horizontally across the table from the second diamond on one outside rail to the second diamond on the opposite long rail on the side of the table. The standard specifications for billiard balls is: Weight 5. Bank shots and combination shots are not considered obvious, and care should be taken in calling both the object ball and the intended pocket.
The player may continue to adjust the position of the cue ball by hand until he takes a shot. Players previously familiar with pub pool rules and old-world versions of 8ball will appreciate how much the move to blackball has enhanced the game. . I used an inexpensive poster frame from Walmart. It is compatible with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and any other word processing app that's compatible with the Microsoft Word. The Rules of Eight-Ball Poster explains common billiard terms and the game of Eight-Ball and why there are so many variations in the rules.
Pockets the 8-ball on the same stroke as the last of his group of balls. The standard format is alternate break See Regulation 16, Subsequent Break Shots. Nine Ball Nine ball is played with nine object balls numbered one through nine and the cue ball. Of course, you don;t really need to worry about whether your table complies with standard 8-ball rules. The game is completed when the 8 ball black is pocketed legally in any pocket, and all the remaining balls have come to rest. Jumps the 8-ball off the table at any time. Any balls pocketed on a foul remain pocketed, regardless of whether they belong to the shooter or the opponent.
The following are standard fouls at black ball: suspended for a free shot when playing from baulk The following additional situations are fouls at blackball: 5. The shooter loses his turn; any balls pocketed remain pocketed; and the incoming player addresses the balls with the table still open. Today, pool played to those rules has never been more popular. In addition, the Regulations of Pool Billiards cover aspects of the game not directly related to the game rules, such as equipment specifications and organization of events. See also part d of.
It is traditionally white, but may be marked by a logo or spots. When shooting at the 8 ball, a scratch or foul is not loss of game if the 8 ball is not pocketed or jumped from the table. The foot end of the table is where the object balls usually begin, while the head end is where the cue ball usually begins. When the table is open it is legal to hit any solid or stripe or the 8-ball first in the process of pocketing the called stripe or solid. In pocket billiard games, a single cue ball is used by both players. The choice of group is determined only when a player legally pockets a called object ball after the break shot.
The shooter is responsible for the equipment he controls at the table, such as chalk, bridges, clothing, his hair, parts of his body, and the cue ball when it is in hand, that may be involved in such fouls. If both colours are potted, though — well, the player at the table chooses which they want. The object balls are two groups of seven and the black ball. When placing the cue ball in position, any forward stroke motion contacting the cue ball will be a foul, if not a legal shot. If the breaker does not pocket a ball and fails to drive at least 4 balls to one or more rails, it is an illegal break. Any jumped object balls are spotted in numerical order according to General Rules for spotting balls. The other balls will be placed in the diamond without purposeful or intentional pattern.
There are today many manufacturers and models of table ranging in price from a few hundred to several thousands of pounds. All fifteen balls are re-racked and the offending player is required to shoot under the requirements of the opening break. If the cue ball is close to but not touching an object ball and the cue tip is still on the cue ball when the cue ball contacts that object ball, the shot is a foul. Fail to pot and your opponent comes to the table. If both a standard foul and a breaking foul happen on one shot, it is considered a breaking foul. Tips on Eight Ball Play It is essential in eight ball to have a crisp, accurate shot, since one is seeking to execute a called shot. The game is considered to be won when a player pockets the 8-ball after pocketing all of his suit, or when the opposing player accidentally pockets the 8-ball.
If the cue ball contacts an already pocketed ball, the cue ball will be considered pocketed whether it rebounds from the pocket or not. Scores may be negative due to penalties from fouls. This allows them to miss once and continue to play. Summary of the English Blackball Pool Federation's recent history and structure. Only one ball may be called on each shot.