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8 ball combo

8 ball combo

Hey everyone new to the forum but not to the game, I had a disput with a few individuals in a not so friendly game when I used the 8 ball as neutral in a combo shot to make one of my balls in the called pocket, I've always been schooled into the fact that the 8 ball is always neutral until its the last ball to fall, did I shoot illegal or is this a fair practice?

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

8 ball combo

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  1. MarkbbFenwick on 4/25/2008 12:42:26 PM

    For League Years 2006/2007 & 2007/2008

    8-ball is not neutral. The shooter has the advantage. in these situations unless his opponent has ... always alive. If the cue ball, or the hand holding it ...


    Years ago, perhaps. Today, sorry to say it's a foul. "a dispute with a few individuals in a not so friendly game " I call that bar pool? Get the rules straight before the game. Welcome to the board.

  2. Markbbquickshot on 4/25/2008 12:43:38 PM

    This is from the BCA rule book. Once again the question comes up as to rules. "Define the rules before the game". For your own info you can find just about any rule there is on this web site thanks to @billiardsforum.

    Combination Shots - Combination shots are allowed; however, the 8-ball can't be used as a first ball in the combination unless it is the shooter's only remaining legal object ball on the table. Otherwise, should such contact occur on the 8-ball, it is a foul.

  3. MarkbbMarkbb on 4/25/2008 12:54:31 PM

    Thanks for clarifying 8 ball combination shots, and yes, I agree that the rules need to be discussed before play.

  4. Markbbquickshot on 4/25/2008 1:16:09 PM

    Go into the forum and look up BCA rules.

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8 ball combo

  • Title: 8 ball combo
  • Author: (Mark Bennett)
  • Published: 4/25/2008 10:26:42 AM