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8 Ball Rule for Ball Bouncing Back Out of Pocket


8 Ball Rule for Ball Bouncing Back Out of Pocket

I have a question. I am potting the object ball, ball comes inside the pocket kicks the opposite wall and jumps out of the table.

Is it foul or is it a pocketed ball?

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

8 Ball Rule for Ball Bouncing Back Out of Pocket

Replies & Comments

  1. shakhZeke on 7/13/2013 11:21:41 AM

    A ball is only pocketed if it stays in the intended/called pocket.

    The only exception I can think of is when "no return 'basket-like' pockets" are overfilled - and someone's too lazy to remove the excess load so the top is blocked by already pocketed balls, some places suggest - especially if the ball was obviously in no danger of ricocheting back onto the laying surface - had the pocket been empty, I have seen "tolerance" in such friendly games and local rules.

    But that's not what you were referring to, was it?

  2. shakhMitch Alsup on 7/14/2013 2:37:34 PM

    Actually, Zeke, the rule is written so that if a player is too lazy to remove some balls from the pocket and suffers the OB leaving the table (Ball in hand) or reflecting back onto the table (end of turn); the other player gets to play.

    So; the only way a ball counts is when it stays in the pocket. Should the ball leave the table--it is a foul. Shold the ball reflect back onto the table--merely end of turn.

  3. shakhZeke on 7/15/2013 7:55:53 AM

    I was referring to "tolerance" in "friendly" games.

    The devil is in the details. And in 8-ball, there are frequently as many "house rules" as the ones universally invoked.

    Then too, I don't play on tables with basket pockets.

  4. shakhshakh on 7/15/2013 11:10:45 PM

    Thank you very much for your response Vladimir

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8 Ball Rule for Ball Bouncing Back Out of Pocket

  • Title: 8 Ball Rule for Ball Bouncing Back Out of Pocket
  • Author: (Vladimir Chakharian)
  • Published: 7/11/2013 8:49:45 PM