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Pocketing 2nd Last Ball, and 8 Ball


Pocketing 2nd Last Ball, and 8 Ball

I am pretty sure this is okay, especially if the shooting player calls the shot, but I just wanted to check. The player has just the 6 ball left on the table, then the 8. The way that the balls lay is that if the 6 ball is sunk then the cue ball will hit the 8 ball and it will also go in the pocket. Can the player call the 6 and then the 8 in the same shot?

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

Pocketing 2nd Last Ball, and 8 Ball

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  1. guestquickshot on 4/9/2008 8:13:30 PM

    Interesting question. I may be wrong but as far as I know it would be a foul on the shooter. The eight ball is the last man standing and has to be a called shot.

  2. guestguest on 4/9/2008 8:20:52 PM

    Yes, but what if before shooting at the six, you realize that the combo shot is possible, and call both the six ball and the eight ball?

    I guess there could be a whole book on eight ball fouls.

  3. guestJJFSTAR on 4/10/2008 12:18:57 PM

    Pocketing the last ball of your designated ball group and the eight ball in the same shot is a loss of game under any national or world recognized rules. Refer to the BCA, world standardized rules or the APA websites. There may be house rules that say you can do it but I strongly recommend that you cease to play under such rules immediately

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Pocketing 2nd Last Ball, and 8 Ball

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