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Snooker with the Object Ball


Snooker with the Object Ball

My mates and I have been playing 8 ball weekly for a couple of years. A new rule has been argued by one of our group. He says when a player plays a 'legal shot' by striking the object ball, causing either/both the cue or the object ball to hit the cush and resting to leave the incoming player snookered on his next shot. The incoming player finds himself snookered facing the previous players object ball resting between the cue ball and incoming players target balls effectively snookering him. The incoming player declares a foul.

Can a snooker be a foul even though it was a legal shot ?

I can see the argument of this if a player just taps the cue ball enough to contact the object ball and cush, leaving the opponent snookered without making an honest attempt at a pocket. Now he is arguing that if even a part of his ball is blocked in this above manner that should be a snooker.

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

Snooker with the Object Ball

Replies & Comments

  1. Flax-hatFenwick on 12/7/2007 11:33:11 AM

    It's called a safety and in most cases not only is it a good or great shot it is a smart shot. Having said that you all need to set up the rules of play and if this one poor sport has a problem with the rules it's his problem. Sorry if I sound harsh but it sounds like a little temper tantrum on the school play grounds by a 10 year old boy wanting his own way. Tell him to take his stick and go home to Mum's. Have him do a search and find the rule in print to prove his point. That should end the problem and perhaps save the friendship

  2. Flax-hatFlax-hat on 12/7/2007 12:37:21 PM

    Thanks Fenwick. That's the way I felt about it as I couldn't find a rule for that in print. . Cheers.

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Snooker with the Object Ball

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  • Published: 12/6/2007 11:49:36 PM