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New to 9 Ball, I have a few questions


New to 9 Ball, I have a few questions

OK, the Push Out rule, very confusing can someone put in simple terms what this is all about, I can't tell if they are saying to move the ball by hand or by hitting with the cue or even why the rule is there to begin with.

I see the Scoring rule only tells you how many points the balls are worth,

A player receives a point for every ball pocketed, except those pocketed when he or she scratches or otherwise fouls. The player receives two points for pocketing the 9-ball.

What do you play up to in order to win, 20 50 100? It doesn't state that.

If the 9 ball is pocketed on the break does the breaker only get 2 points? Seems low for the act of ending the game on the break.

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New to 9 Ball, I have a few questions

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  1. CanonGL1quickshot on 3/22/2010 8:13:49 AM

    A push out is a shot that is made in order to set up a better option for a shot. The opponent gets the ball but may return it to the shooter who set it up if he (opponent) is not happy with it. It is moved by using cue stick same as any other shot. If the breaker scratches on the break the incoming player cannot use a push out. The shot is also subject to foul shot regulations. In APA (American Pool Association) leagues a push out is not allowed. I believe it is allowed in WPA (World Pool Standard Rules) and I'm not sure about the BCA (Billiard Congress of America). Although, they pretty much follow the WPA rules.

    A player (APA) gets one point for the 1 to 8 ball and 2 points for the nine ball. Sinking the 9 ball ends the game. If one is playing in a league, the league rules apply and each player has a skill level that determines the number of balls he/she has to sink in order to win. As an example: If a skill level 4 is playing a skill level 5, the skill level 4 has to make 31 points to win as against the skill level 5 having to make 38 points to win. The skill levels range from 1-9.The skill levels are applied as a result of wins and losses over a 10 run.

    The 9 ball is worth 2 points and wins the game whether it is on the break or during the game. here again I am talking APA rules.

    Remember, I am talking APA here. The BCA has its own rules as does every bar in the country.

  2. CanonGL1quickshot on 3/22/2010 8:18:13 AM

    You can also go here for an indept ruling:: Pool Rules

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New to 9 Ball, I have a few questions

  • Title: New to 9 Ball, I have a few questions
  • Author: (Jeff Schmidt)
  • Published: 3/21/2010 10:07:53 PM