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3 Foul Rule - Billiard Term Definition

Welcome to the billiard, pool, and snooker glossary of terms. This is the definition of 3 Foul Rule as it relates to cue sports. You can also view the entire billiard dictionary

Definition of 3 Foul Rule

3 Foul Rule is a billiards term that is a part of Game Rule Terminology.

The 3 foul rule applies to any situation where the shooting player has committed 3 successive fouls and is assessed a specific penalty. The penalty itself and the severity of the penalty will depend heavily on which specific game is being played.

See: three foul rule for more on the meaning of "3 Foul Rule".

3 Foul Rule - Usage

The 3 foul rule is a core component of the foul rules of numerous cue sport games.

Billiards - 3 Foul Rule

  • Title: 3 Foul Rule
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/27/2007 9:35:01 PM

3 Foul Rule Comments

  1. Tom WallerTom Waller from Enumclaw, WA on 2/20/2015 7:40:20 PM

    I believe pool rules should qualify the 3-foul rule as only valid when the shooter has made an UNINTENTIONAL foul 3 consecutive times. Anything less clearly leaves the game wide open to abuse and unethical gamesmanship. Let alone it's own class of "unsportsmanlike" conduct in any honorable and respectable game of Billiards.

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