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Combination Shot - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Combination Shot

Combination Shot is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

A combination shot is any billiard shot sequence where the cue ball strikes one object ball, and that object ball rolls forward to hit the target object ball or several more additional balls.

The intent of a combination shot is to send the final object ball in sequence to it's intended target.

In most pocket billiard rules e.g. general rules of pocket billiards, 8 ball rules, etc., a combination shot is legal as long as the cue ball contacts your own ball first. That object ball can then contact another player's object ball or another one of your own object balls, as long as long as your called object ball ends up going into the called pocket.

It should be noted that combination shots are typically used when the two object balls lie very close together, so that their behavior can be predicted accurately by the shooter, or when the second object ball is directly in front of the target pocket.

See: combination, combination shot, plant, combo for more on the meaning of "Combination Shot".

Combination Shot - Usage

You don't have many options open on the table so you'll have to do a combination shot.

Billiards - Combination Shot

  • Title: Combination Shot
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/5/2008 1:17:49 PM
  • Last Updated: 3/12/2017 1:52:28 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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