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Deliberate Foul - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Deliberate Foul

Deliberate Foul is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

In billiards, a deliberate foul refers to a shot in which the shooting player intentionally commits a foul or fault involving the object ball with the intent of either leaving his or her opponent with little chance of running out or to avoid shooting where no beneficial shot exists. Essentially, a deliberate foul is committed when the shooting player can not do anything else because if he or she did, the opponent would have a shot. The shooting player intentionally commits a foul as such that no good shot remains for the opponent, in situations where any other type of shot would allow the opponent to run out or to avoid shooting where no good shot exists. The shooting player would rather do anything to prevent the opponent from gaining an advantage. Deliberate fouls are common in UK eight ball, and in straight pool, a deliberate foul is referred to as a back scratch.

See: flagrant foul, professional foul, foul, fault, back scratch, miss, miss rule, intentional foul, take a scratch for more on the meaning of "Deliberate Foul".

Deliberate Foul - Usage

Your are not fun to play with; you know that was a deliberate foul.

Billiards - Deliberate Foul

  • Title: Deliberate Foul
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/30/2007 6:38:21 PM

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