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Open Break - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Open Break

Open Break is a billiards term that is a part of Game Rule Terminology.

Open break is a billiard term that refers to a requirement in certain games by which a player must drive a minimum of four object balls out of the rack and to the cushions, or pocket at least one ball in order for the shot to be legal. The open break rule is common in some pocket billiard rulesets, and less common in others. You must consult individual game rules. In some games, failure to meet the open break requirements results in a breaking violation.

See: break, break shot, highest snooker break, break serve, breaking violation, century break, opening break shot, maximum break, maximum for more on the meaning of "Open Break".

Open Break - Usage

You didn't meet open break requirements.

Billiards - Open Break

  • Title: Open Break
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/19/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:42 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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