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Professional Foul - Billiard Term Definition

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

Definition of Professional Foul

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

A professional foul is a sort of deliberate foul committed by a player whereby the balls are left in a safe position. A professional foul reduces the risk of a player providing a game winning opportunity to his or her opponent. The miss rule invented primarily because of the professional foul possibility.

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

Professional Foul - Usage

What a loser. No, that was a professional foul. It was done on purpose as a method of safety for the shooting player.

Billiards - Professional Foul

  • Title: Professional Foul
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/30/2007 5:56:45 PM

Professional Foul Comments

  1. Prince RasekgantshoPrince Rasekgantsho from Gaborone, South East on 11/19/2008 2:11:34 AM

    I think this is the best written meaning of a "professional foul" in cue sports.

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