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3-Ball Rules for Break Shots

3-Ball Rules for Break Shots

I have recently been introduced to the game of 3 ball. Although I practice 3 ball drills I was not aware of the game itself. I read the rules, but I cannot find an ans for this question.

The question is: When breaking in 3-ball billiards with a 3 ball rack, can the rack be broken with a kick shot from the back rail? Kick shots are legal in 3 ball pool in general.

I have been practicing this shot, and it offers a much higher percentage of putting in a ball on the break.

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

3-Ball Rules for Break Shots

Replies & Comments

  1. quickshotFenwick on 8/11/2008 9:29:43 PM

    I think you have to hit the 1 ball first. That would be the head ball.

  2. quickshotquickshot on 8/12/2008 1:05:00 AM

    I would think so also, but there is not a reference to it in the rules. Unless I missed it. All the rules say is that kick shots are legal. Maybe it is one of the unwritten rules the players have to decide on before the game.

    Those 4 stars look good.

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3-Ball Rules for Break Shots

  • Title: 3-Ball Rules for Break Shots
  • Author: (Jim Walsh)
  • Published: 8/11/2008 12:10:22 PM