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Is it Legal to Bank off of the Rail on a Break Shot?


Is it Legal to Bank off of the Rail on a Break Shot?

When I "break"- I put the "cue ball" 5 inches from the right side of the kitchen line. I then hit the cue ball at a 68 degree angle to the rail. The cue ball comes off the rail and hits the rack of balls causing a break.

I mastered the "one-rail bank break" while playing pool in the California Billiards League. I used the same "bank-break" in the New Orleans pool tournaments, as well as state run pool leagues in Louisiana, Florida, California, and Wisconsin.

Last night some 27 year punk tells me my break style is illegal. So I tell him to show me in "black and white" something from a nationally recognized billiards association explaining that my break styles are illegal. Knowing this "punk" to be a loud mouth jerk, I decided to post my question here in the pool rules forum to see if you have anything in your archives that explains my "style" of breaking is a legal shot.

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Is it Legal to Bank off of the Rail on a Break Shot?

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Is it Legal to Bank off of the Rail on a Break Shot?

  • Title: Is it Legal to Bank off of the Rail on a Break Shot?
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  • Published: 11/25/2012 10:57:08 AM
  • Last Updated: 9/19/2016 10:53:04 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)