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Plants or Combination Shots on Red Balls


Plants or Combination Shots on Red Balls

Can you do a cannon shot to pocket a red ball off of another red ball in snooker? I've searched for this answer but am unable to find one. Maybe I'm not searching hard enough.

I just want to know if you can strike the cue ball to hit a red ball that in-turn hits another red ball to be sunk.

Are such combination shots in snooker a foul, or is this a legal combination shot in snooker?

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

Plants or Combination Shots on Red Balls

Replies & Comments

  1. user1200407004Fenwick on 1/16/2008 2:50:38 PM

    That would be perfectly legal, the same as if you hit a red on to a color which then knocked another red into a pocket.

    Answer from snookergames.co.uk.

  2. user1200407004user1200407004 on 1/16/2008 7:26:39 PM

    Cheers @Fenwick,

    Thanks for your time and effort to find an answer.

    That's a top site too.

  3. user1200407004billiardsforum on 1/19/2008 10:01:22 PM

    To add to @Fenwick's previous answer...

    In snooker, a combination shot is sometimes called a "plant". Plants (combination shots) can be played on reds at any time and are considered legal in snooker.

    Plants cannot be played on coloured balls. For example, if you pot a red ball, and are now shooting at the pink ball, the cue ball must hit the pink first and it is the only ball that can be potted. If a red ball or another coloured ball drops into a pocket incidentally, it is a foul stroke.

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Plants or Combination Shots on Red Balls

  • Title: Plants or Combination Shots on Red Balls
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  • Published: 1/15/2008 2:23:24 PM
  • Last Updated: 4/10/2019 4:35:38 PM
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