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Score Tied after Scratch on Black Ball

Score Tied after Scratch on Black Ball

In snooker, what do players do when the game is tied up and a player scratches on the black ball?

In our snooker match, here's what happened:

  • Player A has 4 points
  • Player B goes to the table with the Blue, Pink, and Black balls left on the table
  • Player B sinks the Blue ball, then the Pink ball, and now has 7 points.
  • Player B, in the same run, scratches on the Black ball, leaving the Black ball hanging over a pocket and the cue ball in the pocket.
  • The game is now tied.

What do the players do next? Does...

  1. Player B take the cue ball from the pocket and shoot at the black over the pocket from within the "D", or
  2. The official (or the players) re-spot the Black ball and flip a coin to see who shoots next?

Hopefully someone can answer this question because our league is divided on the answer.

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

Score Tied after Scratch on Black Ball

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  1. Dan McGuirebilliardsforum on 1/25/2019 8:07:50 AM

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Score Tied after Scratch on Black Ball

  • Title: Score Tied after Scratch on Black Ball
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  • Published: 6/18/2009 3:40:12 PM
  • Last Updated: 1/25/2019 4:04:23 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)