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8 Ball Foul, Scratch, Loss?

8 Ball Foul, Scratch, Loss?

I was playing an 8 ball money match last night. My opponent was 80 years old. He had a senior moment and used his cue stick to shoot the 6 ball directly into the pocket.

He did not use the cue ball.

Neither of us knew what to do. Is that a loss of game? Legal foul? Re-spot the 6? It got a bit controversial. What was the proper ruling?

Thanks, Henry

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8 Ball Foul, Scratch, Loss?

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  1. guesttedmauro on 1/15/2008 7:09:32 PM

    Most pool games today are played cue ball foul only. This would mean that you simply replace the 6 ball and continue the game. When I first started playing BCA 20 years back, this would have been a ball in hand foul. BCA (Billiard Congress of America) has revised the rules since then and it is now cue ball foul only. It really depends on the rules that you are playing by. Hope this helps.

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8 Ball Foul, Scratch, Loss?

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  • Published: 1/15/2008 5:19:23 PM