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Eight Ball Shot off Opponent's Ball

Eight Ball Shot off Opponent's Ball

Can you use your opponents ball when shooting the eight ball in a called pocket.

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

Eight Ball Shot off Opponent's Ball

Replies & Comments

  1. user1513637860PastorMike on 12/18/2017 9:35:11 PM

    Are you hitting the 8 ball in using their ball first? Or is the 8 ball hitting their ball on the way to the called pocket?

  2. user1513637860billiardsforum on 12/18/2017 10:12:24 PM

    If I understand the original question correctly, the answer is no. If you are calling the eight-ball into a pocket, that would tell me you were shooting stripes and you are now shooting for the eight ball (since if you were solids, you wouldn't be calling the 8 ball yet). In that case, you can't contact an opponent's ball first.

    I believe we beat this horse dead a while back. Give this a read over for info on using the eight ball in combination shots.

  3. user1513637860Loder on 12/20/2017 7:07:59 PM

    Since you are saying "off" of the opponents ball this indicates a carom shot. A carom shot on the 8, is legal in most leagues I've been a part of. The only time I've seen it considered an illegal shot is when house rules are involved.

  4. user1513637860user1590553872 on 5/26/2020 9:31:13 PM

    No. You can't contact the opponent's ball first. If you make contact with an opponent's ball first, it will be considered a foul according to the game rules.

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Eight Ball Shot off Opponent's Ball

  • Title: Eight Ball Shot off Opponent's Ball
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  • Published: 12/18/2017 6:17:35 PM
  • Last Updated: 12/18/2017 10:12:50 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)