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Is this a standard foul?

Is this a standard foul?

What is the rule if you pocket your ball as planned but the opposing player's ball also then falls in a pocket from the same shot?

Principally, you have made the shot, so do you just play on?

Or is this a foul?

If it's a foul, does the opposing player gets a ball in hand or do he just play the advantage and play on from the where the white cue rests?


This question relates to the following billiard rules:

Is this a standard foul?

Replies & Comments

  1. huntertristanionutzakis on 4/8/2008 5:32:42 AM

    Yes, I would really like to know what is the answer to that very much.

    thanks Ionut

  2. huntertristandogassokie on 4/8/2008 7:58:31 AM

    according to bca rules, if you hit your ball first and make the shot, unless you pocket the eight ball, you keep your turn. you should always stipulate billiard congress of america rules when you play. or even apa rules( pool league rules), although the apa rules are at sometimes at odds with the official bca rules. if i'm playing for money i not only stipulate official rules, i carry a bca rules book with me. when you hear " bar rules", which can mean anything, or here " we play like that around here"(called 'round here rules), you are probably dealing with rednecks and have a bad game. dogassokie

  3. huntertristanquickshot on 4/8/2008 9:50:44 AM

    As long as you make the shot and your ball goes into the pocket first and a ricocheting ball of your opponent follows suit it is a legal shot for you. You continue your play. It is not a foul.

  4. huntertristanhettie on 4/8/2008 9:27:41 PM

    Quickshot is correct, and i will note that the opponent's ball which inadvertently fell in the pocket after yours shall remain pocketed. It is not spotted.

  5. huntertristancademfjohnson on 4/14/2008 3:53:19 AM

    Where can I get one of those handy 'drunkard-shutter-uppers' that you call the BCA Rule Book? LOL

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Is this a standard foul?

  • Title: Is this a standard foul?
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  • Published: 9/1/2007 7:15:26 AM