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sinking 8 ball when just a shot is called

sinking 8 ball when just a shot is called

When we play 8 ball , we call the pocket for the 8 ball . we also call just a shot if we haven't got a clear pocket to shoot. What happens when we sink the 8 ball in any pocket. Nobody seems to know the answer to this question. Thank You

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sinking 8 ball when just a shot is called

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  1. sandycoverFenwick on 2/24/2011 10:42:58 AM

    Lose of game

  2. sandycoverMitch Alsup on 3/3/2011 3:14:30 PM

    In standard 8-ball,

    1. one must use a legal stroke, the cue-tip contacts the CB first,
    2. (1) when groups have not been assigned, the cue-ball may contact balls from either group second, (2) in order to sink a ball of the group second struck, (3) when groups have been assigned, this ball must be of that group, (4) the 8-ball cannot be the second ball hit in either case.
    3. when all of your assigned group are already in the pocket
    4. one can take a shot at the 8-ball (1) making sure that the cue-ball makes contact with the 8-ball second (first after cue-tip hits cue-ball), (2) the 8-ball drops in the called pocket.

    Making the 8-ball at any other time (excepting on the break) is loss of game.

    There are rule sets where the 8-ball must get into the pocket without making contact with any other balls ("no slop") including the cue-ball (unless a double contact is called).

    Some rule sets allow the 8-ball to be used in the middle of combinations, others do not.

    When one makes the 8-ball on the break, standard rules are that the 8-ball gets spotted, pay machine rules are that breaker just won the game.

  3. sandycoverkirkoy on 3/4/2011 7:56:14 PM

    Yes its called scratching on the 8-ball and you lose.

  4. sandycoverJay Janzen on 4/23/2011 2:15:09 PM


    see Rule 3.8 of the World Standardized Rules Ver 21.12.2007

    3.8 Losing the Rack The shooter loses if he:

    a. fouls when pocketing the eight ball; b. pockets the eight ball before his group is cleared; c. pockets the eight ball in an uncalled pocket; or d. drives the eight ball off the table.

    These do not apply to the break shot. (See 3.3 Break Shot.)

  5. sandycoverLegacy Billiards on 10/4/2011 5:36:07 AM

    As per the rules of BCA, then the following rules apply:

    (e) Pocketing the eight ball on a legal break shot is not a foul. If the eight ball is pocketed, the breaker has the option of re-spotting the eight ball and accepting the balls in position, or re-breaking.

    (f) If the breaker pockets the eight ball and scratches (see definition 8.6 Scratch), the opponent has the option of re-spotting the eight ball and shooting with cue ball in hand behind the head string; or re-breaking.

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sinking 8 ball when just a shot is called

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  • Published: 2/23/2011 9:47:29 AM