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Ball In Hand Rules

Ball In Hand Rules

Is ball in hand the rules of pool (generally) or are these just tournament rules?

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Ball In Hand Rules

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  1. thedocsmichael on 6/18/2007 12:45:56 AM

    League rules are made up to make the game more fun for amateur players like us. Have you ever played at a bar? Whoever is playing on that table sets the rules for that table in billiards played in a bar. As long as you ask before hand, you'll be fine. I've never played anyone outside of the league that allowed a ball in hand as part of normal billiard rules. So to answer your question I believe that the answer is NO. I still believe however that the ball in hand rule is only enforced in leagues.

    However in 9 ball, the ball in hand rules are enforced at all levels of play. I know this for a fact. I have watched several professional pool tournaments and witnessed this to be true. Unfortunately I have never been able to watch the professionals play 8 ball.

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Ball In Hand Rules

  • Title: Ball In Hand Rules
  • Author: (Martin Mckinnon)
  • Published: 6/18/2007 12:42:00 AM