# What Happens If You Sink The 8 Ball On The Break

## What Happens If You Sink The 8 Ball On The Break?

Likewise if you sink the 8 ball on the break you don’t win. You either spot the 8 ball or re-rack. Traditionally 8 ball is a “call shot” game. … After the break the table is open regardless of whether or not any balls have been pocketed.

## What if I put the 8 ball in on the break?

According to the APA if the 8 ball is pocketed on the break that player wins. However if they also scratch then it is an immediate loss. This is very straightforward and is a simple rule to follow. However the league can also issue penalties for not breaking correctly resulting in an illegal break.

## What are the odds of sinking the 8 ball on the break?

One advantage of a 2nd-ball break is that it usually results in good 8 ball motion and sometimes the 8 will be pocketed on the break. The data showed this happening 5.9% of the time (vs. 0.8% for a 1st-ball break).

## What happens if you sink the black on the break?

If the black is pocketed from the break shot the balls will be re- racked and the same player will restart the game. No penalty will be incurred. This applies even if a foul shot is played.

## Is it possible to sink every ball on the break?

There was a study done many years ago of 10 000 breaks by a conditioned environment in the game of nine-ball. And a ball went in on the break about once every three racks. So Rossman says sinking even one ball isn’t a sure thing—even for the pros.

## Can you hit your last ball and the 8-ball in on the same shot?

3 Answers. One official source: WPA rulebook. Rule 3.8c says that the shooter loses if he pockets the eight ball in an uncalled pocket.

## What happens if you scratch on the break?

If you scratch on the break your opponent gets ball-in-hand. … On the first shot after the break the player at the table (the breaker if a ball was pocketed otherwise the opponent) has the option to “push out ” where the cue ball can be hit anywhere with or without contact with object balls or rails.

## What is considered a scratch in pool?

The Billiard Congress of America defines a scratch — a shot on which the cue ball is pocketed — as a foul. Even if you successfully pocket an object ball you scratch if the cue ball drops into any pocket and you lose your turn.

## Can you shoot backwards in 8 ball?

Is it Legal to Shoot Backwards in Pool? As long as the cue ball isn’t in the string you can shoot the ball in any direction you’d like. Just keep in mind all the requirements of a fair shot and direction won’t matter.

## How can I lose my 8 ball pool?

If the player knocks the 8 ball off the table the player loses the game. If the player pockets the 8 ball and commits a foul or pockets it into another pocket than the one designated the player loses the game.

## Is 8-ball on break a win?

If you scratch on the break you don’t automatically lose the other player just gets ball in hand behind the head string. Likewise if you sink the 8 ball on the break you don’t win. You either spot the 8 ball or re-rack. Traditionally 8 ball is a “call shot” game.

## Do you get 2 shots on the 8-ball?

The eight-ball must be the last ball potted to win the game. 5. In the event of a foul the opposing player receives two shots and these shots carry (i.e. if a ball is potted on the first shot the player still has two shots). … When on the eight-ball if the player pots it but also fouls that player loses the game.

## Is the 8-ball Neutral?

The 8-ball is not neutral. A player is credited with all balls he legally pockets. When a player does not pocket one of his balls but pockets an opponent’s ball he loses his turn. The opponent gets credit for the pocketed ball.

## What happens if you knock a ball off the pool table?

OBJECT BALLS JUMPED OFF THE TABLE. If any object ball is jumped off the table it is a foul and loss of turn unless it is the 8-ball which is a loss of game. Any jumped object balls are spotted.

## Can you have 2 shots on the black ball in pool?

As I play this is a foul but as the next player is on black they do not get 2 shots however this tactic was employed to have the black ball moved by the player not committing the foul to move the black from a tricky position. In the rules that I play a foul on the black means game over.

## When you scratch in pool Do you take a ball out?

Any scratch on a players turn will end their turn as well as give them a one ball penalty. This means if a player has 3 balls in his pocket and he accidentally scratches then one of his balls will come back out onto the table and have to be re-pocketed.

## Do you have to hit your ball first in Pool?

Did you accidentally make one of your opponent’s balls in and you’re wondering what happens next? The short answer: As long as you hit your ball first and did not scratch there is no foul.

## Does the white ball have to cross the line in pool?

To achieve a legal break at least two object balls (reds yellows or black) must completely cross an imaginary line joining the middle pockets. Alternatively at least one ball must be potted. … It is also a foul if the cue ball is potted on the break. The retrieved white must be played from baulk.

## What is the baulk end?

Baulk-end meaning

(snooker) The end of a snooker table where the green brown and yellow balls are initially placed.

## How do u play Kelly Pool?

Gameplay involves players each drawing one of fifteen numbered markers called peas or pills at random from a shake bottle which assigns to them the correspondingly numbered pool ball kept secret from their opponents but which they must pocket in order to win the game.

## How do you legally pocket the 8 ball?

Eight Ball is a call shot game played with a cue ball and fifteen object balls numbered 1 through 15. One player must pocket balls of the group numbered 1 through 7 (solid colors) while the other player has 9 thru 15 (stripes). THE PLAYER POCKETING HIS GROUP FIRST AND THEN LEGALLY POCKETING THE 8-BALL WINS THE GAME.

## Is it one shot on the black?

Normally it’s one shot on the black sometimes you need to nominate the pocket. If the table has a D then a pocketed white needs to go back in the D. If there is only a line then the white can go anywhere behind but must be played down the table.

## Can you put the white ball anywhere in pool?

The white ball should be placed anywhere behind the service line on the table. If it is the first game in a match a coin should be tossed to decide who gets to choose whether to break. After that the break is taken in turns.

## What happens if you scratch in 9 ball?

If the shooter makes the 9 ball on the break and fouls or scratches the 9-ball (and only the 9-ball) is spotted. If the shooter is shooting at the object ball and plays it into the 9-ball and pockets the 9-ball but scratches or otherwise fouls in the process the 9 ball is spotted.

## Can you use the 8-ball to knock in your ball?

VNEA rules say yes when the table is open it is legal to hit any solid or stripe or the 8-ball first in the process of pocketing the called stripe or solid. BCA rules say yes when the table is open it is legal to hit any solid or stripe or the 8-ball first in the process of pocketing the called stripe or solid.

## What happens if the cue ball doesn’t hit anything?

If during the course of a shot the cue ball does not touch anything. 10. Exercise caution when placing the cue ball on the table. The cue ball is always “LIVE” and if the cue ball or the hand holding or moving it touches another ball it is a cue ball foul and your opponent will receive “ball in hand”.

## Do you lose if you foul on the black?

In 8-Ball Pool when you are on the black ball if you foul (eg. don’t hit the black ball) the other player doesn’t get 2 shots because they are on the black ball. What stops both the players from just tapping the ball every time? They are not at a loss if they do because the other player only gets 1 shot.

## Can you purposely foul in pool?

So long as a player plays his own object ball on first contact or via a cushion with the cue ball in a given shot a ‘Deliberate Foul’ cannot be called.

## Who breaks first in Pool?

A player must sink their appropriate balls (Solid or Stripes) then pocket the 8-ball in the “called” pocket to win the game. The first player to make the 8-ball wins the game. A player cannot shoot the 8-ball until all of their appropriate balls are pocketed first.

## Is table scratch a real rule?

A table scratch happens when you hit the cue ball or object balls in a way that isn’t legal but don’t actually pocket the cue ball. This is sometimes called a “foul”. These are the rules for a legal shot: The cue can strike the cue ball only once.

## Is ball in hand a real rule?

The ball-in-hand rule penalizes a player for an error. Without this rule a player could benefit by accidentally or purposely scratching or otherwise fouling. OFFICIALLY CALL A FOUL although anyone may suggest to the player or the team captain that a foul should be called.

## What happens when you sink the white ball in pool?

What happens when you sink the white ball in pool? This is called a “scratch” and is a foul in most cases earning your opponent a ball-in-hand. On one hand under special circumstances nothing will happen on the other hand you may completely forfeit the game.

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