Rules on Pocket Billiards
POCKETED BALLS. If extra balls drops into the pocket with a legal stroke,
it is counted.
2. BALLS JUMPED OFF
BILLIARD TABLE. Balls that are resting motionless on the rail, floor
or anywhere except the billiards table
are considered “Jumped Balls”. It is not considered as a
jumped ball if the ball hit any part of the billiards table and rest
motionless on the billiards table.. If the ball hit anything which is
not part of the billiards table such as light fixtures, and the ball
return motionless back on the billiards table, it is also considered
a jumped ball. In conclusion, all jumped
balls in pocket billiards
are comsidered a foul. When all balls stopped moving and remain motionless
then a jumped ball is spotted.
3. BALLS MOVING ITSELF. If the balll moves, shift, spin or roll on itself due to wind or any circumstances
(no spooky stuff here), it will assume the position and continue the play.
If the ball stops motionless for more than 5 seconds and it suddenly drops
into the pocket, it is not counted as pocketed but the ball is to be placed
back the same position as close as to the pocket so that it will not drop
in. If an object ball drops suddenly into the pocket before the cue ball
touches it during a stroke, the object ball is taken out and placed back
to the original position and continue with the stroke again.
4. CUE BALL OPENING
BREAK. The cue ball is placed behind the headstring when attempting
the opening break shot. Object balls
are placed. The game of pocket billiards are counted as commenced when
the billiard cue stick tip touches or strike the cue ball and it crosses
STROKE. A completion of a stroke is only counted when all the balls
on the billiards table stops rolling and spinning, in another words,
all balls are motionless.
6. CUE BALL SCRATCH.
It is considered a foul if the cue ball enters a pocket. Even if the cue
ball does not enter the pocket and bouces off the pocket full of object
balls, that is the cue ball touches the object ball, it is a foul.
7. CUE BALL IN
HAND FOUL. When cue ball in hand, the player is allowed to use his
hand to position the cue ball, he may also use his billiard cue
stick tip to position the ball. But when positioning the ball with
the billiard cue stick tip, if a forward thrust is acted on the cue
ball and it moves, it is a foul.
8. DEFLECTING THE
CUE BALL ON OPENING BREAK. When attempting an opening break shot, if the cue ball stopped motionless before touching the
object ball, or the cue ball was deflected by the rail or any means even
if it hits the object ball, it is a foul, and the misses a turn. The opponent
has the option of continuing the shot or let the other player to strike
again with the cue ball placed behind the headstring.
9. DEVICES AND
EQUIPMENTS. Players are not allowed to use any devices or objects
such as ball, triangle to measure the gap of any object balls to
see if the cue ball can pass through. Only a billiard cue stick
in hand is allowed to be used, if the billiard cue stick is placed
on the billiards table to measure, it is a foul.
10. FAILING TO POCKET
A BALL. If a billiard player fails to pocket a ball on a legal shot, then
it is the opponent's turn at the table.
11. FOOT ON THE FLOOR.
If the billiard player's foot is not on the ground while attempting a
shot, it is considered a foul.
12. FAIL TO CONTACT
OBJECT BALL. If the cue ball fails to contact any legal object ball, it
is a foul.
13. FOULS BY TOUCHING
THE BALLS. If the player comes into contact with the cue ball or
any object balls with his hand, billiard cue stick, body or any
movements if not attempting a shot, it is a foul. Any balls that
are moved after the foul must be placed back to the original position.
14. FOUL BY TOUCHING.
Touching any object ball with the cue ball when not attempting a shot
is considered a foul.
15. FOULS BY DOUBLE
HITS. If the billiard cue stick strikes the cue ball twice when
striking, it is considered a foul.
16. HEAD STRING DEFINED.
The area behind the headstring is legal when placed during a break shot.
It is not legal to placed cue ball on the headstring itself. A legal shot
is considered only when the cue ball passes the headstring and hits the
legal object ball.
17. ILLEGAL JUMPING
BALL. It is considered a foul if the player digs into the cue ball
with the billiard cue stick and jumps the cue ball to clear the
obstructing object ball. If cue ball jumps a bit and is done unitentionally,
it will not be considered as a foul.
18. MARKING ILLEGALLY.
When attempting or planning a shot, if a player intentionally uses
water, chalk, hair or anything to mark on the billiard table, it
is considered a foul. If the player takes it off before a shot,
it is not considered a foul.
19. LEGAL SHOT.
A legal shot is considered when the billiard cue stick strikes the
cue ball and it hits or touches the object ball. Failing to do so
is a foul, which is the cue ball touches nothing.
20. NON-PLAYER FAULT.
If the balls are moved by a non-player, example knocking on the body of
the player and causes the ball to move, or knocking on the billiards table;
the balls shall be placed back to their original positions.
21. OPENING BREAK
SHOT. To determine a break shot to be attempted by any player, it is decided
by lag or lot. The player who won the lag or lot has the decision to either
take the shot or assign it to the opponent.
22. POCKETED BALLS.
A pocketed ball is an object ball that drops into the pocket by
a legal shot. If it bounces off the pocket cushion, it is not considered
a pocketed ball, or if it bounces back onto the billiards table
after entering the pocket, it is still not considered as a pocketed
23. PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES.
The player is responsible for any items that he brings to the billiards
table, example chalk, bridges,
cloth or any equipment. If any of these items knock the balls on the billiards
table, it is a foul.
24. RACKING BALLS.
A racking triangle must be used if racking the balls. The apex ball is
on the foot spot and all balls must be snugly pressed together and all
balls touch each other.
25. STRIKING CUE
BALL. A legal shot is counted when striking only if the billiard
cue stick tip hits the cue ball.
26. SHOOTING WHE BALLS
IN MOTION. If players attempt to shoot while the cue ball or object balls
are still in motion, or spinning, it is a foul.
27. TABLES, BALLS,
EQUIPMENT. All equipment must meet the standards prescribed in the
BCA Equipment Specifications.
you are interested in distributing Axis cue stick and Nexus cue stick,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
billiard parlour provides free shooting tips, which billiard cue stick
to buy and information on billiard accessories. Online billiard parlour
has a wide range of billiard cue sticks from Nexus and Axis for beginners
and advanced players at affordable prices. Billiard cue site covers
USA, UK, Australia, Taiwan, China, Singapore and Malaysia.
HOME / SiteMap / Company / Visit Shop / Articles / Forum / Contact
Us / Chinese Articles / SiteMap
Chinese / Sitelist / Sitedirectory / Terms of Service
2006 copyright www.billiard-cue-site.com a billiard cue stick Singapore Pool and billiard