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> Can you open the rack by making a combination shot (shooting
> solid to pocket stripes). There seems to be some confusion
> in my group as to whether you can do this.
Above from the following link, click on "3. Eight Ball"
More rules links here...
> Depends on what your group rules are. There are 1000's of "groups" and
> every one has it's own rule set.