NEED HELP ON THE OFFICIAL RULES OF 8 BALL

NEED HELP ON THE OFFICIAL RULES OF 8 BALL

Post by GAP Sanliurfa Bolge Mud » Fri, 10 Mar 1995 15:46:06


In recent years especially 8 ball is gaining popularity in Turkey. But
like different bars have different rules we have also local rules. I need
help whether we are playing correctly or not. I will summarize how we play.
It is a win if you put 8 ball in to a pocket at the break. If we miss to
make a proper shot(hitting opponents balls or 8 ball or not hitting to
any ball) is penalized by taking out of already sunk ball and the
opponent starts wherever the white ball stops. If white ball goes into
any of the pockets a ball is taken out and put on any position of second
botton line and taken a shot forwards. At the end we call for the 8 ball.
If white ball and 8 ball goes into any of the pockets at the same time
it is a loss.

I will appreciate any commands and name of a book or an address.

Thanks in advance.
Barbaros

 
 
 

NEED HELP ON THE OFFICIAL RULES OF 8 BALL

Post by Bob Jewe » Sun, 12 Mar 1995 02:51:54


: In recent years especially 8 ball is gaining popularity in Turkey. But
: like different bars have different rules we have also local rules. I need
: help ...
: Barbaros

Barbaros,

Your rules appear to be what the rules were like about 15 years ago in
the US.  There is nothing really wrong with them, but they are different
from the rules now.

One problem on US tables is that many of them are coin-operated so it is
costly to spot balls.  No ball is spotted normally.  To penalize
pocketing the cue ball or not hitting the right ball first, the cue ball
is placed anywhere on the table.

Also, making the eight on the break is not a win by the BCA (Billiard
Congress of America) rules to remove some of the luck from the game, but
many people still play that it is a win, unless the cue ball scratches
on the break when it is a loss.  Here is the address of the BCA from
the FAQ (the cost of the rulebook is about $6 in the US):

    BCA
    1700 So. 1st Ave.
    Eastdale Plaza, Suite 25A
    Iowa City, IA  52240
    USA

    (319) 351-2112

Bob Jewett