It is reported that a guy who plays one pocket here in New Orleans, who when
he hangs up a ball in the pocket close to the edge, will lunge forward with
his hands making out like he possesses telekenesis to move the object ball.
He claims to have the ability as I do but I know he is just a cheat and a
> I believe the BCA rulebook states that if a ball falls before 5 seconds
> have passed after all balls come to a rest then it counts. If it hangs
> longer than 5 seconds then it is repotted.
> If the ball falls before 5 seconds it would still be the shooter's turn
> at the table even if he had spotted a ball. You can't just give away your
> shot. You only lose your turn at the table if you don't make a legal shot
> into your pocket or if you foul.
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> > > IMO - Based on one rule set that I have seen an explanation written.
> > > If a ball which has been*** in a pocket for more
> > > than a few seconds suddenly falls in, it is to be placed back on
> > > the table where it was originally sitting. Once a ball has stopped
> > > all motion, it cannot move again without outside forces affecting
> > > it. So, if it falls in a pocket, it is to be placed back on the table
> > > where it was before it fell.
> > > --
> > > JohnA(Kent,WA)
> > > Ok, we place the ball back in the jaws and Tom is not at the table.
> > that
> > > what you're saying?
> > Yes that is what I'm saying. If the ball is still on the table then he
> > didn't make the shot.
> > This answer is in response to the original question asked on a 1-pocket
> > shot. In other games where a ball was legally made and another ball
> > after a few seconds, then it would be brought back up to its original
> > position and the same player would still be at the table.
> > The reason I'm clarifying this is that this exact same thing happened in
> > tournament that I was watching a few days ago.
> > This is the shot:
> > START(
> > %FD7O8%GC5[2%Hp9E9%IF9P8%PE0T6
> > )END
> > http://SportToday.org/~wei/pool/9egg/
> > The player comes to the table and shoots a stop shot on the 6 planning
> > easy runout from there. After making the 6 he was getting down to shoot
> > 7 when it fell into the pocket.:-)
> > --
> > JohnA(Kent,WA)