> One thing about pool and snnoker is that any number of things can
> which aren't covered by the rules...at least the rule books I have...
> Case in point...
> We were playing high and low. My opponent made the break and sunk
> both a high and a low ball.
> -Should we have scrapped it and done another break.
> -Would she have played high because the first ball to drop was the
> -But if so, would it also be a scratch because she also sank one of my
> balls (low.)
> Appreciate any expert opinions...
> Even not so expert...
I'm assuming you're referring to 8-ball (I've heard of called high
and low, but that's not a very common name for it these days). Anyway,
if that is the case, and if you are playing by the World Standardized
Rules as set by the BCA, then the table is still open. It doesn't
matter what balls are pocketed on the break (except if it's the 8, but
let's just disregard that for this discussion). The player stays at the
table, and has a choice of the group he/she wants to be, but calling a
ball and legally pocketing it. I would suggest getting the latest copy
of the BCA official rule book. That way, you know what the real rules
are for the games that you are playing. It would also be wise to buy
the latest issue of it every 2 or 3 years or so. Case in point, they
just recently (by recently I mean about 2 3 years ago) changed a rule in
9-ball. All illegally pocketed balls stay down (except if it's the 9).
It used to be that you would spot illegally pocketed balls. Times a
'changing. Hope this clears things up a bit!