# What happens if the 8-ball is pocketed?

## What happens if the 8-ball is pocketed?

According to the APA, if the 8 ball is pocketed on the break, that player wins. However, if they also scratch, then it is an immediate loss. This is very straightforward and is a simple rule to follow. However, the league can also issue penalties for not breaking correctly, resulting in an illegal break.

## What happens when you scratch 8 ball pool?

So what happens if you scratch on the 8 ball? In the official rules, if you scratch when you are shooting for the 8 ball, your turn is over and your opponent gets the ball in hand. If however, you make the 8 ball in a pocket and then scratch you lose the game.

Can you hit another ball on the 8-ball?

Combination shots are legal shots, but you can never use the 8-ball as the first contacted ball. In other words, you can use the 8-ball in combination with another object ball to pocket an object ball, as long as you don’t strike the 8-ball first.

### What happens if the 8-ball goes in first?

When the table is open it is legal to hit any solid or stripe or the 8-ball first in the process of pocketing the called stripe or solid. However, when the table is open and the 8-ball is the first ball contacted, no stripe or solid may be scored in favor of the shooter.

### Do you have to hit the 8-ball directly to win?

You don’t pocket the 8-ball until the end of the game. When you have pocketed all your balls, you take aim at the 8-ball. The first player to pocket all his or her balls and then pocket the 8-ball is the winner.

What happens if you hit the 8-ball first?

#### What is a golden duck in 8-ball pool?

This rule was formerly used in the Taom Shootouts. Golden Duck – Undesirably, if the breaking player pockets the 8-ball and cueball they lose the frame outright.

#### Does the 8-ball have to go in by itself?

WIN AND LOSE CONDITIONS. The 8-Ball cannot be sunk in conjunction with the last of the Player’s suited balls, the 8-Ball shot must be taken by itself. All fouls apply to the 8-Ball attempt as well, and result in giving the opponent ball in hand – unless the 8-Ball is sunk, which then counts for a loss.

What happens if you sink the 8-ball off the break?

Likewise, if you sink the 8 ball on the break, you don’t win. You either spot the 8 ball or re-rack. Traditionally, 8 ball is a “call shot” game. That means you have to choose the pocket where you’re shooting before taking your shot.

## Do you have to call your pocket in 8-ball?

In Call Shot, obvious balls and pockets do not have to be indicated. It is the opponent’s right to ask which ball and pocket if he is unsure of the shot. Bank shots and combination shots are not considered obvious, and care should be taken in calling both the object ball and the intended pocket.

What are the official 8 ball rules?

– Fouls when pocketing the 8-ball (exception: see 8-ball POCKETED ON THE BREAK). – Pockets the 8-ball on the same stroke as the last of his group of balls. – Jumps the 8-ball off the table at any time. – Pockets the 8-ball in a pocket other than the one designated. – Pockets the 8-ball when it is not the legal object ball.

### What are the rules for playing 8 ball?

there are no fouls (except scratches).

• a scratch on any shot results in ball-in-hand in the “kitchen” (behind the head string),and you must shoot the CB out of the kitchen before contact with a ball
• if you pocket one or more balls on the break,the group with the largest number of balls down becomes your group (i.e.,the table is not open).
• ### Can you hit the 8 ball first?

When the table is open it is legal to hit any solid or stripe or the 8-ball first in the process of pocketing the called stripe or solid. However, when the table is open and the 8-ball is the first ball contacted, no stripe or solid may be scored in favor of the shooter.

What are the basic rules of pool?

– Pick a cue appropriate for your size. Most sticks are 58 inches (147 cm) in length, but shorter and longer ones are available. – There are three standard sizes to a pool table: 7, 8, and 9 feet (2.7 m). – As for the pool balls, there are evens and odds, solids and stripes, and, most importantly, the 8 ball and the cue ball. The 8 ball is always black.