# Question: Do You Hit The Black Ball In Pool?

## What happens if you hit the black ball in pool?

a) If a player pockets the black ball before all the balls in their own group10, the player loses the game.

b) A player going in off the black ball when the black ball is pocketed loses the game..

## Which ball do you hit in pool?

You’ll establish who plays which at the beginning of the game after the break. 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.

## Do you lose if you sink the white ball on the black?

Yep. But if you sink the black off the break and don’t pot any other balls you win. That’s a hard shot.

## What happens if you sink the cue ball?

During the Game Under standard 8-ball rules, if a player sinks the cue ball during her turn, play is passed over to her opponent, who is allowed to place the cue ball anywhere on the table for his next shot.

## Is it a scratch if you don’t hit a ball?

Table Scratch. When a player fails to hit any object ball with the cue ball, it’s considered a table scratch. The same goes for an object ball that fails to touch either a cushion or a pocket.

## Are you supposed to hit the black ball in 8-ball?

Technically in my experience in tournament play, if you pocket a ball of yours in before you pocket the 8-ball but on the same shot, it is the same as scratching on the 8-ball shot because technically you aren’t supposed to hit any other ball before you hit the 8-ball with the cue ball.

## What happens when the black ball leaves the table?

If the cue ball is potted or driven off the table, then that too is a foul. More about fouls and their consequences in blackball pool below. Any fouls on the break are ignored if the black ball is potted. If that happens the object balls are always racked again and the same player breaks.

## Is there 2 shots on the black ball?

If it’s just the black on the table, 1 shot. If you are on the black and there’s other balls left for your opponent, 2 shots.

## What happens if the white ball goes in after the black ball?

If you are playing 8 ball pool by International rules, then it means that the player, who pocketed the balls, has lost. Because the rule says, if you pocket the white ball after pocketing the black (in 8 ball pool) you have lost. … As long as the 8 ball is still in play… meaning not in a pocket…the game is still on.

## Can you hit opponents ball first in 8 ball?

note the 8 ball is never neutral, so it can only legally be hit first when it’s your last ball. the cue ball is not ever considered an object ball. combo’s you must hit one of your balls first. an opponents ball or the “8″ can be in the middle of a multi ball combo but you must pocket your ball.

## What happens if you hit a ball in and scratch?

6. If you scratch on the break, your opponent can place the cue ball anywhere behind the head string (i.e., “in the kitchen”); and in executing the next shot, the cue ball must cross the head string before contacting any object ball. 7.

## Can you hit the black ball first in Pool?

You don’t have the right to hit the other player’s balls first. The first ball that you hit must be one of your own color, or the black if you have no balls left on the table. If you fail in doing this, it’s a fault (SCRATCH). You don’t have the right to put the white ball into a hole.

## What happens if you hit the 8 ball in on the break?

If you scratch on the break you don’t automatically lose, the other player just gets ball in hand behind the head string. 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.

## Do pool balls get old?

The average billiard balls wear out after about a year of use to a size that is no longer considered to meet specifications. The cue ball will degrade faster due to constantly being struck by cue tips. However, if your pool table isn’t subjected to much use, then your balls can last well over a year.

## Can you play off the eight ball?

The game continues if the 8-ball has not been pocketed. This seems to confirm that if you legally pocketed the 8-ball, you won. A legally “called” pocket is defined in the same rules as follows: In Call Pocket, it is encouraged that all balls be specified along with their intended pocket.

## Can you shoot backwards in 8 ball pool?

If you pot the nominated ball (except the black ball) it’s deemed legal and you continue with the break. … But of all the rules, one of the most protested is when your opponents sinks the white ball while making a shot – can you shoot the repositioned white ball on the “D” backwards. Well yes you can!