# Question: What Is The Point Of 9 Ball?

## Where is the best place to break in pool?

As shown below, a good power option for the 8-ball break is to position the CB slightly off center, and hit the lead ball squarely.

As with the 10-ball break, the 2nd-row balls tend to head toward the side pockets, and the corner balls can go four rails to the corners..

## 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.

## Is 9 ball the same as 8 Ball?

In 8-ball, the object is to hit either the striped or solid-colored balls (but not both), followed by the 8-ball, whereas in 9-ball you must hit the balls in numerical order, followed by the 9-ball, or try a combination shot that knocks the lowest-numbered object ball into the 9-ball and pockets the latter.

## What happens if you pocket the cue ball?

If an object ball drops into a pocket “by itself” as a player shoots at it, so that the cue ball passes over the spot the ball had been on, unable to hit it, the cue ball and object ball are to be replaced to their positions prior to the stroke, and the player may shoot again.

## Do you have to call shots in 8 ball?

Eight Ball is generally played as a call shot game, which means that before you hit a ball, you must call the shot. First you pick your shot, then you say it aloud so your opponent can hear you: “Five ball in the corner pocket” or whatever the shot is that you’re about to make.

## What are the rules for 9 Ball?

The rules are fairly simple. You aim to pot the balls in order until the 9 ball drops. Whoever pots it has won, regardless of how many of the previous balls the player was responsible for holing. Miss a shot and no balls go down, your turn is over and your opponent comes to the table.

## Do you lose if you scratch on 9 Ball?

The 9-ball is pocketed. This is a win unless the player scratches, in which case the 9-ball (any other available high numbered ball is adequate) is spotted and the turn passes to the opponent with ball-in-hand anywhere on the table.

## Do you lose if you scratch 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.

## How do you win in 9 ball?

On each shot the first ball the cue ball contacts must be the lowest-numbered ball on the table, but the balls need not be pocketed in order. If a player pockets any ball on a legal shot, he remains at the table for another shot, and continues until he misses, fouls, or wins the game by pocketing the 9-ball.

## Can you combo the 9 ball to win?

All you need to do is be the one who sinks the 9 ball. Going in order, the nine ball is going to be the last ball on the table. You can also win by sinking the nine on a combo as long as the first ball you hit is the lowest number ball on the table.

## Can you combo the 8 ball to win?

Combination shots are allowed; however, the 8-ball cannot be used as a first ball in the combination except when the table is open.

## What happens if you don’t hit any ball in pool?

When a player fails to hit any object ball with the cue ball, it’s considered a table scratch. … The cue ball must hit at least one object ball and the object ball must hit a cushion or a pocket. If a player commits a table scratch, the opposing player takes over with ball in hand anywhere on the table.

## How do I organize my 9 ball pool?

Pick out the nine balls numbered 1 through 9, and place them inside the rack. Arrange them in a diamond shape, with the 9-ball in the center and the 1-ball closest to the shooter. Place balls in the rest of the diamond at random. The rack goes in the usual place, with the closest point on top of the foot spot.

## Is it a scratch if you hit the opponent’s ball in?

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 scratch on the 9 ball?

2. If the cue ball is pocketed or driven off the table, or the requirements of the opening break are not met, it is a foul, and the incoming player has cue ball in hand anywhere on the table. … However, if the cue ball is scratched when making the nine ball, the nine ball is respotted.

## Is there slop in 9 ball?

Slop is acceptable in the game of 9-ball. Its what keeps bangers in the game longer. In the long run sloppy play won’t win. The better player will win.

## What is an illegal break in 9 ball?

Cue ball needs to be shot from behind the break line and needs to touch the 1 ball and after doing so any ball needs to touch a rail. So an illegal break would be not touching 1 ball and then a rail, shooting from past the break line or having the cue ball fly off the table. Result is ball in hand for your opponent.