The Snookball rule
The most important rule remains the one that gave its name to this new sport :
The Snookball rule.
A Snookball occurs when a player manages to pocket one of their balls by sending the cue ball over an opponent's ball using a "scoop". When a Snookball is successful, the player who made the shot can take one of the balls that their opponent has already pocketed and put it back in play.
The Official rules
This sport is made by you, the players! So you are free to adapt the rules or create new ones ...But the fundamentals rules are as follows:
Aim of the game :
When the first ball is pocketed, the player who pocketed it chooses a group of balls. The aim is to pocket all the balls from that group, then the 8. This game comes in 2 variants, of 9 or 15 balls, however, the rules remain the same.
Aim of the game:
To win the game, the player must pocket the 9 ball. To do this, they must first use the white ball to hit the ball with the lowest number. However, the balls do not necessarily have be pocketed in numerical order. A game ends when one player wins the number of rounds required. The game is played over several rounds, with the number of rounds being set beforehand.
8 Ball Pool (9 ou 15 balls)
9 Ball Pool (9 balls)
The game is won when :
- a player legally pockets of the balls from their group and, in the next shot, pots the 8 ball.
The game is lost when :
- The 8 ball is pocketed in the middle of the game.
- The 8 ball leaves the table (except at the break).
- The white ball is pocketed or leaves the table in the same shot as the 8 ball is potted.
When a player commits any of the following fouls, the opponent can take a free shot as long as they do not commit a foul on their first attempt:
- Hitting the 8 ball or an opponent's ball first
- If the white ball does not hit any balls
When a player commits any of the following fouls, the opponent can place the white ball wherever they want, although they only get one shot
- Pocketing the white ball
-.Hitting the white ball off the table
8 Ball Pool
8 Integrals rules