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The balls are placed in a standard triangle rack with the apex
ball on the footspot, the 1 ball at the racker's right corner, the 5 ball at
the racker's left corner, and the remaining balls placed at random. All balls
each other. The starting player must pocket a ball or meet contact requirements
in order to
continue their turn and avoid point penalties.
At the opening break, the starting player must either:
Designate a ball and a pocket and accomplish the designated shot,
Cause the cue ball to contact a ball and then a cushion, plus cause
two object balls to contact a cushion.
Failure to meet either of the above criteria is a breaking violation
The shooter is assessed a 2-point penalty for each breaking
In the instance of a breaking violation, the opponent may elect to:
Have the balls re-racked and rebroken by the starting player, or
Accept the table as-is.
If the starting player scratches on a legal opening break, they are
assessed a 1-point penalty. The incoming player is awarded the cue ball to set
behind the head string, with object balls in position.
Each player or team takes their turn trying to pocket balls for
points. All shots are called in advance, and if the pre-determined point total
not been reached when 14 balls are pocketed, the balls are re-racked without
The player must call their intended ball and pocket.
A player is awarded 1 point for each called and pocketed ball on a legal
A player or team continues their turn until they either fail to pocket a
called ball or commit a foul.
Players may shoot at any ball, and any incidentally pocketed ball on a
legal shot is scored as 1 point for the shooter.
When only one ball remains on the table, the first fourteen balls are
re-racked leaving the fifteenth ball in position and a space at the
The shooter continues play, normally pocketing the fifteenth ball
and spreading the newly racked balls.
Illegally pocketed balls are spotted.
If an object ball is driven off the table, the shot is a foul and
the jumped ball(s) is spotted.
If the cue ball is scratched or driven off the table, the incoming
player may set the cue ball anywhere behind the head string.