The rules of the tournament may require the presence of more than one type of break (mechanical bridge), such as in snooker. 2 Definitions 1st move: A player plays a move by hitting the tail ball with the tip of the tail. A shot ends when all the bullets have stopped. Game 2: Playing an object ball means playing a move that causes the tail ball to contact with an object ball. Playing the tail ball means hitting it with the tip of the tail. 3. Ball On: At any time during a frame, a ball is an object ball that the player can play without suffering a penalty. 4. Pot: A ball is repotted when it leaves the bed of the table, enters a bag and stays in that bag. 5.

Free shot: A free shot means that you cannot play any ball on the table with the first shot after a foul has been committed. 6. Movement: A player`s movement to the table consists of a visit or, after most of the opponent`s fouls, a free kick plus a visit. 7. Visit: A visit consists of a recording or series of recordings. 8. Frame: A frame is a game of pool between two players or two pairs of players. A frame is played from the opening break to the coating of the Blackball. (Note: There are other ways an image can end up – see Frame loss). 9.

Match: A match is a predetermined number of images between two players, two pairs of players, or two teams of players. 10. Player in control: It is assumed that a player (and his doubles partner) controls the frame from the moment the balls stop moving from the last move of an opponent`s movement until the balls stop moving from the player`s last move. There can be no case where, once an image has started, someone is not in control. 11. Legal shooting: In all shots played, the tail ball must be in contact with a ball, then throw a ball or drive the tail ball or other ball to hit a pillow. Unless 5g applies and the player is snooping; In this situation, the player only needs to touch one or more balls to make a legal shot. 12. Combined shot: When a player plays a legal shot and hits an opponent`s ball in the same move. A combination may also include Blackball, see Rule 4d. 13. Pause delay: Each player must use balls of equal size and weight (preferably tail balls, but, if not available, two object balls).

With the ball in the hand behind the Baulk, one player on the left and one on the right of the table, the balls are fired simultaneously on the lower cushion and back to the stable end of the table. The player whose ball is closest to the innermost edge of the Baulkkissen wins the delay and has the opportunity to break. WPA Blackball Rules 2005 Page No. 2 of 12 pages 8 4r PATT If a situation arises where a legal move cannot be played, whether this situation is accidental or intentional, the frame will be restarted. If the re-rack accidentally leads to a dead end, the same player will break again. If the re-rack is due to slow or negative (or intentional) play, players will be delayed again to determine who will break. The re-racks can be a reduced number of balls according to the rules or guidelines of the competition see 8g. 4s WHEN A FRAME OR GAME IS FINISHED The game is over when the black ball is potted during a legal shot and all remaining balls, including the tail ball, have stopped or are in a frame loss situation. Once a player has won a picture or match, the referee must wait for the balls to stop moving and announce the frame/game to (player/province).

If the referee has not yet made the call, a player will be penalized for loss of frame if he plays a shot or interferes with all remaining balls (including the tail ball), unless all balls have stopped moving. Fouls 5 Fouls must be called by the referee as soon as they occur and the offending player immediately loses control of the table. The referee then awards a free kick to the opponent. Any foul is punishable by the loss of control of the table and the award of a free kick plus a visit to the opponent or, in serious circumstances, the loss of the frame. 5a Get rid of the tail ball – in-off (also from the break) After an in-off, the player or referee can take the tail ball out of the basket. 5b 5c play from outside Baulk if forced to play Baulk. Sink an opponent`s ball without throwing a ball out of your own group, unless the table is open after a foul. The center of the tail ball must be in Baulk 5d if no legal shot is made. Legal shooting For all shots, the player must: Make the first contact of the tail ball with a ball in a ball, then throw a ball, unless 6b applies OR have a pillow touch the tail ball or an object ball. Not playing a legal move is a foul unless the 5g rule applies. 5th JUMPSHOTS A jump shot is a foul – the tail ball bounces off each ball.

(If the tail ball leaves the table bed and misses an object ball that would have been struck if the tail ball had not left the table with an otherwise identical shot, the tail ball is considered to have bounced off that object ball.) 5f THRUST STROKES A push stroke is a defined fault when the tip of the tail remains in contact with the tail ball once it has begun its forward movement. 5g SNOOKERS A player is in a snooker when it is impossible to hit part of a ball with a straight line strike. In this situation, the player only needs to make the tail ball touch a ball to make a legal shot. A player does not need to throw a ball or touch the tail ball or any other ball with a pillow once he has escaped from the pool table.