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Sinking cue ball after the 8 ball in pool

According to Wikipedia, a player will win if The opposing player commits any foul, including scratching the cue ball into a pocket, or knocking it off the table, in the course of a shot that pockets ...
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When shooting the 8-ball, can it bounce off another ball into a pocket if it is called?

In the USPPA Official 8-ball pool rules it says the following: 9.0 LOSS OF GAME 9.1 Opponent Wins The opponent legally pockets the 8-ball. 9.2 8-Ball Foul An 8-ball foul occurs ...
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Pool table sizes and minimum play area

TL;DR: Your room is too small to allow you to easily play pool. These are the table dimensions and their respective recommended room dimensions: Biliards and table bowls 260cm x 130cm table ...
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What happens when 2 balls partially fall into a pocket and then get stuck?

The Billiard Congress of America has a rule for a "jawed balls" situation: 3.33 JAWED BALLS If two or more balls are locked between the jaws or sides of the pocket, with one or more ...
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What constitutes a legal safety shot in 8-ball pool?

If you go by http://www.epa.org.uk/wrules.php I think that your shot was a foul according to rule 1 b in section G on Legal Shots. On all shots, the player must: a. Cause the Cue Ball's ...
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Is it a win if the 8 ball bounces off opponents ball before making the called pocket?

From WPA rules, the general rule for all types of called shot games contains: 1.6 Standard Call Shot In games in which the shooter is required to call shots, the intended ball and pocket must be ...
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Cleaning Oil/Grease on Felt Pool Table

Personally, I would forget cleaning and get the table reclothed. You may get the stains out, but the oils can damage the material in a way that can affect the playing surface.
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In UK Pool rules, what happens if both players are on black and a player deliberately taps the white 1cm forward into nothing?

TL;DR: you're not playing under any even reasonably recent version of the English Pool Association rules, so we can't answer the question. Under current English Pool Association rules (which are the ...
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Who wins if an opponent's last ball is pocketed while pocketing the 8-Ball?

There are multiple official rule books for 8-Ball. However, I believe that WPA, APA, and VNEA rules all agree on this. Assuming that the 8-ball pocket was called correctly, and that the 8-Ball was ...
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Is it easy to learn how to use an American pool cue if you're a snooker player?

I've been through exactly that experience. I expected to find it weird, but did not - proportionally, it's almost the same. In fact, what does feel strange is playing with a 9mm snooker cue, hitting ...
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How does the shot clock work in pool?

It appears different organizations/tournaments use different clocks. This one looks to me like it's using a 30 second clock (starting after all the balls from the previous shot come to rest). I think ...
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Pool table sizes and minimum play area

A standard pool table is 5 feet by 10 feet, leaving 1.5 feet at each side of it, if installed in your room. The average person would struggle to walk around your table, let alone play on it. There are ...
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When playing pool, where can I shoot the eight ball to win?

Thinking that the application be referred to the game eights-ball, the Regulation provides that the black ball is pocketed after you holed out his 7 balls. According with World Pool-Billiard ...
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Changing a call on a pocket for an 8 ball

In BCA eight ball each players calls ball on pocket on each shot and each shot is considered different. The choice of pocket from the player's previous shot has no effect on the choice of pocket for ...
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Shooting eight-ball legally and sank the opponent's ball instead, what happens?

It is your opponent's turn. You were on the 8 and designated the pocket. With the cue ball, you struck your ball first, the 8 ball, which is the 1st requirement for a legal hit. A ball - as in any ...
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How is an L77 pool/snooker table bumper mounted to the rail?

Neither, it is mounted just like it is shown in the diagram. The 0.75" side is mounted to a flat rail and the long side is extends in line with the top of the rail. Like so: You can see an example of ...
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Pool table sizes and minimum play area

Use this to visualize it. You need more space to make shots against the rail, even for a 7-foot (bar size) pool table. If it's just for fun or if you have shorter pool cues, you might be able to get ...
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How did the term 'English' originate? (spin on a ball)

According to this answer the story goes that an enterprising gentleman from these shores travelled to the United States during the latter part of the last century and impressed the Americans with a ...
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In 8 ball, can I call the same pocket with my opponent for the last ball?

The U.S. 8-Ball Rules do not contain any such rule; in theory you would have to read the entire rulebook to prove the negative, but Rule 6 "Call Pocket" is probably a good section to quote if you want ...
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What's the average weight of a professional's Cue stick?

From Wikipedia: Snooker cue weights vary between 16 and 18 oz. While a lighter cue is usually for beginners to develop correct technique when starting out, some professional snooker players use ...
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8 ball (i have solids) can I hit solid, stripe and then make a solid legally i.e.agood hit?

For all the different rule sets I know, for example EPA old rules EPA Old World Rules EPA Current World Rules IPA Blackball rules ... and many others It is perfectly legal to carry out multiple ...
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In pool, what happens if the last coloured ball and the white are sunk in the same shot?

Officially, the game is not over if the 8-ball is not sunk, and the opposition player gets to shoot next. However, this varies significantly between regions, and in many locations the game will end. ...
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American billards, foul in last ball (black)

This is according to US 8-Ball Rules. If the black ball is the only ball remaining, there are only 3 basic types of foul that can be committed: 1) Complete miss (scratch) 2) Remove the ball ...
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Is chalking a snooker/pool stick a recent habit?

I believe not, I have watched snooker since the early 1980's and believe it's a very old part of the game. This is supported by wikipedia on snooker given that the inventor lived in the late 19th and ...
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Sinking my last ball with a back shot where cue ball bounces back to to pot the black ball

In standard BCA ruling (Billiards Congress of America), this would be a loss. If at any time you pocket the 8-ball, before the rest of your 7 object balls (solids/stripes), or during the shot on your ...
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8 ball pools, foul rules when only 8 ball is on the table?

If it's a legal shot before the 8 ball, it's legal when you are on the 8 ball. In other words, the 8 ball doesn't change the rules for a foul. The only difference I've ever seen is the APA rule, that ...
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Touching ball scenario in 8-ball

The rules for these cases are deliberately exceptional, to avoid players seeking to create touching ball scenarios instead of shooting their own object balls, i.e. playing pool. Scenario 2 would ...
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Purposely hitting the black ball away from the pocket when not on the black

Eight-ball It depends on the ruleset being used. The English Pool Association says it is a Loss Of Frame foul: Loss of Frame Fouls ... Any deliberate attempt to prevent the opponent from potting the ...
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