Welcome to the 8Ball pool help section where you can learn to play and master the game of 9-ball pool. On this page you will find the general rules, and some playing guides on how to play and enjoy playing 9ball pool games with 8baller.co.uk.
9Ball Pool - The General Idea
The general idea for the 9ball pool game are mainly very simple, a quick overview is below;
Pot the 9ball first
Pot or hit the balls in order as indicated
You can pot the 9ball off a target ball reflection
9Ball Pool - The Game Rules
9ball pool is played with 9 balls (1 to 9) and a cue ball. The goal is to legally pocket the 9 balls before your shot, but the first ball the cue ball hits must be the lowest numbered ball on the table. A players turn ends when they fail to pocket a ball or if they foul/scratch.
The break is made by Player One, beginning from any point behind the Head String. Player One must hit the 1 ball with the cue ball first before hitting any other balls. Player One wins if they pocket the 9 ball on the break.
A player must strike the lowest ball on the table first.
If a player fouls for any of the reasons listed below, his turn at the table ends and the incoming player is awarded ball in hand anywhere on the table. Any object balls that he pocketed while fouling are spotted and the table is turned over to his opponent. Possible fouls are:
- Pocketing the cue ball.
- Failure to strike the lowest ball on the table first.
- Failure to strike the lowest ball on the table at all.
9Ball Pool - Play Now
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