If a player scratches a shot of 8 balls but does not take the ball 8, it is considered a foul. The opposing player takes over with the ball in his hand all over the table. A scratch also occurs when one or more object balls are inserted into the same shot, causing the cue ball to be inserted. The object balls remain in the pockets and the tail ball is replaced on the table according to the rules of the respective game. So let`s wrap up what we all know about the term scratch pool now, right? A scratch is a fouly blow that can occur in several ways. Most scratches allow your opponent to have a ball in their hands, although there are a few variations of this rule. In some cases, you might lose the game immediately. A table scraper is a standard fault that does not cause a ball to be inserted or dropped from the table. This type of scratching usually occurs when a player misses a shot with his tail ball. But it can also happen if a shot is not successfully inserted or has no contact with a cushion on the pool table. In almost all versions of 8-ball billiards, scratching is considered a foul when shooting at balls of objects other than 8 balls. During a scratch on an 8-ball shot, the offending player loses the game to his opponent and the game is over. However, this is only a loss if ball 8 is no longer in play.

There are many different rules for many different tournaments and leagues around the world. The following examples are considered the most commonly practiced in North America, both professional and amateur. So what have we learned about scratches? Well, ideally, players will want to avoid them because they give your opponent a significant advantage. However, don`t get too discouraged if you scratch, as it happens to everyone, even professionals, from time to time. The first is ball in hand behind the head rope and the second is ball in hand somewhere on the table. Whatever you choose, the rules should be the same for table scrapers and pocket scrapers. This not only helps maintain the consistency of the game, but also eliminates any doubt about the correct protocol following a player foul. Another form of table scraping occurs when the shooter does not drive the legal object ball to a pillow or bag. So if the player hits the tail ball hitting an object ball, the object ball must move to a pillow or bag to be a legal shot. If the object ball does neither, it is considered a table scratch. According to APA, if ball 8 is plugged in at the break, that player wins. However, if they also scratch, it is an immediate loss.

It is very simple and a simple rule to follow. However, the league can also impose penalties if they don`t break properly, resulting in an illegal break. Most experienced players consider this to be one of the most important rules that differentiate BCA from other league formats. This may seem more “fair” to people, as Ball 8 may depend on skill, luck or both during the break. When it comes to scratches, there`s a lot to consider when it comes to menstruation. In some variations of rules, stripes can cause you to lose the game completely. To make sure you`re playing with the fairest rules, we`ve listed the most common scratch rules below. If you play pool at a sanctioned league event, you know that you must follow the rules of that league.

Most of the time, it will be the American Poolplayers` Association, known as APA, or Billiards Congress of America, known as BCA. APA (American Poolplayers Association) is the largest pool league in the world (250k+members) where players of all levels can participate due to their equalizer handicap and points system. What happens if you do the 8-ball break in BCA? The rules of the professional tournament vary when using the kitchen when a scratch occurs. A table scratch occurs when a player does not hit an object ball with the tail ball. This means that the tail ball can hit pillows, but is still considered a foul if it does not touch an object ball. A table scraper is a term used to describe a series of standard faults that occur without the tail ball being inserted or kicked off the table. Table scratches usually cause the opposing player to take the ball in his hand. Below are the mistakes that fall under the scratch screen of the table.

The rule regarding stripes can be divided into several categories. Many people abuse the term scratch as a general statement, but there are significant differences depending on what exactly caused the scratch. So, let`s take a closer look. There are many ways to pocket the 8 ball during the break, including pure luck. However, this is one of the most common techniques to improve your chances of sinking it. No, you must first pocket all your bullets before trying to shoot the 8 bullet. This applies to all pool formats. If your break is legal and no foul is made and you also sink ball 8 without scratching, APA league rules dictate that you win the game. The other common practice following a scratch is that of the opposing player pulling from anywhere behind the headrope, also known as “in the kitchen” or “from the kitchen”. This means that the opposing player, regardless of the pocket in which the tailball is located, can only pick up the ball behind the head cord. When it comes to pool rules, there are many variations, which is why it`s best to always discuss with the opponent in advance which rules you`re all playing with.

You don`t want to go through a game halfway, only to end up disagreeing on the rules. Normally, during the beam rule game, only two of the balls are in prescribed positions, ball 1 and ball 8. However, it is important to always follow the correct rules for racking when playing 8 balls according to league rules. The Billiard Congress of America defines a scratch — a shot in which the tail ball is inserted — as a foul. Even if you manage to insert an object ball, you scratch if the tail ball falls into a pocket and you lose your turn. The rules also state that if a bag is full of balls and the tail ball touches one of the inserted balls, it is a scratch. As one of the most common ways to make a foul, a scratch can occur during a break or during play. However, if a player scratches the tail ball and sinks ball 8 (or chases it off the table), the game is lost and the opposing player wins.

These rules can lead to a so-called open table. If the crusher pockets ball 8 and decides to discover it and continue playing without sinking other balls of object, it is an open table. This means that no decision has been made regarding scratched or fixed balls or low or high balls and the player is free to choose on his first shot. If a player scratches on a break, there is only one frequent result of the foul. The opposing player receives the ball behind the head rope in his hand. All object balls inserted during the break remain plugged in and the table remains open. But what if you scratch while making the ball 8 at the break? And what are all the nuances between the different formats? We`ll cover all of this and more below. What happens if ball 8 is inserted during the break? It mainly depends on the rules you follow. There are both APA rules and BCA rules, as well as traditional bar rules. There`s more to the game of pool when it comes to 8-ball.

Here we cover various aspects of the game that directly affect your game of ball 8. When you hear the term scratching, what comes to mind? In Pool, scratching is both complicated and easy. Let`s look at what exactly I mean by that. Basically, scratch is the word used to describe a foul ball. While billiard halls usually have a specific rule when it comes to combined shooting, many bars don`t. The first rule is that you should always hit one of your balls first. If you`ve ever played pool, chances are it`s happening to you. One blow goes wrong, and your heart collapses as the tail ball goes straight to a bag. This is where the game takes place. Your opponent can put the ball anywhere on the table. Or is it the case? Is placement limited behind the head rope? Or the side of the table where the tail ball scratched? What is a scratch in the pool? If you scratch at the break, any ball that falls into a pocket remains in your pocket.

Your opponent takes the tail ball in his hand, puts it behind the headstring and makes the next shot. The head cord is usually indicated at the end of the table, opposite where the rack is placed, by the second small dot or diamonds on the side rails. If you scratch at the break while playing eight balls and pocket the eighth ball, your opponent has two options: break again or shoot after rediscovering the eighth ball behind the headstring. In some unofficial circles, a scratch on a break is an automatic loss, but it`s not common in the professional pool world or in most agreed informal rules. The rules for scratch fouls vary widely. Even two groups of players shooting pool at two adjacent tables can play under different rules. Therefore, it is always best to agree on common rules before the start of the game to ensure that all players are on the same page. The following rules are among the most common practiced in professional tournaments, bars, billiard halls and recreation halls around the world. BCA (or BCAPL; Billiard Congress of America Pool League) is a smaller but still very popular league with 50k+ members, where the rules fit more to the format of the professional pool tournament.