# Quick Answer: What Is An Illegal Break?

## Do you lose if you hit the 8 ball in on the break?

If you scratch on the break you don’t automatically lose, the other player just gets ball in hand behind the head string.

Likewise, if you sink the 8 ball on the break, you don’t win.

You either spot the 8 ball or re-rack.

After the break, the table is open regardless of whether or not any balls have been pocketed..

## What happens if you sink the white ball on the black?

In most games if the balls are touching the white has to be played away from the ball it is touching. If you shot the white onto the black ball it would be considered a push shot as the tip of the cue would be in contact with the white as it hits the black. This is a foul and a foul on the black is lose of game.

## How do you get a perfect break in 8 ball pool?

Start by placing the cue ball all the way to the right on the Baulk line and aim directly at the fourth ball. Make sure your guidelines make a nice L shape. Add a bit of a backspin, bring the striking point every-so-slightly to the left, draw back your pool stick, and hit it with full force!

## Who breaks pool?

The player who breaks first is selected randomly. The break alternates in subsequent games on the same table. The player must strike the 1-ball first and either pocket a ball or hit four or more balls to the rail. Otherwise, the break becomes illegal.

## Can you sink the white ball on purpose?

On the 8-ball So the 8-ball shot is like the winning shot. If you get the 8-ball before your opponent does, you win. However, you can really mess up if you sink the white ball at this point in the game. … You forfeit the game and your opponent wins.

## What are the rules of 8 ball pool?

Eight Ball is a call shot game played with a cue ball and fifteen object balls, numbered 1 through 15. One player must pocket balls of the group numbered 1 through 7 (solid colors), while the other player has 9 thru 15 (stripes). THE PLAYER POCKETING HIS GROUP FIRST AND THEN LEGALLY POCKETING THE 8-BALL WINS THE GAME.

## What happens if you don’t hit any ball in pool?

When a player fails to hit any object ball with the cue ball, it’s considered a table scratch. The same goes for an object ball that fails to touch either a cushion or a pocket.

## What does an 8 ball stand for?

An 8 ball is one eighth of an ounce of a drug (usually cocaine). It can also refer to a mix of crack-cocaine and heroin as well as the malt-liquor brand Olde English 800. Sometimes, it can act as a derogatory term for a black person.

## What is an illegal break in 8 ball?

ILLEGAL BREAK: CUE BALL & 8 BALL ON BREAK. Sinking the cue ball on break is a scratch and passes the turn to the opponent, giving them ball in hand. Pocketing the 8-Ball on the break “spots” the 8-Ball back into its original position and the breaker keeps their turn.

## Who breaks first in Pool?

The break is the first shot taken in any pool game. A good breaker enjoys a virtual certainty that he or she will pocket multiple balls.

## How do you hit all pool balls in on break?

Cut one leg off the table. If you drop 1 on the break you keep shooting until you miss, so if you run out (don’t miss again) you’re effectively sinking all the balls on break. That isn’t that difficult, you just need to learn to leave the cue ball in a favorable position after each shot.

## Can you hit opponents ball first in 8 ball?

note the 8 ball is never neutral, so it can only legally be hit first when it’s your last ball. the cue ball is not ever considered an object ball. combo’s you must hit one of your balls first. an opponents ball or the “8″ can be in the middle of a multi ball combo but you must pocket your ball.

## How do you lose in pool?

If the player pockets the 8 ball and commits a foul or pockets it into another pocket than the one designated, then the player loses the game. Otherwise (i.e., if the 8 ball is neither pocketed nor knocked off the table) the shooter’s turn is simply over, even if a foul occurs.

## Is it possible to sink every ball on the break?

There was a study done many years ago of 10,000 breaks by a conditioned environment in the game of nine-ball. And a ball went in on the break about once every three racks. So, Rossman says sinking even one ball isn’t a sure thing—even for the pros. If you’ve racked up some science questions, call us at 1-800-WHY-ISIT.

## What happens if you scratch on the break in Pool?

SCRATCH ON A LEGAL BREAK. If a player scratches on a legal break shot, (1) all balls pocketed remain pocketed (exception, the 8-ball: see rule 9), (2) it is a foul, (3) the table is open.

## Can you hit opponents ball in pool?

The short answer: As long as you hit your ball first and did not scratch, there is no foul. It is simply your opponent’s turn now. Before we move on, we need to check which format you play pool in because this answer could change depending on your response.

## What happens when you make a ball on the break?

1. On the break, the first shot of the game, the cue ball must be played from behind the head string (i.e., in the “kitchen”). If an object ball is pocketed on the break, you get to continue with your turn, unless you scratch (i.e., you pocket the cue ball) on the break. … the cue tip hits the cue ball more than once.

## Do you get 2 shots on the 8 ball?

With World Rules in english pool with red and yellows or stripes and solids on a 7ft table 8 Ball pool game you are granted 2 shots with any foul regardless on what ball you or your opponent is on. Unless the foul is sinking the 8 Ball prematurely then it’s game over and a Win for the opposition.