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8 Ball Superleague NZ
Abridged Version — Issued Jan 2015
The Game is known as Eight-Ball Pool. It is expected that players will always play the game in
the true spirit and in a sporting manner. The Referee will take whatever action is necessary to
ensure that the spirit and rules of the game are observed.
A player (and the player's partner in doubles) is deemed to be "In Control" of the frame
from the time that the balls stop moving from the final shot of an opponent's turn until the
balls stop moving from the final shot of the player's turn. There can be no instance, once a
frame has commenced, that someone is not in control.
There are three types of foul. Standard Fouls, Non-Standard Fouls, and Loss of Frame Fouls. A
player can only be penalised for one foul at a time. If two or more fouls are committed during
a shot, the foul that carries the most severe penalty will apply.
Are to be called by the referee as soon as they occur and the fouled player is in control, until
all balls from that shot come to rest. The referee then awards two visits to the opponent.
Are to be called by the referee as soon as they occur and the fouled player is in control, until all
balls from that shot come to rest. The referee will then impose the relevant penalty.
If an opponent fouls and the Cue Ball comes to rest on or near a Jaw (curved part of a
cushion), and that Jaw is preventing the player from playing the finest cut possible on both
sides of any of that player's own Colour by way of a "straight-line" shot, the player is
deemed to be Foul Snookered and all the rules pertaining to Foul Snookers will apply.
A situation may arise during a frame where it is impossible for a player to play a shot without
fouling. In such a situation the player has no other option but to commit a foul.
The referee shall declare a Stalemate if both the player and the opponent have three turns in
succession where the Cue Ball fails to make contact with an Object Ball. In such a case, the
frame will be replayed with the same player breaking.
See separate sheet at http://www.wepf.org/menu.php?option=7