It is a foul (scratch) if on a stroke, the cue ball is pocketed. If the cue ball touches an object ball that was already pocketed (for example, in a pocket full of object balls), the shot is a foul. Touching any object ball with the cue ball while it is in hand is a foul.
A scratch, foul, or illegal shot results in ball-in-hand, where your opponent can place the cue ball anywhere on the table in preparation for the next shot. The only exception to this is the break (see the 8-ball and 9-ball differences that follow). Additional rules specific to the game of 8-ball include: 6.
An 8-ball foul occurs when the 8-ball comes to rest off of the pool table, when the 8-ball is pocketed in the wrong pocket or out of sequence, or when the 8-ball is pocketed while a foul occurred (i.e., shooting player pockets the 8-ball and simultaneously scratches).
The balls are racked in a triangle at the foot of the table with the 8-ball in the center of. If a player scratches on a legal break shot, (1) all balls pocketed remain .
DECISION OF BREAK Flip a coin (NOT OVER THE TABLE).. When the 8-ball is the legal object ball, a scratch or foul is not loss of game if the 8-ball is not .
Table Scratch Pool
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