The game is played on a six pocket table with a standard set of fifteen numbered and colored object balls and a white cue ball. A standard set of multi-color solids-and-stripes pool balls are used. Object balls are racked in a triangle with the 15-ball as the apex ball, placed at the foot spot. Behind it are the other high numbered balls with the rest in the back rows, usually in descending order.
A number on a ball pocketed by a player on a legal shot scores that number of points and entitles sh
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 of balls first and then legally pocketing the 8-ball wins the game.
The game of nine-ball is played on a billiard table with six pockets. The cue ball, which is usually a solid shade of white (but may be spotted in some tournaments), is struck to hit the nine object balls, which are numbered 1 through 9, each a distinct color, with the 9-ball typically having a yellow stripe on a white base. The aim of the game is to hit the lowest numbered ball on the table (often referred to as the ball on) and pocket balls in succession to eventually pocket the nine-ball. As
As a rotation game, to make a legal hit in ten-ball, the cue ball must contact the lowest numbered ball first, and subsequently at least one ball must hit any rail or be pocketed, without the cue ball being pocketed. If no ball hits a rail and no ball is pocketed, a foul is declared, and the shooter's turn is over.
Under World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) standardized rules, ten-ball pool is a call-shot game; that is, the shooter must state which ball they intend to pocket and into which pocke
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