Pool/Billiards/calling balls and fouls questions
In BCA rules, what are the rules regarding having cue ball behind the headstring in 9 ball, 8 ball and straight pool? When are the times apart from the break that the cue ball in hand can only be placed behind the headstring?
When not calling non- obvious shots I understand its a loss of turn if you pot the ball without nominating but is it a foul?
If you pot your nominated ball in an open table and then scratch the cue ball, is the table open?
Can you hit the 8 ball in an open table, if not is is cue ball in hand to opponent?
Thank you :)
1. never behind the headstring in 8 ball or 9 ball. Straight pool is always behind the headstring.
2. yes, loss of turn but not a foul.
3. yes, still open.
4, never. you can never hit the 8 first. foul. (unless you made all your stripes and are now on the 8 ball). You can hit your ball first that then hits the 8 ball and that is not a foul.