Pool/Billiards/boston rules


If im shooting the 8 ball to win the game and i miss the 8 ball and dont touch another ball do i lose the game or do i bring up one of my balls.

Most rules state that you dont lose and it is ball in hand for the other player.  Most bar rules just have it as a loss of turn.

Rules now don't have you bring up a ball.  On a bar table, it is impossible to bring up another ball anyhow.

Rules long ago had you bring up a ball if you scratched or fouled, but that is usually just in One Pocket now.


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Dan Werner


All aspects of the game, strategy, runs, etc. Main focus is 8ball, 9ball, and straight pool. Pattern Play, 2-way shots, kicks, banks, throws, trick shots, shot selection, caroms, league play, safety play, and more. Don't ask me about cue's, manufacturers, how much a table is worth, etc. I just don't know.


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