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    Does anyone know their Pool rules? Need to settle something...

    So me and my gf went out for a few games of pool (i have a bit of an addiction to the game to be honest, i love it ).
    And basically i was reds, she was yellows. It got to a point where the black was right next to the pocket, as in a gust of wind would knock it in. Now i had knocked all my reds in and i was on the black, my gf had about 4 yellow balls left on the table.
    Its my shot and the white ball is about 30cm from the black ball, but between the white and black ball is her yellow ball.

    If all that makes sense my question is this, if i knock the white ball against the yellow ball, causing the yellow ball to roll and knock the black ball in, do i win or is it a foul shot and i lose?

    Not too clued up on rules like this. I just want to know because i assumed i would lose, so i didnt take the shot. And as a result my gf cleared up and won

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    I would say its a foul. Same as any other shot if you hit the opponents ball before you own? Been a long time since I have played though!

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    It's of course a foul! And if you pot the black off of any foul its a loss.

    The only time you can hit an opponents ball first is if they fouled on their previous shot and you have 2 shots.


    P.S losing to a girl at pool... WEAK

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    If you foul on the black (which you would be) then you lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B View Post
    The only time you can hit an opponents ball first is if they fouled on their previous shot and you have 2 shots.
    Not in UK rules surely, unless you have a free ball of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sten View Post
    Not in UK rules surely, unless you have a free ball of course.
    i always wondered if that was a proper rule, or just a 'pub rule'?

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    Ok thanks for the replies lol.
    And yea it is pretty embarresing losing to a girl, but she used to play it all the time against her dad, ive only played it frequently within the last year lol

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    it's definately a foul mate nad you lose

    as for the free ball?! i have had several people splurt both sides, one match we play 2 shots, then next match its 1 shot but you can have a freeball!! oh so confusing
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    http://www.epa.org.uk/wrules.php
    Happy reading, these are the rules i used to play for the local pub team.
    Some people in a pub think i'm joking when i call a foul for a few things!!!

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    I dont think many people play by all the rules lol.
    We were looking at the rules yesterday night and apparently if you have a free ball you cant use it to pot any of your own balls. The free ball can only be used to move one of your own balls :/.

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