World Eight Ball Rules: Playing Rules 2020

World Eight-Ball Pool Playing Rules 01-01-2020 – Changes Highlighted¬† (valid to 31/12/2024) A The Spirit of the Game The Game is known as Eight-Ball Pool. It is expected that players will always play the game in the true spirit and in a sporting manner. The Referee will take whatever action is necessary to ensure that …
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International 8-Ball Pool Rules

1 SPIRIT OF THE GAME The game shall be known as International 8-Ball Pool with rules that must be played in a sporting manner at all times. 2 EQUIPMENT & TABLE LAYOUT All equipment that is generally accepted throughout the industry is permitted. No other equipment is allowed unless ratified by the Tournament Director. However, …
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X Referee’s Guidelines and Duties

The Referee’s Duties and Guidelines listed below supplement those directions contained in various other sections of these rules. (1) The Referee’s decision is final except where players have been advised that it is possible to appeal to a Head Referee or other higher authority. (2) Information to be disclosed / not disclosed by a referee:- …
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W Stalemate

The referee shall declare a Stalemate if both the player and the opponent have three turns in succession where the Cue Ball fails to make contact with an Object Ball. In such a case, the frame will be replayed with the same player breaking.