G Legal Shot

(1) On all shots, the player must:- (a) Cause the Cue Ball's initial contact with a ball to be with a ball "On", AND THEN (b) Pot a ball "On" OR Cause the Cue Ball or any Object Ball to contact a cushion.

(2) Failure to play a Legal Shot is a Standard Foul.

(3) Exceptions: (a) On the Break, the conditions of a Legal Shot do not apply. {See (F) The Break} (b) When playing out of a Total Snooker a player is only obliged to meet the conditions of (1)(a) above. i) Definition: A player is in a Total Snooker when it is impossible to play any part of any of the player's own Colour by way of a "straight line" shot. Leaving an opponent in a Total Snooker is not a foul. ii) If a player believes that a Total Snooker exists, the player may ask the referee for a ruling. iii) If the referee rules that a Total Snooker exists, the player's obligations under the "Legal Shot" rule are relaxed as follows: - The player need only cause the Cue Ball's initial contact to be with a ball "On". The requirement to pot a ball and / or cause a ball to strike a cushion is waived.

(4) Interpretations: (a) If the Cue Ball's initial contact is with an Object Ball that is touching a cushion, simply forcing that Object Ball into the same cushion does not constitute a Legal Shot. (b) If the Cue Ball and an Object Ball are touching the same cushion, simply forcing the Cue Ball and / or that Object Ball into the same cushion does not constitute a Legal Shot.