9 Ball Pool
The game can be traced back to the 1920’s in the USA.
Historically it was associated with “money” and betting. However the major tournaments for
It is typically played at a fast pace and
Object of the Game
How to Play
9 ball is played with
On each shot, the first ball the cue ball contacts must be the lowest numbered ball on the
If a player pockets any ball on a legal shot, he remains at the table for another shot, and continues until missing, committing a foul, or winning the game by pocketing the 9 ball.
After a miss, the incoming player must shoot from the position left by the previous player, but after any foul the incoming player may start with the cue ball anywhere on the table.
Players are not required to call any shot.
A match ends when one of the players has won the required number of games.
Ideally, if the balls were suitably spread out, a player would strike the cue ball and hit the
Sometimes the balls are not spread out very well –
Effectively, any ball on the table may be knocked into a pocket as long as a player strikes the cue ball and hits the lowest numbered ball first.