View Full Version : BCA and WPA rules changes effective 1-1-06

03-07-2006, 08:14 PM
You might want to check out the rules changes of 1-1-06. The changes are very limited and additional ones won't be made before 1-1-08. To see a summary of the changes, go to


and click on 2006 Rule Change Summary (in the POCKET BILLIARDS RULES INDEX).


03-08-2006, 08:44 AM
Thanks for posting this.

03-08-2006, 09:24 AM
Change for the sake of change?

One new rule says that you can use your own chalk, provided that it is "compatible" with the color of the table. Compatibility is left open to interpretation. Next rule says that you can bring talcum powder to the table, no mention of compatibility or color.

Rules should be conceived to derail conflict and interpretation.


03-09-2006, 11:16 AM
Check out 4.10 for 8-ball where it states that a player can basically hijack his opponents suit of balls if he's not called on it after the first ball. Wow!!!!!!!

Envisions parking lot brawls because of this rule.