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The other night, playing a game between friends, I jumped the cue ball over a blocking ball striking my object ball into a corner pocket. It was explained that jumping the cue ball in this manner was an illegal shot and that this was cheating. So, What's the rule?
08-12-2002, 06:51 AM
it depends on how you jumped the blocking ball. If you put the tip of the cue below the middle of the cue ball and "scooped" the cue up over the blocking ball, it is a foul. If you jacked the back of your cue up and hit the cue ball from above the centerline and down into the slate so that it bounced over the blocking ball, it is legal and a good shot.
You must hit the ball above the horizontal center line and force it into the slate from which it bounces up. If you hit it below the center line and force it up into the air, that is illegal.
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