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heater451
09-22-2002, 02:05 PM
The hall where I played league prior to the last session, is now starting a TAP league. Since I may try it out, I decided to quickly scan the rules, for variance from BCA rules. One thing I found right off was this:

"If the player drives the 8-ball off the table during a legally executed break, he/she loses the game."


I rarely ever send the cueball off, and although I realize that many people do, doesn't this seem a wee bit extreme?

Are there any proponents of TAP out there? Detractors?--And, PLEASE, no posts about sandbagging. . . .



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Ken
09-22-2002, 03:11 PM
The rule involves sending the 8 ball off the table not the cue ball as you mention in your next sentence. This is no different than the BCA:

4.20 LOSS OF GAME
A player loses the game by committing any of the following infractions:
3. Jumps the 8-ball off the table at any time.

Jumping the cue ball is just a foul.
KenCT

heater451
09-22-2002, 10:30 PM
Whoa!---Thanks, Ken, I evidently read one thing, and interpreted completely wrong. Make's much more sense now. . . . /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif