Is there a rule of thumb about combination shots in 8 ball? In some places (and we're talking bars here, not pool halls.) combos are OK using the other players side (solid/stripes), while most of the places I've played have a strict "you cannot use the other players ball in a combo" rule. I realize that there are as many sets of rules as there are bars, but what is the concensus?
As I read the rules... All you need do is call the ball and the pocket. Other than that the rule book doesn't care how that ball gets into that pocket. Am I reading that rule too naively?