8 Ball pool game is very well known game all around the world. In UK this game is also known as solids and strips or sports and strips game. This game is also played as an international game by professionals. After, nine ball game 8 Ball Pool game is the second mainly competitive professional pool game.
This game is played on a pool table and the table has six pockets. There are cue sticks and 16 balls are included. There are 15 balls, from these seven stripes or solid colored balls and 8 are black balls.
- The first step is the Setup of the game: in setup, all object balls are placed in a triangular shape. All balls are places in such way so they all are in contact with each other. The order of the ball is random, exceptions 8 ball. These 8 balls are places in the middle of the rack. The corner balls are the solid balls. And the cue ball i.e. white ball is placed anywhere on the table. The whole table is of white ball.
- The second step is Break: in this step, to shoot the first person is selected by predetermined method like flip of coin, win or loss of the previous game. And then the selected player breaks the object ball by using cue ball. According to WSR i.e. World Standardized Rules, if all balls are pocketed on the first break without any fouling, then the player is again asked to break the rack. One more thing, if the starting player pockets the cue ball, then the next player also ask for the break the rack or shoot the lies ball with “ball in hand behind the head string”
- The third step is Turns: Here a player continues to playing the game until the player committing a foul or non-foul shot. Then the turn of next player is coming.
Points to Keep in Mind while Playing 8 Ball Pool Game
There are number of fouls conditions in 8 Ball Pool game.
- After legal contact of cue ball is no any ball comes in a contact with cue ball.
- If the object ball is bounces out and touch the ground.
- If the cue ball is shot before a complete stop of all object balls.
- If the cue ball is hit the object balls more than once.
- The player or shooter must not
- If the cue ball is jumped over the other object ball.
- When the player has a ball in hand and he touched any ball rather than cue ball.
- A player must know a ball off the table.
- Player has shot out of turn.
- During the break, if no ball is pocketed and less than four balls are in the cushion.
These are the World Standardized Rules and always follow by all the players around the world.