CCPL 8-Ball Rules

‚ÄčRules Clarifications:


Legal Break: To execute a legal break, the breaker (with the cue ball behind the head string) must either (1) pocket a ball or (2) drive at least 4 balls to the rail. If the breaker fails to make a legal break, it is a foul and the opposing player has the option of (1) accepting the table in position and shooting with ball in hand or (2) having the balls re-racked and shooting the opening break him/herself.


If a mistake is found during a match (example: Two players are scheduled to play each other twice) both captains will resolve the issue including moving players on the score sheet if necessary. It is recommended to consult the score sheet examples on the website when using more than 4 players or print some in advance.


Legal Shot is defined as: Cue ball must contact one of shooter's own object balls first and then
any ball must contact a rail or any numbered ball must be pocketed.


Safety Shots resulting in obvious ball being pocketed are allowed when called and acknowledged
by opponent. If "Safety" is not called and acknowledged and obvious ball is pocketed, shooter
will be required to continue shooting. Any ball pocketed on a safety shot will remain pocketed.