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Question by  wordcountisthebaneofmyexistence (25)

What are the rules in nine ball concerning a table scratch?

My friend and I disagree with the rules concerning a scratch in nine ball.


Answer by  TMyers (1084)

In nine ball, the rules say that when you scratch, you can place the ball anywhere behind the spot that the cue ball was in when you broke.


Answer by  esteban (1334)

In nine-ball, a scratch wins the opposing player "ball-in-hand". This means that the opponent can place the cue ball anywhere on the table to take his shot - not just behind the head string like in eight ball. However, the cue ball cannot be placed in contact with the object ball - the ball you wish to hit first.

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