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10-Ball Play Now Available
As part of our new release, we have developed a 10-Ball game that is now available in Multi Play and Practice Table. 10 Ball was a new and fresh game of pool introduced in the last few years and now boasts official World Titles sanctioned by the World Pool Association (WPA). The game has become extremely popular on a global scale with many professional players preferring it to 9-Ball, which was the game the foundations of 10-Ball has been built on.
The CueSportz.com 10-Ball Rules are based on the official WPA Rules - with modifications to allow for the online environment and no referee.
Object of the Game
10-Ball is played with ten object balls numbered one through ten and a cue ball. On each shot, the first ball the cue ball contacts must be the lowest numbered ball on the table, but the balls need not be pocketed in order. If a player pockets any ball on a legal shot, he remains at the table for another shot, and continues until missing, committing a foul, or winning the game by pocketing the 10-ball. After a miss, the incoming player must shoot from the position left by the previous player, but after any foul the incoming player may start with the cue ball anywhere on the table.
Players are required to call every shot, except for the break. To call a shot, the intended ball and pocket must be nominated before making a shot
Racking the Balls
The object balls are racked in a triangular shape, with the 1-ball at the top of the triangle and on the foot spot, the 10-ball in the center of the triangle, and the other balls in random order, racked as tightly as possible. The game begins with cue ball in hand behind the head string.
Order of Break
The Break is awarded randomly to either player for each frame.
Legal Break Shot
The rules governing the break shot are the same as for other shots except:The breaker must strike the 1-ball first and either pocket a ball or drive at least four numbered balls to the rails. If the cue ball is pocketed, or the requirements of the opening break are not met, it is a foul, and the incoming player is awarded Ball In Hand.
If the 10-ball is pocketed on a legal break shot, it will be re-spotted and the player continues with his inning
On the shot immediately following a legal break, the shooter may play a "Push Out". If the breaker pockets one or more balls on a legal break, they continue to shoot until they miss, foul, or win the game. If the player misses or fouls, the other player begins an inning and shoots until missing, committing a foul, or winning. The game ends when the 10-ball is called and pocketed on a legal shot, or the game is forfeited.
The player who shoots the shot immediately after a legal break may play a push out in an attempt to move the cue ball into a better position for the option that follows. On a push out, the cue ball is not required to contact any object ball nor any rail, but all other foul rules still apply. The 10-ball pocketed during a Push Out is spotted, without penalty. Following a legal Push Out, the incoming player is permitted to shoot from that position or to pass the shot back to the player who pushed out. If a player scratches on the break shot, the incoming player cannot play a Push Out.
If a player misses his intended ball and pocket, and either makes the nominated ball in the wrong pocket or pockets another ball, his inning has finished and the incoming player has the option to take the shot as is, or pass it back to his opponent.
When a player commits a foul the opposing player is awarded Ball In Hand. Any Balls that are pocketed on a foul shot are not returned to the table, except for the 10-ball which is respotted if pocketed on a foul shot.
If the first object ball contacted by the cue ball is not the lowest numbered ball on the table, the shot is a foul.
If no object ball is pocketed, failure to drive the cue ball or any numbered ball to a rail after the cue ball contacts the object ball on is a foul.
Ball in Hand
When the cue ball is in hand, the player may place the cue ball anywhere on the bed of the table. The player may continue to adjust the position of the cue ball until the shot is taken.
Three Consecutive Fouls
If a player fouls three consecutive times on three successive shots within a game without making an intervening legal shot, the game is lost. A game clock violation is considered a foul.
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