rules to play 8 ball pool
. To call a pocket all you need to do is click the pocket you want to pot the ball into. Some of the mid ranked tables require you to call the pocket on the 8 Ball and the higher rank tables require you to call a pocket for every ball.
Fouls that will result
. Running out of time you have a short amount of time to take your shot, so dont take too long or play passes to the other player. Your time gets a little shorter with every ball you pot in a game.Cue ball not hitting your own balls if the white doesnt make contact with one of your own balls before hitting your opponents balls, or it misses altogether, this is a foul.No ball hitting the rail if neither the object ball nor the cue ball hit the rail
Potting the 8 Ball
. The following situations are fouls, and result in the win being awarded to the other player.Potting the 8 Ball before all your object balls have been potted.Potting the cue ball and the 8 Ball on the same shot.Potting any coloured ball before the 8 Ball on the same shot.In a tier that requires calling pocket on the 8 Ball, potting the 8 Ball into an uncalled pocket.NOTE Potting the 8 Ball from the break off shot is not a foul. The 8 Ball will be
. If you get to break off, you can move the cue ball anywhere in the space to the left of the white line.If you pot one of more balls during your break you get another turn. However, the table will remain open so you can choose if you want pot the spots or stripes.However, any spotted or striped balls potted during the break wont count until you pot either pattern during your next turn.If you pot the cue ball on your break, the opponent gets a ball
Having a ball in hand
. You will be able to move the cue ball anywhere on the table. Hover the mouse over the cue ball and it will change to a hand symbol for you to pick the ball up. On Mobile just swipe to drag the ball around the table.
. Spin can help you better position the cue ball after youve taken a shot, setting you up for your next one. You can also use it to snooker your opponent or stop you from potting the cue ball on your turn.You can put spin on the ball by moving the red symbol on the cue ball with your mouse or using the arrow keys. That will cause the ball to spin in that direction after its hit a ball.On Mobile, all you need to do is tap the cue ball in the top rig
. You can challenge your Facebook friends if youve linked your Facebook and Miniclip accounts. Check our knowledge base to see how.You can search for a user if you know their player name. NOTE players will only show up in search if they are online.You can search using user IDs (Mobile only). You can add a player by clicking the plus sign on their profile picture.
How do I earn coinscash for free
. You can earn 25 coins every 30 mins on Web and 1 hour on Mobile. Tap of the Free Coins button to get the coins.You can also watch short adverts to earn coins.You earn 1 Pool Cash each time you level up.If you get to play against Big Rob during Beat the Boss you could win 50 Pool Cash.
Determining First Break
. The player winning the lag has the option to determine who has to execute the first break shot. (See 1.2 Lagging to Determine Order of Play.) The standard format is alternate break.
Eight Ball Rack
. The fifteen object balls are racked as tightly as possible in a triangle, with the apex ball on the foot spot and the eight ball as the first ball that is directly below the apex ball. One from each group of seven will be on the two lower corners of the triangle. The other balls are placed in the triangle without purposeful or intentional pattern.
. The following rules apply to the break shot (a) The cue ball begins in hand behind the head string. (b) No ball is called, and the cue ball is not required to hit any particular object ball first. (c) If the breaker pockets a ball and does not foul, he continues at the table, and the table remains open. (d) If no object ball is pocketed, at least four object balls must be driven to one or more rails, or the shot results in an illegal break, a
Open Table Choosing Groups
. Before groups are determined, the table is said to be open, and before each shot, the shooter must call his intended ball. If the shooter legally pockets his called ball, the corresponding group becomes his, and his opponent is assigned the other group. If he fails to legally pocket his called ball, the table remains open and play passes to the other player. When the table is open, any object ball may be struck first except the eight ball.
. The shooter remains at the table as long as he continues to legally pocket called balls, or he wins the rack by pocketing the eight ball.
Shots Required to Be Called
. On each shot except the break, shots must be called as explained in 1.6 Standard Call Shot. The eight ball may be called only after the shot on which the shooters group has been cleared from the table. The shooter may call safety in which case play passes to the opponent at the end of the shot and any object ball pocketed on the safety remains pocketed.
. If the eight ball is pocketed or driven off the table on the break, it will be spotted or the balls will be re racked. (See 3.3 Break Shot and 1.4 Spotting Balls.) No other object ball is ever spotted.
Losing the Rack
. The shooter loses if he(a) fouls when pocketing the eight ball; (b) pockets the eight ball before his group is cleared; (c) pockets the eight ball in an uncalled pocket; or(d) drives the eight ball off the table.These do not apply to the break shot.
. If the shooter commits a foul, play passes to his opponent. The cue ball is in hand, and the incoming player may place it anywhere on the playing surface.
. The fouls listed under 3.8 Losing the Rack are penalized by the loss of the current rack. For 6.16 Unsportsmanlike Conduct, the referee will choose a penalty appropriate given the nature of the offense.
Practice racking the balls
. The balls are racked in a triangle at the foot of the table with the 8 ball in the center of the triangle, the first ball of the rack on the foot spot, a stripe ball in one corner of the rack and a solid ball in the other corner.
Practice doing a legal break shot
. To execute a legal break shot, the breaker must break behind the head string. He must either pocket a ball, or drive at least four numbered balls to the rail. When the breaker fails to do so, it is a foul, and the incoming player has the option of accepting the table in position and shooting, or having the balls re racked and having the option of shooting the opening break or allowing the offending player to re break.
8 ball pocketed on the break
. If the 8 ball is pocketed on the break, breaker may ask for a re rack or have the 8 ball spotted and continue shooting. If the breaker scratches while pocketing the 8 ball on the break, the incoming player has the option of a re rack or having the 8 ball spotted and begin shooting with ball in hand behind the head string.
. Combination shots are allowed; however, the 8 ball can not be used as a first ball in the combination unless it is the shooters only remaining legal object ball on the table. Otherwise, should such contact occur on the 8 ball, it is a foul.
. Opposing player gets cue ball in hand. This means that the player can place the cue ball anywhere on the table.
Loss of game
. A player loses the game by committing any of the following infractionsFouls when pocketing the 8 ball (exception see 8 Ball Pocketed On The Break).Pockets the 8 ball on the same stroke as the last of his group of balls.Jumps the 8 ball off the table at any time.Pockets the 8 ball in a pocket other than the one designated.Pockets the 8 ball when it is not the legal object ball.
. A shooter must hit a ball that belongs to his group of balls before the 8 ball is struck or a ball in their opponents group is struck (unless the table is open or the 8 ball is the only legal shot). It is legal to have the cue ball make contact with a rail before striking a ball.
. Pocketing the cue ball this is called a scratch.The cue ball strikes the 8 ball first (unless it is the only legal shot).The cue ball strikes one of your opponents balls first.The cue ball does not strike a rail or a legal ball.