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Rules of 9-ball billiard match you should know (Part 3)

Touching the ball illegally

If the target ball in the first contact of the cue ball in a shot other than the lowest ball on the table is fouled.

Marbles do not touch the ball

After hitting the cue ball on the target ball, without the target ball falling into the hole where the cue ball or any other target ball has not touched the tape, that stroke is considered a violation.

Cue ball in hand

When the cue ball is in hand, the player may place the cue ball anywhere on the table but may not touch the target cue ball. The player may continue to move the cue ball until the stroke is made.

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The target ball falls off the table

The target ball is considered to fall off the table when it is located anywhere off the table. Hitting a target that falls off the table is illegal. Target balls that fall off the table are not picked up except for ball number 9

Foul 3 times in a row

If a player commits a foul 3 times in a row without making a valid stroke, then the player will be penalized for that match, 3 consecutive fouls must occur in 1 game. The warning will be given in the middle of the 2nd and 3rd fouls.

Place ball number 9

No balls in the hole after the stroke and the ball off the table will be reset except for ball 9. Ball 9 will be placed at the end of the table. While placing ball number 9, if there is an obstacle around the end of the table, it will be placed above the end of the table closest to the end of the table without moving the balls. Ball 9 is placed to stick to the obstructing ball

Terminate the match

Each match started when the cue ball rolled across the table at the start of the game. Ball number 1 must be the first goal ball to be touched by the cue ball in the play. The game is terminated when the number nine ball has been pocketed in the valid stroke or when the player has been disqualified due to breaking the law.