Progress of the match
After a valid play, the player is entitled to play a safe shot (Push out).
If the player makes a valid start and has one or more target balls into the hole then he will continue to play until he misses, fails or wins the game. The game ends when 9 balls are pocketed in a valid stroke.
A player who plays after a valid opening can play a safe shot with the purpose of bringing the cue ball to a better position for the following balls.
In a safe shot, the cue ball does not necessarily have to hit the target ball or the ice touches, but the offending rules still apply.
The player must declare before deciding that he has made a safe decision, otherwise the stroke is considered a normal stroke.
Target balls that are pocketed in a safe shot will not count and will not be returned except ball 9.
After the safety of the previous player, the next player may start his turn with the position of the cue ball left by the previous player or may request the player who has just played it safely.
A safe shot is not considered illegal. After an invalid starting stroke, the next player has the right to start his turn with the cue ball in his hand, whatever position is on the table. After an invalid opening stroke the next player cannot play safely.
When a player has committed a rule, that player’s turn has ended. No goal in the foul will be reset except for number nine. The next player starts the turn with the cue ball in hand anywhere on the table. If the foul is committed more than once in the same stroke, it is only considered 1 foul.