Do you lose when you scratch on the break?
Scratch on break: It is a foul; incoming player has ball in hand behind the line. 8-ball on break: (House rule only) Player pocketing 8-ball on break, wins. If player pockets 8-ball and scratches, player does not lose, but the 8-ball is spotted and incoming player has ball behind the line.
When shooting at the 8-ball, a scratch or foul is not loss of game if the 8-ball is not pocketed or jumped from the table. Incoming player has cue ball in hand. Note: A combination shot can never be used to legally pocket the 8-ball.
- If a player fails to hit the 8-ball while shooting at it, it is a foul and the game continues. When the 8-ball is the legal object ball, a scratch or foul is not a loss of game if the 8-ball is not pocketed or jumped off the table. Incoming player has cue ball in hand. 4.
- The 8-ball is not neutral. A player is credited with all balls he legally pockets. When a player does not pocket one of his balls but pockets an opponent's ball, he loses his turn. The opponent gets credit for the pocketed ball.
- If you scratch on the break you don't automatically lose, the other player just gets ball in hand behind the head string. Likewise, if you sink the 8 ball on the break, you don't win. You either spot the 8 ball or re-rack. Traditionally, 8 ball is a "call shot" game.
(See Rule 3.28.) This situation applies in specific games whereby the opening break is administered or a player's scratching is penalized by the incoming player having cue ball in hand behind the head string. The incoming player may place the cue ball anywhere behind the head string.
- A scratch, foul, or illegal shot results in ball-in-hand, where your opponent can place the cue ball anywhere on the table in preparation for the next shot. The only exception to this is the break (see the 8-ball and 9-ball differences that follow).
- Here's how you use it:
- Place the bridge flat on the table, behind the cue ball.
- Place the cue in the groove that will give you the best shot.
- Hold the butt cap of the stick with your thumb, index, and middle finger.
- Place your head down into the line of the shot and take your shot.
- Ball in hand. Normally you take your shot with the balls as they are on the table when it's your turn. If your opponent has committed a foul, for example by potting the white ball, however, then you receive ball in hand. Ball in hand means that the white ball can be placed anywhere on the table.
Table scratch is a term that has a few contexts with relation to cue sports. A table scratch in the first context refers to the shooting player neglecting to hit any object ball with the cue ball. Most rule sets consider the table scratch to be a foul, unless shooting at the 8 ball, where loss of game occurs.
- An 8 ball of coke is equal to 3.5 grams of cocaine. In fact, 3.5 grams is one-eighth of an ounce (28.34 grams). For this reason, they call this amount an 8 ball of coke. Besides, the drug dealers and buyers may also use this term to refer to the same amount of meth.
- Rub Out Surface Scratches. You can rub out surface scratches in your wooden furniture with a paste made of mineral oil and pumice (available in powder form at hardware and paint stores). Use extra-fine-grade steel wool to rub the mixture into the scratched area. Then wipe it off and buff with a dry cloth.
- Had to make it work. An "8 ball" is an 1/8th of an ounce so 3.5 grams is how much it weighs, as for price it's all in who you know and where you are. For example a gram sells for anywhere from about $40/g to $100/g depending on location, quality, and how often you do business with the source.
Updated: 2nd October 2019