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    Default Free ball rule.

    If the object ball is on the side cushion and the cue ball is down the table at the other end and its a foul is it considered a free ball since you can not hit both sides of the ball?

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    Hi, Palerider1:

    I assume you mean shooting down the cushion.

    As per the WPBSA Rules of Snooker, Section 2, Rule 17,


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    Last edited by DeanH; 27th April 2018 at 07:35 AM.
    Up the TSF!

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    "The cue-ball is said to be snookered when a direct stroke in a straight line to every ball on is wholly or partially obstructed by a ball or balls no

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    The fittings of a table (pockets, cushions) are not classed as an obstruction, so the answer is no.

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    From the long thread about a freeball and the angle of the middle pocket....

    1, it is the first object which is relevant
    2, the tar

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    You can snooker behind the nominated ball when only the pink and black or left on the table

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