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  • Free Ball Or Not?

    If your opponent breaks off, misses all the reds, gives you a foul 4 points, and leaves the white so you can hit the reds, is this a free ball or not as you can't hit both sides of any of the reds as the pack hasn't been opened?
    Last edited by dmorley85; 13 January 2018, 07:05 AM.

  • #2
    This has been asked a few times through the years
    When considering whether a Free ball exists with more than one Red on the table and ball-on; EACH red is considered on its OWN, as if it is the only Red on the table; and if ANY Red is NOT snookered by a colour, then no Free Ball.

    Now, your scenario, with the pyramid of Reds undisturbed then the Free Ball must be considered from where the cue ball lies; each Red considered on its own.
    IF you are playing from In-Hand (i.e. the cue ball went into a pocket) the two outside base reds are not snookered so a Free Ball does not exist.

    for further info see the great posts starting with this one:
    http://www.thesnookerforum.co.uk/boa...ad.php?t=15560
    Last edited by DeanH; 13 January 2018, 09:18 AM.
    Up the TSF!

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    • #3
      Old ref who I knew always used the phrase "a red cannae snooker a red". Clear enough to me.

      Note:- For non Scottish members "cannae" means "cannot". Lol.
      Last edited by Bigmeek; 13 January 2018, 09:47 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bigmeek View Post
        Old ref who I knew always used the phrase "a red cannae snooker a red". Clear enough to me.

        Note:- For non Scottish members "cannae" means "cannot". Lol.
        yep, heard that one before, but I think it was a Brummie accent
        Up the TSF!

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        • #5
          A Ball-on is not snookered by another ball-on OR a cushion.

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