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is it allowed to play the ball with the butt end of your cue?

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  • is it allowed to play the ball with the butt end of your cue?

    Hi Guys,

    I played a shot with the butt-end last night & got awarded a foul, I thought it was allowed

    what's the rule about this?

    thx
    matt

  • #2
    No, you need to play by contacting the cue ball with the tip of the cue.
    Duplicate of banned account deleted

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    • #3
      To me it is a foul because:
      Sec 1.6 Stroke
      (a) A stroke is made when the striker strikes the cue ball with the tip of the cue, ...
      (c) A stroke is legal when no infringement of these Rules is made.

      so, not hitting cue ball with the tip is not a stroke, so an infringement of the rules, so using anything other than the tip is a foul


      darn it, beaten to the post by LondonLad!
      Up the TSF!

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      • #4
        oke thanks for your replies,

        i thought it was allowed because that is what the flat on the butt was originally designed for ...

        will not do it again

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        • #5
          when they were called Maces, the flat was used yes, but no longer
          Last edited by DeanH; 14th March 2020, 02:16 PM.
          Up the TSF!

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          • #6
            Looking for more of a challenge?
            Next stop: a 30+ break

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            • #7
              Originally posted by matthias View Post
              oke thanks for your replies,

              i thought it was allowed because that is what the flat on the butt was originally designed for ...
              That's when they used to play a form of croquet indoors on a table complete with hoops and the balls were pushed along with the thick end of the mace with the flat keeping it level. When billiards developed push shots were outlawed and playing shots with the butt end of the cue was considered a push shot so was banned.


              Caban



              Speak up, you've got to speak up against the madness, you've got speak your mind if you dare
              but don't try to get yourself elected, for if you do you'll have to cut your hair

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              • #8
                I love that old picture
                Up the TSF!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 147Jim View Post
                  Looking for more of a challenge?
                  no just a very bad positional shot after a red lol
                  could no reach with the rest after, so used the butt

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DeanH View Post
                    I love that old picture
                    I wonder if those fashions will ever return
                    Speak up, you've got to speak up against the madness, you've got speak your mind if you dare
                    but don't try to get yourself elected, for if you do you'll have to cut your hair

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vmax View Post

                      I wonder if those fashions will ever return
                      are you bi-corn or tri-corn?
                      Up the TSF!

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