I’ve heard of 9-ball, but I’m still not sure of the rules.
What should I do?
And while I’m at it, how do I win?
Except for the first and ninth balls, you can arrange them in any way you like.
You can use combination shots and cannon shots to get one over on them!
First, let’s start with how to assemble the rack.
There is a place on the underside of the table where the balls are collected.
If you look at the table from there, you’ll see a round sticker about the size of a dime on the table, which is called the foot spot.
Place the first ball on the foot spot. Place the number 9 ball in the center of the rhombus.
The rest is up to you.
If there is no sticker on the foot spot, look at both sides of the table. This is the wooden frame.
There should be a white mark about 1cm in diameter embedded in it.
Look at the second mark from where you are standing to assemble the rack.
If there is no sticker on it, it is probably the foot spot.
If there is no sticker on the spot, place the first ball there as you see fit and set up your rack.
In 9-ball, the winner is the one who pockets the number 9 ball. But there are rules.
Here are two ways to describe them: tedama (white balls) and tategama (balls 1 through 9).
According to the rules, the cue ball must hit the lowest numbered target ball on the table, or it is a foul.
The first step is to make a break.
After the break, if the target balls numbered 1, 3, 7, and 9 are still on the table, the cue ball must first hit the target ball numbered 1, which is the smallest number on the table.
If the cue ball hits any other target ball, it is a foul.
If there are 2, 5, 8, and 9 targets left on the table, the minimum number is 2, so the cue ball must hit number 2.
Therefore, the ball is usually pocketed in order of the smallest number, and the winner is the one who pockets the last number 9.
However, there is a great trick that can help you win the game and win the game all at once!
For example, if balls 1, 3, 7, and 9 are still on the table, the cue ball must hit number 1.
However, if the number 1 ball collides with the cue ball and rolls vigorously, the number 1 ball will hit the number 9 ball and pocket it.
If the number 9 is pocketed, you win!
This is called a combination.
If you hit cue ball 1, and then cue ball 1 hits cue ball 3, and then cue ball 3 hits cue ball 9, and then cue ball 9 is pocketed, you win because the rules are fine.
The rule is that you only need to hit the ball with the smallest number on the table first, so the rule is obeyed.
However, combinations are difficult to aim, so even at the professional level, they are not the first choice.
It is used only when it is unavoidable or when it is obvious that the combination can pocket the target ball.
There is another great technique called the Cannon Shot!
This is when you hit the smallest numbered target ball with the cue ball, and then the cue ball rolls away.
This is when the cue ball hits the lowest numbered target ball, and then the cue ball rolls over and hits number 9, pocketing number 9.
You still win!
If your opponent is better than you and you can’t win by playing normally, you can try to use a combination or cannon, which is a great way to turn the tables.
However, if you fail and the 9-ball is left in front of the hole, your opponent can easily pocket the 9-ball and you will lose.
Thus, 9-ball is a game of luck. 9-ball is thus a game that involves a lot of luck, and everyone gets excited when unexpected things happen on the table.
The quickest way to settle a score is to have the 9-ball pocketed on the break. If you’re lucky, it happens.
It’s a one-shot KO!
Let’s break as hard as we can! Good luck!