1.8 BREAKING SCENARIOS (8-BALL RULE)
  1. DID NOT EXECUTE A LEGAL BREAK(see 1.7 above)
    If the breaking shooter did not execute a legal break (including a miscue) the incoming shooter has the option of
     
    1. Accepting the table in position and shooting.
    2. Taking cue ball in hand behind the head string and shooting the current position of the numbered balls.
    3. Asking for a re-rack, taking the cue ball in hand behind the head string and taking responsibility for the break. This option eliminates the possibility of a Rackless Match bonus point.
       
    NOTE: If the incoming shooter opts for (1) or (2) it is then considered a regular turn at the table and he must call his pocket. If the incoming shooter opts for (3) he does not have to call his pocket since it is considered a break.
     
  2. CUE BALL POCKETED OR DRIVEN OFF THE TABLE
    If the cue ball is pocketed or driven off the table during the break shot, it is a foul. The non-breaking shooter has cue ball behind the head string and the table is open.

    NOTE: If any object balls were driven off the table, they are to be returned to the table and placed on same foot spot where the rack took place in numerical order. If there are any balls on the foot spot or blocking the foot spot the balls that were knocked off the table are to be placed directly behind the balls blocking the foot spot toward the foot cushion.

    NOTE: The incoming shooter has cue ball behind the head string and may not shoot any object ball that is behind the head string, unless he first shoots the cue ball past the head string and causes the cue ball to come back behind the head string and hit the object ball.

  3. OBJECT BALL OFF TABLE
    If a shooter jumps an object ball off the table on the break shot, it is a foul and the incoming shooter has the option of

    1. Accepting the table in position and shooting.

    2. Taking cue ball behind the head string and shooting.

      NOTE: Any numbered balls that are knocked off the table are to be returned to the table and placed on same foot spot where the rack took place in numerical order. If there are any balls on the foot spot or blocking the foot spot the balls that were knocked off the table are to be placed directly behind the balls blocking the foot spot toward the foot cushion.

  4. CUE BALL BOUNCES INTO AIR
    If the cue ball bounces off the table into the air, does NOT hit another object other than the table or another ball, and lands back onto the table it is NOT a foul.

  5. CUE BALL BOUNCES INTO AIR AND HITS ANOTHER OBJECT
    If the cue ball bounces off the table into the air, hits another object other than the table or another ball, and lands back onto the table it is a foul. The non-breaking shooter has cue ball in hand behind the head string and the table is to remain open.

    NOTE: The incoming shooter has cue ball behind the head string and may not shoot an object ball that is behind the head string, unless he first shoots the cue ball past the head string and causes the cue ball to come back behind the head string and hit the object ball.

    NOTE: Any object balls that are knocked off the table are to be returned to the table and placed on same foot spot where the rack took place in numerical order. If there are any balls on the foot spot or blocking the foot spot the balls that were knocked off the table are to be placed directly behind the balls blocking the foot spot toward the foot cushion.