3.3 INTERFERENCE (9-BALL RULE)
  1. CUEBALL IN HAND
    Touching any object ball with the cue ball while it is cue ball in hand is a foul. The incoming shooter has cue ball in hand.
     
  2. MOVING OBJECT BALL
    Touching a moving object ball is a foul as is allowing a moving ball to hit a foreign object. The incoming shooter has cue ball in hand.
     
  3. ACCIDENTALLY MOVING A BALL
    Any ball moved accidentally can only be replaced by the opponent. However the opponent may exercise the option of keeping disturbed ball(s) in the new position if they so choose. The shooter who has committed the infraction may move the object ball back to the original position only after receiving consent from the opponent. If the shooter who has infracted touches any of the disturbed balls without consent of opponent it will result in a loss of turn and the incoming shooter has cue ball in hand. It is not a foul until or unless the shooter touches a ball without permission.
     
  4. POCKETING A BALL
    Any ball that is moved accidentally either by hand, stick, by any foreign object, or any part of the shooter’s body and the ball is pocketed (or causes another ball to be pocketed) as a result of the contact results in a loss of turn for the shooter causing the foul. The incoming shooter has cue ball in hand. The ball remains pocketed.
     
  5. ACT OF GOD OR NON-SHOOTER INTERFERENCE
    If the balls are moved (or a shooter is bumped such that play is directly affected) by a non-shooter during the match or an act of god, the balls shall be replaced as near as possible to their original positions immediately prior to the incident and play shall resume with no penalty on the shooter affected. If the balls cannot be restored to their original positions or if the disruption to the balls pockets the 8-ball, then both shooters shall replay the game with the original shooter breaking.