International 8 Ball Referee

International Eight Ball Pool Rules

4e Break Behind The Line

When playing from baulk, both for the break shot and as the incoming player if the cue ball has been potted off the break, the cue ball must be placed with it’s centre point either on or behind the line.

Failure to satisfy this rule is a standard foul, even from the break shot if the break is otherwise legal in respect of points scored as described above.

  1. Cue ball is Ok, more than half of it is behind the line.
  2. Cue ball is Ok, it is exactly on the line.
  3. Cue ball is NOT Ok, more than half of it is in front of the line.