International 8 Ball Referee

International Eight Ball Pool Rules

6g Stalemate

If the cue ball is surrounded by touching object balls on 3 sides, then the player should request a stalemate situation from the referee.

If any situation arises whereby a ‘legal shot’ (see Rule 6e(12)) cannot be played, It is a player’s responsibility to ask for a stalemate. If the referee (or opponent – if no referee) confirms a stalemate, the frame shall be restarted with a re-rack. The player who originally broke will restart the re-racked frame. If no stalemate is confirmed, the players must continue their visit.

NB: After an illegal break, if a stalemate occurs in the following re-rack, the break shall also always return to the player who originally broke to commence the original frame i.e. the illegal break.