Game Rules:

Frozen Balls

A frozen ball is a ball that is touching either another ball or a rail. In order for the frozen ball rule to be in effect, the ball must be declared “frozen” and verified as such by the shooter and their opponent. If the players in the match cannot agree, an agreed upon third party may be asked to determine if a ball is frozen.

Object ball frozen to a rail – To make a legal shot, after contacting a ball that is frozen to a rail, the shooter must either:

Drive the cue ball to any rail after the cue ball touches the
frozen ball.

Drive the frozen ball to another rail or into a pocket.

Drive the frozen ball away from the rail and into another ball which, in turn, causes the frozen ball to hit any rail or go into a pocket, or causes the other ball to hit any rail or go into a pocket.

To make a legal shot, after simultaneous contact between a frozen ball and the rail it is frozen to, the shooter must either:

Drive the cue ball to another rail.

Drive the frozen ball to another rail or into a pocket.

Drive the cue ball off the rail and into another ball which, in turn, causes the cue ball to hit any rail, or causes the other ball to hit any rail or go into a pocket.

Drive the frozen ball off the rail and into another ball which, in turn, causes the frozen ball to hit any rail, or causes the other ball to hit any rail or go into a pocket.

Cue ball frozen to your own object ball (8-Ball) / lowest ball in the rotation (9-Ball) – Shooting the cue ball towards, or partly into the frozen ball, thereby making the ball move by such a shot, constitutes legal contact. Shooting the cue ball away from the frozen ball does not constitute legal contact. To make legal contact, after shooting away from the frozen ball, the cue ball must:

8-Ball – After separating from the frozen ball, contact another object ball of the shooters category first, or come back and contact the previously frozen ball first.

9-Ball – After separating from the frozen ball, come back and contact the previously frozen ball first.

Note: If the cue ball is shot away from your own frozen object ball (8-Ball) / frozen lowest ball in the rotation (9-Ball), and the frozen ball moves slightly due to breaking contact with the cue ball, it does not constitute legal contact.

Cue ball frozen to your opponent’s object ball (8-Ball) / non-lowest ball in the rotation (9-Ball) – You must shoot away from the opponent’s frozen object ball (8-Ball), or the frozen non-lowest ball in the rotation (9-Ball). If the shooter shoots towards, or partly into the frozen ball, thereby making the frozen ball move by such a shot, it constitutes illegal contact and it is a foul.  

Note: If the cue ball is shot away from your opponent’s frozen object ball (8-Ball) / non-lowest frozen ball in the rotation (9-Ball), and the frozen ball moves slightly due to breaking contact with the cue ball, it does not constitute illegal contact, and is not a foul.

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