- The "ball on" is always the lowest valued ball.
- You can choose to take a "penalty shot" first instead, which can be any color balls.
- The winner is the player with more points.
The game is played with a cue ball (the white ball) and seven coloured balls (red 1, yellow 2, green 3, brown 4, blue 5, pink 6, black 7).
The object is to score more points than your opponent. You can score points by legally potting balls.2. Opening break
- The red ball has to be hit first.
- Potting any balls on the break, or snookering the opponent is a foul.
- If any foul occurs on the break, the opponent has the option to
- accept the table and continue shooting.
- pass, so the breaking player will play again (without re-rack).
- ask to re-rack, in which case the breaking player will break again.
- Fouling on the break does not yield in any penalty points for the opponent, unless the red ball is not hit first.
When any player comes to the table, there are two options:
- playing the lowest valued ball on the table
- nominating any other ball
If they choose the lowest valued ball, it is a "free shot", meaning that if the pot is missed, it does not count as a foul, but the turn is over, and the next player is to shoot. If the ball is pocketed, any other ball can be played on the next shot (continuation shot), which does not count as a foul if missed, but the player's turn is over.
If any other ball is nominated, it is a "penalty shot". If the pot is missed, it is a foul. If the nominated ball gets potted, it is spotted, and the player has to shoot the lowest valued ball next (followed by a continuation shot if potted legally).4. Fouls
All fouls carry a penalty of seven points, except for fouls on the break shot.Fouls:
- Not hitting the ball on
- Scratching the cue ball
- Potting in the wrong pocket (pro mode only)
- Potting a non-nominated ball
- Snookering the opponent on the break (no penalty)
- Potting any balls on the break (no penalty)
If any player finds he is snookered after his opponent has played a foul shot, he may ask his opponent to play again.5. Call shots (pro mode only)
Each shot must be called. Both the ball and the pocket must be nominated. Potting a ball in any pocket other than the one nominated is a foul stroke.6. Winning the game
The player with the higher score wins the frame.
The frame ends when
- All balls have been pocketed without spotting them.
- The point difference is more than
- 7 points, and there is only the black ball left
- 26 points, and there are only two balls left on the table
- 46 points, and there are only three balls left on the table