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Ball In Hand

ball in hand

What Is The Definition Of Ball In Hand In Billiards?

1. This is a term to describe when a player is allowed to take the ball and place it anywhere on the table after a foul by their opponent. However, in most foul cases, ball in hand refers to a player being able to place the cue ball anywhere behind the head string. The rules depend on what type of billiards game is being played, and/or house rules.

Some common scenarios where a player would be awarded ball in hand would be:

  1. When their opponent does not hit their object ball. For example, if they are solids, they must hit solids first.
  2. Their opponent sinks the cue ball into a pocket.
  3. The cue ball leaves the playing surface.

Example Of How Ball In Hand Is Used In Commentary

1. After Jones sinks the cue ball, Fisher will go ahead and take the ball in hand.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Billiards

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