The game of the 8 is played with the white ball and the balls numbered from 1 to 15.
The player must always touch first a ball of his group, either the full or the ring (if the player breaking the triangle pockets a ball, he can keep the group to which belongs this ball or choose the other group by compulsorily pocketing a ball of this group).
If the player breaking the triangle does not pick a ball, the opposing player must compulsorily pocket a ball to confirm his group.
If the player correctly pockets a ball, he continues to play until he misses, commits a foul or wins by regularly pocketing the black ball number 8 after all the balls in his group.
After a foul, the opponent has ball in hand and he can place the white where he wants on the playing surface.
The winner of the game is the one who pockets the ball 8 regularly.
Execute an attack case with a powerful hit. After the break, choose the best game (if possible) avoiding the balls too difficult to play.
For the balls in contact with the bands, avoid the strokes in strips and try to replace you to play them along the band.
The American billiards allow an easier pocketing than other billiards on these shots. Do not try to fill the pockets with the balls of his group, because their dimensions often allow the other balls to pass.
If it is impossible to pocket, consider a defensive move:
either by snook, but the shot is difficult for the beginner because the rule requires a band after the contact of its ball,
either leaving the ball of shock in an uncomfortable position for the opponent.
PLAY THE EIGHT:
When a player tries to pocket the EIGHT, a pocketing of the white or a foul does not lead to a game loss if the EIGHT is not pocketed or thrown out of the table. The opponent then gets the white in hand.
NOTE: One can never pocket the EIGHT by a combination.
LOSS OF THE GAME:
A player loses the game if he commits one of the following faults:
Make a mistake while pocketing the EIGHT (exception: see rule # 9);
Pocketing the EIGHT before pocketing all his balls (or while playing the last ball of his group);
Throw the EIGHT off the table at any time during the game;
Pocket the EIGHT in any pocket other than the one named;
Pock the EIGHT when she is not the named ball.N