Because they were frozen, right? If there was any air between them, the rules are different, correct?gulfportdoc said:That's a legal shot, as long as you don't double hit the CB.
http://www.bca-pool.com/play/tournaments/rules/rls_gen.shtmlBCA GENERAL RULES OF POCKET BILLIARDS said:3.23 FOULS BY DOUBLE HITS
If the cue ball is touching the required object ball prior to the shot, the player may shoot toward it, providing that any normal stroke is employed. If the cue stick strikes the cue ball more than once on a shot, or if the cue stick is in contact with the cue ball when or after the cue ball contacts an object ball, the shot is a foul. (See Rule 2.20 for judging this kind of shot.) If a third ball is close by, care should be taken not to foul that ball under the first part of this rule.
Things may have changed. In my day, It did not matter if you were frozen or 1/4 inch away from the ball, If you elevated the butt of your cue, you were allowed to follow through. Grady agreed with that, and called my shot "good" ( in his tournament)NH Steve said:Because they were frozen, right? If there was any air between them, the rules are different, correct?
BCA General Rules of Pocket Billiards said:2.20 JUDGING DOUBLE HITS
When the distance between the cue ball and the object ball is less than the width of a chalk cube, (See Diagram 18) special attention from the referee is required. In such a situation, unless the referee can positively determine a legal shot has been performed, the following guidance may apply: if the cue ball follows through the object ball more than 1/2 ball, it is a foul.
That's correct, Steve. The BCA came up with the "cube of chalk" rule, which is what I understood for years. I'm not sure without checking what the new WPA standardized rule is on that circumstance.NH Steve said:Because they were frozen, right? If there was any air between them, the rules are different, correct?