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markjames
08-03-2017, 08:46 PM
Watching this recent finals match between siming chen and kelly fisher, best of 33. The kid is trying the second ball break, and the black is going far every time, but not quite in a pocket. Kelly starts trying it too. When she finally sinks the black on the break, it is respotted! Anyone understand this? Why try it if it won't count?

pt109
08-03-2017, 09:12 PM
Watching this recent finals match between siming chen and kelly fisher, best of 33. The kid is trying the second ball break, and the black is going far every time, but not quite in a pocket. Kelly starts trying it too. When she finally sinks the black on the break, it is respotted! Anyone understand this? Why try it if it won't count?

When you make a all off the break, whether it's the 8 or not, you still get to shoot.
.....some conditions, hitting the head ball doesn't drop any balls.

markjames
08-03-2017, 10:53 PM
But 4.4
a)

Seems to say the eight on the break is a win.

http://forums.azbilliards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=369332&d=1420392502

Renegade_56
08-04-2017, 05:10 AM
But 4.4
a)

Seems to say the eight on the break is a win.

http://forums.azbilliards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=369332&d=1420392502

4.4 (b says it can be negotiated before the match. That MAY be the case here.