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Rules question about bridge - 12-09-2018, 10:16 PM

I have always thought that when using the bridge, you needed to keep a hand on the bridge. Today, in a league tournament, someone took their hand off the bridge and shot. There was a discussion and tournament director had the game be played over as they could find no rule about it. This is BCA 8 ball.
Is it a foul to take your hand off the bridge when shooting with it?


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12-09-2018, 10:26 PM

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I have always thought that when using the bridge, you needed to keep a hand on the bridge. Today, in a league tournament, someone took their hand off the bridge and shot. There was a discussion and tournament director had the game be played over as they could find no rule about it. This is BCA 8 ball.

Is it a foul to take your hand off the bridge when shooting with it?


No but itís the obvious smart move to keep your hand on it so it

A) doesnít move/is stable
B) doesnít make contact with the cb or balls depending on if your playing just cb or all ball fouls.


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thanku - 12-11-2018, 10:54 AM

thanks for the quick reply.


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01-16-2019, 04:21 PM

We have a guy in APA that breaks 1 handed but plays with both? Not sure what the deal is but nobody says anything to him.

He made the 9 on the break against me, so it works for him.
  
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02-10-2019, 03:56 AM

They played the game over because they could find no written rule about it?
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