Mexican Billiards Rules

The following actions are fouls in Billiards Pool as long as they are included in the rules of the particular game. If several fouls occur on the same shot, only the most serious foul applies. If a foul has not been called before the next shot has started, it is assumed that no foul has occurred.

If no ball is pocketed on a shot, the cue ball must contact an object ball, and after this contact, at least one ball (either the cue ball or the object ball) must contact a rail, otherwise, the shot is fouled.

The player is responsible for materials under his control such as, chalk, extension cords, clothing, his hair, parts of his body and the cue ball when in his hand, which may be involved in committing a foul.

If the cue ball is very close to an object ball, and the player barely grazes the object ball when passing on the shot, it is assumed that he has not violated the first paragraph of this rule, even though the tip is indisputably still on the cue ball when ball-ball contact is made.


Winning strokes are obtained by pocketing alternately red and colored balls until there are no more red balls left. Then the colored balls are pocketed in increasing order of points (from yellow to black).

9. The colors become “ON” balls in ascending order of their value (yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black). Once pocketed, they remain off the table (except as provided in the following paragraph).

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4. If in the case of black or pink, the space between its own point of placement and the nearest part of the top rail is occupied, the color shall be placed as close as possible to its point of placement on the center line of the table below this point of placement.

Example 2: there is snooker on the green ball after an opponent’s foul, if the player designates the pink ball and pockets it, he scores three points and the pink ball is placed back on its spot before the player does not normally pocket the green.

If the referee considers that they are approaching a Pat position, he will warn the players that if the situation does not change quickly, he must declare the round null and void. The round must be repeated in the same order of play.

Argentine pool rules

8-Ball or Pool is a very popular billiard game almost all over the world. It is played with a cue ball and 15 object balls, numbered from 1 to 15 and divided into 3 groups: smooth, striped and the black 8-ball that gives the game its name. In the English style (also called Blackball or pool 51), apart from the black ball, two groups of 7 unnumbered balls are used, one of red balls and the other of yellow balls. If the black ball is pocketed, the game is lost.

Its origin is not clear, but it is known that Cleopatra already practiced it in the first century B.C. At that time it was played on the floor, a custom that continued until the fifteenth century. The billiard table was designed in 1469 by the cabinetmaker of Louis XI of France, Henri de Vigne, thinking of the comfort of the game. It became so popular that Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, during her captivity and before being executed by order of Elizabeth I of England, complained bitterly that her enemy had removed a billiard table from her cell to deprive her of one of her hobbies.

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At the beginning of the game the balls must be placed in a triangle (Rack), whose base is parallel to the top short rail of the table and whose vertex coincides with the center point (usually marked on the table), called the foot spot. Inside the triangle, the balls must be placed as follows: starting from the vertex at the foot spot, in the first row is a solid ball; in the second row, two striped balls; in the third row, a solid ball, the 8-ball and another solid ball; in the fourth row starting from the left (looking from the vertex), three solid balls and a striped ball at the end; and in the fifth row starting from the left, a striped ball, two solid balls, a striped ball and a solid ball. The cue ball is placed at a central point near the bottom short rail.