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Yes. It is the same as a scratch. Only if shooting at the 8 ball. If shooting the other balls, the cue ball would be ball in hand to the other player. Depending on the rules of the game it would normaly be behind the diamond line on the breaking end. If playing league rules the cue ball could be placed anywhere on the table as it is done in 9 ball.

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What color is the cue ball in pool?

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How many balls are in pool setup?

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What happens in 8-ball if you only have the 8ball left and hit it in and the cue ball goes off the table?

loss of game