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ADD: Again a basic answer that is technically incorrect. The cue ball just needs to be identifiable from the other balls. The cue ball is the ball that you strike with your cue stick. In many games the cue ball will change during the game.

Also, with the advent of "larger" cue balls in coin operated tables at pubs, many players will use one of the like sized and weighted balls from the playing set rather than the white cue ball.

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In a game of pool what is the colour of the cue ball?

Well the cue ball is suppose to be white but when you hit it many times with the pool stick it starts turning blue from the chalk on your stick.

How many colour balls are there in a standard game of pool?

8 Solid + 7 Stripped + 1 Cue Ball = 16

Do you loose a pool game if the cue ball goes in after the 8 ball?

Yes, the cue ball must always remain on the table.

What will happen when a pool stick hits the white pool ball which hits another pool ball?

If the pool stick, or cue, hits the cue ball, the white ball, with any part other than the tip, it is a foul. If the tip strikes the cue ball, it is a shot. After that, the outcome depends on the game, what balls was struck, whether it was a break shot or in-game shot, the proper object ball, and where the bal struck ends up.

Why is it that in the game of pool the white ball is separated from the color balls?

So you can tell which is the cue ball

Does 15 pool balls include the cue ball?

No, in 8 ball and straight pool there are fifteen numbered balls plus the cue ball.

What is a cue in playing pool?

When playing pool, the cue is the white ball. It is the ball which is hit by the cue stick and used to knock the colored balls into their respective pockets.

The number of balls used in a standard pool game?

16 if you count the cue ball

The number of balls used in a standard pool game not counting the cue ball?


The term cue is related to which game?

Snooker or pool. It is the stick that you use to hit the ball.

What is The number balls used in a standard pool game - not counting the cue ball?


The number of balls in a standard pool game?

either 10 or 16. In the US, there are 2 "standard" pool games, 8 Ball and 9 Ball. 9 ball uses the first 9 balls plus a cue ball. 8 Ball uses 15 numbered balls plus the cue ball.

In a game of pool is scratching the cue ball repeatedly illegal?

In 9-Ball, some play that 3 consecutive fouls is an automatic loss of game.

How many balls are used in pool?

All pool games use a cue ball, plus either 7 (7 Ball), 9 (9 Ball), 15 (8 Ball, Straight Pool), or 21 (Baseball) balls depending upon the game.

What color is the cue ball in pool?

The cue ball is white.The cue ball in pool is white.

Is it a scratch if the cue ball is hits no other colors?

Under most pool game rules, if the cue ball fails to hit the object ball, or it hits and a ball then does not go in a pocket or hit a rail it is a foul. The other player will get ball in hand.

How many coloured balls are there in a pool game?

This depends upon the game and can range from 7 to 21, plus the cue ball.

Which pitcher was given credit for creating the curve ball?

Candy Cummings thought of it while hitting a cue ball in a pool game.

What is the name for the white ball in pool?

Cue ball.

How many balls are there in a standard pool game?

depends on the game, most common are 8-ball in which there are player plays1-7, the other plays 9-15,then the 8. the other is 9-ball in which there 9. In 9 ball pool you hit the nine ball in last.10 or 16. The three most common pool games are 8 Ball, 9 Ball and Straight Pool. Both 8 Ball and Straight Pool use 15 numbered balls and the cue ball. In 9 Ball, only the first 9 numbered balls are used plus the cue ball.

What does scratching the cue ball mean?

In terms of playing pool; it means to 'pot' or 'pocket' the cue ball.

What do you call it when you twist chalk onto the tip of a pool cue?

It is called chalking the cue. The pool chalk is an abrasive, not chalk, and provides more frictin between the cue ball and the cue tip.

What is a pool cue?

The stick you use when you hit the ball in pool

How many balls does the pool game have?

A cue ball plus 7, 9, 15, or 21 balls depending upoin the game.

What colour is the cue ball?