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# Can you hit the 8 ball first?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

12y ago

No. In 8 Ball, a player is not allowed to hit an opponent's ball with the cue ball first, however the player may hit his ball first, THEN into an opponent's ball, to sink the 8 ball, so long as the player calls that combination.

Wiki User

13y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

no. you have to hit it at the end. (at least that's how we play where i live.)

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