Official Team Manual
APA/CPA Official Team Manual for League Years 2023/2024, 2024/2025 & 2025/2026
Combination shots are legal, but striking the correct ball first
8-Ball – The 8-ball may not be contacted first. If a player does not pocket one of their balls, but pockets an opponent’s ball, they lose their turn. No pocketed ball is spotted.
9-Ball – The lowest numbered ball on the table must be struck first. A player is credited with all balls they legally pocket after striking the lowest numbered ball on the table.