DBBC Quick Rules

Rules for Delco Bar Box Classic(DBBC) Only.

Follow all UPA rules unless contradicted by our quick rules below

  • The table is ALWAYS OPEN after the break. (If you make 2 high balls, you may still take low balls)
  • Players have 2 chances to make a legal break. Four balls must be driven into a rail to constitute a legal break.
    After 2 attempts, the break will be turned over to the opponent.
  • Alternating breaks throughout the Match. Flip a coin to see who will break the first game. If the breaks go out of turn you MUST return to the original set up as soon as it is discovered, which means someone COULD break 3 games in a row.
  • The 8 Ball is NOT neutral.
  • Call your shots - It is NOT necessary to call kisses and caroms, only the pocket. Bank shots and combos are never obvious and must be called.

UPA Official 8-Ball Rules

  • Rack your own
  • 9 Ball on the break is not a win
  • Players have 1 chance to make a legal break. Four balls must be driven into a rail to constitute a legal break. If not accomplished, it is a ball in hand foul for the opponent with BALL IN HAND anywhere on the table
  • Alternating breaks throughout the match - Flip a cion to see who breaks the first game. If the breaks go out of turn you MUST return to the original set up as soon as it is discovered, which means someone COULD break 3 games in a row.
  • Push Out - The first shot after the break for either player can be a push out. A push out MUST be announced. Make eye contact while making the call so there can be NO confusion as to your intention.
  • The 9 ball must be called. It is not necessary to call an obvious 9 ball shot. Bank shots, combos, kisses, and caroms are never obvious and must be called.
  • Pocketing the 9 ball inadvertently - If a player makes a good hit on any ball other than the 9 ball and inadvertently pockets the 9 ball, the 9 ball will be immediately spotted and the player will continue to shoot.
  • No three(3) foul rule

UPA Official 9-Ball Rules

  • Players have 1 chance to make a legal break. Four balls must be driven into a rail to constitute a legal break.
    If not accomplished, it is a ball in hand foul for the opponent with BALL IN HAND behind the line.
  • Alternating breaks throughout the Match - Flip a coin to see who will break the first game. If the breaks go out of turn you MUST return to the original set up as soon as it is discovered, which means someone COULD break 3 games in a row.
  • Call your shots - It is NOT necessary to call kisses and caroms, only the pocket. Bank shots and combos are never obvious and must be called.
  • Missed Shots - If a player misses his intended ball in the intended pocket the incoming player has the option to take the shot as is or hand it back to the opponent.
  • Wrongfully Pocketed Balls – If a player misses his intended ball in the intended pocket and makes that ball in the wrong pocket or pockets another ball, his inning has finished and the incoming player has the option to take the shot as is or hand it back to his opponent. The pocketed balls stay pocketed.
  • Push Out – The first shot after the break for either player can be a push out. A Push Out MUST be announced.
    Make eye contact while making the call so there can be NO confusion as to your intention.
  • Pocketing the 10 Ball Inadvertently – If a player makes a good hit and pockets his intended ball and inadvertently pockets the 10 ball, the 10 ball will be immediately spotted and the player will continue to shoot.
  • RACK YOUR OWN RACK - Each player will rack their own rack.
  • 10 Ball on the break is NOT a win - 10 ball will be spotted and player continues to shoot
  • There will be no Three (3) Foul Out Rule

UPA Official 10-Ball Rules