Umpire Calling Procedure

UMPIRES “CALLING” PROCEDURES

under World Eightball Pool Federation Rules.

NB All Calls are “Bold Type”, within inverted commas.

 

BLACK BALL POTTED ON BREAK SHOT:

Call:- “Void Break”, (retrieve all balls and re-rack) “Same Player to re-start frame, No Penalty”.

FOUL BREAK:

Call:- “Foul Break”, (re-rack balls) “Opponent to re-start frame with Two Visits”.

CUE BALL POTTED ON A FAIR BREAK:

Call:- “Foul”,………”One Visit”, Timing to re-start on handing the cue ball to the incoming player. Call:- “Time Running”.

ANY STANDARD FOUL WHEN GROUP NOT ESTABLISHED:

Call:- “Foul, Two Visits, Open Table”.

BREAK SHOT LEGAL BALL(s) POTTED, ONE GROUP ONLY:

Call:- “Red/Yellow balls potted”,…………If player nominates the group potted. Call:- “Red/Yellow balls in Play”. If player nominates the group not potted. Call:- “Red/Yellow balls nominated”.

If colour nominated then potted. Call:- “Red/Yellow balls in play”.

Failure to pot nominated colour. Call:- “Open Table”.

BREAK SHOT BOTH GROUPS POTTED:

Call:- “Red & Yellow balls potted”, After nomination. Call:- “Red/Yellow balls in Play”.

BREAK SHOT FAIR BREAK, NO BALLS POTTED:

Call:- “Open Table”

FIRST APPROACH AFTER GROUPS ARE ESTABLISHED:

On the first time only, that a player is in/takes control of the table, after groups have been established. Call:- “Red/Yellow balls in Play”.

ANY STANDARD FOULS DURING A FRAME:

Call:- “Foul, Two Visits”. No further call is made (other than time calls/fouls) until a pot “on” is missed. Then Call:- “Second Visit”. No call is made at the end of this visit.

NON-STANDARD FOULS:

Call:- “Foul”. Then impose relevant penalty and/or await direction from the incoming Player. Add “Open Table”, if no group established.

SERIOUS FOULS:

Call:- “Serious Foul”. Replace any ball(s) moved……….Call:- “Two Visits”. Add “Open Table”, if no group established.

LOSS OF FRAME:

Call:- “Loss of Frame”. Explain reason.

TIME FOULS:

At 30 seconds. Call:- “Thirty Seconds”. This must be called “on time”, even if a player appears to be about to stroke the shot. At sixty seconds. Call:- “Time Foul”, “Two Visits”. Add “Open Table”, if no group established.

TOUCHING BALL(S):

When the cue ball is in contact with any ball(s) “on”. Call:- “Touching Ball(s)”. Clearly point to ball(s) in contact with cue ball.

TIME OUT:

If Time Out is granted or requested by the referee. Call:- “Time Out”. At the end of the Time Out period. Call:- “Time Running”.

TOTAL SNOOKER/FOUL SNOOKER:

After a request from the Player only. Call:- “Total/Foul/Jaw Snooker”, or as appropriate, with “Time Out” calls if necessary.

STALEMATE:

If the Stalemate rule is invoked. Call:- “Stalemate, Re-start of Frame, Same Player to Break”, “One Visit”.

BALL NOMINATION:

Where a Player has a right of ball nomination, after nomination, point to nominated ball and Call:- “Red/Yellow/Black Ball Nominated”.