Can you chip the ball in english pool?

Chipping or what is commonly known as "jump shot" in snooker is forbidden.

A jump shot is made when the cue-ball passes over any part of an object ball, whether touching it in the process or not, except:

  • when the cue-ball first strikes one object ball and then jumps over another ball;
  • when the cue-ball jumps and strikes an object ball, but does not land on the far side of that ball;
  • when, after striking an object ball lawfully, the cue-ball jumps over that ball after hitting a cushion or another ball

See a pdf page of the Official Rules of the Games of Snooker and English Billiards at The World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association Limited.

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Tuesday, August 18 2015


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