Effective August 21, 2023, Section 10.10B of the NYGPL, Inc. Guidelines, By-Laws and Rules of Play for 8-Ball is restated as follows:

Rule 10.10B  The table must be immediately racked upon the conclusion of a game.  The table does not have to be racked by the game's referee.  It is permissible for the player breaking to rack for themself.

Effective January 20, 2023, Section 14.1E of the NYGPL, Inc. Guidelines, By-Laws and Rules of Play for 8-Ball is restated as follows:

Rule 3.21 Fouls by Touching Balls:  

Cue Ball before the shot:  Moving the cue ball before the shot, even accidentally, is a foul, with ball-in-hand going to the incoming player.

Numbered balls before the shot:  Inadvertently moving or touching a numbered ball before the shot is not a foul.  The referee will restore the ball to its original position and play continues.

Cue Ball or Numbered balls during or after the shot:  Moving, touching or changing the path of any ball is a foul, with the exception of the normal tip-to-cue-ball forward stroke contact of a shot.  Ball-in-hand is awarded to the incoming player; referee does NOT restore any ball position.


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