1. Players must decide prior to the game whether they are playing call shot or not.
2. A legal shot requires that the cue balls first contact be with an opponentsobject ball. On all shots, player must cause the cue ball to contact an object ball and then either (a) pocket a numbered ball, or (b) cause any numbered ball or the cue ball to contact a cushion. Failure to meet these requirements is a foul. Any legally pocketed ball entitles shooter to continue at the table until failing to pocket an object ball on a shot.
3. If player pockets any opponentsballs on an illegal shot, they are spotted; but if he pockets his own group balls on an illegal shot, they remain pocketed. If player pockets the last ball of his own group, whether or not a legal shot, it remains pocketed and his inning ends.
4. When a players last group ball is legally pocketed, he is eliminated from the shooting rotation. He remains eliminated for the duration of the game unless a foul is committed by a player still in the game; when a player is reinstated due to a foul, he resumes his normal position in the original order of play.
5. When a player has the cue ball in hand behind the head string (as after a scratch) and all balls of all opponentsgroups are behind the head string, the object ball nearest the head string may, at the shooters request, be spotted on the foot spot. If two or more balls are an equal distance from the head string, the player may designate which of the equidistant balls he desires to be spotted.
6. When successive games are played, the order of play for the next game is the same as the order of final elimination in the preceding game (First player eliminated breaks; winner shoots last; others in order of elimination.)