WPBSA Official Rules Of Snooker Updated

All players should be aware that the WPBSA [World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association] have this month updated the Official Rules of Snooker, please click here (opens in a new window) to view the latest Snooker Rule Book dated 15 July 2021 direct from the WPBSA website.

To view the original post on the WPBSA website, please click here

To view an explanation of the Rule Changes, please click here.

A brief summary of the rule changes is provided below:

UPDATES TO THE RULES OF SNOOKER – 15 July 2021

Page 13, Section 2 Rule 14.
The definition of “Forced off the Table” has changed.

Page 20, Section 3 Rule 4(a) – replace “infringement” with “foul”.
Was: When Black is the only object ball remaining on the table, the first pot or
infringement ends the frame excepting only if the following conditions
both apply:
Now: When Black is the only object ball remaining on the table, the first pot or
foul ends the frame excepting only if the following conditions both apply:

Page 25, Section 3 Rule 10(c) – add “or a penalty”
Was: If a foul is neither awarded by the referee, nor successfully claimed by the
non-striker before the next stroke is made, it is condoned.
Now: If a foul or a penalty is neither awarded by the referee, nor successfully
claimed by the non-striker before the next stroke is made, it is condoned.

Page 32, Section 3 Rule 16.
The Rule “Ball Intentionally Moved” has changed.