eight ball

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eight ball

1. One of the numbered balls used in the game of pool, and the last one supposed to be hit into a pocket. And now, for the win: eight ball, corner pocket.
2. A billiard game in which the winner must hit seven balls into the pockets followed by the eight ball. Pocketing the eight ball before any of the others results in an automatic loss. Here's a pool cue—do you know how to play eight ball?
3. slang One-eighth ounce of an illegal drug (often cocaine or an amphetamine). I scored us some eight balls from my dealer.
See also: ball, eight
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Orcollo, the 2010 World Cup of Pool, 2011 World 8-ball champion and reigning US Open 8-ball titlist, was joined in the winner's bracket by Antonio Gabica, who beat Kuwaiti Omar Alsheen, 9-3, in Group 16 and Jeffrey Ignacio, who bested Sweden's Andreas Gerwen, 9-7, in Group 15.
On Thursday, Raj Hundal of India had both in the World 8-Ball Championships in Fujairah.
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Users can play online games such as 3D 8-ball pool for free.
Going for the last four ball on an open table in the fifth rack, Park overshot the 8-ball by the rail which Corr gamely sank to score.
Fujairah The Etisalat World 8-ball pool championship quarter- and semi-finals will take place today from 1pm onwards at the Fujairah Expo Centre.
Liverpool firm Peradon will manufacture and distribute the cues which can also be used for 8-ball pool while a 9-ball version is being developed for the huge US market.
Selby won the World 8-Ball Pool Championship this summer, so it is a case of two world champions going head-to-head for the right to reach the quarter-finals of the first ranking event of the season.
The Wishaw player, who is playing at the Northern Ireland Trophy in Belfast, is keen to follow in the footsteps of Ronnie O'Sullivan and Jimmy White who have started playing the 8-ball version of the game.
The Cherry had a similar win, disposing of the Courtyard with aplomb, the only difference being that Andy Sullivan started them off on the road to victory with an 8-ball clearance.
A surprisingly sluggish Orcollo took an 8-11 loss to Naoyuki Oi of Japan, while Corteza was eliminated by Qatar's former World 8-ball champion Waleed Majed, 6-11.
So we need to take this further and hopefully we will be able to do exactly that," Ian Anderson told Gulf News on the sidelines of the Etisalat World 8-Ball Pool Championship held in Fujairah.
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