When does a frame officially begin?

Posted by bmedia on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A frame begins after the point or points have been determined at the end of the previous frame.  A player has one minute to put the pallino in play.  It is customary to roll out the pallino as soon as possible so that games proceed without wasting time.  If players cause delays in the game they will be given a warning by an official.  The USBF Open Rules state:
“If an official issues a one-minute warning and delays continue, the “burned ball” rule should be placed in effect and one of the offending player’s balls will be removed from the court.”

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