How to Play 8-Ball: Safety Shots in Billiards


Taking a shot in billiards safety with thesis Is Easy tips, get expert advice on pool and 8 ball in this free video. Expert: Richard Buccola Bio: Richard Buccola Is An entrepreneur and investor. He est aussi owner of the popular food & spirits SEVERAL Establishments in Queens, NY, Including the train PJ’s Bar & Grill, and The Ivy Room. Filmmaker: Richard Buccola

23 comments for “How to Play 8-Ball: Safety Shots in Billiards

  1. messicristiano
    September 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Can you play 2 safety..?I mean after your opponent play safety..can you play safety too??or you have to try a shot?

  2. AndreasRezaAbdi
    September 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Nice Video Thanks !!! Check my Magic Videos 🙂

  3. spudnik2310
    September 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    if he would have tryd to make the shot the cue ball would have rolled to far giving the opposite player a shot, a safety is a safety, not a half attempt to make a ball

  4. spudnik2310
    September 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    if he would have tryd to make the shot the cue ball would have rolled to far giving the opposite player a shot, a safety is a safety, not a half ass attempt to miss a ball

  5. JazzVanSwingman
    September 8, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Safety shots doesn’t work sometimes cause some players have too lucky shots ( :

  6. fergamis
    September 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    @azoldtime09 yeah, but if you call a safety, sink and forefit, and leave an open shot, then you most likely will lose the match. If you call the safety, and hide the cue, you did your job. Hell, if you can sink obj ball without calling safety, and leave for your next shot, that is the idea, right? 😉

  7. azoldtime09
    September 8, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    @SoCalFlya, fergamis, and normanem206, It’s always best to call a saftey, because if you don’t call a saftey, and you pocket the correct ball, without scratching, or fouling, you will be told to shoot again, if you call a safetey, and you sink a ball, then you going to be told to forfeit your turn.

  8. azoldtime09
    September 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    @normanem206, fergamis, and SoCalFlya it’s always best to call a saftey, because if you don’t call a saftey, and you pocket the correct, without scratching, or fouling, you will be told to shoot again, if you call a saftey, and then you sink ball, then you’re going to be told to forfeit your turn.

  9. azoldtime09
    September 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    @fergamis, SoCalFlya, & normanem206 it’s always best to call a saftey, because if you don’t call a saftey, and you pocket the correct ball, without scratching, or fouling, you will be told to shoot again, if you call a saftey, and then you sink a ball, then you’re going to be told to forfeit your turn.

  10. joechance5
    September 9, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Is it possible to get rid of text ? It’s really annoying and in the way of the video. Also, cue ball is spelt with a C, not a Q. Otherwise nice vid

  11. fergamis
    September 9, 2011 at 12:34 am

    @mmcau
    True, but espically in eight ball, safey play is tough, and when it goes wrong, man its ugly lol! Nine ball, safety play can be easy if you look at shots, but if the balls aren’t rollin right for ya either game, or your cueball control isn’t up to par, its lights out!

  12. fergamis
    September 9, 2011 at 12:37 am

    @SoCalFlya
    You can always call a pocket like, he could have called three in the corner, and still played the safe. Good to do if you are planning the safe shot and have a 1/100 chance of making one of the balls on the safe cuz you get to shoot again. Nother BCA rule, which are the rules here is if he called the safe, and the 3 ball went in the corner on a billiard or by chance, the 3 would stay down, but he cannot shoot his next shot. If a ball goes in by chance, not called, it gets spotted

  13. fergamis
    September 9, 2011 at 1:05 am

    @normanem206
    You can always call a pocket like, he could have called three in the corner, and still played the safe. Good to do if you are planning the safe shot and have a 1/100 chance of making one of the balls on the safe cuz you get to shoot again. Nother BCA rule, which are the rules here is if he called the safe, and the 3 ball went in the corner on a billiard or by chance, the 3 would stay down, but he cannot shoot his next shot. If a ball goes in by chance, not called, it gets spotted

  14. normanem206
    September 9, 2011 at 2:04 am

    why do you have to call a safety shot when it is a legal shot?

  15. 5250860
    September 9, 2011 at 2:49 am

    i did a safety shot in a bar pool tournament, there were a bar pool tournament in my last game playing for the champion , theu guy won 2 i won 2 the last match he broke he run out all the balls exept the 8 ball so i played him safe 2 times he gave me ball in hand and i run out the whole table, he got mad he almost killed they called 911 he got arrested and i got the money

  16. SoCalFlya
    September 9, 2011 at 3:33 am

    I thought a safety shot is where you say you are going to do a safety shot, then you make in one of your balls and forgo your next turn

  17. 0111person
    September 9, 2011 at 4:33 am

    why do you have to call safety? arent the rules the same when you make a safety shot? why cant it be a regular shot?

  18. luapakash
    September 9, 2011 at 5:18 am

    @bushputz ok thanks for that, makes sense.

  19. bushputz
    September 9, 2011 at 5:59 am

    luapakash:
    No. Once you call a safety, your turn is over after you shoot the shot.
    You don’t have the option of changing your mind, even if you pocket your ball.

  20. rdm33rd
    September 9, 2011 at 6:40 am

    toinament play

  21. luapakash
    September 9, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Question:
    If i call a safety shot and pocket my ball, but it turns out that the “safety” part of the shot did not work out as planned, do i have the option to continue my turn, or am I forced to to discontinue my turn because I called ‘safety shot’?

  22. MrIAMpeanut
    September 9, 2011 at 7:20 am

    yeah too right

  23. mmcau
    September 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

    people only bitch about safety play because they don’t have the skills to play it.

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