Calling Procedures for those refereeing frames of blackball pool.

This website provides a summary of blackball rules and links to a blackball rules poster in the form of a PDF file suitable for printing.
There’s also a brief but useful visual guide to the basics of blackball pool rules on the website.

Here we have the referees ‘Calling Procedures‘ for the game of blackball pool.


Upon questioning by a player during a frame of blackball pool the ‘Past Present and Future‘ rule permits a referee to communicate certain information about past or present play.

For example a referee may respond to questions such as these…
“Wasn’t that a foul?” (Past Event)
“Is it my turn to play?” (Present Event)
“What colour am I on?” (Present Event)

A referee will advise a player that referees are not permitted to answer questions relating to a ‘Future Event‘.
Consequently a referee would explain to a player that it is not possible to answer a question such as…
“If I play this shot is it a foul?”

Referee’s instructions can be downloaded as a PDF file for printing.