What are you suppose to do when someone you are playing is about to shoot the wrong ball in 8 ball?
Do you be nice and stop them?
Do you not say anything at all and let them shoot and then you get ball in hand?
What if it's a friend?
What if it's just league night?
What if it's in league PLAYOFFS?
Or a big National tournament?
What do you do??
What is right or wrong? What is ethical or unethical?
There isn't a correct answer, is there?
During one of my league playoffs, we were on the hill and the other team was making a charge as they were now only slightly behind. My teammate had just fouled and her opponent got ball-in-hand and proceeded to shoot the wrong ball. My teammate stood steadfast and didn't say anything. Her teammates were practically jumping up and down because they could see she was about to shoot the wrong ball.
She shot it.
My teammate said, "foul."
Her opponent stood there at first confused. Then STUNNED. Then cried.... ;(
I had this happen to me hill-hill at ACS Nationals in 8-ball b/c I
didn't put the cueball behind the line. My opponent let me shoot and
told me sweetly (lol) "foul" and ran out for the 7-6 win. It's like a
dagger to your heart.
That player from playoffs, a dear friend of mine, was able to overcome the embarrassment and the feelings of let down of her team and played good for her team the rest of the playoffs.
And I commended my teammate afterwards: "That was a super tough decision there, wow." She shook her head feeling absolutely horrible, "but it's part of the game and we were in a team event" she explained sadly.
What would YOU do?