- May 1, 2011
Yes, if this situation arises....non shooting player, has an obligation to ask their opponent, ''before opponent pulls the trigger''?....are you shooting away? or into the cluster? If they are going into the cluster, call a ref.Just because it is legal to shoot through an object ball that is frozen to the cue ball, does not clear the way for an illegal double hit or push caused by secondary object balls that are in "close proximity". I think that is what you are referring to as a "shovel shot", correct? That would be considered a foul because the push/double hit that is caused by the secondary "close proximity" balls.