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Rules of Carrom

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This is a game popularized by Wayman Crow McCreery of St. Louis Missouri in the 1870s. it was on January 14-31, 1878 when the first three-cushion billiard tournament was held. There are no pockets or openings where the table will sink.

For any shot other than break shots, cue balls may contact other balls first. If the cue ball contacts both objects on a legal stroke then the player will stay playing on the table. However, if the players fail to make contact with another ball then the turn of the player ends there. If the cue ball is in contact with one or both of the other balls, the shoot must shoot away from the balls or balls. 

Another option is the shooter or player must replace the balls in the break position and shoot a break shot. On the off chance that both item balls are inside a triangle region shaped by a corner and a diamond down each rail from the corner, they are to be considered “crotched” balls. The player may score regardless of the crotch region toward the start of the shooter’s inning, or when one, or both, of the item balls, leave the crotch region.

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What happens in Carrom if the ball leaves the table?

If a ball leaves the table, spot them in the following order, the red ball, the cue ball of the offending player, and the cue ball of an incoming player. The first ball will be placed on the foot spot if there are any then the second ball will be placed on the head spot.

Lastly, the third ball is placed in the center spot. However, if the cue ball leaves the table then that will be a foul.

But in cases that the other balls or object balls leave the table then they will be arranged accordingly and the striker or shooter may continue shooting. In some cases, when the ball leaves the table you will lose a turn.