Ball off the table...
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1. During a recent
tourny the ball bounced off the table hitting \"the black\"
2. Hello, As I researched
the rules of the game, I came across your Web site -- www.foosball.com/learn/rules/
(please use this link
for the rules now, the other is old.)-- and ran into a discrepancy
between your rules and the rules written in my brochure from Sportcraft.
Your rules state that a "Ball off the table is given to the team
last scored UPON." Sportcraft states that the ball -- an Out of
Play Ball (leaves the playing field) -- is returned to play with a serve
by the team which originally served the ball. How do I determine which
rule I should follow?
1. Howdy Scott,
The trick is if the ball hits the edge of the side rail on the top. We are unable to figure if it hit the inside, or the top. So we use this rule of thumb, if the ball hits the corner 1 time and comes back in, that is okay. If the ball hits the edge 2 times, it must have been the top so it is out of play.
2. Ok, there is some semantics confusion
here. The reason for this rule is to definitively say who serves the ball
after the ball goes off the table. Both of these wordings, 'team last
scored upon' or 'team which originally served the ball' are the same thing, just
said differently. Here is the trick of it. Lets say team A scores so
team B serves the ball. Here are a couple of scenarios:
-stacey, foosball.com staff and certified official.