WHAT IS A VALID POINT IN 3-CUSHION

1. USBA-sanctioned tournaments will be governed by the following rules.

2. A three-cushion billiard is valid and is a count of one when the cue ball has touched both of the object balls and has touched one or more cushions at least three times before striking the second object ball. The following illustrate this rule:
(a) The cue ball strikes the first object ball and then strikes three or more cushions before striking the second object ball;
(b) The cue ball strikes three or more cushions and then strikes the two object balls;
(c) The cue ball strikes three or more cushions, then strikes the first object ball, then strikes one or more cushions and then strikes the second object ball;
(d) The cue ball strikes a cushion, then strikes the first object ball, and then strikes two or more cushions before striking the second object ball;
(e) The cue ball strikes two cushions, then strikes the first object ball, and then strikes one or more cushions before striking the second object ball.
(f) A three-cushion count means three impacts. These impacts need not necessarily be on three different cushions to be considered a valid count. A valid count may be executed on one cushion or on two cushions if it is the result of the spin on the ball.
(g) A shot is completed after all 3 balls have stopped moving or spinning.