Definition of free ball in English:
The option to nominate any ball as the object ball when snookered as a result of a foul stroke.
- Doherty then finds himself in trouble when a foul gives Hendry a free ball brown, which he slots in.
- James had produced a notable first in the match, a 16-red 135 total clearance that began with a free ball.
- Normally the maximum is 147, but on this occasion Burnett got a free ball as an extra red.