5. Penalties

A player loses a turn and acquires a penalty disc if:

  • The Striker drops into a pocket.
  • The Striker is driven off the table.
  • With a direct strike, the Striker fails to touch any disc.
  • With a direct strike, the Striker touches its own and the opponent’s disc simultaneously.
  • With a direct strike, a player hits his/her own or the opponent’s disc into a blind zone. When it happens, the disc is returned to its original position.
  • With a direct strike, the opponent’s disc is driven off the table. It is returned to its original position.
  • With a direct or rebound strike, one of the player’s own discs is driven off the table.Then, this disc is put in the center of the circle. If the center of the circle is already occupied, the disc is placed on the center line, on the side that it had jumped over. In this case, the disc should lie entirely within the circle with its edge touching the border of the circle. If that point is also occupied, it is put on the next available point in the clockwise direction.
  • If the penalized player has all eight discs on the table, a penalty debt stands until discs are available. It is the opponent’s responsibility to make sure penalty discs are placed as soon as they become available.

Note: The "penalty disc" is put on the center line touching the edge board. If more than one disc needs to be placed, they are placed symmetrically on either side of the center line or as close as possible to the center line without moving any discs. The penalty disc is put out only after the player or the opponent has finished his turn.