The Valencia Nine Ball League is a nine-ball league open to players of all abilities.

The league takes place twice a week on Mondays at La Catrina Cafe & Rock in Ruzafa. Each season lasts 4 weeks. Entry to the league is €2 per season. There are prizes for first, second and third place.

For more information about the rules and format, see below. For enquiries, contact us at

Nine Ball Rules

On each shot the first ball the cue ball contacts must be the lowest-numbered ball on the table, but the balls need not be pocketed in order.

If a player pockets any ball on a legal shot, he remains at the table for another shot, and continues until he misses, fouls, or wins the game by pocketing the 9ball.

If the 9-ball is pocketed on the break, the breaking player wins the game as long as the lowest-numbered ball (the one ball) is struck first.


The scoring system is as follows:
1 point for taking part in a pool tournament
+1 point for each victory
+2 points for winning a tournament
This means that the total amount of points that can be accrued in one week is 6 points.
Players may elect to take part in the second tournament if they didn’t win the first tournament and there are spaces. If players take part in both tournaments on one Game Night, their score is only counted from their highest scoring tournament of the night. Players may now play in two tournaments per week with the above rules still applicable. Players may spread their two tournaments over two days, playing in the first tournament on Monday and then the first one on Tuesday providing they didn’t win the Monday tournament.
For example, John plays in the first tournament. He reaches the final and loses. He accrues 3 points: 1 for taking part, 1 for winning the first game and 1 for winning the second. John decides to play in the second tournament. This time, he reaches the final and wins. In this tournament, he accrues a total of 6 points: 4 for reaching the final and winning, plus 2 points for the tournament victory. John’s point total for the night is 6 points.