3.3 Starting position, cue-ball
- The balls are set up by the arbiter:
a) the red ball on the top spot
b) the white ball of the partner on the bottom spot
c) the second white ball - that of the player - any way the player wants on one of the two starting spots.
- The player who starts the first inning of a match plays with the white ball if there are two white balls (whereby one is spot) or if there are balls of three colours.
- The starting cannon must be played by direct attack on the red ball.
- In the case of a match with sets there is an alteration of the players concerning the beginning of the matches regardless of the number of sets. The players keep the same ball for the entirety of the match.