M5: Deliberately causing any ball or balls to be moved in a manner other than that which may result from playing a normal shot. 

A player picking the cue ball off the surface of the table before dropping into a pocket was guilty of a serious foul, it is not Loss of Frame. 

M6: Deliberately striking the Cue Ball with other than the tip of the cue. 

In the situation where a player taps the cue ball with the shaft of the cue or ferrule in order to give a foul without moving the Cue Ball was guilty of a serious foul, it is now Loss of Frame. 

M7: Deliberately interfering, by word or action, so as to disrupt an opponent's play was guilty of a serious foul, it is now Loss of Frame. 

M8: Points that will be classified as "Breaching the Spirit of the Game" are: 

  • Foul language 
  • Player throwing cue around 
  • Arguing with an opponent, spectator or Referee 
  • Continuously disagreeing with the Referees decision and/or ruling 
  • Repeatedly marking the table (rule U2) 
  • Knowingly and intentionally playing out of turn 
  • Player (or players partner in doubles) breaking down, or putting away, cue [This does not apply to putting away a Breaking Cue]