Which number is next in the sequence?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 ,11 ,12 ,13 ,14 ,15 ...
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The sequence continues
with eight, and then stops.
because they are
playing eight-ball, which has fifteen balls, but you're supposed to sink eight last. I guess the game went like this: the first player sank the first seven (solids), but missed the eight. Then the second player got the next seven (stripes). And then got the eight to win. Or, the second player also missed the eight, and then the first player got the eight to win on the next attempt.