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(D&E) Drills & Exercises - Pocket Skills (progressive): Spot Shots (cross side sets)

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This progressive exercise to improve your shooting skills is in the book Drills & Exercises for Pool & Pocket Billiards.

This setup concentrates on progressive pocketing skills. There is no concern about where the CB ends up.

This is a multiple cue ball speed and spin drill. See Cue Ball Speed and Spin Variations. Make sure to observe the cue ball action (path from OB, any rail action, etc.) until it stops. You need to remember the results when you are in competition. Continue reading

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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 10 - several calamities

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At it's most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from "The Art of War" is provided with how it applies to the competition between opponents.

This segment is from:

Chapter 10 - Terrain

Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes....

(If this is the first post you've seen, read the AWAP Introduction & instructions post.)

This information considers how battlefield strategies and tactics can be used to win more games. If this seems interesting, read these AWAP posts.

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(TML) Table Map Library - Q5 to A9 long

For information on the Table Map Library, how it works and how the information was researched - read "Table Map Library - Introduction"

CB location (Q5), Target Diamond (A9 long)

Practice this TML pattern on your table until each one becomes a known and trustworthy shot. Continue reading

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(D&E) Drills & Exercises - Pocket Skills (progressive): Center Spot Shots (all angles sets)

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This progressive exercise to improve your shooting skills is in the book Drills & Exercises for Pool & Pocket Billiards.

This setup concentrates on progressive pocketing skills. There is no concern about where the CB ends up.

This is a multiple cue ball speed and spin drill. See Cue Ball Speed and Spin Variations. Make sure to observe the cue ball action (path from OB, any rail action, etc.) until it stops. You need to remember the results when you are in competition. Continue reading

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(FAQ) What kinds of drills can improve your game?

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Once you have learned the basics skills and developed a decent stroke and have some ability to play position - where do you go from there? There are a lot of answers. One of them is the practice of various types of drills. Drills have a specific purpose. The ball setups are constant, usually identified with paper reinforcement rings or positions identified along the diamond lines (up/down, and sideways). Continue reading