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(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge (video) - Small Area Maneuvers: Set 6 of 6

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Billiards Skills Competition Training Program

Here is Today's Test Group Challenge from the book. Several run-outs in a row develops personal confidence when similar maneuvering is needed to run-out to a game win during competition.

PURPOSE:  Pocket the balls in sequence to clear the table.
Start with Ball-in-Hand.

This is from the Small Area Maneuvers (Intermediate & Advanced) Test Groups. Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - Frozen Rail, set 1 (Advanced) Test Group

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Billiards Skills Competition Training Program

Here is Today's Test Group Challenge from the book. This progressive set develops personal confidence when similar shots come up during competition - and define Comfort Zone limitations.

PURPOSE:  Pocket the 1 Ball on each of the the designated attempts - for each layout in the Test Group.

This is the Frozen Rail FRS(1) (Advanced) Test Group. There is also an Intermediate Test Group. Continue reading

(D&E) Drills & Exercises (precision) - Come Back Home: CB 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 precision cue ball control skills.

Suggestions: Start easy with 12:00 (1 tip above center). Proceed with this from slowest possible speed up through Medium 2.
When 12:00 is controlled, use 6:00 (1 tip below center). Proceed with slowest speed through Medium 2 speed.

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 1, Set 7

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball - and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: 12:00, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 1:30 (1/2 ball hit), Soft 3 speed.
  • Cheat:

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 11, Set 5

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball - and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: 1:30, Medium 2 speed.
    12:00, Soft 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 10:30, Soft 3 speed.

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - Be the Safety Battle Warrior

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

(This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.)

A safety battle is an exchange of safeties, each shooter taking his turn at placing the balls in difficult or awkward locations. Such battles usually occur during the end-game when fewer balls are on the table and there is more room to move things around. Continue reading

(S&D) Safety & Defense - Missing-on-Purpose Tactics

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

(This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.)

As you become more able to make good decisions, you are more able to consider consequences. There are situations where you don't want to pocket an easy shot. Doing so would force you to play a layout that you don't want to handle at that time. Since a delay would be better suited to the game conditions, you want to dog the shot. This would be a tactical miss. Continue reading

(FAQ) Should you gamble?

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There are a considerations built into this question. When something of value is at risk, the pressure to play well goes up. It gets worse if the amount lost impacts your lifestyle (the rent money, etc.). Basically, the decision to bet (and how much) on your skill depends on how the loss would affect you. Continue reading

(FAQ) How does someone concede a game?

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There are times when your opponent is shooting the game winning ball and the shot is well within his skills. The shot is so simple, that he couldn't miss if you blindfolded him. In such situations, you want to concede the game and get on with the next. Continue reading

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - An Introduction to the Concept

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

Definitions

Random House Dictionary definitions:
competition - rivalry between two or more persons or groups for an object desired in common, usually resulting in a victor and a loser.

gamesmanship (aka “hustling”) - 1. the use of methods, esp. in a sports contest, that are dubious or seemingly improper but not strictly illegal. 2. the technique or practice of manipulating people or events so as to gain an advantage or outwit one's opponents or competitors.

shark - 1. (v) to obtain by trickery. 2. (n) a person regarded as ruthless. (added) 3. (n) any pool player who wins

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