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(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - CB off OB Speed Control, long table (Advanced)

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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:  From the setup, kiss the Cue Ball off the Object Ball and roll the Cue Ball into the target zone.

This is the Cue Ball off Object Ball Speed Control, long table (Advanced) Test Group . There is also an Intermediate Test Group. Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - CB off OB Speed Control, long table (Intermediate)

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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:  From the setup, kiss the Cue Ball off the Object Ball and roll the Cue Ball into the target zone.

This is the Cue Ball off Object Ball Speed Control, long table (Intermediate) Test Group . There is also an Advanced Test Group. Continue reading

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Missing Ball

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

This pool shark combines some delaying tactics with the game of hide and seek thrown in. The hustler only needs to use this a couple times during a match to throw your game focus off kilter. It is rarely the only shark being used against you. But, piled on top of other distractions, it can be one more nail in the coffin of your loss. Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - CB off OB Speed Control:, cross side (Advanced)

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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:  From the setup, kiss the Cue Ball off the Object Ball and roll the Cue Ball into the target zone.

This is the Cue Ball off Object Ball Speed Control (Advanced) Test Group . There is also an Intermediate Test Group. Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - CB off OB Speed Control, cross side (Intermediate)

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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:  From the setup, kiss the Cue Ball off the Object Ball and roll the Cue Ball into the target zone.

This is the Cue Ball off Object Ball Speed Control (Intermediate) Test Group . There is also an Advanced Test Group. Continue reading

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Odd Habits

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

A good hustler can take this shark and become inventive. It is very effective when used in circumstances where there is almost no verbal communications between players. That limitation eliminates most of the sharks that require some sort of conversation. It’s hard to declare these as hustling attempts. And many of these might actually be habits, rather than a sharking effort. That doesn’t mean the effects (your reduced abilities to compete) don’t happen. Continue reading

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Sex Appeal

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

In pool halls across the planet, most (about 60-65%) of the players are of the male gender. There is always the normal competitive spirit that occurs between two opponents. When the dynamics of opposite sexed players are added, it becomes much easier to be a railbird rather than be deeply mired in the close competitive environment of the pool table. Continue reading

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Shockers

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

A shocker shark is any activity designed to destroy your game focus and make it difficult to recover any ability to play effectively. It does this with an action that is a complete surprise. It can be a shock to your sensibilities or to your nervous system. It can even go so far as to be a dangerous threat to life and limb. At its more intense levels, this is a gross violation of the spirit and idea of sports. The lesser shockers often fall within the spectrum of juvenile horseplay. Continue reading

(FAQ) What happens when you apply English (side-spin) to the cue ball?

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English is side spin that the cue tip applies to the cue ball on contact. It can occur only if you hit the cue ball on the left or right side of the vertical center line. FYI, contacting the cue ball on the center vertical line is NOT English. And another FYI, English (British) players call this “side”. My preference is to call it “side spin”. The term is more accurate. If you are talking with any player influenced by the former British Empire (England, Canada, Ireland, India, Australia etc.) the use of “side spin” won’t cause confusion. (It also makes sense to any player anywhere on the planet.) Continue reading