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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) – Group 7, Set 11

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: 4:30, Medium 3 speed.
    1:00, Soft 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 1:00, Medium 1 speed
  • Cheat: 10:30, Medium 1 speed.

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) – Group 7, 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: 1:30, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 2 speed.
    7:30, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 9:00, Soft 3 speed.

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(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge – Small Area Maneuvers: Set 5 of 6 (Intermediate & Advanced layouts)

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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

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) – Group 4, Set 4

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, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: Stun, Medium 1 speed.

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) – Group 11, Set 10

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, Soft 3 speed.
    1:30, Medium 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 10:30, Soft 3 speed.
    6:00, Medium 3 speed.

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(FAQ) What are some different tournament formats?

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There are lots of ways to have fun shooting pool. Tournaments are an excellent test of personal skills and courage. They can be a simple quickly assembled challenge among friends, a semi-formal arrangement run by the local pool hall or neighborhood bar – or even the more formal qualifiers or sponsored regional tournaments.

Formats will vary among the different venues – and the personal preferences of whoever is the designated tournament director. Here is a brief description of some common tournament formats and how they are put together. Continue reading

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool – Chapter 8 – roads which must not be followed

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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 8 – Variation in tactics

There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, …

(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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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool – Chapter 10 – five possible developments

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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 – Attack by fire

In attacking with fire, one should be prepared to meet five possible developments …

(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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(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge – Straight-in Shots (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 SIS (Advanced) Test Group, There is also an Intermediate Test Group. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) – Group 4, Set 6

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

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