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(FAQ) Got any pool jokes?

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Two shooters play a "4-ahead" race. The first player wins the toss, breaks and runs four games in a row. The second player says he needs a spot. The first player says, "Can't do that. I haven't seen you play." Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - CB Speed Control, Slow (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:  Shoot the cue ball to stop on the designated target area.

This is the Speed Control, Slow (Advanced) Test Group. There is also an Intermediate Test Group. Continue reading

(FAQ) How do you play a cue ball on the rail?

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This is one of the more difficult locations to shoot from. Because the cue ball is so close to the rail, it is impossible to contact the ball with other than a top spin. Draws and any variations are impossible, unless you are an expert in shooting masse shots with a near-vertical stick. Continue reading

(FAQ) You are obsessive about pool when…

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This checklist tell you if you have a pool addiction. If you discover this is a personal problem - good for you!! Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - OB Speed Control (angled), long table (Intermediate) 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:  From the setup, shoot Cue Ball into Object Ball and roll the Object Ball into the target zone.

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

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - CB Maneuvers: Short table Safety Training, Zone 2 (Advanced)

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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:  Kiss the CB off the OB and roll the CB inside the Target Zone.

This is from the CB Maneuvers Test Groups. Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - OB Speed Control (straight), cross side (Intermediate) 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:  From the setup, shoot Cue Ball into Object Ball and roll the Object Ball into the target zone.

This is the Object Ball Speed Control (straight), cross side (Intermediate ) Test Group . There is also an Advanced Test Group. Continue reading

(FAQ) What makes a smooth stroke?

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A good stroke implies following a complete shot routine. The routine begins once a commitment to the shot selection is made. Continue reading

(FAQ) What is Gamesmanship & Sharking?

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Random House Dictionary definitions:
gamesmanship - 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.

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(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - Draw Cue Ball, set 2 (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. Draw the cue ball onto the designated target area.

This is the Draw Cue Ball. set 2 (Advanced) Test Group. There is also an Intermediate Test Group. Continue reading