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(FAQ) Why do pool players love pool?

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There are may aspects and elements of this game that almost defy description and definition. There is such a variety of complexity, and difficulty to a seemingly simple playing field. Yet, people’s lives have become entangled in the effort to jubilantly demonstrate greater mastery of the battle field over your opponents. Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge – CB Speed Control, Fast (Intermediate & 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, Fast (both Intermediate & Advanced level) Test Group. Continue reading

(FAQ) How do you do a half-table length draw shot?

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When you are leaning how to draw, you know that the cue tip must be lowered so that the tip will contact the ball below the horizontal center line. This explanation excludes power draws and is useful for draws of around 3 to 6 diamonds when shooting at an object ball up to 2 diamonds away. Continue reading

(FAQ) Why is luck a big part of pool?

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Sometimes you hear a player say something similar to, “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all.” This kind of statement usually occurs after a bad roll, a scratch, a missed shot, or just plain less than expected ball behavior. Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge – CB Maneuvers: Long 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

(FAQ) How can you reduce miscues?

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Miscues occur when the cue tip contacts the cue ball and does not “grab”. When that happens, the tip slips off of the cue ball which then travels in strange directions. There is a certain sound that accompanies the miscue. If there are others around, everyone will look at you. The only way to get them to look away is to pretend it wasn’t you. Continue reading

(FAQ) How can you handicap 8 Ball with a friend?

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Here are some suggestions where the weaker player can still bang away at his best speed, and the stronger player (in this example is you) has to follow one or more of these restrictions. Playing straight up is too lopsided and the fun of playing quickly fades.

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