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(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 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

(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

(D&E) Drills & Exercises – Pocket Skills (progressive): Frozen 2 D to pocket (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 progressive pocketing skills. There is no concern about where the CB ends up.

This is a multiple cue ball speed and spin drill. See Cue Ball Speed and Spin Variations. Make sure to observe the cue ball action (path from OB, any rail action, etc.) until it stops. You need to remember the results when you are in competition. Continue reading

(D&E) Drills & Exercises – Double 3 Ball Runout Game (horizontal), version 3 of 4

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This progressive exercise to improve your playing skills is in the book Drills & Exercises for Pool & Pocket Billiards.

Purpose: Runout all the balls on the table. Set the sequence before running the balls. Any failure, reset balls and start again. Continue reading

(D&E) Drills & Exercises – Around the World Game – Doubles, Set 1 of 5

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This progressive exercise to improve your playing skills is in the book Drills & Exercises for Pool & Pocket Billiards.

Purpose: Runout all the balls on the table. Set a target marker to preselect the next CB location on pocketing the OB (piece of paper, coin, chalk, etc.) Continue reading

(D&E) Drills & Exercises – Cross Side Kicks, Set 4 of 4

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This progressive exercise to improve your shooting skills is in the book Drills & Exercises for Pool & Pocket Billiards.

This is a simple center ball hit. This drill dis designed to teach adjustments for the first rail contact point, based on the cue ball position on the table.

Take some time to dial in the correct contact point. Then experiment with different slow and medium speeds. It’s a good idea to shift the cue ball up and down one or two ball widths. This helps you dial in the small adjustments. It is VITAL to know how to consistently succeed with one rail kicks. (Not to mention a discouragement for your opponent to attempt hidden ball safeties.) Continue reading

(D&E) Drills & Exercises – Double Groups (side pockets) Runout Game, version 4 of 4

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This progressive exercise to improve your playing skills is in the book Drills & Exercises for Pool & Pocket Billiards.

Purpose: Runout all the balls on the table. Decide the sequence before running the balls. Any failure, reset balls and start again. Continue reading