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Carom Billiards:  Around the World Patterns Patterns~ Allan Sands

Three-cushion Carom Billiards From the book “Carom Billiards:  Around the World Patterns Patterns” Group A: Short Leg into Long Rail, Group 1, Shot A1b Starting layout For this shot, this is how the balls are laid out on the table. With the cue ball at the lower left corner of the table, the other balls

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A Pool Instructor’s Journey – Build the Foundation ~ Tanner Pruess

A Pool Instructor’s Journey – Build the Foundation Fellow pool enthusiast – let me take the time to share my background as we begin this journey to continually improve your skills.  My name is Tanner Pruess and I was born in South Dakota, a haven for bar-table pool. Growing up with a long line of established

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The Secret of the Half-Ball ~ Bill Smith “Mr3Cushion”

Bill Smith “Mr3Cushion” has been one of the top players in the country for all of his 40 year career as a professional 3 Cushion player. He can teach as well as he played and brings us a great opportunity to this great game.   The SECRET of the Half-Ball The Half-Ball Aiming System THE

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Popular Billiard University Summer Boot Camps Concluded for 2018~ Dr Dave Alciatore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dr. Dave Alciatore Email: info@BilliardUniversity.org Phone: (970) 482-8229 PRESS RELEASE The Popular Billiard University Summer Boot Camps Concluded for 2018 July 17, 2018 (Fort Collins, CO): The sixth annual Billiard University (BU) Summer Boot Camps wrapped up the weekends of July 6-8 (Overview Course) and July 13-15 (Advanced Course). This year’s

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Raise your skill level ~ The Monk (Tim Miller)

When you study my concept in teaching you will find that I focus on skill development. I can show you a shot and you will know it before you build the skills for the shot, so I spend most of my workshop and private lessons time on skill development. I want you to return to

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Threes. ~ Jacqueline Karol {Instructional}

Here’s an exercise you can do with someone you want to teach or learn from to increase run out percentages. It will help you be specific and get endless specific examples. Most players know that they need to play three balls ahead. They may also already be able to get the cue ball where they

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Searching For My Game. ~ Rosanna Ramirez

I have been playing the game for about eight and a half years now. I guess I could say that I am a decent player. Graphic Designer by day, Pool Player by night (Ha. Almost sounds like the secret identity of a superhero.) I have played (for the most part) in the VNEA and BCA

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Practice and Preparation. ~ Darren Appleton {Part 2 of 2}

This is part two of Darren Appleton’s article on practice and tournament preparation. Part one covers practice in general, and part two is specific to readying for competition. Usually while practicing for a tournament, let’s say U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship, I practice 9-ball for a week. I play mainly against the ghost and play five

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Practice and Preparation. ~ Darren Appleton [Part 1 of 2]

My first article covered mainly fundamentals and basics, which are key. We will now cover how to practice and prepare for competition. First off all, once you have your fundamentals down and are shooting balls into the pockets, the rest should be pretty basic. Cue ball control is key. So. Practice and preparation for tournaments.

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Stroke Drill. ~ Tim “The Monk” Miller

This is a drill from The Monk, designed to hone your stroke with the purpose of running as many balls as possible. Look for 100% success with this, lesson thirteen. The shot on the five ball calls for a strong determined stroke. You cannot be shy about slamming this ball into the corner pocket and

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