Pool and Billiards For Dummies

Author: Nicholas Leider

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 394

Practical, step-by-step tips for players of all levels From Snooker to Carom to good-old-fashioned 8- or 9-Ball, Pool & Billiards For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play, covering the variety of the ever-popular games that make up pool and billiards. This hands-on guide discusses everything from the rules and strategies of the games to how to set up a pool room to choosing the right equipment, and is accompanied by dozens of photos and line drawings. See how hard to hit the cue ball and where to hit it, the angle to hold the cue stick and how much chalk to use, how to use a bridge, and how to put spin on the ball Includes advanced pool techniques and trick shots for the seasoned pool sharp With Pool & Billiards For Dummies, even a novice can play like a champion!

Pool and Billiards For Dummies

Author: Nicholas Leider

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 723

Practical, step-by-step tips for players of all levels From Snooker to Carom to good-old-fashioned 8- or 9-Ball, Pool & Billiards For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play, covering the variety of the ever-popular games that make up pool and billiards. This hands-on guide discusses everything from the rules and strategies of the games to how to set up a pool room to choosing the right equipment, and is accompanied by dozens of photos and line drawings. See how hard to hit the cue ball and where to hit it, the angle to hold the cue stick and how much chalk to use, how to use a bridge, and how to put spin on the ball Includes advanced pool techniques and trick shots for the seasoned pool sharp With Pool & Billiards For Dummies, even a novice can play like a champion!

How To Play Pool

A Beginner’s Guide to Learning Pool, Billiards, 8 Ball, 9 Ball, & Snooker

Author: Tim Ander

Publisher: CRB Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page:

View: 212

Take Your Pool Skills to the Next Level and Win Big! Inside How to Play Pool, you’ll discover the rules for many popular variations of the game: Eight-Ball Nine-Ball One-Pocket and Snooker With this book, you can strengthen your pool game with the right posture, physics, and geometry. You’ll learn to execute many different types of shots, such as straight, angled, and spin shots. For example, you’ll learn to combine top/back with left/right spin and get all kinds of impressive results! How to Play Pool explains how you can use your cunning to plan ahead and out-strategize your opponents. You’ll find out why to use just the right amount of force to avoid reflections and “own” pockets. By targeting clumps of balls, you can set yourself up for a great endgame layout. If you pay close attention to the cue ball’s trajectory after it hits the target ball, you’ll set yourself up for shot after easy shot. With these simple and powerful pool-playing tips and techniques, you’ll dominate the table – and the competition! You’ll even learn how to pull off a variety of crowd-pleasing trick shots: Pocketing the Eight-Ball on the Break Jumping Over Obstacles Sinking the 4-in-a-Line Shot Don’t wait – Take the plunge and become a pool shark today with How to Play Pool! It’s fast and easy to order – just scroll up and click the BUY NOW WITH ONE CLICK button on the right-hand side of your screen.

The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards

Author: David G. Alciatore

Publisher: Dr. Dave Billiards Resources

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 274

View: 491

More than 80 principles of the game, presented with 250-plus precisely scaled illustrations and photographs, offer players of all levels a thorough overview of the fundamentals of 8-ball and 9-ball, including grip and stance, basic shots, position play and strategy, bank and kick shots, and advanced techniques such as carom and jump shots.

Byrne's New Standard Book of Pool and Billiards

Author: Robert Byrne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 406

View: 430

An instruction manual for cue games covers the fundamentals of each game, specific shots and techniques, keys to winning, and trick shots

Byrne's Complete Book of Pool Shots

350 Moves Every Player Should Know

Author: Robert Byrne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 356

View: 139

An in-depth compendium of more than 350 pool shots covers everything from tickys and double-kisses to jump shots and diamond systems, providing expert diagrams of lesser-known techniques, in an instructional guide for players of any experience level. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Basic Defense and Safety Fundamentals for Pool and Pocket Billiards

Author: Allan P. Sand

Publisher: Allan P. Sand

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 60

View: 193

There are two classes of pool players in the world. The serious shooter is dedicated to finding ways to gain better control how the cue ball rolls around the table. Most players enjoy pool because, well – it’s fun! This book is written for you guys. This is an introduction to the idea that defensive shooting is just as important as offensive shooting. Here is something to remember: there are no rules that require you to play stupid shots. When you have a table layout with a shot that is too tough, you really do not have to figure out some crazy way that the object ball MIGHT (maybe) get to a designated pocket. How about this as a simple solution? DON’T try to make the shot. Instead, shoot something that prevents your opponent from winning the game. If you do this, your opponent has a difficult situation. You can let him invent silly reasons to miss. You come back to the table with a good chance to win (or get closer to a win). Let him play all offense all the time. You play a few safeties and let him give you the opportunity to win. When this book falls into your hands, there is stuff you can use immediately. Besides the tips, there are techniques, exercises, and a few tricks that help you win more games. Yes, you can even use these to beat better shooters. Consider this book to be the digest version of the Safety Toolbox. A couple of hours of study, combined with some practice table time, and you are suddenly a tougher shooter. Let your opponents use the bar-banger style of calling fantastic hero shots, such as, “5 ball, four rails, off the 7 and into the side pocket.” This book will add some competitive maturity to your playing style. I don’t need to wish you good luck. This book and some of your time is all you need to begin winning more games. And here’s a useful benefit from the book – you don’t have to outshoot your opponent. Simply prevent him from winning.

Byrne's Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards

Author: Robert Byrne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 948

Fully illustrated with hundreds of drawings depicting nearly three hundred and fifty mind-boggling trick shots, Byrne’s Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards will teach you everything from the basic “butterfly formation” to the most difficult and impressive shots. Robert Byrne has scoured classic sources from the past two hundred years as well as his own personal experience and contacts to bring you the most comprehensive book on the subject. Historical anecdotes and context about the origin of each shot accompany the explanations, making for fascinating reading for anyone—from the most inexperienced amateur to the most seasoned expert. Whatever your skills and strengths, pool and billiards master Byrne will teach you the best in trick shots. In hardcover for the first time in nearly thirty years, topics include: Classic shots and variations The wisdom of the ancients, inner secrets, and Byrne’s personal favorites Novelty shots and easy-to-do tricks Stymies, puzzles, and clusters Tube and jump shots Stroke, time, and kiss shots Draw, follow, and massé shots Showstoppers and more! Byrne’s Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards is the definitive guide to the best trick shots that the world’s masters have to offer.

Byrne's Advanced Technique in Pool and Billiards

Author: Robert Byrne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 238

View: 112

The companion book to Byrne's Standard Book of Pool and Billiards - what every pool and billiards player needs to perfect his or her game.

Drills and Exercises for Pool and Pocket Billiards

Table Layouts to Master Pocketing and Positioning Skills

Author: Allan P Sand

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Billiards

Page: 158

View: 352

Learn the quickest ways to: pocket tough shots, predict cue ball paths, enhance position skills, improve table management skills, increase Balls Per Inning (BPI) average, build self-confidence and self-competence.

C.R. Billiards Pool Series

Author: Chris Raftis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 243

C.R. Billiards Pool Series. Chris Raftis, (C.R. Billiards Pool Series), 1993, 7 vol., pap., 70.00 (1-880135-05-1) C.R. Billiards. TEACH YOURSELF POOL ISBN-1-880135-00-0, 1991, 326pp, 187 illus., 74 photos, 5.5 x 8.5, paper, complete coverage, $14.95. CUE TIPS, ISBN-0-9625197-9-0, 1989. 186pp,99 illus., incl. mechanical devices, paper, 5.5 x 8.5, 5.95. TRICKS & TIPS FOR EXPERIENCED PLAYERS, ISBN-1-880135-02-7, 32pp., 52 illus., 8.5 x 11, paper, detailed coverage, Nov. 1992, 5.95. Spiral, ISBN-1880135-09-4, Sept. 1993, 14.95. TRICKS & TIPS FOR EVERYONE, ISBN-1-880135-03-5, 192pp., 100 illus., 5.5 x 8.5, paper, highly visual instructions, Mar 1993, 9.95. TRICKS & TIPS FOR WOMEN, ISBN-1-880135-04-3, 32pp., illus., spiral, instructions for beginners, Sept. 1993, 9.95. POCKET BILLIARD MATH & SCIENCE DIGEST, ISBN-1-880135-06-x, 32pp., illus., spiral, some new material never before published, 8.5 x 11, Sept. 1993, 14.95. THE POOL PLAYERS BIBLE, ISBN-1-880135-07-8, LIBRARY, 320pp., 300 illus., 100 photos, complete treatise, Sept. 1993, 29.95; PAPER, ISBN-1-880135-08-6, 24.95. Libraries & book stores contact: PUBLISHERS DISTRIBUTION SERVICE, 6893 Sullivan Road, Grawn, MI 49637, te. 616-276-5196, FAX 616-276-5197. Trade customers contact: C.R. BILLIARDS, P.O. Box 02903, DETROIT, MI 48202, telephone 313-832-4558, FAX 313-831-2146. Trade Discounts: 1&2 20%; 3-9 30%; 10-35 40%; 36-plus 50%; cartons 60%; 500-plus 70%. I pay S&H. Jobber is BAKER & TAYLOR; wholesaler is CORNHUSKER BILLIARDS, NE., tel. 1-800-627-8888.

How to Play Pool

A Beginner's Guide to Learning Pool, Billiards, 8 Ball, 9 Ball, and Snooker

Author: Tim Ander

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 49

View: 788

Take Your Pool Skills to the Next Level and Win Big! Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Order Now! Inside How to Play Pool, you'll discover the rules for many popular variations of the game: Eight-Ball Nine-Ball One-Pocket and Snooker With this book, you can strengthen your pool game with the right posture, physics, and geometry. You'll learn to execute many different types of shots, such as straight, angled, and spin shots. For example, you'll learn to combine top/back with left/right spin and get all kinds of impressive results! How to Play Pool explains how you can use your cunning to plan ahead and out-strategize your opponents. You'll find out why to use just the right amount of force to avoid reflections and "own" pockets. By targeting clumps of balls, you can set yourself up for a great endgame layout. If you pay close attention to the cue ball's trajectory after it hits the target ball, you'll set yourself up for shot after easy shot. With these simple and powerful pool-playing tips and techniques, you'll dominate the table - and the competition! You'll even learn how to pull off a variety of crowd-pleasing trick shots: Pocketing the Eight-Ball on the Break Jumping Over Obstacles Sinking the 4-in-a-Line Shot Don't wait - Take the plunge and become a pool shark today with How to Play Pool! It's fast and easy to order - just scroll up and click the BUY NOW WITH ONE CLICK button on the right-hand side of your screen.

Pool Billiard Workout PAT Level 3

For Beginners, Advanced Players and Pros

Author: Ralph Eckert

Publisher: Litho-Verlag eK

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 44

View: 135

This book is written by Ralph Eckert, Jorgen Sandman, and Andreas Huber. As a training workbook it is used and recommended by the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) as well as the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA). It includes the official WPA Playing Ability Test (PAT) for advanced to world class players and is far more advanced than the first Pool Billiard Workout and considerably more advanced than the second. There is a section devoted to Technique Training and a third on Training Games. Are you world class yet? Take the Playing Ability Test for LEVEL 3 and find out.

Play Your Best Pool

Secrets to Winning Eight Ball and Nine Ball for All Players

Author: Philip B. Capelle

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 442

View: 914

To round out your complete course in pool you'll find chapters on the mental game, competition and how to improve that will tell you how to think like a winner and compete successfully in tournaments, leagues and money games.

The Everything Pool & Billiards Book

From Breaking to Bank Shots, Everything You Need to Master the Game

Author: Amy Wall

Publisher: Everything

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 304

View: 356

If you want to learn the game of pool and show off your talents to friends, this book provides you with the perfect introduction. It provides you with complete, step by step instruction on holding the cue stick, setting up a shot, rules, and winning strategies of the game.

The Sport of Pool Billiards 1

Techniques and Training based on PAT

Author: Ralph Eckert

Publisher: Litho-Verlag eK

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 175

View: 107

Together with his partners Andreas Huber, Jorgen Sandman and Dirk Schwiewager the author developed the PAT System (Playing Ability Test), a standardized evaluation and training system for pool billiards that has been recognized by the WPA (World Pool-Billiard Association) and the European association EPBF. The player‘s level is checked at regular intervals in a series of tests, for which points and emblems are awarded. This book is written for beginners through to slightly advanced players who want to make their game of pool more professional using the PAT systems and generally have more fun playing (PAT 1). The training units in the book are accompanied by comments from the German national trainer Andreas Huber, a graduate of engineering born in 1969. Andreas is an expert pool billiards player who also helped to develop the PAT System as well as setting up the Dachau Billiards Academy. His tips on how to play in practice draw on a wealth of expertise and experience collected over years as a player and trainer.

The Best Damn Pool Instruction Book, Period!

Author: Ron Schneider

Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 227

View: 620

An instructional book on how to play pocket billiards in a simple and concise teaching format.

Pool Billiard Workout PAT Start

Includes preliminary stage of the official WPA playing ability test - For beginners to advanced beginners

Author: Jorgen Sandmann

Publisher: Litho-Verlag eK

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 62

View: 428

This ring-bound workbook is written by Ralph Eckert, Jorgen Sandman, and Andreas Huber and is used and recommended by the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EBPF) as well as The World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA). It includes the official WPA Playing Ability Test (PAT) for beginners to intermediate players.