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Snooker Rules Updates

AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF SNOOKER AND BILLIARDS Written by  Vivek Pathak – Media Officer, IBSF Vivek Pathak – Media Officer, IBSF AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF SNOOKER AND BILLIARDS TO TAKE EFFECT ON AUGUST 12TH 2014 SNOOKER Section 2 … Continue reading

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Cue Ball Striking

If you have followed lesson 1-5 you are ready to strike the cue ball with the right cue action and the correct delivery of the cue to the Cue Ball. This is the most difficult of all the fundamentals to … Continue reading

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The Various Bridges

By now you will have encountered positions on the table where you are unable to place you cue hand with sufficient space for you place your bridge hand at the recommended distance from the cue ball [9”-12”] the following Bridges … Continue reading

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The Proper Stance

The Proper Stance A comfortable stance with perfect balance is what we must aim for. (Nothing less will do) The position of the feet is the most important aspect of the stance for obtaining perfect balance. You will see many … Continue reading

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Proper Shot Alignment

Alignment simply means a straight line drawn through the center of the cue ball, the cue tip, the ‘V’ of the bridge the eyes, the head, and the elbow. This is the ideal alignment and one that is only attained … Continue reading

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Shot Sequence Part 2

[A] With the cue tip close to the center of the cue ball transfer your eyes to the aiming point on the object. [B] As you move your cue back from the cue ball you eyes should be looking at … Continue reading

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The Proper Shot Sequence

We will now look at the sequence from approach to the address of the cue ball and the eventual contact. Step 1: Having picked up the cue correctly and determined the direction you wish to send the cue ball position … Continue reading

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Elbow & Shoulder Position

The reason I have emphasized the importance of the cue grip, the bridge, the stance and the alignment is a means to an end, and that end is, the cue action and the eventual delivery of the cue tip to … Continue reading

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The Proper Cue Action

Hopefully,  you are now ready to strike the cue ball with the right cue action and the correct delivery of the cue to the Cue Ball. This is the most difficult of all the fundamentals to master, and is probably, … Continue reading

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Striking The Cue Ball

The reason the majority of people who play any game on a Billiard Table remain mediocre and never reach their true potential, is because they have never been coached and are therefore not aware of the” Two Unknowns”   1,   … Continue reading

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