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Colin
06-09-2004, 08:39 AM
I've found this drill very usefull in teaching beginning players how to control the cue ball and the advantage of playing for 3/4 ball position.

http://www.top147.com/magazine/2004002/images/04060802252317.jpg

You can read the whole article here:
Cue Ball Control Article (http://www.top147.com/magazine/2004002/2004002060802252314.htm)

Let me know if you have any questions.
Colin

dooziexx
06-09-2004, 08:48 AM
Heres a couple of drills that I do daily for cue ball control.

wei table: http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html


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Take ball in hand on the first shot. Shoot balls into any pocket but the cue ball cannot touch a rail or touch any other ball.

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Make a circle with 15 balls in the middle of the table. Take ball in hand and place the c/b in the circle. Shoot balls into any pocket but the cue ball cannot leave the circle or touch any other ball.

Colin
06-09-2004, 10:59 AM
Hi Doozie,
I like your drills. The first one we saw last week, and it is a good challenge.

I used to do the circle of balls drill on a 7 foot table playing English Pool. It is especially good for learning to pot and control the cue ball on knuckled up shots (When you are bridging over another ball). This is a handy skill to have. I imagine it would require a bit of awkward stretching on a 9 foot table.

My drill is more for the people who do not have a thourough understanding of how to move the white around the various angles. Hitting the same shot many times, varying the speed and spin can teach them how to create new angles and send the cue ball via various paths and reach the same spot.

For example: To get to position F on the table, they could do it the following ways:
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1. Follow with right english.
2. Stun through no english.
3. Stun with check (left english)
4. Follow off 2 side rails.
5. Deep draw up and down table.
6. Draw and right side around 3 cushions.
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Learning to play all alternatives with better accuracy can help anyone make position when balls are blocking the prefered pathways.