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09-07-2007, 02:11 PM
I'm still around. Miss you all, I have just been real busy.

My interest in the past year has been in "3 Cushion Billiards" (before seeing it on TV).

I really would like to learn to play the game and how to understand all the angles, diamond system(s), etc., that make a good 3 Cushion Billiard player. I have been to www.caromtv.com (http://www.caromtv.com) It has some pretty good stuff there and did notice a book there called "3 Cushion Billiard Systems" by Sid Banner for $39.95 (too much money for a me at the moment). Plus I'm not sure how good it is anyway.

So if any of you can help me in finding 3 Cushion instructional material online or in book form (for
hopefully less than $39.95) it would be appreciated.

I haven't posted in a long time.
I now live in Kane, PA (in North West Pennsylvania).
See our little town at my site: www.kanepa.org (http://www.kanepa.org)

Still running Christian Pool Players Association, we now have members in 38 states, plus some other countries.
That site is: www.christianpoolplayers.com (http://www.christianpoolplayers.com)

Keep in touch!

Jim "Preacherman"

09-10-2007, 03:42 PM
There is a fellow on this forum by the name of Bob Jewett. If you sift through this forum, you might see some of his postings. He has tons of experience and information about billiards, and he recently was a judge on the Billiards Trick Shot competition on ESPN. The one where Semih Saginer ( The Turkish Prince ) wowwed and amazed everyone with the most spectacular shots I have ever seen. It is really inspiring.

www.sfbilliards.com (http://www.sfbilliards.com)

At the sfbilliards web site, click on the "click here" link where it states miscellaneous files.

09-10-2007, 09:30 PM
You should read Robert Byrne's "Standard Book on Pool and Billiards" (there's also an advanced version). I would also have suggested Hoppe's "Billiards As It Should Be Played", except that Byrne himself has stated that the book drove innumerable students into bowling. No doubt you can track either one down through Amazon. GF

09-18-2007, 06:28 PM
This is a gem but hard to find. Raymond Ceulemans "Mr. 100." Ceulemans, if you're not familiar, has won at three cushion (no this is not a typo) 35 world championships!, 21 of those in a row, and has over 100 titles (thus the name Mr. 100.)

09-18-2007, 09:07 PM
I always liked Robert Byrne's humor. I even got to see him play some. Great author...if Ben Hogan's "Five Lessons" were the "Bible" for many an aspiring golfer....Mr. Byrne's "Standard Book....." set the standards for the way pool/billiards instructional books should be written. It was my "little red book" for some years.....
I always felt though, that he threw in the pool lessons(and they were well presented), so that he could write (and sell) about his real mistress....Billiards.
Mr. 071838 isn't such a bad author himself....