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09-22-2002, 11:28 AM
Ok i have been using this pattern on and off for a year now,(dont know the name) i start at the 1 ball and shot them in order changing the set up at times.

Does anyone have any other patterns i can use?
Please use WIE table formatt http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/

Cueless Joey
09-22-2002, 11:44 AM
Have fun.

09-22-2002, 12:10 PM
John Brumback suggested this pattern as a good practice for a lot of 'standard' shots. Up and downs, shape off the rails for center table, better than average speed control, and long cuts.

Start with BIH

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09-22-2002, 03:50 PM
Hi nAz:

Here are some six and nine ball patterns drill I've developed that are variations on a single theme. They all start with BIH. It can be performed starting with two balls. The highest ball is preferably the nine ball or the eight ball if your practicing with eight ball in mind. This reinforces a subconcious familiarity with shooting at the money ball to successfully end the run. The balls are placed even with the diamonds or 1/2 diamonds for repeatability and to ingrain into memory the angles to the pockets using the built in reference points on the table.


The balls are placed in order around the table, one ball per pocket, one diamond out from the pocket lengthways and widthways. This is called this the One Diamond Clockwise Six Pack. START(%AH7H7%B[3H6%Cn3H3%Dm8V2%E[5V2%IH9V4%PK0Q4)END

You change the direction of the balls and it becomes the One Diamond Counter-Clockwise Six-Pack.

You can start off easier by using the Half Diamond Six Pack where the balls are a half diamond out from each rail. START(%AE7F0%B[6E9%Cp4E9%Dp5X9%E[2X9%IE6X8%PH6M5)END

You add three balls in the middle on the foot, middle, and head spots and it becomes the nine-pack. Again, you can reverse the rotation. This is The Half Diamond Nine Pack: START(%AF0F6%BF0X5%C[4X2%Do6X6%Ep5E4%F[4F1%GO1O5%H[3O5%Ig8O5%PN6G8)END

You can shift all the balls one position so the one ball in front of the side pocket. This is the Shifted Half Diamond Counter-Clockwise Nine Pack. START(%A[6F0%BE4E9%CE8Y1%D[2Y2%Ep5X6%Fp7E8%Gg7O2%H[3O5%IO2O5%PN6G8)END

Then there is the self explainatory One By Two Diamond Shifted Counter Clockwise Six Pack. START(%A[3H7%BO0H6%CO1V4%D[2U9%Eg5U6%Hg6H9%P]0O9)END which provides practice in making balls that are farther away from the pockets.

For practicing getting whitey from one end of the table to the other, one can rearrange the order of the balls to form the Criss-Cross Six Pack, shown here in the standard clockwise One Diamond Version: START(%AH4H1%Bm9H3%CH8V7%Dm5V5%E[5H7%I\1W0%P]0O9)END

You can make up your own variations. For instance, this is The One Half By Two Counter Clockwise Shifted Nine Pack. (trademark pending)START(%A[6F0%BN7E9%Cg7Y1%Dg8E7%EN9Y2%F[4X7%GN8O2%H[6O5%Ig5O5%P]6J5)END

If you can't run all the balls, start with reduced number of balls until you can make them all and then add a ball. For instance, this is the basic Half Diamond Counter Clockwise Shifted Four Pack.


09-22-2002, 04:32 PM
Here's one that Scott Lee showed me. The outside balls go one inch off the rail. You can start with ball in hand anywhere. I normally start as shown. Try to pocket all 13 balls. You cannot shoot combinations, and cannot hit any balls with the cueball after your shot. If you commit a foul, you start over. (A very good position play exercise.)


09-22-2002, 04:53 PM

How about this old favorite? Whats the least number of shots you need to use to make all fifteen balls? =TB


09-22-2002, 05:19 PM
Try this, in rotation, it's a bear.START(


09-22-2002, 06:41 PM
Thank you one and an all. there are some intresting patterns above and i will print them and try them thank you.

Now im off to refomat HD and try to install win XP pro, hopefully i can do this in the next 2hours ,im a comp. geek should take me a few min. not!

09-24-2002, 08:07 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Anonymous:</font><hr> Try this, in rotation, it's a bear.START(

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Nice pattern ANON. i still havent got through it.

TomC that one works out well

Stickman your patten has to be shot in rotaion?

TomB i want to see you run one of of your pattern tonight at Platinums

09-24-2002, 09:01 AM
Are you supposed to shoot the 13 balls in any particular order?


09-24-2002, 10:24 AM
No order, just don't touch another ball with the cueball, don't miss, and no combinations. It's really a kind of fun drill.

09-24-2002, 10:29 AM
That looks like a good drill, but even better if all the balls are pocketed in the two lower pockets. I'd start with the c/b above the second diamond for the latter, but it can be done other ways as well. The 10 and 11 open up the run but I wouldn't shoot either first.

09-24-2002, 10:43 AM
Rod, I normally start with the 10 in the corner, stop, 9 in the side, stop, 11 in the corner, stop, and work from there. /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif A person could specify using only the corner pockets, that would add a little more challenge, if the drill weren't challenging enough.


09-24-2002, 10:49 AM
Jim, that would be the best way as I see it for random pockets.