Look at cue ball or object ball last
Eight Ball is a Billiard game played with a total of 15 object balls numbered 1 through The goal of each player is to pocket all of his or her group of object balls 1 through 7 or 9 through 15 and win the game. You will either play the solid-color balls or the striped balls. You'll establish who plays which at the beginning of the game after the break. You don't pocket the 8-ball until the end of the game. When you have pocketed all your balls, you take aim at the 8-ball.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Cue ball & object ball too close? How to make this tough shot every time
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Mark Selby answers your questions
Almira asked: Hey! I'm from Turkey! I was wondering how can I make snooker more popular and noticeable in Turkey? We don't have any events or competitions here, but, even so, I'm really trying to make it popular.
MS: It's difficult to organise a tournament anywhere, let alone in a country where most of the people have never heard of snooker. One thing that could be done which might give the sport a boost is to try and find one or two professionals who would be willing to come over for an exhibition match.
That can help generate interest and then maybe after a couple of exhibitions you can have an invitational event, and then the ultimate aim is to have a ranking tournament.
Bjornborg asked: Yesterday I was playing snooker and my opponent said ''there is one thing that you do badly - you do not hit the white straight". He added that I have to watch the white when I am on the shot and not the red or colour, is he right? What do you look at when you are on the last swing before taking a shot? MS: Everybody is different, but I look at the white ball just before I take a shot.
Obviously when I go down to take a shot I look at both the cue ball and the object ball but it is the white I concentrate on last. One thing you can do to help improve your accuracy is just put the white ball on the brown spot and hit it up the table and try and get it to come back to the same spot. If you can start to do that consistently then you know you are hitting the white straight. Snooki asked: Could a woman play on the main tour if she was good enough, or is there another tour?
MS: There is a women's tour but a woman can also play on the men's tour if she is good enough. However, like all players, she would have to start at the amateur level and try and work her way up. Urieljanoach asked: How do you mentally prepare for the next shot? Do you do anything special, a focus-ritual or such? Or do you, perhaps, try to shut down all thinking processes. MS: I try and focus on the match as a whole and not on specific shots.
You just need to try and stay concentrated and focused at all times and you cannot be worrying about the next shot. Also, if you focus too much on individual shots then if you have a particularly big shot to play you risk putting too much pressure on yourself, and your game can suffer. Have you got a question to ask Mark? Leave it in the comment box below and he'll do his best to answer it next time.
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The video above was something I started doing in the 90's. I posted this video five years ago that demonstrates perfectly how cueing is separate from potting.. The issue I see with a very high percentage of players who are struggling to get into regular 40 breaks, is that they are simply WAY too focused on 'potting the ball'. That is the purpose of snooker, right?!
Struggling To Be Confident In Your Snooker Aiming & Snooker Potting?
Login or Sign Up. Posts Latest Activity. Page of 2. Filtered by:. Previous 1 2 template Next. Tags: None. Tommy, while I hope senior players and coaches here would comment on that but what I can say is that its not how your friend has told you. You must always look at the potting angle on the object ball while sricking the cueball. If you get down on the shot in the address piosition directly on the line of aim then you should not worry about anything else. Looking at object ball upon strike is also good for improving potting concentration.
How to Play Snooker
One of the things that is not mentioned too much when talking about the fundamentals of playing good pool is where to look. We have the cue ball, the pocket, the object ball and the location we want the cue ball to end up at to focus on. How do we organize our vision to make the most of what we are seeing? The first aspect of vision is for concentration.
Or perhaps you just fancy beating one of your cocky mates a little more than you currently do. The goal? To spread the balls out across the table and, preferably, pot one of them. You can then stay on the table and continue with your break.
Become A Pool Genius By Mastering These 6 Essential Shots
Each ball pocketed on a legal called shot counts one point and the first player to reach the required score wins the match. Players lag to determine who will shoot first. For an opening break shot, the fifteen balls are racked in a triangle with the apex ball on the foot spot. When the balls are re-racked, the apex ball is omitted if only fourteen balls are being racked.
You're welcome to join our Facebook group: Snooker. All you have to do now is pot balls! Knowing how to pot a ball is something you either have or you do not have. Of course practice can help but you really need an eye for it. When walking to the table after your opponent has missed it seems he has left you an easy pot on a straight red followed by an easier black.
Where Should I Be Looking During My Stroke?
I was a high jumper in high school and college. Not a good one. Before I started competing I scissored about 5 feet. Com'on I was a kid for crying out loud. When I joined the high school track team in the coach made me learn the "western roll", and in college I was taught the "belly roll".
This is a great topic for discussion! Of course, this is supposed to be an instructional article, not a thread on a forum. Well, I was just reading a thread of comments on the Main Forum on azbilliards. It started out with someone posting his results and conclusions after doing some experimenting with looking at the cue ball last, just before he shoots the cue ball. His conclusion, after trying it for over 2 weeks, was that he improved his shot making and his cue ball control.
Applying spin to the cue ball
If you are just beginning to use side spin english or are trying to teach a beginner to use it, you have almost certainly noticed that the required aiming is different. Usually the problem is that you need to compensate for squirt sometimes called deflection. The cue ball does not start out moving parallel to the cue stick when you use side spin, but instead moves off that line along some angle that can be as large as four degrees, and the stick needs to be turned the same number of degrees in the other direction to get the aim right. Most players learn to compensate for squirt subconsciously; they just aim over some so the cue ball lands where it needs to.