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Noles20
10-10-2012, 09:43 AM
I just got my first table and I play mostly at night after my kids go to bed. Is there a good game that is meant to be played alone? I have just been playing 8 ball and playing both sides myself. Thanks in advance.

Webbs Billiards
10-10-2012, 10:11 AM
When I'm alone,

I sit one ball on the edge of each pocket and one on the spot. Starting at the head of the table, I try to sink them, in the least number of shots. This game requires alot of English, so its good practice. Yet any ball configuration you set up will help you.

Webb's Billiards Supply
sales@webbsbilliardssupply.com
Facebook.com/webbsbilliardssupply

waydee
10-11-2012, 11:01 PM
Play Fargo,it's a great skill builder and will make you thik instead of just banging balls around.Check out the youtube video.
www.youtube.com/user/FargoBilliards
Wayde

Noles20
10-12-2012, 06:01 AM
Play Fargo,it's a great skill builder and will make you thik instead of just banging balls around.Check out the youtube video.
www.youtube.com/user/FargoBilliards
Wayde

Thanks. I will check it out after work!

Ralph Kramden
10-12-2012, 02:45 PM
I just got my first table and I play mostly at night after my kids go to bed. Is there a good game that is meant to be played alone? I have just been playing 8 ball and playing both sides myself. Thanks in advance.

Some practice games... http://sites.google.com/site/poolandbilliard/Home

TomHay
10-13-2012, 06:05 PM
I just got my first table and I play mostly at night after my kids go to bed. Is there a good game that is meant to be played alone? I have just been playing 8 ball and playing both sides myself. Thanks in advance.

A good game is one we used to call Skin Pool. You put the Cue Ball on the front spot. You put a regular ball on back spot with a regular ball like two fists to the left of it and another 2 fists to the right. You hit the regular ball, usualy the middle one into the cue ball trying to make that ball you hit go into say the right or left hand corner. If you make it you play either one of the other balls into where the cueball ended up so that ball will go into a called pocket. If you make all three with no misses, thats game. If you miss you spot whatever balls were made back where they started, you need to make all three in a row for game.

This is helpful for learning position play as the balls being hit are like your cue ball and it gets you up to speed on what the English will do when playing other games. I doubt there is a YouTube on this, you would have to find a pretty old man that would know this game,

Bowmer
10-23-2012, 01:02 PM
I always play alone..... besides the guy rackin 'em... until he gets tired of not getting to shoot and quits LOL

PaulieB
10-23-2012, 07:45 PM
I doubt there is a YouTube on this, you would have to find a pretty old man that would know this game,

Gosh, I'm still looking, but I still can't find an old man that I consider pretty.

acedonkeyace
10-27-2012, 01:42 PM
Anyway, this is a great way to improve your cue ball control, stroke, and shot selection. Anyway, you can play alone and just pick 10 shots and add up the total and then put on a board an All Star Round, with those 10 shots, what the highest score was with a possible, MAX of 50 points.

Then when your friends come over you can challenge each other to a round or they can try to shoot those 10 shots and post a higher Top Score.

Good Luck

Mike

sysiphus
08-21-2013, 02:40 PM
Put one ball at the lip of each pocket, with one on the spot inside the rack (at the point of an 8-ball rack). Set your order before taking the first shot. Pocket all loose balls without hitting the rack. Once all 9 of them are in, remove the rack and sink the 10th.

DrGonzo
09-27-2013, 09:27 AM
When I'm alone,

I sit one ball on the edge of each pocket and one on the spot. Starting at the head of the table, I try to sink them, in the least number of shots. This game requires alot of English, so its good practice. Yet any ball configuration you set up will help you.

Webb's Billiards Supply
sales@webbsbilliardssupply.com
Facebook.com/webbsbilliardssupply

What's your lowest number? I've done the balls over the pockets in 3...so I imagine 4 with the ball on the spot.

Donny Lutz
09-28-2013, 09:11 AM
I just got my first table and I play mostly at night after my kids go to bed. Is there a good game that is meant to be played alone? I have just been playing 8 ball and playing both sides myself. Thanks in advance.

Use your imagination to make up games. Using your imagination cultivates and nourishes your imagination. As you progress, you'll realize that imagination is what makes a great strategic player.

As an instructor I tell students not to try and memorize everything I say or copy everything I do.

I try to get them to think about pool in ways that allow them to progress on their own. In other words, things as simple as looking for alternatives to every first choice in shot selection. To look at shots from different angles. To plan ahead.

No teacher can teach every shot that will come up in a player's future. I try to teach them how to approach every shot with analysis and imagination.

Dan_B
07-02-2014, 06:08 PM
I just got my first table and I play mostly at night after my kids go to bed. Is there a good game that is meant to be played alone? I have just been playing 8 ball and playing both sides myself. Thanks in advance.

yep, try this.

Grab a spare cue and some masking tape.
Place the cue over the galley portion of the table with the cue tip atop of a rail sight.
Eye ball or measure 3 equal spaces between the rails and mark with masking tape a couple inches long wrapped around the cue.
You now have a straight 2 or 4 ball rack.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/CueRack1a.jpg

rack #273 | rack strength 3. Align this rack as shown on the "in" sight with object balls on the inside, closest to the side pocket.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/First_rack.jpg

Place an 11" piece of masking tape atop the table and draw 10 boxes spaced equally apart. Fill in your choice of rack and mark down its strength.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/First_rack_S.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/First_rack_St.jpg
Your ready to go.
Notice 2 things; the center line and the out of bounds line.
Play begins with ball in hand between the outer edge of the object balls.
The Objective; pocket all 4 balls without a miss for a perfect score.
The cue ball must always finish in bounds of the object balls for play to continue.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/First_rack1.jpg
Lets shoot.
I'll go with the 1ball. Made it with not the best shape.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/First_rack1a.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/First_rack1b.jpg
Slash and fill in upper left of the first square (rack/frame) for one point.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/First_rack_S1.jpg
Went for a slight cut on the 2-ball and missed.
The object ball finishing closer to the center line is the new Out of Bound line for that side of the table.
Staying in bounds on a missed shot play continues.
Can not miss 2 shots in row for play to continue.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/First_rack1c.jpg
Mark - an open slash as a miss on the 2nd ball shot.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/First_rack_S2.jpg
My next shot will be the 2 in the corner, easy enough.
Cue ball must finish between the 4 and the 8 for play to continue.

I'll finish this in next post, reached 10 image limit.

Dan_B
07-02-2014, 06:12 PM
continuing,

http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/First_rack1d.jpg
Not good. +1 -2 = 0
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/First_rack_S3.jpg

on to the next frame...

Dan_B
07-03-2014, 09:14 PM
Choice of the next rack is,
rack #277 | rack strength 3. Align this rack as shown.
Mirror a in/out rack at the inside sight on opposite sides of the table.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13539
Mark/update the score board.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13538
I'll go with the 4-ball
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13536
Pocketed the 4-ball with good shape.
I'll take the 2-ball for my second shot.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13537
Mark it down.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13541
Made the 2-ball with good shape on the 1.
The table cleared of object balls on the one side - "it" has no Out of Bounds.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13542
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13540
This shot sets up well for shape on the 8-ball.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13543
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13545
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13544

reached the image limit...

Dan_B
07-03-2014, 09:23 PM
...continuing,

wow, over did it on my intended finish(shape), however I'll take it.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13546

http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13548
Made it. Making the 4th ball without a miss is important
8 points and it keeps the frame open for points from the next rack.
So, do not fill anything yet.
This frame right now is worth 1+2+4+8= 15 points.

http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13549

on to the 3rd frame...

Drawback
07-04-2014, 04:52 PM
I play a lot of pool by myself out in the shop. I start my session with 3 racks of break-and-run all balls with a penalty of 2 balls for missing a shot and 3 balls for a foul.

Then I play three games of scatter-and-run which is just like above only I simply don't rack the balls, just scatter them all over the table before beginning. Same penalties.

If I've got a lot of time, I play the game "Couples" which I made up due to being bored with 8-Ball runouts. Look under this "Cuesports: Rules & Strategies, "Couples" for the rules.

I'll warn you ahead of time, "Couples" is not for the faint-heart-ed ;) and it's an excellent way to train for shapes.

I intentionally made the game difficult to deal with boring sessions.

Dan_B
07-05-2014, 03:05 PM
I'll go with the same as the last frame,
rack #277 | rack strength 3. Align this rack as shown.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13574
Mark it up.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13575
I'll go with the 1-ball.
All it takes is a nice little pop-draw - pushing to my left for
shape on any of the 3 other Object balls.
Up to you if you want to keep in mind that
your working on a perfect previous frame -
adding to it with this shot.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13576

:smile:

Dan_B
07-05-2014, 03:54 PM
OK, I'll go...
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13577
Perfect, having good angle on all 3 remaining balls.
When ever you can; clearing one side of the boundary's
is a good thing - more playing room.
I'll take the 8.
BTW **CALLED POCKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED**
A look from the other side
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13578
No problem
4-ball is closer to the center line making it Out of Bounds.
1+2=3. So for thats 3 more points added to the previous frame.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13580
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13582
Have great shape on the 2
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13581

http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13583
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13585

Looking good... If, your not sure on this shot you
could take the points 1+2+4=7 adds to the previous frame.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13584

well... out of image space.

Dan_B
07-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Nothing to this
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13586
Mark it down, 2 "strikes" in a row - for lack of a better term on a perfect frame.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13587
There's 15 in the previous frame and another 15 here, post 30 in the second.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13588

On to the fourth

2 in a row, feeling good so I'm going to press a little bit -
tightening up my line strength,
rack #164 | rack strength 2 1/2. Align this rack as shown.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13589
Mark it down.
On the rack strengths and the line strength – It is the second
measurement of the game. Overall you want a high point total
with a low “tight line”. If you are challenging your line with
someone else, the difference in the line strength has
additional point value when totaling the final score.
There is a 4.5 point value on every 1 degree of rack (line) strength difference.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13590

http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13591


I be back...

Dan_B
07-07-2014, 06:05 PM
OK, I'm ready. Looks easy enough... go with the 4
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13597
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13598

http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13599
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13600

http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13606
Needed a little more on that.
Bank it or cut it and; should I BANK my points?
For me 50/50 on this shot.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13607
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13602
I'll cut it.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13601

humm...

Dan_B
07-07-2014, 08:02 PM
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13603
Mark down your misses, they're easy to forget if you let it go.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13608

http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13604

http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13605
If I were to of scratched their it would of been an
additional -2 point deduct.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13609
Because of, not, BANKing my points, this frame scores 1+2+4-1-1=5.
Add 5 points to the previous frame of 15 +5
adding 20 points to the 3rd frame - totaling 50
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13610
Add the 5 points in the fourth
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13611

to the fifth...

Dan_B
07-11-2014, 05:16 PM
The fifth.
Choice of this rack, is,
rack #268 | rack strength 2 1/2. Align this rack as shown.
Similar to the previous rack however, with a tighter pattern
closer to the pockets.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13638
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13639
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13640
Mark it up.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13641
I'll take the 1.
BTW, you can have a separate bet on the yellow ball.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13642
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13643
That'll work..
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13646
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13644
I'll put low touch on the 8.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13645
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13650

Geeesh, out image & album space, humm...

Dan_B
07-11-2014, 06:11 PM
...finishing the fifth.

http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13649
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13647
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1870&pictureid=13648
Easy follow on the 4 into corner with cue ball off of the rail.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13650
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13651

http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13653
This will work.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13652
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13654
A run, 1+2+4+8 = 15 points for this frame plus the 6th.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13655

http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13656

the sixth >>

Dan_B
07-13-2014, 09:23 AM
The sixth,
Choice of the next rack is,
rack #153 | rack strength 2. Line strength in the sixth is 16.
Align this rack as shown.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13667
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13666
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13665
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13668
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13671
I'll go with the one,
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13669
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13670
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13672
Could of pushed over a-little more; the 8 will squeak thru though.
The 4 is tempting; would need the push/draw to be real good
for it to work on the 2 or the 8. Keep in mind you must finish in the
open side of the 8.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13674
I'm going with the 8.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13675

Dan_B
07-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Finishing the sixth,
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13676
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13673
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13677
That'll work... Even though the 2 is in further it is the best way to go.
Carom out off the rail.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13678
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13684
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13679
No problem.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13683
perfect, 15 points plus the seventh.
Add this 15 to the fifth's 15, making it 85 in the fifth.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13685

next...

Dan_B
07-13-2014, 05:16 PM
Choice of the next rack is,
rack #19 | rack strength 1 1/2. Align this rack as shown.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13693
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13694
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13695
This rack would put the line strength at 17 1/2 in the 7th.

I'll go with an opening bank shot; you could do a break
shot trying to set up for easier follow up shots or possibly
pocketing an object ball.
Keep in mind that you must finish in the play area.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13687
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13686
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13688
Not much choice here.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13689
I've already lost my chance to run out a perfect frame, so,
every object ball has a 2 shot possibility. I could 2 rail the
4 into the 2-ball rack on the other side finishing the cue ball
in the middle of the table. However,I'll go with an soft cut on
the 4 into the corner leaving the cue ball in the middle of the table.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13690
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13691
So much for a soft shot, a little luck would of been to of hit
the 1, 8 rack head on for a break out with the cue ball finishing in.
This Frame Is Over
THERE IS NO PENALTY (no minus points) FOR GOING OUT BOUNDS.
Mark this with an underscore mark outside of the box.

This frame scores -1+1+2=2; Having a "strike" in the previous frame (6th),
the sixth receives no 7th frame points. Sixth frame points of 15 are added,
giving it, the sixth 100 points.
Add the 2 points in the 7th.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/picture.php?albumid=1874&pictureid=13697

on to the important eighth...

Dan_B
07-14-2014, 05:41 AM
Choice for the eighth rack is,
rack #279 | rack strength 3. Align this rack as shown.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack.jpg
Duplicate the in/out rack at the inside sight on opposite
sides of the table.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack.a.jpg
The eighth frame has an point advantage. Not only
having the opportunity to score an additional 15 points
from the ninth final frame. A strike, run, in the ninth
earns a "bonus rack". Bonus rack points are added
to this eighth frame, so, do not miss, pick a rack that
you're having a good run on without giving up to much line strength.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack.b.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack_S.jpg
Going with the 8.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack1.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack2.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack_S1.jpg
All 3 have possibilities.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack2a.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack2b.jpg
I'll go with the 1.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack2c.jpg

...at the limits here, I'll rap this up in the next couple of post's.

Dan_B
07-14-2014, 05:52 AM
...finishing the eighth,
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack3.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack_S2.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack3a.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack4.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack_S3.jpg
Very fortunate. Pushing the cue ball to my right with a little draw
hits the left then the right side of the pocket, rolling slowly to
the cross corner. There are a lot of shots/racks that you're
flirting with a side pocket scratch.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack4a.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack5.jpg
15 points. With the 9th and bonus rack there is a possible
50 points to add in the eighth.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Eighth_rack_S4.jpg

On to the final 9th frame...

Dan_B
07-14-2014, 06:21 AM
The ninth and final rack,
rack #268 | rack strength 3. Align this rack as shown.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Ninth_rack.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Ninth_rack.a.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Ninth_rack.b.jpg
Need all of them.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Ninth_rack1.jpg
Not the pop I wanted.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Ninth_rack2.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Ninth_rack2a.jpg
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Ninth_rack3.jpg
NO bonus rack possible, make the best of it.
http://www.marketzmedia.com/BilliardsCrib/Img1/Ninth_rack3b.jpg
I was suppose to cut the 4 easy.
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There you have it, a line of 4-Ball of 117 @ 23 degrees.
A pencil with ereaser reconmended for scoring.
There are 622 rated 4-Ball locations using 3 different racks.
4-Ball in its purest form is choice of rack. Other formats are,
line of sights, pot luck, golf, darts and match play.

I do have this line on html pages however, they will be
replaced with new lines over time. These posts, I would like to think,
are kind of in historical safe storage. Enjoy.

So. what's your best line?

ctyhntr
07-14-2014, 06:29 AM
8-ball ghost, 9-ball ghost and straight pool.

desertshark
08-25-2014, 10:05 PM
3 ball for lowest number. 9-ball break and run. 14.1 or straight pool. You can play this for hours to keep your run high. Tho straight pool will keep you up for hours trying to bear your best run.

Ralph Kramden
09-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Some practice games... http://sites.google.com/site/poolandbilliard/Home

Playing alone, try the game called UP on this site.... Pocket only increasing higher numbered balls and run the rack.
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robertod
11-15-2014, 02:51 PM
8-ball ghost, 9-ball ghost and straight pool.

And if your game is not good enough to beat the 9 ball ghost (like mine) don',t forget you can play 7 ball ghost , can't beat that go to 6, can't beat that go to 5, when you beaten one, add a ball, can't win with the added ball in ten (or whatever # you like) games, go back, take a ball away and start over.

My version of straight pool? Instead of racking and setting up a break shot to see how high of run you can go, I rack all 15 and play the opening safe shot. Continue for ten racks and count the number of errors; misses, fouls and poor safe plays. Playing this way simulates more of a real game experience IMO. Keep track of your scores (total # of errors for all 10 racks), set goals, and it really shows your progress.

Ralph Kramden
11-16-2014, 02:48 PM
fMy version of straight pool? Instead of racking and setting up a break shot to see how high of run you can go, I rack all 15 and play the opening safe shot. Continue for ten racks and count the number of errors; misses, fouls and poor safe plays. Playing this way simulates more of a real game experience IMO. Keep track of your scores (total # of errors for all 10 racks), set goals, and it really shows your progress.

You could also count the number of "possible" break shots that you would leave your opponent.
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Runner
09-17-2015, 10:46 AM
I'll vote with the others suggesting playing the Ghost... 10 ball, 9 ball, take it down if you need to, 5 or 6 ball, play an imaginary race against Casper. remember, one miss and he's out.