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Forum: Main Forum 03-29-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Billy_Bob
Finding the correct "term" for these things is...

Finding the correct "term" for these things is the key! They are called "tournament brackets". Search google.com for the words...

tournament brackets
Forum: Main Forum 03-24-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Billy_Bob
When I first started playing I frequently lost...

When I first started playing I frequently lost and seldom broke.

Then I practiced a ton every day and learned all I could. Then I started winning a bunch of games all of a sudden. Therefore I...
Forum: Main Forum 03-24-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By Billy_Bob
In the past when I have gone to league regionals...

In the past when I have gone to league regionals which are 8:00 am to 10:00 pm 2 day tournaments, those teams which start out the first morning drinking beer seem to disappear by noon the first day....
Forum: Main Forum 03-22-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,836
Posted By Billy_Bob
There is also FHE of Front Hand English where you...

There is also FHE of Front Hand English where you aim dead center, keep your back hand still, move your front hand a little left/right for the amount of english you want, then shoot.

I prefer a...
Forum: Main Forum 03-19-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,140
Posted By Billy_Bob
Two things: 1. What goes forward will hit a...

Two things:

1. What goes forward will hit a rail and come back. (You can go backwards by first going forwards!)

2. When the cue ball hits a rail at an angle, if there is a lot of "running...
Forum: Main Forum 03-15-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Billy_Bob
If you are a serious player, I would suggest...

If you are a serious player, I would suggest getting your own accurate scale. I have my own scale and I have found that many cue weights are not what they are marked!

For speed control, it is...
Forum: Main Forum 03-15-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,627
Posted By Billy_Bob
A good way to practice is to "exaggerate it"... ...

A good way to practice is to "exaggerate it"...

If you have your own table, get one of those construction "chalk lines" from the hardware store. (This is a string on a reel with powdered chalk on...
Forum: Main Forum 03-14-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By Billy_Bob
Talking My dog stole and "slimed" my cue ball!

I was playing pool with my friend at home and he broke by shooting down on the cue ball too much...

...Well the cue ball went flying off the table and landed on the floor. My dog (black Lab) saw...
Forum: Main Forum 03-14-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Billy_Bob
I've had luck with day 1 beginners by telling...

I've had luck with day 1 beginners by telling them that first they 1st need to learn get the cue ball to go where they want - get the cue ball to go where they are aiming.

So practice with just...
Forum: Main Forum 03-11-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,340
Posted By Billy_Bob
I feel there are some things I can't do on my...

I feel there are some things I can't do on my own...

I can't see my stroke for example. And since this is *my*stroke, I want only the best advice as to what I should change or what I am doing...
Forum: Main Forum 03-10-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By Billy_Bob
I would say that recently scuffing the tip is...

I would say that recently scuffing the tip is what gave you better draw. BTW - The edge of the tip is what contacts the ball with a draw shot.

I noticed this when I first started playing. I would...
Forum: Main Forum 03-08-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,276
Posted By Billy_Bob
Well first of all, they are not your friends! ...

Well first of all, they are not your friends!

I had this happen too (people stopped wanting to play me) and I don't like it one bit. Basically if I want other people to play me for fun, I have to...
Forum: Main Forum 03-04-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By Billy_Bob
I always use the same exact weight cue... ...

I always use the same exact weight cue...

And I practice and practice and practice speed control...

I practice shooting just the cue ball 1/2 diamond.
Then 1 diamond.
Then 2 diamonds.
Then...
Forum: Main Forum 02-29-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Billy_Bob
Basically the thing with drills is that you...

Basically the thing with drills is that you practice them, then get good at them. So you need a constant fresh source of drills!

I've found the best thing is to keep track of shots I miss. Take...
Forum: Main Forum 02-29-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By Billy_Bob
Well for one, I keep hearing that there is going...

Well for one, I keep hearing that there is going to be a recession this year in the U.S., that gas prices might reach $4.00 a gallon, and that there might be some inflation.

Basically this means...
Forum: Main Forum 02-26-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,951
Posted By Billy_Bob
Well just ignore this if it happens again. If...

Well just ignore this if it happens again. If someone starts informing you of the rules and you are playing bar rules (no rules), say "Where does it say that? Let me see this rule! I would like to...
Forum: Main Forum 02-26-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,951
Posted By Billy_Bob
Well there is BCA rules play with good players...

Well there is BCA rules play with good players and all safeties are allowed and complimented on by the opposing player as a good shot.

Then there is "bar rules" play which means there are no rules...
Forum: Main Forum 02-24-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Billy_Bob
Watch these two short videos... ...

Watch these two short videos...

http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/normal_videos/NV3-1.htm

http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/normal_videos/NV3-2.htm

The above will give you the...
Forum: Main Forum 02-24-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Billy_Bob
I have a lady friend who is not into serious...

I have a lady friend who is not into serious pool, but plays just for fun. So she is not the least bit interested in how to leave the cue ball, etc.

Basically I taught her two things for 8-ball...
Forum: Main Forum 02-23-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By Billy_Bob
Billiards Digest Forum new URL...

FYI - The Billiards Digest forum (CCB) upgraded their forum software and changed the URL to...

http://www.billiardsdigest.com/forums

I was able to login OK...
Forum: Main Forum 02-21-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,427
Posted By Billy_Bob
For your 8-ball break, practice breaking with the...

For your 8-ball break, practice breaking with the cue ball in the center (as opposed to from the side), then hit the head ball full on. Break by hitting the cue ball 1/2 to 1 tip below center.

Try...
Forum: Main Forum 02-21-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Billy_Bob
To even things out when playing for fun at my...

To even things out when playing for fun at my house, I'll let other players have 1 free shot (ball-in-hand) per game. Or 2, 3, etc.

So if they miss a shot, instead of me getting up to shoot, they...
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,258
Posted By Billy_Bob
I've made a lot of "best shots", but I think the...

I've made a lot of "best shots", but I think the thing which makes the "best best shot" -vs- a "who cares best shot" is WHO you are playing when you make that best shot and WHAT you are playing for....
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Billy_Bob
Talking Balls thrown with your hand - Aim/"stroke"?

An aside to games of pool...

...after each game of pool, players who are racking can be seen throwing the cue ball with their hand up table for the player who will be breaking.

Or sometimes...
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By Billy_Bob
Yes I have trouble defining what exactly is going...

Yes I have trouble defining what exactly is going on with a force follow shot. This is because it happens so fast, I can't see what is going on with the cue ball.

I have heard that the cue ball in...
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