if anyone has listened to my 8-ball commentary, they would know where I stand on this. Attack the problem ball immediately. This idea of playing from one end of the table down to the other, though decent advice sometimes, has lost more games than it has won.I'm playing in a mid level league in my area and yesterday my team played our first match of the season.
I won my 8-ball match quite clear with 5:1, but as it happend the team leader of our best team was at the club too and was watching us.
After my game he came over and we talked a bit about my playing style.
Move through a game area by area, clearing problem balls "on the way". If I lose position, or fail to break them up, as long as I have an open shot I make a new game plan and try to go for the problems later in the game.
Go for problem balls within the first three shots of the game. If you can't do that, fail to break them up or you get out of position, stop potting balls and don't try to get in line again. Play safe as long there are more balls to hide for you. If you keep potting balls and break down on the last two shots, your opponent has pretty much an open table or at least better safety options.
Now I want to hear your thoughts on it!
How do you approach a game of 8-ball?
Does it depent on your opponent?
Do you play loose or do you try to play it tight?
I can't wait until the 2017 US Open 8-ball is on YoUTube from CSI. IMNSHO, it's some of the best 8-ball commentary recorded.
Freddie <~~~ neck is out