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Position Play - Billiard Term Definition

Welcome to the billiard, pool, and snooker glossary of terms. This is the definition of Position Play as it relates to cue sports. You can also view the entire billiard dictionary

Definition of Position Play

Position Play is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Position play involves consistently controlling the movement of the cue ball and to a lesser extent, other object balls, after the cue ball strikes the object ball, in order to gain a subsequent favorable shooting position. Position play is considered a technique that is employed by skilled players with a high level of knowledge on angles, post-impact trajectory, ball speed, and many other factors. The goal of position play is normally to ensure that the next shot is as easy as possible.

See: cue ball control, position, cue power, play the cue ball, taking care of whitey, parking the cue ball, shape, stick your rock for more on the meaning of "Position Play".

Position Play - Usage

Position play is a very important offensive billiard strategy.

Billiards - Position Play

  • Title: Position Play
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/13/2006
  • Last Updated: 1/6/2008 3:49:46 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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