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Position Play Billiard Tips

Position Play Billiard Tips

Below is a list of billiard tips for learning position play e.g. for learning how to purposely land the cue ball in the desired location after it strikes the object ball. In no particular order, there are some general pointers to help you improve your position play in the game of billiards:

  1. When unsure of the best position to land the cue ball, go for the center of the pool table. Practice being able to bring the cue ball to the center of the pool table after it contacts the object ball. From the center, you will likely have multiple easy shots.

  2. You can control the cue ball's travel distance more easily by using a "natural-rolling follow shot"

  3. Remember the 45-degree rule and use it to your advantage. The 45-degree rule predicts that a ball rolling into an end cushion at close to a 45 degree angle will head to a spot near to the center of the pool table. This is extremely useful for position play.

  4. Consider that you can take advantage of many position control options by exploring rail cut shots.

  5. You have an increased margin for error coming off a cushion when targeting a cue ball position that is close to a rail.

  6. Finally, don't take the easy, straight-in shots for granted. Shots when the object ball is near the jaws of a pocket may look easy, but as you take the pot for granted, there may be a tendency to forget to focus on the position you want to land the cue ball.

Position Play Billiard Tips

  • Title: Position Play Billiard Tips
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 5/25/2008 3:34:00 AM
  • Last Updated: 3/11/2017 10:22:11 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum
  • Source: Archives

Position Play Billiard Tips

The Position Play Billiard Tips article belongs to the Position Play and Cue Ball Control category. Learn all about controlling the balls to your advantage during your shots.

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