Billiards pool game for beginners
. Pool, also more formally known as pocket billiards or pool billiards , is the family of cue sports and games played on a pool table having six receptacles called pockets along the rails, into which balls are deposited as the main goal of play. Popular versions include eight ball and nine ball. An obsolete term for pool is six pocket.
. Familiarize yourself with the equipment.There are generally three things youll be using: a cue stick, table, and pool balls. You can probably guess which is what.
Pick a cue stick appropriate for your size. Most are 58 inches (147 cm) in length, but shorter and longer ones are available. The tip is the most important part of a cue (its on the narrow end youll be hitting with). Tips vary from soft to hard, though inexperienced pool players are best served with a medium to mediumsoft tip.
There are three standard sizes to a pool table: 7, 8, and 9 feet (2.7 m). The Billiard Congress of America defines a regulation pool table as any table that is twice as long as it is wide. For example, a 7foot table is 7 feet (2.1 m) long and 3.5 feet (1.1 m) wide. If you are playing on a smaller table, you may want a shorter cue.
As for the pool balls, there are evens and odds, solids and stripes, and, most importantly, the 8 ball and the cue ball. The cue ball is solid white, a bit heavier, and should be the only ball directly hit during the game.
How to Play Pool
. When youre first learning how to play pool, it can seem like an art. There are different variations, strategies, and terminology to learn in addition to just getting the ball into the pocket. However, youll have so much fun youll forget all that. To start learning and hone your skills, read on.
Learn the language
. In order to play the game, you have to be able to understand the terminology and rules. Familiarizing yourself with the vocabulary of the game will make it easier and quicker to learn.
The break happens at the beginning of the game when a player breaks up the fifteen pool balls. It is the first shot. Some players break straight on while others break at an angle.
A scratch occurs when the cue ball jumps off the table or rolls into a pocket. Determine the scratch rules before you start any game.It is common for the player who did not receive the scratch to be allowed to place the cue ball anywhere in the kitchen upon their subsequent turn. This is the area between the head rail and the head string; or, more simply put, the area between the edge and the second set of diamonds.
Get the rules down
. For now, lets stick to standard 8ball. Quite clearly, knowing the rules is the only way to win.
Use the triangle to rack up the 15 pool balls. Different people have different preferences for the set up, but make sure the 8ball is in the middle.
A player breaks. If he or she makes a ball into a pocket, he or she claims that type (solid or stripes) for the duration of the game and shoots again. The other player receives the variation they did not claim.
If the player makes a ball of each variation, they may choose which one they prefer.
Both players sink all their pool balls into the pockets until just the 8 ball is left. The first player to sink the 8 ball is the winner.
If a player inadvertently sinks a ball of the other players, it counts to the other players benefit.
If a player inadvertently sinks the 8 ball before all their other balls are in, they lose.
If a player scratches on the 8 ball, they automatically lose as well.
Playing the Game
. Master the stroke.Each person has a different preferred hand position. If you are righthanded, hold the base of the stick with your right hand and rest the narrow end on your left. If you are lefthanded, do the opposite.
For a good hand position, try putting your index finger on the top of the stick (curving it) and put your thumb at the bottom of the stick. This is a good, basic way to put your hand in position because you have total control of the stick. Hold it tight as well.
Some will prefer to rest the stick on their index finger while others may rest the cue in between their fingers in a flatter style. Experiment with a few to see what yields the best results.
This hand will never move. Only move your back arm when shooting.
Your feet should be a little wider than shoulderwidth apart and at a 45degree angle.
During your practice strokes, your eyes should switch from the contact point on the cue ball to the point youre aiming for on the object ball.
Make the shots
. Line the pool tip up with the cue ball, aim, and hit away! Sounds easy, huh?
As a beginner, focus on hitting the cue ball straight and with power.
Aim as if you were to directly hit your object ball. See that spot youd be hitting if you were allowed to? Alright. Now, aim to get the cue ball to that spot on your object ball.
Experiment with slow, easy shots. Sometimes a softer touch helps your ball to ride the edge of the table or stay in a more defensive position.
Switch it up
. Now that youve got 8ball down, why stop there?
Try Cutthroat Pool. Each player chooses a section of the numbers (if 2 players, 17 and 915; if 3 players, 15, 610, 1115) on the correlating pool balls. The object of the game is to sink your opponents balls and only have yours left on the table. The last one with a ball (or balls) on the table wins.
Try 9ball. This one can be a bit about luck, but that can be said about most games. The object of the game is to sink the balls in the pockets in numerical order, from 19. Each player takes turns going up to the 9 ball. The one to sink the 9 ball wins.
One player could sink 18 and still lose. Thats the beauty of it!
. Always focus and keep your eye on the ball. Tune out distractions as best you can.
Dont get too confident or frustratedthe tables can turn in a second. Focus on improving your shot, not winning.
Allow yourself a game to warm up. Once kids stop running around, the TV gets turned off, and your muscles start remembering what youve learned you may see an improvement.
Tips for Pool game
If you are in a pickle, use the diamonds on the edge of the table and your knowledge of geometry to hit a ball from an angle.
Look at your stick. How round do the corners look? Are they sharp or round? Are they blockish? Doing this can help you during the game. *Look for the sticks that are sturdy and long. Some have joints in the middle and are actually two pieces.
Watch some professional pool to see how the players play learn different strategies.
Learning to Stand and Hold the Cue Properly
. (The Stance, The Grip and The Bridge) Beginners tend to stand very awkwardly when they try to shoot pool. Most stand in a way where they have no balance and will fall over if pushed. Some can barely hold the cue steadily because their whole body is shaking from the strain of trying to maintain their weird posture.When I am teaching, I first get students to learn a good stance and bridge and make sure their cueing is straight.They do not get to touch the cue ball or make a shot until they can maintain their balance in their stance and have a clean, straight stroke. Sometimes I even try to gently push them to test if they are in a stable stance. Ideally you should be so comfortable, you can stay in this position indefinitely.
Learning to hit the cueball straight and smooth
. (The Stroke)The next essential element after you learn to stand, is developing a good stroke. Bad stroke is the biggest reason for unpredictability in a persons game. Ever had days when you can make difficult shots, and other days when you cant even make easy shots? Or find that the cue ball isnt going where it should? Bad stroke is usually the culprit.The bottle drill is probably the easiest way to fix a persons stroke and can teach a beginner in minutes what some players with years of experience dont realize.This includes not moving their head during the shot, holding the cue stick gently, and a good clean follow through with no jerkiness in the cue action.For a detailed explanation, you can read my article on the essential elements of of a good billiards stroke where I go over each of these elements in detail.Simple Advice? Hold the cue softly. Dont move any part of the body other than the forearm while shooting. Follow through. And get up only after the cue ball has stopped moving. Check out this video for a quick explanation. When I am teaching, I have the student practice hitting a cue ball from one side of the table into the opposite corner pocket to improve their confidence. If you can hit the cue ball into the opposite corner consistently (the longest possible shot on the table), then your stroke is steady enough.
Learning where to hit the cue ball
. (An Aiming System)Most beginners dont realize that learning to hit straight in step two is the hardest part of learning pool. If you have learned to accurately hit where you aim, then all you need is someone to show you where to aim the cue ball.Ever had a friend place a finger on the table to show you the point to aim and you found that by aiming there you made the shot easily? Well, the ghost ball system is a simple little trick to find that point without needing someone else.You can read my article on the ghost ball system for a detailed explanation of how it works. For longer distance cut shots, I recommend using the parallel line aiming system.Simple Advice? Imagine a ghost ball pushing the target ball into the pocket from the opposite side and aim at the center of the ghost ball. Check out this video for a quick explanation.When I am teaching students to aim, I start by giving them progressively increasing cut shots. I start with a straight shot, then an easy cut shot, then a tougher one until they are comfortable with most cut shots.When aiming, I usually place a second object ball as a ghost ball and ask them to use it to line up. Once they do so, and are down on the shot, I remove the ghost ball and let them shoot. After doing this enough number of times, I make them repeat the shot without a ghost ball. In case they start missing, I bring back the ghost ball and let them shoot a few more shots.I then try to give them the gist of the aiming without aiming concept of just getting down on the shot and trusting their subconscious mind. Surprisingly, complete beginners are able to pick up the system a lot faster than people who have been shooting for a while.
Learning to control the cue ball for the next shot
. (Position Play)Ever seen a professional player playing? He not only makes the shot, but the cue ball then rolls around the table right next to the next shot. To be able to do this, you need to understand the elements of positioning the ball and shot selection. If you would like to learn position control, check out my new article series on learning cue ball position control.i) Controlling the Ball ? Obviously, for a quick crash course, I ignore the basic elements of position play. For people who have the time, or come back for a second lesson, we go over the stop shot, the follow shot and the draw shot. Check out this video for a quick explanation of follow, draw and stop shots.ii) Positioning the Ball ? Once you can control the cue ball, you need to start using the 90 and 30 degree rule and apply them for simple position play. Then comes learning to use follow, draw and side english to control where the cue ball goes after each shot. I have a separate workout to explain position play.iii) Shot Selection ? The last piece of the puzzle is learning to choose which ball to aim at so you are left with another shot after making the current ball. This is how you can make/run more than one ball at a time. After going over position play, I usually just play while I discuss and illustrate shot selection while using position play.Mastering these fundamentals takes any person from barely able to hold the cue to playing at an APA 23 level in under an hour. What separates an APA 23 from an APA 45 is consistency.Of course, There is a LOT more to pool than just aiming or running tables. The fact is, even after learning to aim well, there is still so much to learn and do. Better cue ball control, better position play, better safety play, better kick shots, better bank shots, learning breakout shots. Once you have mastered the basics, I recommend more advanced warmup drills to fine tune your stroke and position play.
. The following tips will take your pool playing to the next level.As with most things, repetition is the key.With pool you need to structure the repetition by playing certain pool scenarios until they become muscle memory.
. Set up a straight shot that you know you can make.For example, you might be confident making a shot with the target ball one foot from the pocket and the cue ball another foot from the target ball. Practice that shot until you can pocket it consistently.Then, begin adding length until you can consistently make the shot from across the table. Experiment with different lengths between the target ball and the pocket and between the target ball and the cue ball.Practice this drill until the amount of power that you need to apply to the shot becomes muscle memory. Note how, at different lengths, you may have difficulty preventing the cue ball from following the target ball into the pocket. This knowledge will carry you into the next drill.
. After practicing straight shots for awhile, youll begin to notice patterns in what happens to the cue ball after it strikes the target ball. At this point, you can begin adding spin or English to the cue ball.Still working on straight shots only, start hitting the cue ball above or below center to see how it affects the spin of the ball:
Hitting above center adds topspin.
Hitting below center adds backspin.
Set up a straight shot for yourself, with a second target ball in another location. Add the correct amount of English so that after you pocket the first ball, the cue ball rolls to the correct position to make the next shot.
. Practicing straight shots can improve your technique, but easy shots like that rarely come along in actual games. So its time to get comfortable with angled shots.To improve your angled shots, keep the target ball close the pocket at first. Imagine a line connecting the pocket to the target ball and extending to the other side of the table. Place the cue ball so that it does not fall on the line, and aim it so it will be on the line the instant that it hits the target ball. If your aim is accurate, you will pocket the target ball.Practice angled shots from a variety of locations around the table.As with any game of skill, all it takes is practice to improve your game.
. I will be covering many of basic pool instructions (topics) in this section.You will be learning many techniques such as
Cue Ball Control
Follow and Draw
I even cover the basics of English,Lets get started, please click on the links in order:
1.The Stance : The stance is how you stand at the pool table. To determine it what hand do you use? If it is your left hand. Then the left leg should be closest to the table, or vise versa for right hand. Step into your shot with your bridge side leg heading towards the object ball into the pocket and the other leg in back. Now move your feet a hips width apart and bend your knees slightly. You should have one foot in front of the other and by keeping your legs, a hips width apart you will not wobble back and forth. This is just as important as a good steady bridge, for if your posture moves then your stick will move and you will not be able to hit the cue ball where you want to hit it. Now you will not be able to do this on all shots because you might have to reach for certain shots, but remember if your body sways then get up and readjust your position until you feel comfortable with out swaying.
2.The Aiming:There are so many different ways of aiming from the ghost ball theory, to measuring your aiming with your own cue, to the use of a variety of aiming practice devices. I caution you again not to get too caught up in methodology. Pick a system or two) that works easiest for you. You may find that different aiming techniques work better under different circumstances or shots, so you dont need to limit yourself to just one. The aiming technique I will share with you involves a form of visualization, the ghost ball. The Ghost Ball
This is the most common, and usually easiest to comprehend, method of aim training in pool. To employ the ghost ball method, simply visualize a line through the middle of the object ball to the pocket center. Then put an imaginary (ghost) cue ball at the spot where the actual cue ball must arrive behind the object ball in order to pocket it. It wont be long before you will automatically line up correctly without having to consciously visualize the ghost ball. Your memory takes over, knowing that the cue ball must arrive in that exact spot.
3.Cue Ball Control:If youve been taking your lessons in order, you have developed great physical fundamentals, along with learning the principles behind aiming and knowing how your eyes work. You are well on your way to pocketing plenty of balls! And for millions of players, that often seems to be enough. In reality, pocket billiards is so much more than that. The next logical step is getting control of your cue ball. Start noticing where the cue ball goes after you make a shot. What you may not have noticed are the countless number of options you have, on each and every shot, to make the cue ball head in a direction that will give you an easier attempt on your next shot. It have been said that the pros make it look so easy. It seems as if they never have to shoot a tough shot! It is no accident it is called position play and you cant achieve it without the necessary knowledge and developed skills in cue ball control. The fundamentals of cueballcontrol consist of speed control, mastering center ball, and the use of follow, draw, and english. The combinations of all these elements, and how each of these affects speed control, themselves, are endless. A WORD ABOUT CHALK
Chalking the tip of your cue is a simple and vital part of the game of pool that most people take for granted. Your tip should be chalked before every shot, especially on the draw shot. Chalk isnt just a decoration; it maintains friction between the cue tip and the cue ball, preventing the cue tip from sliding off, which is called miscueing. To effectively chalk the tip of your cue, place the chalk on the tip with a feathering motion, making sure the tip is completely covered. Avoid put too much chalk on your cue. If you do, chalk will transfer to the cue ball, and this could cause problems if the chalk happens to be transferred to the same spot that the cue ball contacts the object ball. This will cause a clinging effect, and your object ball will have a tendency to skid or slide. Develop a good habit in your game by putting chalk on your tip before every shot. Eventually it will happen automatically without even thinking about it.
4.Speed Control:Once youve mastered the basics, everything, and I mean everything, in pool comes down to speed control. Pool has often been referred to as a game of inches, and for good reason. You can send your cue ball three rails and 15 feet around the table, be an inch off, and get snookered (hidden) behind another ball, losing control of the table. Speedcontrol and a wellplayed safety can guarantee you ball in hand on your next shot, but bad speedcontrol can force you to give up the table to your opponent to run the table instead. There are things that affect cue ball speed that you cannot control, but what you need to learn and study are all the fascinating ways that you can control the speed and position of your cue ball. The possibilities of controlling the cue ball are endless, and you could spend the rest of your life working on various techniques for speed control. THIN vs THICK HITS
The angle at which the cue ball hits the object ball is the first and most obvious physical element that makes a tremendous difference in the resulting speed of the cue ball after contact. A full hit on an object ball by the cue ball will leave little energy left on the cue ball because the energy has been transferred to the object ball. That means a full hit will result in the cue ball traveling a short distance. On the other hand, a thin hit (greater angle) will leave most of the energy on the cue ball. Even with the same force of hit, the cue ball will travel a much greater distance after contact with the object ball. CUE STICK SPEED
Cue stick speed alone offers an unlimited amount of variations: the faster the cues speed (greater force imparted), the farther the cue ball will roll. Slower speed translates to less distance. In fact, most of the game can be played with follow, draw, and middleball shots with a proper stroke, and its definitely to your advantage to master these techniques that allow you more control of your speed. It is difficult to control speed with spin. Most players, especially beginner and intermediate players, have a tendency to hit the balls too hard. They assume that they have to overpower everything. But it is a smooth and level swing that provides for the most action on the cue ball. Never forget one simple factpool balls are round.
5.Center Ball:Before you can begin learning and experimenting with the different forms of english, you need a reference point. At this stage of development in your pool game, its time to find the center of the cue ball. And the easiest way is the tried and true, a simple drill. Begin by facing the width of the table to keep the shot very short and easy to execute. This will help you gauge your initial progress. Place two balls no more than 3 inches apart and 6 inches from the long rail. You will be shooting the cue ball between the two balls, and, since standard pool balls are 2 inches in diameter, this will be more than enough space for the cue ball to pass through. Place your cue ball 12 inches from the long rail directly opposite the middle of the two balls. Give yourself a reference point at which to aim, place a piece of chalk on the opposite long rail closest to the two balls, and halfway between them. Using a piece of chalk as your target, step into your shot, and aim the ball at the chalk, and shoot. Be careful and stroke the cue ball directly in the center. If everything is lined up correctly, and you execute the shot with slow speed, a proper swing, and a smooth followthrough, the cue ball should hit the long rail and bounce back without hitting the two balls. Ideally, the cue ball will pass between the two balls and directly back into the tip of your cue stick.
6.The Follow Stroke:Because it is easier to learn initially, well begin our study in cue ball path alterations with the followstroke. As the name implies, your cue ball, when hit above center, will follow the object ball after it makes contact. You are putting topspin on the cue ball, which will cause it to continue rolling forward. To perform a followstroke, you will, in most cases, need to shoot a onehalf to full cue tip above center. Honestly, for maximum results you should never need more than a full cue tip. Shooting too high on the cue ball will result in miscues, and its really not necessary. The most important things to remember while executing your follow stroke are to keep your cue stick level. Elevate your bridge hand slightly to raise the cue tip and follow through completely. If you are shooting a ball straight in the pocket, a follow stroke will send the cue ball directly into the pocket after it. But, since few of your shots will be straight in, you must also understand how follow affects your other shots. Follow can be effectively used to minimize the angle at which your cue ball travels after contact with the object ball, because it in fact alters the tangent line that is, the 90degree line at which your cue ball will normally glance off a ball with a center ball hit. The softer and smoother the hit, the more you can minimize your angle coming off the object ball. This becomes an important tool in your arsenal, especially when you want to avoid a scratch or avoid hitting other balls on your way around the table. And, of course, it is a simple way to get from one end of the table to the other. In a game of Nine Ball, for instance, the follow shot may prove invaluable if every other numbered ball is on the opposite end of the table! While learning position play and cue ball control, it is simpler to picture your pool table divided up into small quadrants and to visualize having your cue ball arrive in that desired quadrant when shooting. 7.The Draw Stroke:The draw stroke isnt as tough as people make it out to be, but youll always see amateurs who think that because someone can draw their ball, they must play good pool. True, it looks impressive, and theres nothing that gives you quite the same feeling of power as a wellstruck draw stroke that commands the cue ball to come whizzing back toward you. But, if you remember a few simple rules of pool and physics, you too can quickly experience that feeling and look like a champ! As in the follow and draw stroke, Rule 1: Your cue must remain as level as possible. You will be using a belowcenter hit, which, after contact with the object ball, will allow the cue ball to hesitate, and then magically reverse its path and head backward Rule 2: Keep your grip loose! A loose grip keeps the wrist loose and a loose wrist creates more draw. A death grip on the cue will kill your followthrough, and thus kill the cue ball. Rule 3: Dont jump out of the way of the shot. The cue ball will not roll back and hit your cue! Trying to get your cue out of the way too quickly, or pulling your cue stick back as if a string is attached to the cue ball and your cue, are the biggest mistakes people make. Only followthrough brings the cue ball back toward you! As you execute the draw stroke, visualize trying to move a heavy ball with your cue stick. This will allow you to use a softer stroke and develop a feel for the shot. The farther the object ball is from the cue ball, the more chance the cue ball has to run out of backspin as friction from the table slowly removes the draw effect. Because of this little law of physics, you will need a very welldeveloped stroke and followthrough to really get any draw on a long shot. Shooting too hard will not produce the desired effect, as the force of the hit will also give the cue ball more forward momentum! Once youve accomplished the first draw stroke a few times, gradually increase the difficulty of the shot by progressively adding six inches distance between the cue ball and the object ball. Notice that it may take slightly more force to get the same results each time. Concentrate less on force and more on followthrough. Also experiment with moving your cue stick lower, but only if youre keeping it level. Too low without a level stroke and youll be miscueing more often than shooting the ball. Keep in mind that if your cue ball is too close to the rail, the draw stroke will be impossible, since you cannot keep your cue level. Note the path taken by a centerball shot, and how that path is altered with the use of a draw stroke.
Now youre ready to get fancy. A word of cautionfancy doesnt always equal great. If you havent really gotten a feel for cue ball control with center ball, draw, and follow, youre not ready to use english. If you have, youve already been using a form of english.For example, if youre using center ball and cutting the object ball to the left, your cue ball will naturally pick up right spin, and vice versa. The amount of english picked up by the cue ball will be determined by the angle of contact, unless of course you are executing a straightin shot. The greater the angle, the less sidespin, if any, will be transferred to the cue ball. As you can see, english, as it is used in pool, can be a whole other language! Even the pros try to limit their use of english, or sidespin, to situations where it is absolutely necessary. English refers to putting left or right spin on the cue ball to change the path of the cue ball after contacting a rail. Inside english (cueing inside the angle of the shot) and outside english (cueing outside the angle of the shot). Inside english will shorten or close the angle. Outside english, sometimes also called running english, will alter the path of the cue ball by widening the angle it comes off the rail. To execute a shot using english, you will be using the same principles you learned in follow and draw: a level cue stick and smooth followthrough are paramount. Begin by using no more than onehalf to a full cue tip of english on either side, especially when you are still learning to execute these skills. Now things get a little more complicated. You see, theres not just center ball, follow, draw, left and right english. You have to contend with all the combinations that will make possible nearly any position on the table. Remember to execute the shots with a medium speed, not too hard or too soft. Without getting too technical, the force of your hit can and will alter the path of the cue ball. The harder the hit, the more you can force the cue ball to slide. Forcefollow and forcedraw shots can be great assets in your game, but only if youve first mastered your stroke. Too many players attempt to force everything, or, worse, develop a poor stoke that results in too many force shots. Youll never learn the true reaction of the cue ball this way, and will be less able to predict your cue ball position after even the simplest of shots.
8.Deflection and Throw:Deflection and throw are terms youre bound to come upon as you progress in your game, whether from other instructional materials or from other players. Lets define these terms, and then explain how theyll really affect your game. Deflection sometimes called squirt, is the altering of the path of the cue ball when english is used. Simply put, a cue ball struck on the right side will shift slightly left, and a cue ball struck on the left will veer slightly right. According to the experts, a soft stroke at a short distance will produce the least amount of deflection. A harder stroke at the longer distance will produce the most amount of deflection. Also, the more english that is put on the cue ball, the greater will be the deflection of the cue balls path. Whereas deflection refers to the altering of the cue balls path,Throw refers to the altering of the path of the object ballobject ball.Right english will throw the object ball to the left; left english will throw the object ball to the right. Because the cue ball hits less of the object ball on sharper cuts, the sharper the angle of the cut, the less throw will result.And, opposite of deflection, a softer shot will actually produce more throw. Again, the more english used, the greater the result.Dozens of experts have tested these theories under laboratory conditions.Many have even come up with lovely charts depicting how much you need to adjust your aim for different shots with deflection and throw. Their laborious efforts have often been applauded by students of the game. Unfortunately, theyve also convinced otherwise talented players that their aim should constantly be in question if they plan to impart anything but center ball on the cue ball. Just try to apply this knowledge and put yourself into a game situation. Youre shooting at the 8ball to get to the 9ball.To aim at it correctly, youre going to need to predict the amount of throw you will get, because you have a pretty good angle, which will minimize most of the throw, but youre going to hit the ball softer, which will give you more throw, but with the right english you want to put on the shot, your cue ball is going to head slightly to the left of where you want to hit it, though since youre not hitting it hard it should not matter as much, butstop! If everyone thought about all this on every shot, it would take a long, long time to finish a game, and the tremendous popularity of the cue sports would plummet.Ask pros how they compensate for squirt. Chances are good that their answers will range from What? to I just do to Squirt and throw cancel each other out anyway.Now the third statement isnt always true, but you get the idea. Every sport has interesting and unique physical properties.Just think of the foot ball traveling through the air, spinning as it heads towards the receiver. Does the football player calculate the spin on its approach, combined with the days wind velocity, to determine exactly where his hands should be to grasp the ball? Of course not. The lessons you can take from this are much simpler.First, the less english you use, the better off you are.This is another reason why only onehalf to a full cue tip of english is recommended. Second, shooting too soft or too hard can be dangerous tactics unless you have a very specific reason for doing so.Finally, while it is true that these physical properties exist, you dont need or want to take them into consideration on every shot. Try a few experiments of your own, if you wish, to observe the results with extreme english and speeds.Then move on and play pool. Your mind and body learn to compensate for minor adjustments without you having to consciously calculate them.Once a player has established the basics, learned center ball, tangent lines, and how balls react coming off the object ball and the cushions with the use of follow, draw, and english, the game of pool becomes one of feel and confidence. And, while each individuals ability varies, every student can create his own feel for the game and all its beautiful and mystifying shots, whether it is a length of a table draw shot or a threerail highball shot.Develop good habits of experimenting with shots you are unfamiliar with and allow yourself to try variations of shots as they occur.
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. Flores is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, an island arc with an estimated area of 14,300 Square kilometre extending east from the Java island of Indonesia. The population was 1,831,000 in the 2010 census and the largest town is Maumere.
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. A study of people aged 32–59 suggested sleeping five hours or less a night might increase risk of high blood pressure. Aim for seven or eight hours to allow the heart to slow and blood pressure to drop.
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Dark Chocolate Pistachio Sea Salt Cookies
. Liberally infused with pistachios, crammed with chunks of dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt, Joy describes these slow bake cookies as campfire meets fine dining. We describe them as the perfect mix of sweet and salty. Thanks to Joy The Baker
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. According to The Lesser Key of Solomon, an anonymous book of spells that was compiled during the mid seventeenth century and focused on demonology, Forneus is the Great Marquis of hell and has twenty nine legions of demons under his command. He promi
. Ebola virus was first introduced as a possible new strain of Marburg virus in 1977 by two different research teams. At the same time, a third team introduced the name Ebola virus.In 2000, the virus name was changed to Zaire Ebola virus, and in 2002 t
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Healthy for Skin
. The ugli fruit has a similar look to a grapefruit although its more unsightly appearance is a dead giveaway of its true identity. You don
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Who do you imagine yourself to be
. self-image and the subconscious.To come from no voice, no power, and to be able to achieve what I have means that only my own personal vision holds me back. - Oprah Winfrey Our imagination will stretch to any scenario, but people lacking in confidenc
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Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ 50 million
. The first fictional book to be blessed by a Pope Leo XIII, BenHur A Tale of Christ recounts the story of fictional Jewish prince Judah BenHur, enslaved by Roman rulers. Vowing revenge on the Romans, Judah becomes a charioteer and Christian, all while
What to Eat in Tamil Nadu
. Any kind of green leafy vegetable, like spinach and mustard greens, often cooked till just wilted in a touch of oil and tempering of nigela seeds.
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Develop Listening Skills
. Listening is a skill that you have to learn over the period of time. In interview you can answer anything only if you listen carefully and properly.
What to Eat in Delhi
. Kulle is fruit chaat alleged to have been invented in Delhi and a brilliant interpretation of the genre in our opinion especially on a hot summers day. Whats better than fresh fruit and vegetables skins peeled of course hollowed out and topped with s
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Sketched effect lotus flower tattoo
. I think it is too simple, and if one looks from afar, you may not recognize it right away. Up close it is a beautiful sketched lotus flower design.
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Being the one person to reply to invitations that ask if anyone has any dietary restrictions
. In this picture we see a lovely lady with straight long hair and beautiful complexion thanks to the goodness of her being a vegetarian. But though she looks irritated at being the butt of a joke she seems to take it in stride as her facial expression
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How to choose
. Fennel seeds may be yellowish or green in appearance. While the yellow variety is usually used in cooking, the greener variety is softer, naturally sweeter and much better as an oral digestive and a mouth freshener.
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History of Durian
. The Durian is usually a fruit shaped by the Malvaceae, a plant that is within the same family as the hibiscus, okra, as well as cotton tree family. This particular fruit is well known as well as utilized in Southeast Asia. The Asians think about this
. There are two umpires, who apply the Laws, make all necessary decisions, and relay the decisions to the scorers. While not required under the laws of cricket, in higher level cricket a third umpire (located off the ground and available to assist the
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Aging is gender blind
. On the contrary, age is presumed to be the great equalizer ? men and women, rich and poor, regardless of background, escape old age only through premature death It is true that both women and men suffer the biological deterioration that advanced age
. Some girls never outgrow their princess fantasies, and if you live in Japan, you can luxuriate in all the frilly pink princess regalia you can stomach whenever you want at the Princess Heart restaurant. Customers are led to a full-length mirror wher
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What to Eat in Bihar
. Bhurta or bharta is a lightly fried mixture of mashed vegetables (chakata) in the cuisine of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. An example of this is Baingan ka Bhurta.
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. Bank Pool should be played according to the General Rules of Pocket Billiards unless explicitly noted otherwise in this specific Bank Pool rule set.This page contains references to some material that is copyrighted by the Billiard Congress of America
Rules to play Baseball
. As opposed to basketball and many other team sports, baseball doesnt have a clock or timer. Instead, the game is played until all the innings are completed. Because this can make games drag on for a long time, teams are allowed to have alternates, pa
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Love Fondant Cake
. Sweetly express your love with a fondant covered cake thats perfect for Valentines Day or wedding shower. The Wilton Alphabet Cut Outs Fondant Cutters make quick work of cutting out the letters.
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Ostriches bury their heads in the sand
. Ostriches dont bury their heads in the sand they wouldnt be able to breathe but they do dig holes in the dirt to use as nests for their eggs Several times a day, an ostrich puts her head in the hole and turns the eggs.
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Try a frontstroke
. Floating on your stomach, do a flutter kick with your legs and use your arms to "crawl" forward. Bring one arm out of the water so that it's "reaching" forward, then bring it back down and use your cupped hand to "push" the water behind you. Alternat
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What to Eat in Kerala
. A paratha is a flatbread that originated in the Indian Subcontinent. It is still quite prevalent throughout the area. Parantha is an amalgamation of the words parat and atta which literally means layers of cooked dough. In Burma, it is known as palat
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. Lie on side with lower arm bent at the elbow. Place lower elbow beneath shoulder and place upper hand on hip. Align ankles, hips, shoulders, and head. Push body toward the ceiling, balancing on the edge of your bottom shoe with one foot directly over
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. The owner of this Texas home fashioned the frame of the daybed using a $25 flea market door and pallets. The pillowcases? Old grain sacks, natch.
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. The hero of early Japanese Manga became an animated TV show in 1963. Living in a future world where robots and humans coexist, Astro Boy was the robot replacement for Dr. Tenmas dead sonrejected when Tenma realized he wouldnt be the same. And yes, A.
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. Do not watch Signs after reading this. So there are somewhere around 300 billion stars in our galaxy, and around 100 billion planets. Of these, about 8.8 billion planets are capable of hosting life forms.
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. To identify headache triggers, keep a journal. Record the time of day of onset, the ingredients of recent food and drink, and likely stressors. Look for patterns and discuss them with your doctor, herbalist, or homeopath.
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. High beam LED lights that detect oncoming vehicles and prevent the high beams from causing glare is already incorporated in many cars such as Mercedes, Audi and Mazda. This technology is capable of shading the precise areas of the headlight that woul
. Hemophilia, a blood clotting disorder caused by a mutation on the X chromosome, can be passed along the maternal line within families; men are more likely to develop it, while women are usually carriers. Sufferers can bleed excessively, since their b
What to Eat in Andhra Pradesh
. Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat used in making pasta, breakfast cereals, puddings, and couscous. The term semolina is also used to designate coarse middlings from other varieties of wheat, and from other grains, such a
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. Nicknamed Cadillac WTF, Cadillac World Thorium Fuel is a concept car designed by Lorus Kulesus. As the name suggests, this otherworldlylooking car is powered by thorium that acts like nuclear fuel.
. three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black; the national emblem (a gold Eagle of Saladin facing the hoist side with a shield superimposed on its chest above a scroll bearing the name of the country in Arabic) centered in the white ba
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. I always thought my cat had a staring problem, she always seemed fixated on my face. Until one day, when I realized that she was always looking just behind me.
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. Fencing utilizes a simple scoring system, awarding one point for each time a fencer touches his opponent with his weapon. Depending on the manner of competition, bouts may last five touches with a time limit of three minutes or 15 touches and a time
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. This so called snake day has several important components. In addition to offerings made to the snakes throughout the country during worship and celebration, men and women celebrate the day in these waysCobras are bathed in milk and offered rice as t
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. Massive modernization and an impressive procurement program by Putin during the past two decades have made the Russian military one of the most powerful in the world. In two instances (Ukraine and Ossetia) in which the Russian military was called upo
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. Old McDonald had a farm, but what was N Sync s excuse? Overalls were cool, but wearing them with only one strap buckled was the bomb.
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. When Christian Dior launched his New Look collection in 1947 he radically changed the direction of midcentury fashion, bringing the world a new idea of luxury from postwar Paris. Bustier bodices, bellshaped skirts, rounded shoulders and cinched waist
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GREAT LIVING CHOLA TEMPLES TAMIL NADU
. This complex consists of three temples Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Brihadisvara Temple at Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram built between the 11th and 12th centuries.
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. The gals (measuring 1 by 1.5 metres) are a frame with a net, suspended 2 metres abve the water. A player, acting as galie, defends the gal with their paddle by sticking it up vertically, special rules cncern the galie, such as: the attacking team nt
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. There is nothing romantic about getting a bikini wax. But Cindy Barshop, owner of the Completely Bare Spas in New York City, is here to explain how to make the best of it.
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. Evacuate the vehicle and surrounding place. Take help of fire fighting experts. Extinguish the fire with water fire extinguishers. If feasible, close down the cylinder valve master shut off valve in the CNG system to control the gas leakage.
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. The best part of Almays Bright Eyes eyeshadow collection of products if for brightening the eye area. This version has two eyeshadows in one package, one a softer shade than the other, and each with a cream to powder finish.Combining these or using t
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The Green church Buenos Aires Argentina
. Bamboo leaves!?! I want to climb into this church and sit here all day. The only info I managed to find: a parish church in Buenos Aires, Argentina known as the Huerto de Olivos
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. Some banks have enhanced security features in Internet banking. For example, if the money that you want transferred to another account exceeds a particular sum, you will need to enter a specific password for high value deals to validate the transacti
What to Eat in West Bengal
The Kachchi Biriani
. This famous dish is now the mainstay of a wedding in a wealthy family in Dhaka. It is cooked with parboiled rice cooked with layers of raw kacchi mutton pieces, quite distinct from the West Bengal variety, which uses basmati rice and pakki (precooked
Help Save the Environment
Use a rake instead of a leaf blower
. Ditch your noisy electric or gas powered leaf blower and use a rake to gather up leaves or other debris in your yard.Similarly, use a broom instead of a hose to clean dirt from a paved area.
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. Give treats to this breed only if youre prepared for the endless affection that will result.
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. To reduce the sight of a creased forehead make your index and middle fingers into a V-shape. Place them at the center of your forehead and gradually stretch the fingers apart to smooth away lines. Move outward and repeat.
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. I ask gift recipients to send me a wish list that I buy from. It saves time, effort, and returns, yet still preserves an element of surprise, says Real Simple reader Robin McClellan of Lehigh Acres, Florida.
Finally cut back on acidic fruits like oranges
. Apples have just as much Vitamin C, without all the side effects oranges can bring. Acids from certain fruits have also been found to weaken your bones and muscles. Not to say oranges are bad for you, but as said before, too much of anything is never
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Chapel of The Ark of the Covenant Ethiopia
. Said to be the final resting place of the ark and its 10 commandments, the small Ethiopian chapel that supposedly houses it has sprung a leak meaning the ark will have to be moved soon. Apart from the priest who is never allowed to leave the grounds,
Benefits of Cumin
Pregnancy and breast feeding
. Not enough is known about the use of cumin during pregnancy and breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Jeera is also found to be effective in stimulating menstrual cycle in women. Cumin can be used in the treatment of piles due to its f
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Zucchini keeps you Hydrated
. Zucchini is filled with water. 90% of it contains water. It can help in retaining the water level in a person. Low amount of water in the body during summers can make a person dizzy and weak. Zucchini consumption can prevent such problems.
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. cherry fruit is packed with full of healthbenefiting nutrients and unique antioxidants. Cherries are native to Eastern Europe and Asia Minor regions. the fruit is a
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. Glenn Donald McGrath AM is a former Australian international cricketer and a commentator for Channel Nine s cricket coverage.Born: February 9, 1970 (age 45), Dubbo, Australia Height: 1.96 m Spouse: Sara Leonardi (m. 2010), Jane McGrath (m. 1999?2008)
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Messy Puffed Up Pony
. Like messy looks Try this low tied messy ponytail with puff and some front bangs. You can experiment a bit by getting a crimped look.