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George Moyle is seventy years old and still playing tournaments locally. I have also played in a nine-ball tournament in Lincoln City, Oregon, where there were two hundred players in my bracket. I was one match from the finals when I was beaten. I still made some money and had a good time. I have yet to be back to Lincoln City because of health problems, but those problems are all behind me now. Since then, I have played local tournaments.

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Cue Ball last or Object Ball last?

Login or Sign Up. Posts Latest Activity. Page of 2. Filtered by:. Previous 1 2 template Next. Tags: None. Tommy, while I hope senior players and coaches here would comment on that but what I can say is that its not how your friend has told you.

You must always look at the potting angle on the object ball while sricking the cueball. If you get down on the shot in the address piosition directly on the line of aim then you should not worry about anything else. Looking at object ball upon strike is also good for improving potting concentration.

The reason for not hitting the cue ball where intended is not cuz of not looking at it but due to not delivering the cue straight If you are delivering the cue straight then you will hit the cueball where intended without looking at it So always look at the object ball while striking and not the cue ball however you must look at thecueball several times while feathering just to ensure you will be hitting where intended Comment Post Cancel.

Afaik, as long as you've sighted correctly and set up correctly, you just have to cue stright, doesn't really matter which end of the imaginary aiming line you're fixating on at the moment of striking. Terry Davidson. Some players will shift to the OB at the start of the delivery but 'flick' their eyes back to the CB just before time of strike and then quickly back to the OB at time of strike this one is very difficult to control. Some players, like myself, need a long time to focus on the object ball so they switch their eyes to the OB during the front pause and leave them there through the backswing and delivery.

Some really good players will focus on the spot on the CB during the backswing and then either just before or just after the rear pause will move their eyes to the OB. However, at the time of striking the cueball ALL these different eye rhythms have the eyes locked on the OB as it's really a question of hand-eye coordination and the hand will follow the eyes. Also remember to mentally imagine you are trying to hit the object ball with the tip of the cue where possible Terry.

Terry Now that we have that sorted, that you should always look at the object ball last, a question i have is where do you look on the object ball, when you cue up, do you look at the spot on the cue ball you want to hit with the tip on the cue, and is that same spot on the object ball too, or can you look at any point on the object ball?.

My routine is usually as follows: Stand behind the balls to line up the shot. Get down on the shot with the cue tip at the white still looking at object ball. Switch view to white ball and start feathering. Feather the ball a couple of times, front pause, then when drawing back the cue i switch my focus to the object ball and deliver the cue.

Last edited by narl ; 22nd February , PM. Originally posted by lennon11 View Post. Plus, you never pull the cue BACK during the delivery Screw is achieved by hitting the bottom of the cueball and driving the cue through the cueball accelerating through the cueball. Some players say the aim for an specific spot on the object ball although I have difficulty imagining a specific spot on a smooth and shiny object whereas some players imagine the object ball covered with an imaginary cueball and then aim for the centre of the imaginary cueball which is the method I use.

The choice is yours Or imagine a pipe doing the same thing. John Higgins looks at the cue ball on strike. Which is interesting I think. I personally find that looking at the cue ball for a long shot from the cushion, perhaps a safety shot where the thickness of object ball strike is so important, can really help.

Coming at it from a golf perspective, all golfers play 'blind' in effect, looking at and striking the golf ball their cue ball for comparison with the ultimate target in the back of their mind's eye as they obviously can't look at two things at once.

Snooker is complex because there are two balls involved, but at my very early stage in learning, I am yet to be convinced that looking at the cue ball on strike is wrong. Indeed I can see a lot of sense in it, if nothing else from a feedback point of view with regards to one's cueing. It's a debate that will run and run. Originally posted by Terry Davidson View Post. Originally posted by sixofclubs View Post. All Rights Reserved. Website Design Swindon.

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In the last two weeks we have looked at both your stance and how to bridge correctly to provide the stability needed for more accurate shots. Now we can expand upon that and look at the procedure for striking the ball. There are two parts to this, first you need to sight the ball correctly to ensure you form your stance in the right place, then you need to deliver the cue in a smooth and straight line to give yourself the best possible chance of playing the intended shot. To line up a ball you need to place your leading leg in line with the cue ball and the object ball. Once in this position it is important to sight the shot and assess the angles required to make it a reality before you get down on the table to play it.

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Have you been trying to improve your billiards game? The ghost ball method for pool requires you to imagine the cue ball's position at impact along the line of centers--the cue ball pinned on the optimum line through the object ball that drives the target ball to the pocket. Most pool pros do not consciously use this method of aim! Many, not all, pool pros instead aim directly for the contact point on the object ball--despite the geometric fact that dictates that the ghost ball method is the correct line of aim and that contact point aim will bring a miss.

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I was a high jumper in high school and college. Not a good one. Before I started competing I scissored about 5 feet. Com'on I was a kid for crying out loud. When I joined the high school track team in the coach made me learn the "western roll", and in college I was taught the "belly roll". I believe I finally cleared 6 feet in college, but by this time a Russian guy had cleared 7 feet. Now, when jumpers including me and coaches first saw Dick Fosbury jump, we laughed. The idiot went over the bar backwards and landed on his head. I figured, even if he did jump high enough to win a few meets, he would eventually be too brain damaged to remember that he wasn't an artichoke.


One of the things that is not mentioned too much when talking about the fundamentals of playing good pool is where to look. We have the cue ball, the pocket, the object ball and the location we want the cue ball to end up at to focus on. How do we organize our vision to make the most of what we are seeing? The first aspect of vision is for concentration. When we are playing pool seriously, keeping your eyes on the table at all times is the path to better concentration.

Or perhaps you just fancy beating one of your cocky mates a little more than you currently do. The goal?

Almira asked: Hey! I'm from Turkey! I was wondering how can I make snooker more popular and noticeable in Turkey? We don't have any events or competitions here, but, even so, I'm really trying to make it popular.

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The video above was something I started doing in the 90's. I posted this video five years ago that demonstrates perfectly how cueing is separate from potting.. The issue I see with a very high percentage of players who are struggling to get into regular 40 breaks, is that they are simply WAY too focused on 'potting the ball'. That is the purpose of snooker, right?!

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You're welcome to join our Facebook group: Snooker. All you have to do now is pot balls! Knowing how to pot a ball is something you either have or you do not have. Of course practice can help but you really need an eye for it. When walking to the table after your opponent has missed it seems he has left you an easy pot on a straight red followed by an easier black. You get down and miss the red!

Where Should I Be Looking During My Stroke?

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. What should we be doing with our eyes as we shoot? The generally accepted wisdom here is that we should be looking at the object ball or rail target as we strike the CB. The exceptions are elevated shots and break shots, where you might benefit from looking at the CB last. Our bodies get pretty good at delivering to the target we focus on. If we're focused on the CB, where is the target?

Feb 17, - So always look at the object ball while striking and not the cue ball where do you look on the object ball, when you cue up, do you look at the  sighting when down on the shot.

This is a great topic for discussion! Of course, this is supposed to be an instructional article, not a thread on a forum. Well, I was just reading a thread of comments on the Main Forum on azbilliards.

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