Billiard Basics

Section 1 -    Official Rules

Picture as taken from World Billiards

Section 2 -    Fundamentals

In billiards, as in any other sport, the ability to do the spectacular comes only after one has practiced and mastered the basic fundamentals of the game.  What separtes the good from the great is often more a matter of the time one has devoted to mastering the basics, than due to major differences in athletic ability. see more, click link on right

Section 3 -    Analyzing your stroke

n the larger schemes of things, most players never take the time to analyze their stroke for certain critical and logical ingredients.  Of these ingredients, the single most obvious reason that most players never analzye them is that they never shoot at anything except an object ball.  Amazingly enough, in almost every sport, it's a common place to see a serious player see more, click link on right

Section 4 -    Aiming

I have a problem.  When something is wrong, I try to fix it. When nothing is wrong, I try to fix it. When I'm not sure anything is wrong, I get anxious. When I get anxious, everything goes wrong, and I try to fix it!  Of course, there is nothing wrong with fixing things, if the right things are being fixed.  I often find myself trying all kinds of tricks to improve my aim in pool, when it isn't my aim see more, click link on right