Knack Pool & Billiards: Everything You Need to Know to Improve Your Game

Knack Pool & Billiards: Everything You Need to Know to Improve Your Game

by Bruce Barthelette
     
 

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Whether you shoot pool on weekends with friends or play for higher stakes in your local league or in college tournaments, Knack Pool & Billiards is the ultimate guide to improving your game. In a uniquely picture-driven, quick-reference, step-by-step approach, Bruce Barthelette covers all aspects of the sport—from choosing equipment and keeping score to

Overview

Whether you shoot pool on weekends with friends or play for higher stakes in your local league or in college tournaments, Knack Pool & Billiards is the ultimate guide to improving your game. In a uniquely picture-driven, quick-reference, step-by-step approach, Bruce Barthelette covers all aspects of the sport—from choosing equipment and keeping score to dissecting a variety of games such as Three-cushion Billiards, Straight Pool, and One Pocket. He also offers helpful tips on holding the cue and getting the proper angles. 350 full-color photosAiming
• Cue Ball Control Banking & KickingPositioning
• Offense & DefenseThe Games of 8-Ball & 9-BallPractice Drills
• Trick Shots

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From the Publisher
“Bruce Barthelette does an excellent job of tackling all aspects of the game, from describing winning strategies to solid defense tactics. The inclusion of current top players’ profiles and colorful stories makes this an engaging read as well.”— Jeanette Lee, “The Black Widow”“A winner of a book.” —Nick Varner, eight-time world champion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599219592
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Series:
Knack: Make It Easy Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
719,649
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.58(d)

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Meet the Author

Bruce Barthelette, "The Big Guy," is a professional pool player, and one of the top ten trick shot players in the world. He has appeared on ESPN over 10 times, including the most recent World Cup of Trickshots tournament. He has played with Jeanette Lee, aka "The Black Widow," Mike Massey, Andy Segal, and Tom Rossman, among other top professionals in the game. He also also played with Ewa Laurance and Allison Fisher, two members of the Billiards Hall of Fame. Bruce, along with his wife Ann, has run the 2nd largest pool league in the country for the American Poolplayers Association (APA) for over 20 years. With more than 6,000 players in the league, the Connecticut division of the APA is second only to Maryland.

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