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Basic Pool: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide (Revised and Updated) (Paperback)
Learn tips and tactics of pocket billiards from the very best, in this newly revised and expanded edition of the classic guide to playing better pool from Hall of Famer Arthur “Babe” Cranfield.
Whether your next game will be a tournament match or part of a night out with a group of friends, this book will give you leg up on your opponent and help make the game for fun for you. Chapters include:
- What to Look for in a Pool Cue
- Hand Position
- The Points of Aim, the Point of Contact, and the Difference Between the Two
- Combination Shots
- The Draw Shot
- Speed Control
- Straight Pool
- Eight Ball
- And much More!
They say that shooting a good game of pool is the sign of a gentlemen, and that shooting too good a game of pool is the sign of a misspent youth. Well, with the instructions here, your friends may question how you spent your youth.
About the Author
Arthur Babe” Cranfield was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame in 1997 and was the only player in the history of the sport to win the National Junior, National Amateur, and World Professional pocket billiard titles. He lived in Syracuse, New York, prior to his passing in 2004.
Laurence S. Moy is a partner in a law firm, a former college pool champion, and an accomplished pool player. He lives in New York City.