The 99 Critical Shots in Pool
Thirtieth anniversary edition out in 2007! World Champion Pool Player Ray "Cool Cat" Martin shares his secrets for playing winner's pool in this classic book, now with a new introduction by the author. Written with co-author Rosser Reeves three decades ago,The 99 Critical Shots in Poolremains one of the most authoritative guides to the game ever written. Over 200 illustrations show the proper form, technique, and approach to shots such as: • The Center Ball Cheat-the-Pocket • The Hook Shot • The Seven Ball Stop Shot • The Jump Shot • The Frozen Kiss Shot • The Nudge Shot • The Side Pocket By-Pass Shot Ray Martin, a Billiards Congress of America Hall of Fame inductee, is one of only seven players in the twentieth century to win three or more world 14.1 titles. He co-wrote this book withRosser Reevesin 1976.
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14.1 continuous 15 Ball angle ball in hand ball is frozen Ball is placed BALL SHOT balls are racked Balls are spotted balls numbered balls pocketed BANK SHOT Bottle Pool break ball break shot cause the cue center ball center spot corner pocket cribbage cue ball hits cue stick cue tip determined by lag diagram diamond Draw Shot fifteen object balls Follow Shot foot spot foul frozen balls ghost ball gray ball head string hit the object inches incoming player key ball KISS SHOT left English legally pocketed numbered balls o'clock opponent penalty player has cue player loses player scores pocket a ball pocket billiards point of aim Put the cue Ray Martin referee reverse English right English rotation running English SAFETY PLAY scratch shake bottle shoot the cue shooter shots in pool side pocket sink ball sink the object spin Starting player Straight Pool strike the cue stroke triangle