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By Matthew Sherman

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Tommy Kennedy's "Top Knotch" Pool Tour Created: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Top prizes for amateurs and pros alike includes $100,000 added to the final event on this billiards tour.
    • Tommy Kennedy, Mr. Amity, aka "The Juggler" Created: Saturday, May 10, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Tommy Kennedy has won more than 130 tournament titles, including six times as State of Florida champion (he resides in Indiana, and before that South Georgia and Florida, but is still a mainstay on the Florida pool tours) but his favorite is surely as pool's Mr. Amity...
    • Fix Your Pool Skills - The Correct Way To Videotape Your Stroke Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Take these tips and send me a video! I'll be glad to take a look and advise you on how to use video to self-improve your pool skills as well.
    • The Trust Stroke - Your Way To Self-Improve Your Billiards Game Created: Thursday, August 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Because I use a trusting stroke even on shots I'll miss, I'm continually enhancing my confidence and fundamentals whether I make or miss a shot.
    • Pool Hustlers Encyclopedia - A Definitive Work Created: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      You can thrill to reading this billiards book cover-to-cover or leaf through photos and stories, stopping to read biographies and not-tall tales.
    • Straight Pool Action - A Look At An Amazing Billiards Game Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Straight Pool can be made as level for players as the surface of a new pool table. It gets handicapped by skill level...
    • Straight Pool - Billiards Breaks And Scoring Strategies Created: Friday, July 25, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Scary good of Mosconi, is it not? 526 in a row. Leave the 15th ball and the cue ball where they come to rest, and then sink this lone ball while breaking the other 14 again. Scoring 526 straight is 37 re-racks without a single miss!
    • Pocket Billiards And Straight Pool - Two Games Worth The Work Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Its official name is Fifteen Ball Pocket Billiards. Rack all 15 balls together (making pretty color patterns or not) break ‘em and shoot them in.
    • Gospel Trick Shots Calendar - Updates Created: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      Some of the greatest living pool trick shot artists in the world are in the GTS corral of billiards stars.
    • Gospel Trick Shots News for July 2014 Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Hopkins Super Billiards Expo with 9 Ball competition, GTS Shows, Bobble Ball, and GTS events.
    • Q-Skill, The Pool Game That Gives You A Self-Ranking Of Skill Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      You can simulate these exciting pool and billiards games using one suit from among a deck of cards.
    • Live And Let Die - And Let Bond Play Billiards Created: Thursday, December 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Live And Let Die! Now there's a film to die for. Take wings with us as we see where Bond has pool and billiards.
    • Fun Pool Games - Bowliards And Fargo Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      If you shoot the balls in rotation order (as in Nine Ball or Rotation), they score 2 points each. Otherwise, they count as 1 point each.
    • Nine Ball - How To Win More Often Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Changing the cue ball from position D to F brings me to a near-100% success rate in pool on this sequence. How about you?
    • Break To Win In Nine Ball Created: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      The key to winning Nine Ball at your level of play is let the other man or woman do this instead.
    • Before You Buy Your Pool Table Created: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Price alone is not an indicator of table quality. There are questions requiring forethought before you purchase a pool table.
    • Before You Buy A Pool Cue Created: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Your guide to narrowing down choices and selecting the best possible custom pool cue.
    • "Cannonball" Eight Ball Variation Created: Thursday, July 03, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      It has helped countless players to see that running Eight Ball can be simple if you think carefully and choose shots in the correct order
    • Pool Balls - Weights And Pool Balls Created: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Pool balls can vary, surprisingly even on the same table in a set." itemprop="description"> Sunday, January 07, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      You shouldn't be using pool cues to break--if you value them highly. Break cues are meant to offer speed, not mass, to the pool shooter for the open break. Consider options carefully before making ...
    • Pool Training - How Pros Really Aim In Billiards Created: Thursday, November 03, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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    • Ten Top Break Shot Tips Created: Monday, May 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Drum roll, please! The top ten tips on breaking in pool and billiards--for when you want an open break to scatter the balls to the winds.
    • Pro Pool - Ten Billiards Tips Your Opponents Don't Know Created: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Ten pro pool tips your opponents don’t know, brought to you by About.com
    • Where To Hold The Fingers, Billiards Player? Four Answers... Created: Saturday, July 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Listen, billiards player! Here's where to hold the fingers (four hand designs/shapes)." itemprop="description"> Friday, April 18, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Take on 8-ball with a difference with this often money-saving game of Last Pocket Eights." itemprop="description"> Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Professionals aren't stupid. This is an area where the amateur can play better by doing less. And they should.
    • 10 Reasons You'll Never Be A Great Pool Player Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Next article - more reasons to stay bad at pool or not.
    • Pool Shot Of Champions - This One Shot Retrains Your Aiming Created: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This is little known, but is perhaps the best pool shot to train your eyes in making other pool shots." itemprop="description"> Thursday, September 17, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A kick shot in pool is the annoying little bugger where you need to drive the cue ball to a cushion before it rebounds to strike your target object ball. The pool kick shot can be converted to a de...
    • 4 x 9's Are The Best Table Size - Here's why Created: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The 4' x 9' table size is the best, commonly used for top tournament play, and here's why." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Cruise, who is ambidextrous, shot pool left-handed in The Color of Money. But the real magic was applied when he shot one-handed...
    • A Word on "Regulation" Tables Created: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Beware rip-offs! Table ads that guarantee “regulation size” mean nothing in particular..." itemprop="description">