Originally featured in the Fall 2006 issue of The American Poolplayer magazine.

2 Plus 2- For You!


CONFIDENCE FACTOR: 6 minutes per day for 3 days

SETUP/POSITION: 4-ball on foot spot; 3-ball frozen to 4-ball and setup aim line to right edge of BR as we stand behind setup; Cue ball in straight line to 3-ball and on the straight line created by 1 diamond to left of TC and 1 diamond left of BC; 1-ball frozen to (c) aimed to left edge of TC and 2-ball frozen to (c) aimed to right edge of BC (toward BL).

BALL(S) POCKETED/OBJECTIVE: Cue ball is aimed to (a) and shot straight with cue extension — 1-ball in TC, 2-ball in BC, 3-ball in TR, and 4-ball in BR. Cue ball must not scratch and end up on foot half of table for shot to count. (Right of dash line — foot spot to foot rail.)

ADJUSTMENT ANALYSIS: If 3-ball or 4-ball does not go in adjust throw setup line accordingly — if 4-ball hits right of BR, adjust setup line left slightly, and vice-versa; If 1-ball hits to left of TC, adjust setup line to right, and if it hits to right, adjust left. For 2-ball, if it hits to the left of BC as you are standing behind shot, adjust right, and if it hits right, adjust left. Make sure all balls are frozen! If cue ball does not hit aim (a) squarely, recheck follow-through for accuracy and speed — REACH OUT…STRAIGHT! If you scratch or lose control of cue ball, practice, practice, practice…

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