Carom Billiards: Around the World Patterns
During competitions, many of the shots use a cue ball path known as "Around the World". Basically, the path is from a corner, across to the opposite long rail. From there, the cue ball goes to the short rail and then the other long rail. From the second long rail, the cue ball travels to the other, side corner.
This collection of around the world shots provides you with an extensive variety of scoring solutions. For each shot, there are two table layouts. The first is the ball positions on the table. The second is how the pro player made the point.
There are two ways you can use these examples. First - as a mental exercise. Study the ball layout and the ball paths to determine how the shot was played.
Second - as a table exercise. Set the balls up in the positions. Try to duplicate the shot. It may take only a few attempts, or a lot before you learn how to consistently score the point. You will do a lot of experimentation with different speeds and spins.
The result will be a better understanding on how to play similar shots during your competitions. Enjoy the learning process and good luck!!
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