Basic Pool by Arthur "Babe" Cranfield
The Ultimate Beginner's Guide

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As Arthur “Babe” Cranfield states in his introduction, “Anyone can learn to play pool well. . . . Pool is beautiful and democratic that way. Anyone can apply his or her strengths to the game and excel since the game requires so many different types of skills. There is room in billiards and pool for those blessed with excellent hand-eye coordination, those with very little coordination but strong intellect, those who are systematic but not creative, and those who are creative but not systematic.”

Whatever your style, skills, and strengths, Babe has something to teach you. From basics like choosing a table and selecting a cue to advanced techniques like manipulating the ball using English, draw, and follow, Basic Pool has all you need to improve your game and increase the enjoyment you take from it. Other topics include:

• The mechanics of pool
• Perfecting your aim using babe’s famous “arrow” system
• Cue ball control
• Maintaining proper concentration
• Standard rules of the most popular games
• Effective practice techniques
• And many more!

Babe takes the mystery out of playing well, providing encouraging and easy-to-follow instructions for every aspect of the game.

About Arthur "Babe" Cranfield

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Arthur "Babe" Cranfield was inducted to 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.
Published January 26, 2010 by Skyhorse Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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