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The BCA Official Rules & Records Book contains the World-Standardized Rules for 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 14.1, One Pocket and many other popular games, along with fully illustrated schematics, diagrams and sketches. In addition, the book includes BCA Hall of Fame biographies, tournament results and records and instructional tips.
The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards is a comprehensive, authoritative and hands-on guide to pool and billiards.Written by "Dr. Dave" Alciatore, this 270+ page book features over 250 illustrations and photographs to visually explain all the principles of pool. Perfect for novices and experts alike, The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards is a great resource for any pool player.
Pro Skills Drills Book - Cue Ball Drills Speed and Position Control is the first in a series of training books from BCA Hall of Famer Nick Varner and Dominic “The Drill Instructor” Esposito. This book contains 54 practice drills guaranteed to help improve you game and confidence. Each drill is explained clearly with both word descriptions and visual illustrations. These are drills that sharpen your skills while correcting your weaknesses. They designed to fine-tune your focus and playing consistency.
This official team manual from the APA is an absolute must for any APA player. This 107 page book covers everything you'll need to know as an APA player including details on the league, rules, scoring and a detailed discussion of the APA's trademarked equalizer handicapping system.
"Play Your Best Pool: Secrets to Winning 8-Ball & 9-Ball” by Phil Capelle is a complete textbook on 8-ball and 9-ball strategies. This book is recommended by some of the best known people in the pool and billiards industry, including #1 Ranked WPBA Pool Player Allison Fisher.
Are you new to the game of pool or just getting started? If so, this is absolutely the book for you. Written by one of the true legends of the game, Arthur "Babe" Cranfield takes you through all the basics of pool. This book goes beyond fundamentals though, as it talks about both playing and how to find the best equipment for you. Learn More
Beat People With a Stick! is a conglomeration of over 120 one-page pool lessons assembled from instructional articles that Master Instructor Tom Simpson has written over the past 14+ years. Tom Simpson is one of the most well respected professional billiards instructor in the world.
Pro Skills Drills Volume 2 is the second in a series of training books from BCA Hall of Famer Nick Varner and Dominic “The Drill Instructor” Esposito. This book contains 52 practice drills guaranteed to help improve you game and confidence. Each drill is explained clearly with both word descriptions and visual illustrations.
Pool's #1 instructional author is back with his latest book, Play Your Best Eight Ball. This book is over 450 pages and it includes 535 diagrams of pool shots, over 100 examples taken from the pros and much more.
From the author of "Play Your Best Pool," Phil Capelle has broken down the game of pool into this extremely useful reference guide. “A Mind for Pool: How to Master the Mental Game” covers the non-physical elements of the game. The book covers such topics as the psychology of competitive playing and overcoming nerves, learning to focus and handling bad breaks. But the book goes even further to discuss how to handicap a game, negotiate a game and how to evaluate spots.
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