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Below are shot diagrams and objectives of many artistic pool shots from the various disciplines. You can use the "Shot Selection" below to narrow which shots are shown on the page.

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TRICK AND FANCY

FANCY 01
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the box zone.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball frozen to cusion 1 and at diamond 3. 'D' ball frozen to both 'A' ball and cushion 1.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into 'D' ball, making both balls in their respective pockets.

Special Notes:
Scratch is allowed (no penalty)


FANCY 02
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
Four object balls are lined up on the first diamond. The first object ball is frozen to the cushion.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'E' ball. 'E' ball will kiss back and make in pocket 'E'.

Special Notes:
'E' ball may contact cushions '3' or '4', but no other. Cue ball may scratch in any pocket except pocket 'A'.


FANCY 03
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within box zone.

Object ball placement:
Object balls hanging by pockets indicated by diagram.

Objective:
Pocket ball A into pocket B. Cue ball travels 2 cushions as diagram indicates, making ball B into pocket E.

Special Notes:
Scratch is allowed. Cue ball may contact extra cushion near pocket E.


FANCY 04
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
Four balls frozen to each other in a straight line near pocket 'E'.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into four balls, making each as pocket letter designates. The 'D' ball (second ball from the top) banks into 'D' pocket.

Special Notes:
The setup of 4 balls may be adjusted in its entirety. Scratch is allowed (no penalty).


FANCY 05
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand as diagrammed.

Object ball placement:
'B' and 'F1' balls are in hand, frozen to the cue ball. 'C' and 'F2' balls are frozen with 'F2' ball on the foot spot and 'C' ball adjustable.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball towards 'C' ball. All 4 balls will go as diagrammed.

Special Notes:
'F1' ball will go into pocket 'F' before 'F2' ball is made in the same pocket.


FANCY 06
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone

Object ball placement:
'C' and 'F' balls frozen with 'F' ball on the foot spot and 'C' ball adjustable. 'D' ball hanging near pocket 'D'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'C' ball. 'C' and 'F' balls will go into pockets as diagrammed. The cue ball will travel 3 cushions as diagrammed, and make 'D' ball.

Special Notes:


FANCY 07
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, behind the long center line of the table.

Object ball placement:
All object balls as diagrammed and adjustable.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'A' ball. 'A' ball will go into pocket 'A'. 'B1' will go into pocket 'B' by the combination with the 'A' ball. Cue ball will carom off and make 'B2' ball into pocket 'B'. Cue ball will carom off and travel down the cushion to make 'C' ball.

Special Notes:


FANCY 08
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within box zone.

Object ball placement:
'F1' ball is frozen to cushion 4 and on foot string. 'F2' ball is in hand, frozen to 'F1' ball. 'F3' ball is in hand, frozen to 'F2' ball.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into 'F1' ball. All three 'F' balls will go into pocket 'F' as diagram indicates.

Special Notes:
All three balls may be shifted along cushion 4 at the discretion of the player. Scratch is allowed (no penalty).


FANCY 09
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind head string.

Object ball placement:
'F' and 'C' balls are frozen near foot spot.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into 'F' ball. 'F' and 'C' ball go as pocket letter designates. Cue ball scratches in 'C' pocket before 'C' ball makes in pocket 'C'.

Special Notes:
Extra contact between 'C' ball and cue ball allowed provided that cue ball goes into pocket 'C' first. Decision of table judge is final.


FANCY 10
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
A cluster of 3 balls is frozen as diagrammed, with 'F1' ball on the foot spot. 'E' ball is hanging near pocket 'E' and is adjustable.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'C' ball. 'C' and 'F1' balls will go as diagrammed. The cue ball will carom off into 'F2' ball, making it in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will carom off and make 'E' ball.

Special Notes:


FANCY 11 (Just Showing Off)
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
'E1' and 'B' balls are frozen, with 'B' ball also frozen to the cushion. 'D' ball is frozen to both 'A' and 'E2' balls. All 5 balls are adjustable within the box zone. 'C' ball is hanging near pocket 'C'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball to 'E1' ball. All 5 balls will go as pocket letter designates. The cue ball will travel 3 cushions to make 'C' ball.

Special Notes:


FANCY 12
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 3
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
'A1' and 'A2' balls are in hand as diagrammed. 'C' ball is hanging near pocket 'C'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'A1' ball. Both 'A1' and 'A2' balls will go into pocket 'A'. The cue ball will travel 3 cushions as diagrammed and make 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
'A1' ball will bank and go into pocket 'A' before 'A2' ball.


FANCY 13
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 4
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
'E' and 'F' balls are as diagrammed and adjustable. 'C' ball is hanging near pocket 'C'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make 'E' ball in pocket 'E', and 'F' ball in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will travel 4 cushions as diagrammed and make 'C' ball.

Special Notes:


FANCY 14 (I'm Going Over There)
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
Both 'D' balls are hanging. 'A' ball is frozen to 'D1' ball.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball to 'A' ball. 'D1' ball will make and cue ball will carom into 'D2' ball,

Special Notes:
Scratch is allowed (no penalty).


FANCY 15 (Tim's Twister)
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, but must be frozen to C ball, F ball, and cushion 4.

Object ball placement:
C and F balls form a triangle with the cue ball. All 3 balls are frozen to each other, and cue ball and F ball are frozen to cushion 4. Ball A is hanging near pocket A.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball along path diagrammed. C and F balls will go into their respective pockets. Cue ball will travel 3 rails, making A ball.

Special Notes:
Cue ball may contact extra cushions near pocket A.


FANCY 16
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 5
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
'F1' ball on foot spot. 'E' ball frozen to 'F1' ball and adjustable. 'F2' ball balanced on a piece of new chalk (well up). 'F2' ball is adjustable.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'E' ball. 'E' ball will go in pocket 'E'. 'F1' ball will go in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will travel 4 cushions as diagrammed, knock 'F2' ball off the chalk and into pocket 'F'.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must knock 'F2' ball off the chalk. If 'F2' ball is knocked off by another ball before the cue ball gets there, the shot is no good.


FANCY 17
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
'E' and 'F1' balls are frozen and adjustable near pocket 'E'. 'C' and 'F2' balls are frozen and adjustable as diagrammed, with 'C' ball being on the 1st diamond line and no more than 1 ball's width from the cushion.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'E' ball, and then carom into cushion 2 and kick into 'C' ball. All balls will go as pocket letter designates.

Special Notes:


FANCY 18 (The Impossible Cut)
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5c
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Cue ball placement:
On the head spot.

Object ball placement:
Frozen to the foot cushion at the center diamond.

Objective:
Cut the object ball into pocket 'C' or 'F' (player's option).

Special Notes:
The cue ball may contact the foot cushion, but no other, prior to contacting the object ball.


FANCY 19
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, behind line 'X'.

Object ball placement:
All four object balls are in a straight line along the center line of the table. The object ball closest to pocket E ('E1') has its edge even with the edge of the cushion.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball to 'F' ball. 'F' ball will make in pocket 'F' and 'E1' ball will make in pocket 'E'. Cue ball will contact cushion 3, bank across to cushion 1, and come back, making the two ball combination ('E2' ball will make in pocket 'E'). The ball closest to the center of the table does not have to be made.

Special Notes:
The player is free to adjust the line of 4 balls left or right slightly, provided that the ball closest to pocket 'E' is placed with its edge aligned with the edge of the cushion.


FANCY 20
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2c
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the head cushion and frozen to the C and D balls

Object ball placement:
A ball in hand within indicated zone. C ball frozen to the cushion and to the cue ball. D ball frozen to the cue ball, but does not need to be frozen to the cushion.

Objective:
Shoot the A ball into the C ball. The A ball will go into pocket 'A'. The C ball will bank into pocket 'C'. The D ball will go into pocket 'D'.

Special Notes:
At the conclusion of the shot, the cue ball may not be more than 1 chalk's width away from the head cushion.


FANCY 21
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
Balls D, A1, A2 and B are as diagrammed and adjustable. The D and A1 balls must be frozen. The A2 and B balls must be frozen. The A1 and A2 balls may be frozen or may have a small gap between them (no wider than a chalks width). The C ball is hanging near pocket 'C'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the A1 ball. The D ball will go into pocket 'D'. The A1 and A2 balls will go into pocket 'A'. The B ball will go into pocket 'B'. The cue ball will carom off and make the C ball in pocket 'C'.

Special Notes:


FANCY 22
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, behind the 1st diamond line from pocket 'B'.

Object ball placement:
A1 and B balls are near pocket 'B'. F ball is near pocket 'F', frozen to the butt end of the cue stick. E ball is near pocket 'E', frozen to the cue stick. D ball is near pocket 'D' with a rack positioned as diagrammed. A2 ball is in hand near pocket 'A', balanced on a piece of new chalk (well up).

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the B ball. The B ball will go in pocket 'B' and the A1 ball will go in pocket 'A'. The cue ball will travel as indicated, hit the cue stick, causing the F and E balls to be made in their corresponding pockets. The cue ball will then hit the rack, making the D ball, and then hit the A2 ball, knocking it off the chalk, and make it in pocket 'A'.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may hit the long cushion before hitting the rack. The A2 ball must be knocked off the chalk by the cue ball. Players selecting this shot will be required to provide the cue stick.


FANCY 23
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, on or behind the 3rd diamond line.

Object ball placement:
Balls E,D,F,B are frozen and adjustable. A ball is hanging near pocket 'A'. 4 blocking balls are along the diamond line, with the first ('1') ball frozen to the cushion and 1 ball gaps between the others. A rack is frozen to the foot cushion as diagrammed and adjustable. A cue stick butt is frozen to the head cushion and adjustable.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the line of balls. The E ball will go into pocket 'E', the D ball into pocket 'D', the F ball will bank into pocket 'F', and the B ball will go into pocket 'B'. The cue ball will follow down table, optionally hitting the long cushion, hit the cue stick butt, and make the A ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may not contact any of the blocking balls until after the A ball is made. Players selecting this shot will be required to supply the cue stick butt.


FANCY 24
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, behind the 1st diamond line.

Object ball placement:
D and F balls are frozen to each other and to the cushion and are adjustable along the cushion. B and A balls are frozen to each other as diagrammed, and may be no more than 1 ball's width from the long rail.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the D ball. The F ball will go in pocket 'F' and the D ball will go in pocket 'D'. The cue ball will hit cushion 4, and roll directly into the B ball, causing the B ball to go in pocket 'B' and the A ball to go into pocket 'A'

Special Notes:
The cue ball must go directly into the B ball after contacting cushion 4. No contact with cushion 2 is allowed.


FANCY 25
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
A cluster of 3 balls is in hand within the indicated zone. All 3 balls must be frozen to each other. A 4th object ball is placed either by pocket 'B' or 'C' (player's choice).

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the cluster, making all 3 balls in pocket 'A'. The cue ball will then carom into the 4th ball and make it in the pocket by which it was placed.

Special Notes:
Players may change the pocket for the 4th object ball from one attempt to the next.


FANCY 26 (Blocked 8 in the side)
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
4 balls frozen as diagrammed and adjustable with 3 ball along center long line of table.

Objective:
Make the 8 ball in the side pocket with hitting any rails.

Special Notes:


FANCY 27
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind center table line

Object ball placement:
Start with the edge of the 2 ball one-half to one inch ahead of the foot spot. Freeze the 3 to the 2 in line with diamond 7. Align the 1 and the 2 into the right side of the corner pocket. Freeze the 4 to the 3 dead in the middle of the left side pocket. Balls frozen.

Objective:
Make all 4 balls as diagrammed.

Special Notes:


FANCY 28
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
Place the 1 and 3 ball in the pockets as shown. Freeze the 2 and 4 balls parallel to the rail about one and one-fourth balls off the rail and about one ball width from the side pocket. Hit the 4 ball hard with top left contacting the 4 ball first. The cue ball caroms off the 4, hits the 1 and arcs on the 3. If you keep missing the ball, adjust your stroke.

Objective:
Make all 4 balls in the pockets as diagrammed.

Special Notes:


FANCY 29 (Interference)
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Cue ball placement:
In hand along head string

Object ball placement:
Start with the 1 on the foot spot and line up the 1,2, and 3 with diamond 7. Place the 5 on the foot-rail at diamond 6 and line up the 5, 6 and 9. Freeze the 4 to the 5 about 1/2 inch off the rail. Position the 8 on the left side of diamond 7 so that the 3 will knock it away without getting a kiss. The 8 banks to the left while the 3 banks to the right. Opening up the path for the oncoming 9. Carom off the 1 hitting the rail below diamond 1 and hit the 4 right in the nose.

Objective:
Clear the eight off the rail and make the 9 in the left corner pocket.

Special Notes:


FANCY 30
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Cue ball placement:
On the foot spot

Object ball placement:
Freeze three balls along the left side rail. The 1 ball is flush with the tip of the side pocket and the 9 ball on the end.. Shoot the cue ball into the side pocket cushion and pocket the 9 ball.

Objective:
Pocket the 9 ball in the corner pocket without hitting the head rail.

Special Notes:
Scratch is NOT allowed.


FANCY 31 (Willie's Dream Shot)
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
Set up the shot as diagrammed. Position the 2 and 3 one balls width off the rail and a half ball down the table from the side pocket. Freeze the 1 against the 2 online with diamond 7. Then freeze the 4 to the one dead to the point indicated on the head rail. Position the cueball between diamond No. 3 and the side pocket. It's imperative to control "snow" on this shot, so shoot with a crisp draw stroke to stay out of the 3's path. Aim the 1 half-way between the 2 and 4 balls and the shot is "on".

Objective:
Make all 4 balls in the pockets as diagrammed.

Special Notes:


FANCY 32
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
10 and 15 balls are in hand as diagrammed near side pocket. 12 ball is hanging in pocket D. Shoot the cue ball into the 10 ball. The 10 ball will bank 1 rail into pocket F. The cue ball will carom into the 15 ball, cutting it into pocket C. The cue ball will travel 3 cushions as diagrammed and make the 12 ball in pocket D.

Objective:

Special Notes:

PROP / NOVELTY / SPECIAL ARTS

NOVELTY 01
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Cue ball placement:
Rack up all 15 balls in normal position. The top ball of the rack is removed (object ball 1). The rack is lifted and balanced on top of the cue ball.

Object ball placement:
Object ball 1 is in hand behind the foot string.

Objective:
Shoot object ball 1 three cushions. It will contact the cue ball and knock it out of the way. Object ball 1 will take its place at the top of the rack. The rack will fall down and surround all 15 balls.

Special Notes:
The final result of the shot will be all 15 balls racked with the cue ball outside of the rack. The rack must completely fall down to the bed of the table.


NOVELTY 02
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind X line.

Object ball placement:
Ball A in hand behing X line. B and C balls are frozen and in hand near pocket B. D ball is hanging near pocket C.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into A ball, causing it to roll towards pocket C. Hit the cue ball again towards B ball. B ball will go into B pocket, C ball will start to roll down towards C pocket. The cue ball will curve out and around C ball, making D ball into pocket C. After D ball is made, C ball will go into C pocket, followed by the A ball.

Special Notes:
Extra contact between the balls is allowed. Scratch is allowed. Pocket C must have balls made in the following order: D, C, A.


NOVELTY 03
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind line X.

Object ball placement:
Ball A on the intersection between the center line and the 3rd diamond line as indicated by diagram. B ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball one handed - jacked up. Ball A will go into pocket C and the cue ball will then make B ball.

Special Notes:
Players may not rest the cue stick on the table. This must be performed jacked up.


NOVELTY 04
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Cue ball placement:
Starts in your hand.

Object ball placement:
Ball C starts in your hand. F ball is hanging. Chalk cube positioned on head spot, and square with table.

Objective:
Roll C ball down table. Then position cue ball behind X line. Shoot the cue ball to the rolling C ball, causing C ball to go into pocket C. Cue ball will travel 4 rails as indicated by diagram, making F ball.

Special Notes:
Both the cue ball and C ball must start in the player's hand. The cue ball may not be positioned prior to rolling C ball. After rolling C ball, the cue ball must be placed behind X line. C ball must go into pocket C and pass between the chalk cube and the head cushion. The cue ball may contact extra rails near pocket F. Players must roll C ball free hand. They may not use a guide to roll the ball.


NOVELTY 05 (Wing Shots)
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4a
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Cue ball placement:
Starts in the player's hand.

Object ball placement:
6 object balls start on the table as diagrammed. Player will start with one object ball and place it in his hand along with the cue ball. A chalk cube is aligned as diagrammed and placed on the foot spot.

Objective:
Roll the object ball down the table as diagrammed. Position the cue ball behind the head string. Shoot the cue ball into the rolling object ball and make it in pocket 'C'. Repeat with all object balls (6 shots in total).

Special Notes:
The object ball must be rolling when hit by the cue ball. The object ball must be hit by the cue ball before it hits the foot cushion. No abort rolls. The chalk may not be hit by the object ball. Use of a guide when rolling the object ball is not allowed.

Special Scoring:
Make 1: 1 point
Make 2: 2 points
Make 3: 3 points
Make 4: 5 points
Make 5: 7 points
Make 6: 9 points
Players are given one attempt at the 6 object balls.


NOVELTY 06
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 5
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4b
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Cue ball placement:
None

Object ball placement:
Three object balls are placed on the head string, with the center ball on the head spot. It is recommended that the player use the 5,4 and 3 balls as diagrammed. Three other object balls are placed near their corresponding pockets. It is recommended that the player use the 13, 12, and 11 balls as diagrammed.

Objective:
Shoot the 5 ball first, 5 cushions as diagrammed, to make the 13 ball. Shoot the 4 ball second, 4 cushions as diagrammed, to make the 12 ball. Shoot the 3 ball third, 3 cushions as diagrammed, to make the 11 ball.

Special Notes:
The player will be timed on this shot. The clock will start when the 5 ball is struck and it will stop when the 3 ball is struck. Players have a maximum of 4 seconds to perform this shot.

Special Scoring:
Make any 1 ball: 3 points
Make any 2 balls: 6 points
Make any 3 balls: 9 points
Players are given three attempts. The highest scoring attempt will be used.


NOVELTY 07
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
'B2' ball is 1 diamond segment from pocket 'B'. Rack is frozen to 'B2' ball. 'B1' ball is balanced on top of a chalk cube, and in hand behind rack along B-E line.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball to 'B1' ball. 'B1' ball will jump over the rack and go into 'B' pocket. The rack will then push 'B2' ball into 'B' pocket.

Special Notes:
'B1' ball must go into 'B' pocket before 'B2' ball.


NOVELTY 08
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
'B' and 'C' balls frozen near pocket 'B' and adjustable. 'D' ball hanging near pocket 'D'. The bridge is on the rail tops, with the head of the bridge near pocket 'B'. The player has the option to prop up the butt end of the bridge with a chalk cube.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'B' ball. 'B' and 'C' balls will go as pocket letter designates. The cue ball will jump over the bridge, travel three cushions as diagrammed, and make 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may hit the bridge.


NOVELTY 09
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
'B' ball in hand within the indicated zone.

Objective:
Shoot 'B' ball along the indicated path towards pocket 'B'. As 'B' ball is rolling, shoot the cue ball 2 cushions along the indicated path. The cue ball will then hit the moving 'B' ball and make it in pocket 'B'.

Special Notes:
'B' ball must be moving when the cue ball hits it. Decision by the table judge is final.


NOVELTY 10
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1a
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Cue ball placement:
None

Object ball placement:
4 balls are placed frozen to cushion 3 as diagrammed. 'A4' ball is on the 3rd diamond line. 'A1' ball is on the 2nd diamond line. 'A1', 'A2' and 'A3' balls are spaced with 1 ball gaps between them.

Objective:
Shoot 'A4' ball towards pocket 'A'. Quickly shoot balls 'A1', 'A2', and 'A3' in order into pocket 'A'. The balls will go into pocket 'A' in numerical order as indicated by their ball number.

Special Notes:
It is recommended that players use balls in numerical sequence for this shot. It is okay for the balls to contact each other as they are rolling, provided that they go into the pocket in the following order: 'A1', 'A2', 'A3', 'A4'.


NOVELTY 11
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
Ball A on head spot. Balls B and C are hanging near their respective pockets.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into ball A, causing it to roll towards pocket C. Hit the cue ball again, causing it to make B ball, and travel down table making C ball. After the cue ball makes both B and C balls, Ball A will fall into pocket C.

Special Notes:
Extra contact between the cue ball and ball A is allowed. Scratch is allowed.


NOVELTY 12
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 3
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the 2nd diamond.

Object ball placement:
On foot spot.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball one handed, jacked up (no rail or bridge allowed), and make the object ball in either pocket 'C' or 'F' (player's choice).

Special Notes:
Unless obvious from the placement, the player must designate which pocket the object ball will go into.


NOVELTY 13
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3c
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Cue ball placement:
None

Object ball placement:
Three balls as diagrammed are placed frozen to the head cushion, on their indicated diamond segment lines.

Objective:
Shoot 'F3' ball first, followed by 'F2' ball, and then 'F1' ball. All balls will be shot towards pocket 'F' and they will go into that pocket in reverse order from the way they were hit. 'F1' ball will be made first, followed by 'F2' ball, and then 'F3' ball.

Special Notes:
The balls may contact each other as they are rolling. It is recommended that the player use balls in numerical sequence.


NOVELTY 14
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
'A' ball hanging near pocket 'A'. Blocker ball on the foot spot.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball three cushions as diagrammed. Re-hit the cue ball to the same three cushions. Re-hit the cue ball for a third time to the same three cushions. After this third hit on the cue ball, it will travel down and make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocking ball may not be touched by any means until after 'A' ball is made. The cue ball must be moving when re-hit. Decision of the table judge is final.


NOVELTY 15
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Cue ball placement:
On top of an open beer bottle. The bottle is in hand.

Object ball placement:
Hanging near pocket A.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball off the beer bottle. The bottle will fall over. The cue ball will travel 3 rails as indicated by the diagram, contact the bottle, and then make the object ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must follow the exact path: foot cushion, cushion 4, cushion 1, and then hit the bottle. After the cue ball hits the bottle, it may contact extra rails near pocket A before making the object ball. The cue ball must make the object ball, not the bottle. The bottle must fall over.


NOVELTY 16
novelty_16
Watch Video
novelty_16

Cue ball placement:
In hand on head string.

Object ball placement:
B ball on head spot. C ball in hand on head string, on the opposite side of head spot then the cue ball.

Objective:
Hit the cue ball first 3 rails. While it is rolling, shoot B ball into pocket B. Then shoot C ball slowly towards pocket C. Rehit the moving cue ball into pocket C. The cue ball will go into pocket C first, before C ball.

Special Notes:
The entire shot must be performed free hand. In other words, the bridge hand may not contact the table at any time. The cue ball must be moving when hit for a second time.


NOVELTY 17
novelty_17

Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the cushion at the 1st diamond.

Object ball placement:
5 object balls are frozen to the cushion and to each other. The first ball starts at the 2nd diamond. The butt of a cue stick is placed against the cushion near pocket C and may be adjusted by the player.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball three rails as indicated by the diagram. While the cue ball is in motion, quickly shoot balls 1-5 in order into pocket C. The cue ball will eventually go into pocket C last.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may contact the cue stick (optional).


NOVELTY 18
novelty_18

Cue ball placement:
None

Object ball placement:
The 1-2-3 balls are in hand along the head string. They must be placed on the opposite side of the head spot from the cue stick butt, and they must be placed in the order in which they appear in the diagram. A cue stick butt is placed near pocket D and is in hand.

Objective:
Hit the 1, then the 2, then the 3 ball in the direction indicated by the diagram. The balls will all travel 3 rails. When the balls come around, re-hit each of them, in numerical order. They will all then travel 3 rails, and go into pocket 'D'. The cue stick may help guide the balls into the pocket.

Special Notes:
The object balls may not stop in the middle of the shot. All re-hits must be done while the object balls are moving. All three balls must be hit, re-hit, and made in numerical order. The balls may not contact each other at any time until after all of them have been hit and re-hit. This will be a timed shot. All 3 balls must be hit and re-hit within 12 seconds. Time will start when the 1 ball is first hit. Time will stop when the 3 ball is hit for the second time.


NOVELTY 19 (Over and Under)
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 4
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within 1x1 diamond zone near pocket 'D'.

Object ball placement:
'F' ball in hand within 1x1 diamond zone near pocket 'D'. 'D' ball hanging near pocket. Bridge is on the rail top along the 1st diamond. Players have the option of propping up the bridge with any object.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'F' ball, making it in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will jump over the bridge, and draw back under it, to make 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
The bridge may be contacted without penalty. The cue ball may contact cushion 3 or the head cushion prior to making 'D' ball, but no other cushion.


NOVELTY 20
novelty_20

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
'C1' ball is in hand. 'F' ball is on foot spot. 'C2' ball is frozen to 'F2' ball. 'D' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball to 'C1' ball. 'C1' ball will roll towards pocket 'C'. Cue ball will stop near contact point. Strike cue ball a second time towards 'C2' ball, making both 'C2' and 'F' balls. Cue ball will travel three cushions, making 'D' ball. All balls must go as pocket letter designates. Cue ball may contact extra cushion by 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
'C2' ball must go into pocket 'C' before 'C1' ball. Scratch is allowed (no penalty).


NOVELTY 21
novelty_21

Cue ball placement:
On 1st diamond line, exactly across from object ball '1'.

Object ball placement:
All three balls frozen to cushion 1, with middle ball ('2') 1 diamond segment from pocket 'A'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball to object ball '1'. 'C' ball will roll down the rail towards pocket 'C'. The cue ball will travel 3 cushions as the diagram indicates and make contact with 'C' ball, knocking it into pocket 'C'.

Special Notes:


NOVELTY 22 (Wing Shot Combo)
novelty_22
Watch Video
novelty_22

Cue ball placement:
In hand, anywhere behind 'X' line.Cue ball must start in hand of shooter. Cue ball may not be placed in position until after object balls are released.

Object ball placement:
Both object balls start in hand of shooter. Chalk cube on foot string, 1 1/4 diamond segments from cushion 4.

Objective:
Roll both object balls down table. The object balls will reach approximate position indicated by diagram. The cue ball will be placed behind line 'X' and shot at rolling object balls. Make the 'F' ball by a combination.

Special Notes:
The chalk cube may not be touched by any means until after 'F' ball has been made. No abort rolls allowed. Both object balls must be rolling when contacted by cue ball. Use of a guide when rolling object balls or positioning cue ball is not allowed. Scratch is allowed (no penalty).


NOVELTY 23
novelty_23

Cue ball placement:
Balanced on top of special stacking ball.

Object ball placement:
Two object balls are in line 1 1/2 diamond segments away from pocket C. A special stacking ball is the third ball in this line (and has the cue ball balanced on top of it). A ball is hanging near pocket A.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball off the stacking ball into the foot cushion. The cue ball will rebound over the line of balls, making the ball hanging near pocket A.

Special Notes:
The blocking balls may move


NOVELTY 24
novelty_24

Cue ball placement:
None

Object ball placement:
The 8 ball is placed on the center line, 1 diamond segemnt away from pocket E. 6 object balls are placed along the 1st diamond line. All balls may be adjusted along this line, but the base of the balls must be between the 3rd diamond and the 1st diamond.

Objective:
Shoot the 8 ball towards pocket A. Quickly shoot the 6 balls into pocket A. All 6 balls must go in before the 8 ball.

Special Notes:


NOVELTY 25
novelty_25

Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
Object ball 1 is frozen to cushion 1 and is 1/2 diamond segment from pocket 'A'. 'C' ball is hanging. Row of 7 blocking balls are all frozen to each other with the first ball frozen to cushion 1. They make a straight line 1/2 diamond segment from pocket 'B'. The bridge will be placed across the table at the 1st diamond.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into object ball 1. The cue ball will jump over the bridge, curve around the blocking balls, making 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
The row of blocking balls may not be touched by any means until after 'C' ball has been made. The cue ball may not contact any cushion other than the foot cushion and cushion 2 until after 'C' ball has been made.


NOVELTY 26
novelty_26

Cue ball placement:
A new chalk cube is placed on the head rail and the cue ball is balanced on top of the chalk. Cue ball and chalk may be positioned anywhere on rail within 1 balls width from the center diamond.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball on the head spot. 'D' ball frozen to 'A' ball.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball over the two object balls. The cue ball will bank back down the table, making both balls as pocket letter designates.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may contact the foot cushion, but no other, until the object balls are contacted. The cue ball may not contact the balls until after it rebounds off the foot cushion.


NOVELTY 27
novelty_27

Cue ball placement:
None

Object ball placement:
Both 'A' balls are in hand within box zone.

Objective:
Shoot both balls three rails as diagram indicates. The ball struck second must go into the pocket first.

Special Notes:
Contact by the balls is allowed. Decision by table judge is final.


NOVELTY 28
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, but may not be more than 3 ball's width from the long rail.

Object ball placement:
'B' ball is along the center line of the table and adjustable. 'D' ball is hanging near pocket 'D'. A bridge is on the rail tops, no more than 1 diamond from pocket 'D'. A rack is placed as diagrammed, centered on the head string, and exactly 4 balls off the cushion.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'B' ball, making it in pocket 'B'. The cue ball will jump over the bridge, draw around the rack, and make 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may contact the bridge, but not the rack until after 'D' ball is made.


NOVELTY 29
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1c
novelty_29
Watch Video
novelty_29

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the 2nd diamond line.

Object ball placement:
D1 ball in hand behind the 2nd diamond line. 'A' ball on the head spot. 'D2' ball is frozen to 'A' ball and adjustable.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the D1 ball while D1 ball is rolling. Re-hit the cue ball into 'D2' ball, causing the 'D2' and 'A' ball to be made as pocket letter designates. The D1 ball will go into pocket 'D' last.

Special Notes:


NOVELTY 30
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2c
novelty_30
Watch Video
novelty_30

Cue ball placement:
In hand, exactly 3 ball's width from the 2 ball.

Object ball placement:
2 ball is in hand behind the 2nd diamond line, exactly 3 ball's width from the cue ball. 1 ball is centered between the cue ball and 2 ball, and is ball offset in either direction. 'A' ball on the head spot. 'D' ball frozen to 'A' ball and adjustable.

Objective:
In one forward motion stroke, shoot the cue stick through the cue ball and into the 2 ball. The 2 ball will travel forward and make 'D' and 'A' ball s as pocket letter designates.

Special Notes:
This shot must be performed in one continuous forward motion. Decision of the table judge is final.


NOVELTY 31
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4c
novelty_31

Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
D ball is in hand within the indicated zone. A bridge is across the rail top as diagrammed. Players have the option of propping up the bridge.

Objective:
Player must stand behind the foot rail and lay the stick on the table, under the bridge. The butt end of the cue will be on the table and the tip end may be on the table or may be raised up slightly. The player is allowed to hold the cue stick with their bridge hand, making some form of bridge. The player's other hand (non bridge hand) will hit the butt end of the cue stick, causing the cue ball to make the D ball in pocket 'D', and draw back.

Special Notes:
None

Special Scoring:
Players will be scored based on where the leading edge of the cue ball comes to rest.
3 Points: The leading edge of the cue ball touches or passes the foot string.
6 Points: The cue ball touches the foot cushion, one of the short rail pocket jaws, or scratches.
9 Points: The cue ball bounces off the foot cushion and the leading edge touches or passes the foot string.
Players are given three attempts. The highest scoring attempt will be used.


NOVELTY 32
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5b
novelty_32

Cue ball placement:
In hand between pockets 'E' and 'F', frozen to either the cushion or cue stick.

Object ball placement:
Object balls 1 through 9 are in hand between pockets 'E' and 'F', frozen to either the cushion or cue stick. All balls (cue ball and object balls) must be in the order in which they are diagrammed. A cue stick butt is frozen to the cushion as diagrammed.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball 2 cushions as diagrammed. While the cue ball is rolling, shoot the 1,2,3 balls in pocket 'A', 4,5,6 balls in pocket 'B', and 7,8,9 balls in pocket 'C'. The cue ball will then go into pocket 'F', possibly with the help of the cue stick butt.

Special Notes:
All of the balls must be struck and pocketed in numerical order as diagrammed, with the cue ball being hit first and going in last. Decision of the table judge is final. No balls may be disturbed except the ball being struck. It is recommended that the player use object balls in numerical order. Players selecting this shot will be required to supply the cue stick butt.

DRAW

DRAW 01
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball frozen to cushion 2 at second diamond. 'F' ball hanging in 'F' pocket.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball to 'C' ball, making it in pocket 'C'. The cue ball will draw three rails, following the path indicated by the diagram (cushion 3 or 4, head cushion, cushion 1), and make 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may contact extra cushions near 'F' ball.


DRAW 02
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1a
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draw_02

Cue ball placement:
In hand, behind the 2 diamond line as indicated by the diagram.

Object ball placement:
3 ball cluster is adjustable and near pocket 'B' as diagrammed. 'A' ball is hanging near pocket 'A'

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the middle ball of the cluster. The three balls will go as designated by pocket letter. The cue ball will draw back and make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:


DRAW 03
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1c
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Watch Video
draw_03

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the long center line of the table.

Object ball placement:
'B' ball is on the center line and 1 diamond segment from pocket 'B'. 'A' and 'C' balls are frozen to 'B' ball and adjustable. 'E' ball is hanging near pocket 'E'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball to 'B' ball. The cluster of 3 balls will go as pocket letter designates. The cue ball will draw back and make 'E' ball.

Special Notes:


DRAW 04
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1b
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Watch Video
draw_04

Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the cushion at the 2nd diamond.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball is hanging as diagrammed. A blocker ball is frozen to the cue ball on the 2nd diamond line. Two blocker balls are placed frozen on the long center line of the table, with the ball marked 'X; on the diamond intersection line as indicated by the diagram.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into cushion 3, causing it to escape. The cue ball will curve/draw around the blocker balls and make 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
The three blocker balls may not move by any means until after 'C' ball has been made.


DRAW 05
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2a
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Watch Video
draw_05

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
'F' ball on the 1-1 diamond intersection line. 'A' ball is hanging near pocket 'A'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball to make 'F' ball in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will draw back and make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may contact cushion 1 or the head cushion, but no other, prior to pocketing 'A' ball.


DRAW 06
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3b
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Watch Video
draw_06

Cue ball placement:
In hand along the 3rd diamond line.

Object ball placement:
1 ball on the diamond intersection line as diagrammed. 'E' and 'D' balls are hanging near their respective pockets. 'E' bal may not be more than 1 ball's width from the pocket cut.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball. The cue ball will carom over and make 'E' ball. It will then draw back and make 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
The 1 ball doesn't have to be pocketed.


DRAW 07
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3a
draw_07

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball on the diamond intersection line as diagrammed. 'A' ball hanging near pocket 'A'

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'C' ball, which will go into pocket 'C'. The cue ball will draw back as diagrammed, and make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:


DRAW 08
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2c
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Watch Video
draw_08

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball on the diamond intersection line as diagrammed. 'B' ball hanging near pocket 'E'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'A' ball, causing it to bank towards pocket 'E'. The cue ball will draw back and make 'B' ball. 'A' ball will then go into pocket 'E'.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must make 'B' ball. Table judge decision is final. It is okay if the 'A' ball contacts the cue ball. The cue ball may scratch in pocket 'E' (or any pocket).


DRAW 09
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 3
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind line 'X'.

Object ball placement:
'F' ball is in hand along the 1st diamond line. 'E' ball is hanging near pocket 'E' and is adjustable.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make 'F' ball in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will draw back and make 'E' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may contact cushion 4, but no other, until after 'E' ball is made.


DRAW 10
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 4
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4b
draw_10
Watch Video
draw_10

Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
'B' ball is in hand along the 1st diamond line, but may be no more than 1 ball + 1 chalk's width from the cushion.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'B' ball. The cue ball will curve around the rolling 'B' ball. Both balls will go into pocket 'B', cue ball first.

Special Notes:
The balls may contact each other more than once. Close calls will be at the discretion of the table judge.


DRAW 11
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 5
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5a
draw_11

Cue ball placement:
In hand, frozen to the foot cushion, but must be at least 1 ball's width from the object ball.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball frozen to the foot cushion at the 1st diamond. A blocking ball is placed in front of pocket 'F' to prevent a scratch.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make 'C' ball. The cue ball will draw around the table as indicated, and come to rest inside the 1x1 diamond zone.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may contact cushion 3 or 4 as the 1st cushion. The blocker ball does not have to be made. Scratch is not allowed. The cue ball may contact extra cushions near pocket 'F'.


DRAW 12
draw_12

Cue ball placement:
In hand along head string.

Object ball placement:
Object ball '1' on center spot. 'C' ball hanging.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into object ball '1', drawing it three rails as diagram indicates, making 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
Object ball '1' may not contact 'C' ball. Object ball '1' does not have to be made.


DRAW 13
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4c
draw_13

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the 3rd diamond line.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball is frozen to the cushion at the 1st diamond. 'A' ball is hanging near pocket 'A'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make 'C' ball in pocket 'C'. The cue ball will hit cushion 4, and then come back to make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:


DRAW 14
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5b
draw_14

Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
Blocker ball is frozen to cushion 2 with the edge aligned with the pocket point. 'F' ball is in hand within the indicated zone. 'A' ball is hanging near pocket 'A'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make 'F' ball in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will carom into cushion 2, draw around the blocker ball, and make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker ball may not be touched by any means until after 'A' ball is made.


DRAW 15
draw_15

Cue ball placement:
In hand within box zone. Cue ball may be no more than 2 inches from the head cushion.

Object ball placement:
'D' ball hanging near pocket 'D'. 'F' ball frozen to cushion 4 at first diamond.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball to 'F' ball, making it in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will draw back to make 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may only contact cushions 3 and 4. Once both balls have been made, the cue ball may contact any cushion.


DRAW 16
draw_16

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball and 'D' ball are hanging. The edge of 'C' ball may not be further out of the pocket than the line between the pocket points (as indicated by diagram).

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball to 'C' ball, making it in pocket 'C'. Draw the cue ball back, making 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may not contact cushion 2 or the foot cushion. Cue ball may contact extra cushion at 'D' ball.


DRAW 17
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2b
draw_17

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the foot string.

Object ball placement:
Three object balls frozen to the cushion at the diamond lines as diagrammed.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball three cushions as diagrammed. The cue ball must hit cushion 3 between the 1 ball and pocket 'D'. The cue ball must hit the head cushion between the 2 ball and pocket 'D'. The cue ball must hit cushion 1 between the 3 ball and pocket 'A'.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be touched by any means. The trailing edge of the cue ball must pass the 2nd diamond line after hitting cushion 1 (the third rail).


DRAW 18
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3c
draw_18

Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
Place 4 balls frozen in line along the center line of the table. Remove balls 1 and 2 and leave balls 3 and B in place.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the B ball. The B ball will go straight into pocket 'B'.

Special Notes:
The balls must be exactly straight. Players are not allowed to rotate the balls and adjust the tangent line towards pocket 'B'.


DRAW 19
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5c
draw_19

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the head string.

Object ball placement:
The 1-2 combination is in hand within the indicated zone. The 8-9 combination is near pocket 'B' as diagrammed. 7 blocker balls are 3 ball's width off the cushion. The first ball is on the 2nd diamond line, the last ball is on the center line, and the others are evenly spaced between them. A cue stick butt is frozen to cushion 1.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make the 2 ball in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will draw back as diagrammed, hit the cue stick, and make the 8-9 combination.

Special Notes:
The cue ball does not need to hit cushion 4. It may draw straight back into the head cushion. The blocker balls may not be disturbed by any means until after the cue ball hits the 8 ball. After the cue ball contacts the 1 ball for the first time, the 1 ball may not interfere with the shot. Players selecting this shot will be required to supply the cue stick butt.

FOLLOW

FOLLOW 01
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
The 1 ball is frozen to the cushion at 1 diamonds. 'F' ball is hanging near pocket 'F'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball. The cue ball will force follow down the table and make 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
This is not a carom shot. Players may not simply glance off the side of the 1 ball and roll down to make 'F' ball. Players must hit the 1 ball full (approximately) and force follow down the table. Decision of the table judge is final


FOLLOW 02
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind line 'X'.

Object ball placement:
Object ball 1 is frozen to foot cushion in line with first diamond. Solo blocking ball is on the 1,1 diamond grid lines. 2 ball combination on 'F' ball is hanging near pocket 'F'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into object ball 1. The cue ball will kiss back into cushion 2 and force follow around blocking ball, making combination on 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The solo blocking ball may not be touched by any means until after 'F' ball has been made. Extra contact between cue ball and object ball 1 is not allowed until after 'F' ball has been made. Cue ball may only contact cushions '2', '4' or the foot cushion, until after 'F' ball is made.


FOLLOW 03
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 2nd diamond line.

Object ball placement:
E and F balls hanging near their respective pockets. 10 object balls are frozen in a quarter circle, starting from the 3rd diamond and frozen to the cushion. The last object ball in the arc must be 1 diamond segment off the long rail.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball to the first ball in the arc of balls. The blocking balls will scatter. The cue ball will slide over and make E ball, and then force follow to make F ball.

Special Notes:
Cue ball must make both E and F balls. Extra contact between the cue ball and blocking balls is allowed.


FOLLOW 04 (Dipsy Doodle)
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1b
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Watch Video
follow_04

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball is near pocket 'C' and adjustable. 'F' ball is hanging near pocket 'F'. A blocker ball is frozen to the foot cushion at 1 diamonds.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make 'C' ball. The cue ball will contact the foot cushion, bounce out and around the blocker ball, and make 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker ball may not be contacted by any means until after 'F' ball is made.


FOLLOW 05
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
'E' ball is near pocket 'E' and adjustable. 'F' ball is hanging near pocket 'F'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make 'E' ball. The cue ball will then contact cushion 3, and force follow forward to make 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must contact ball 'E' prior to contacting cushion 3. The cue ball must contact cushion 3. It may not make 'E' ball and simply carom down the rail to make 'F' ball.


FOLLOW 06
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 3
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
Balls 1 and 2 are frozen to the foot cushion and centered around the 1st diamond. 'F' ball is hanging near pocket 'F'. A row of 10 balls is approximately 1 ball's width off the cushion, but this spacing may be adjusted by the player. The row must be straight (parallel to the foot cushion), with the option of adjusting balls 3, 4, and/or 5. If this option is used, those balls must still remain frozen to the others in the line.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball to ball # 1, then carom into ball # 2, and then travel between the row of balls and the cushion. The cue ball will hit at least 4 object balls, and then go on to make 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must hit ball 1 first, then ball 2. The cue ball must make 'F' ball. It may not be made by an object ball. If the cue ball comes to a stop and is later helped by another ball coming in contact with the row of balls or the cue ball, the shot is no good. The cue ball must make 'F' ball on its own. Decision of the table judge is final.


FOLLOW 07
follow_07

Cue ball placement:
In hand along 1 diamond segment on long rail.

Object ball placement:
Object ball '1' is frozen to foot cushion between 1/2 diamond and 1 diamond. Object ball '2' is in hand along 1st diamond line. 'C' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball to object ball '1'. Cue ball will then rebound to object ball '2', and then rebound to 'C' ball. 'C' ball must be made in 'C' pocket. Cue ball may contact cushion '2' before or after contact with object ball '2'.

Special Notes:
Cue ball may not contact foot cushion until after it contacts object ball '2'. 'C' ball may not be touched by any ball other than the cue ball.


FOLLOW 08
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the 3rd diamond line.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball is frozen to the cushion at the 2nd diamond. 'B' ball is hanging near pocket 'A'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make 'A' ball in pocket 'C'. The cue ball will follow 2 cushions as diagrammed, and make 'B' ball.

Special Notes:


FOLLOW 09
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand outside the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
The A1 ball is a special stacking ball. The A2 ball is balanced on top of it.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the A1 ball, making it in pocket 'A'. The A2 ball will fall in place. The cue ball must hit either the long rail or the head rail, and then it will follow forward and make the A2 ball.

Special Notes:
The referee will stand close to make sure the cue ball hits a cushion before making the A2 ball. Decision of the referee is final.


FOLLOW 10
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the indicated line.

Object ball placement:
'F' ball on the 1-1 diamond intersection line. 'A' ball is hanging near pocket 'A'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make 'F' ball in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will follow forward 2 cushions as diagrammed, and make 'A' ball in pocket 'A'.

Special Notes:


FOLLOW 11
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to cushion 3, 1/2 inch from point of pocket 'D'.

Object ball placement:
One object ball is placed frozen to cue ball, straight out (parallel to head cushion). Another object ball is placed in the exact center of the table as indicated by the grid marks. Three additional object balls are placed as diagram indicates. These three object balls are in hand and are only present to make the shot more visual. They may be adjusted at the player's discretion.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into cushion 3. The cue ball will curve around the blocking balls, as indicated by the diagram, making 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may not contact any blocking ball until after 'C' ball has been made.


FOLLOW 12
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
All 4 balls are hanging near their corresponding pockets.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball to 'E', making it in pocket 'E'. The cue ball will travel down the rail, making both 'F' balls. The cue ball will travel over making 'C' ball.

Special Notes:


FOLLOW 13
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind line 'X'.

Object ball placement:
Ojbect ball 1 is frozen to cushion 3 and 1 1/2 diamond segments from pocket 'D'. Line of 7 blocking balls are all frozen and frozen to cushion 3, with center ball 1 diamond segment from pocket 'E'. 'F' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into object ball 1. The cue ball will curve around blocking balls, making 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocking balls may not be contacted by any means until after 'F' ball has been made. 'F' ball must be made by the cue ball. Object ball 1 does not have to be made. Cue ball may contact cushion '3' before passing line of blocking balls.


FOLLOW 14
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the indicated line.

Object ball placement:
1 and 2 balls are on their indicated diamond lines and frozen to the cushion. 'C' ball is on the 1st diamond and adjustable along that line.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball. The 1 ball will hit the 2 ball and both will clear. The cue ball will follow forward and make 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
'C' ball may not be contacted by any ball other than the cue ball.


FOLLOW 15 (Through the Gap)
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 4
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the indicated line.

Object ball placement:
'B' and 'E' balls are frozen and exactly 2 ball's width off the cushion, and adjustable left or right. 'A' ball is adjustable and frozen to 'E' ball. 'C' ball is hanging near pocket 'C'. A line of 10 object balls are along the 3rd diamond line. A gap of 2 ball's width is between the first 5 balls and the last 5 balls.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make the three balls as pocket letter designates. The cue ball will travel the indicated path through the gap, and follow forward to make 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocking balls may not be touched by any means until after 'C' ball is made.


FOLLOW 16
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind line 'X'.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball and both 'F' balls are frozen in line and frozen to cushion 4. 'C' ball is in line with the first diamond. 'E' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball to 'C' ball. It will then travel along cushion 4, making 'E' ball. All four balls will go as pocket letter designates.

Special Notes:
Cue ball may not contact any cushion except cushion 4 until after ''E' ball is made.


FOLLOW 17
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the indicated line.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball is near pocket 'A' and adjustable, but the back edge of the ball may not pass the pocket point on cushion 1. 'D' ball and another ball form a combination near pocket 'D'. The center of 'D' ball may not be further out than the pocket points. 6 blocker balls are frozen in line along the middle diamond.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'A' ball, making it in 'A' pocket. The cue ball will hit cushion 1, curve around the blocker balls, and make the combination.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be hit by any means until after 'D' ball is made.


FOLLOW 18
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 5
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the indicated line.

Object ball placement:
1 ball on the 3rd diamond frozen to the cushion. A blocker ball is on the 3rd diamond line, exactly 1 ball's width from the 1 ball. The 2 ball is frozen to cushion 2 and adjustable along this cushion. 'C' ball is hanging near pocket 'C'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball. The cue ball will hit cushion 1 and force follow around the blocking ball, and travel down to make 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
Neither blocking ball may be contacted until after 'C' ball is made. The cue ball may contact cushions 1, 2, or the foot cushion, but no other, until after 'C' ball is made.


FOLLOW 19
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand along the 3rd diamond line.

Object ball placement:
1 ball is on the diamond intersection line as diagrammed. E and F balls are hanging near their respective pockets.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball. The cue ball will carom over and make the E ball, and then follow down to make the F ball.

Special Notes:
The 1 ball does not have to be made. The 1 ball may not interfere with the shot until after the F ball is made.


FOLLOW 20
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand along the 2nd diamond line.

Object ball placement:
1 ball frozen to the head cushion at the 1st diamond. 'A', 'B', and 'C' balls are frozen in line along the head string with 'B' ball on the head spot. 4 blocker balls are along the 2nd diamond line with the first ball frozen to the cushion. The 9 ball is hanging near pocket 'A'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball. The cue ball will double kiss back into the line of three balls (A,B,C), and then follow forward to make the 9 ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may not contact any cushions except possibly the head cushion or cushion 1 near pocket 'A'. The cue ball may contact any combination of 'A','B','C' balls. The 4 blocker balls may not be contacted by the cue ball until after the 9 ball is made.


FOLLOW 21
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the long center line of the table.

Object ball placement:
D ball is hanging near pocket 'D' and adjustable. F ball is hanging near pocket 'F'. Three blocker balls are frozen in line along the 3rd diamond.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the D ball, making it in pocket 'D'. The cue ball will hit cushion 3, bounce out and around the three blocker balls, and make the F ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be hit by any means until after the F ball is made.


FOLLOW 22
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
A, B1, and B2 balls are as diagrammed and adjustable near pocket 'B'. C ball is hanging near pocket 'C'. Three blocker balls are on the diamond lines as diagrammed, and diamond away from cushion 2.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the A ball. The B1 ball will go into pocket 'B'. The A ball will go into pocket 'A'. The cue ball will carom into the B2 ball, making it in pocket 'B'. The cue ball will then travel down the cushion and make the C ball in pocket 'C'.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be touched by any means until after the C ball is made.

BANK / KICK

BANK 01
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball is on the head spot. 'D' ball is hanging near pocket 'D'.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball to 'C' ball, banking it 2 rails as diagram indicates, into pocket 'C'. Cue ball will draw back making 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
Scratch is allowed.


BANK 02
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within box zone.

Object ball placement:
Ball A frozen to cushion 4, adjustable by player. Ball B hanging near pocket D.

Objective:
Bank ball A into pocket A. Cue ball bank one rail, making B ball into pocket D.

Special Notes:
Scratch is allowed. Cue ball may contact extra cushion by pocket D.


BANK 03
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind X line

Object ball placement:
Blocking ball is 1 ball width off the cushion at the 3rd diamond. Ball A is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball through the gap, and around the table 3 cushions, making ball A.

Special Notes:
The blocking ball may not move until after ball A is made. The cue ball may contact extra cushions near pocket A.


BANK 04
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1a
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Cue ball placement:
On the diamond intersection line as diagrammed.

Object ball placement:
'B' ball on the exact center spot of the table.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'B' ball. 'B' ball will bank three cushions as diagrammed (cushion 4, cushion 2, cushion 4), and go into pocket 'B'.

Special Notes:


BANK 05
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to cushion 1, on head string.

Object ball placement:
Object ball 1 is along head string, frozen to cue ball. 'E' ball is frozen to object ball 1, 1 ball's width from cushion 1.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into cushion 1, compressing the rail. The cue ball will contact 'E' ball, making it in pocket 'E'

Special Notes:
Object ball 1 may not be moved by any means until after 'E' ball has been made.


BANK 06
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to cushion 3 in line with the first diamond.

Object ball placement:
'D' ball is frozen to cushion 3 and frozen to cue ball. Object ball 1 is frozen to cushion 3 and frozen to cue ball. 'F' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into 'D' ball, making it in pocket 'D'. Cue ball will travel 2 cushions as diagram indicates, making 'F' ball. Object ball 1 may not move by any means until after 'F' ball has been made.

Special Notes:


BANK 07
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2a
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the cushion at the 1st diamond.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball hanging near pocket 'A'. A blocker ball is along the 1st diamond and frozen to the cue ball.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball in the direction of the arrow, causing it to escape out. The cue ball will the travel around the table as diagrammed, and make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker ball may not move by any means until after 'A' ball is made.


BANK 08
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 3
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2b
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Cue ball placement:
Along the diamond line, frozen to 'D' ball.

Object ball placement:
'D' ball along the diamond line, frozen to the cushion. A blocker ball is on the 1st diamond line, frozen to the head cushion. Another blocker ball is on the 1-1 diamond intersection line.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and cause 'D' ball to bank back into pocket 'D'. The cue ball must come out between the two blocker balls.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be contacted by any means until after 'D' ball is made. The cue ball and 'D' ball may contact each other multiple times.


BANK 09
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3a
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the cushion at the 3rd diamond.

Object ball placement:
'E' ball frozen to the cushion and to the cue ball.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball to bank one rail as diagrammed. 'E' ball will roll in front of pocket 'E'. The cue ball will bank back into 'E' ball and make it in pocket 'E'.

Special Notes:


BANK 10
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, on center line of table. Cue ball must be behind line 'X'.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball is in hand, frozen to the cue ball.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball, making 'A' ball in pocket 'A'. The cue ball will traval three cushions and scratch in pocket 'A'.

Special Notes:


BANK 11
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to 'D' pocket point.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into jaw of pocket. The cue ball will travel around the table three cushions, making 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may be adjusted by the player, but it must remain frozen to the point of pocket 'D'. The line of aim should be somewhere along cushion 1.


BANK 12
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
A stacker ball is hanging near pocket 'C'. An object ball is balanced on top of it.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the stacker ball, making it in pocket 'C' and causing the object ball to fall in place. The cue ball will travel three cushions as diagrammed, and make the object ball in pocket 'C'.

Special Notes:


BANK 13
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone, frozen to ball 'E'.

Object ball placement:
'E' ball in hand within the indicated zone, frozen to the cue ball. 'A' ball is hanging near pocket 'A'. The first blocker ball in each line are on the diamond intersection lines as diagrammed. Additional blocker balls are in each line and aligned as diagrammed. One line is pointing towards the 1st diamond on the foot cushion (this line has 7 balls), and the other line is pointing towards the 3rd diamond on cushion # 3 (this line has 6 balls). The exact spacing between the blocker balls is up to the player.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball, making 'E' ball in pocket 'E'. The cue ball will travel 3 cushions as diagrammed, between the lines of blocker balls, and make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be touched by any means until after 'A' ball is made.


BANK 14
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3b
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the cushion at the 2nd diamond.

Object ball placement:
'D' ball along the 2nd diamond, frozen to the cue ball.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the cushion along the line of aim indicated by the diagram. The cue ball will back cue 'D' ball into 'D' pocket.

Special Notes:


BANK 15
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, behind head string, frozen to 'F1' ball.

Object ball placement:
'F1' ball in hand, behind head string, frozen to cue ball. 'F2' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into 'F1' ball. Cue ball will bank 1 rail as diagram indicates, making 'F2' ball. After 'F2' ball is made by the cue ball, 'F1' ball will be made.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must make 'F2' ball. Extra contacts between cue ball and 'F1' ball is okay. Contact between 'F1' and 'F2' balls are not allowed. Decision by table judge is final.


BANK 16
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, frozen to 'A1' ball, behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
'A1' ball must be frozen to cue ball. 'A2' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Hit the cue ball into 'A1' ball, causing it to make 'A2' ball. 'A1' ball will hang up and sit in front of the pocket. The cue ball will travel 3 cushions, making 'A1' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must make 'A1' ball after coming around the table. 'A1' ball may not fall on its own after contacting 'A2' ball.


BANK 17
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the indicated line.

Object ball placement:
1 ball frozen to the foot cushion, with the edge aligned with the pocket point. 'A' ball is hanging near pocket 'A'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball, causing it to double kiss back and make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may contact cushion 1 or the head cushion, but no other, until after 'A' ball is made.


BANK 18
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
A ball on the intersection of the foot string and the 1st diamond line as indicated by diagram. B and C balls are frozen and in hand near pocket E.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the A ball, causing it to bank into pocket E. The cue ball will travel down and hit B ball, causing B ball to go into the side pocket and C ball to go into the corner pocket.

Special Notes:
Ball A will go into pocket E last. Extra contact between any of the balls is allowed. Scratch is allowed.


BANK 19
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, frozen to 'A' ball.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball in hand along the long center line. 6 balls are lined up near pocket 'F'. The first ball (left most ball in the diagram) in each group is on the table, and the other ball is on top of a new chalk cube (well up). Each group of balls must be at least 1 ball's width apart. The entire line may not be more than 1 chalk's width off the cushion. The last ball ('F') may not have its forward edge past the pocket point.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball making 'A' ball in pocket 'A'. The cue ball will travel 5 cushions as diagrammed, hit the 1 ball (the first ball in the line), and start a chain reaction. Each ball on the chalk will fall and hit the next ball in line, until the 'F' ball goes into pocket 'F'.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may contact an extra cushion near the 1 ball. The cue ball must contact the 1 ball first. The cue ball may contact the ball on the chalk that is frozen to the 1 ball, but it must contact the 1 ball first.


BANK 20
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
'B' ball in hand.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'B' ball, causing it to bank off the foot cushion, optionally hit cushion 2, and then carom off the cue ball and go into pocket 'B'.

Special Notes:


BANK 21
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind X line.

Object ball placement:
A ball on the intersection between the center line and the 3rd diamond line as indicated by diagram. B ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the A ball. A ball will bank into cushion 2, cushion 3, and then back into B pocket. Before A ball goes into B pocket, the cue ball will follow forward and make B ball first.

Special Notes:
Extra contact between any of the balls is allowed, but the cue ball must make B ball. It may not be made by A ball. Scratch is allowed.


BANK 22
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 4
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
'F1' ball is frozen to the cushion at the middle diamond. 'F2' ball is hanging near pocket 'F' and adjustable.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'F1' ball, causing it to bank 4 cushions as diagrammed. The cue ball will follow down to make 'F2' ball and then get out of the way. 'F1' ball will continue to go into pocket 'F'.

Special Notes:
Once the cue ball has hit 'F1' ball for the first time, 'F1' ball may not contact any other ball. It must go into pocket 'F' clean. The cue ball does not need to hit the foot cushion.


BANK 23
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
'F' ball is in hand along the 1st diamond line.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball 5 cushions as diagrammed, and make 'F' ball in pocket 'F'.

Special Notes:


BANK 24
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind line 'X'.

Object ball placement:
'A' and 'F' balls are hanging.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball to 'A'. Cue ball will travel 6 cushions around the table as diagram indicates, to 'F' ball. Both balls go as pocket letter designates.

Special Notes:
'A' ball may be adjusted by player slightly out of pocket 'A'.


BANK 25
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 5
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the indicated line.

Object ball placement:
'D' ball is frozen to the cushion on the 1st diamond.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'D' ball, causing it to bounce away from the cushion slightly. The cue ball will then hit cushion 1 and kick back into 'D' ball, making it in pocket 'D'.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must hit 'D' ball before hitting cushion 1.


BANK 26
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the B-E center line (on the foot cushion side of the table).

Object ball placement:
D ball in hand, frozen to the cue ball, and also must be to the right of the B-E center line. E ball is hanging near pocket 'E'. Two cue sticks are placed on the table as diagrammed, with their butt ends near the foot cushion. Players have the option of using both cue sticks as diagrammed, or just one cue stick.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball to make the D ball in pocket 'D'. The cue ball will travel 4 cushions as diagrammed, hit the cue stick, then travel 4 more cushions and make the E ball.

Special Notes:
Players selecting this shot will be required to supply the 2 cue sticks.


BANK 27
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the indicated line.

Object ball placement:
B and F balls are frozen and in hand within the indicated zone. C ball and a helper ball form a combination near pocket 'C'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into cushion 3. It will kick back and make the B ball in pocket 'B' and the F ball in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will then travel three cushions as diagrammed, and make the combination in pocket 'C'.

Special Notes:


BANK 28
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone

Object ball placement:
9 and 10 balls frozen with 9 ball on the foot spot and 10 ball adjustable. 1 ball hanging near pocket 'D'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 10 ball. 9 ball will bank 2 cushions into pocket A as diagrammed. 10 ball will bank 3 cushions as diagrams, making the 1 ball into pocket D. The 10 ball will then follow the 1 ball into pocket D.

Special Notes:

STROKE

STROKE 01
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, anywhere behind center line ('B' / 'E').

Object ball placement:
No object balls in this challenge. Dollar bill edge is even with head cushion nose. The bill may be adjusted along the cushion by the player provided that no part of the bill crosses over the center line (second diamond).

Objective:
Shoot cue ball 8 or 9 cushions in diagram pattern to dollar bill. Cue ball must stop on or over dollar bill. Table judge will make final decision.

Special Notes:
Vertical edge closest to dollar bill will determine success of shot. NO penalties applicable to this challenge. Cue ball must contact either the 8th cushion or the 9th cushion. Contact with one is required. Contact with both is optional.


STROKE 02
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, frozen to 'D' ball.

Object ball placement:
'D' ball is in hand, frozen to cushion 1 and cue ball. 'C' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into 'D' ball, banking it into 'D' pocket. Cue ball will force follow arround rack, making 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
The rack is in hand but must be frozen to cushion 1 and / or cushion 2. The rack may not be contacted by any means until both object balls have been made. Cue ball may contact cushion '2' or the foot cushion, but no other until after 'C' ball is made.


STROKE 03 (Resistance Draw Around Rack)
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, but the back edge must be aligned with the 1st diamond.

Object ball placement:
Three balls are in line and frozen to each other and to the cue ball. 'F' ball is hanging near pocket 'F'. The rack is centered along the long center line of the table, and the back edge is aligned with the 1st diamond.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the line of 3 balls. The first ball ('A') will go into pocket 'A'. The cue ball will curve around the rack and make 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The other two balls in line do not need to be made. The cue ball may not contact the rack until after 'F' ball is made. Once the cue ball is struck and it separates from the line of balls, the cue ball may not be contacted by any other ball until 'F' ball is made. If the rack has a lip, it will be placed lip down.


STROKE 04
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, but the right edge may not be past the pocket point on cushion 3.

Object ball placement:
D ball is frozen to the head cushion, and is the third ball out from the pocket cut. See the close-up view for more information. The 1 ball is in hand, but may be no more than 1 chalk's width from the D ball. Also, the back edge of the 1 ball may not be past the forward edge of the D ball (indicated in the close-up view by a dotted line).

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball. The cue ball will jump over and draw back, making the D ball in pocket 'D'.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may make multiple hits on the D ball and head cushion. The cue ball may not contact any other cushion until hitting the D ball on the way back. The 1 ball does not need to be made.


STROKE 05
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball and 'F' ball are hanging near their respective pockets. Line of 3 blocking balls is along the center diamond line, with the first ball one and a half balls distance off the foot rail.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball to 'F' ball, making in 'F' pocket. The cue ball will then travel between the foot rail and the 3 blocking balls, making 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
The 3 blocking balls may not be touched by any means until after 'C' ball has been made. The cue ball may contact the foot cushion.


STROKE 06
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2b
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Cue ball placement:
None

Object ball placement:
All three balls are in hand behind the head string.

Objective:
Shoot the 1 ball, then the 2 ball, and finally the 3 ball. The 1 ball must go straight into and stop within zone 1, the 2 ball must bank one cushion as diagrammed and stop within zone 2, and the 3 ball must go straight into and stop within zone 3.

Special Notes:
The 1 ball and the 3 ball may hit the foot cushion, but no other. The 2 ball will hit the foot cushion, and may hit the head cushion, but no other. All balls must be hit before the 1 ball comes to a stop OR hits the foot cushion. Table judge decision is final. The leading edge of the ball will determine whether the balls are stopped within their required zone.


STROKE 07
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 3
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the indicated line.

Object ball placement:
None. A circle is drawn on the table that is exactly 6 inches in diameter, and centered on the table.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball 4 cushions as diagrammed and stop within the circle zone.

Special Notes:
If there is a circular prop available that players are using to make the shot more visible, all players are required to use the prop.


STROKE 08
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the 1x1 diamond zone near pocket 'A'. The cue ball may not be more than 1 chalk's width from the 1 ball.

Object ball placement:
1 ball in hand within the 1x1 diamond zone near pocket 'A', but no more than 1 ball's width off cushion 1. The C ball is hanging near pocket 'C'. A blocker ball is on the 3rd diamond, exactly 4 ball's width off the cushion.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball. The cue ball will curve around the blocker ball and make the C ball.

Special Notes:
After the initial contact between the cue ball and 1 ball, the cue ball may not contact the 1 ball again until after it has contacted the C ball. The blocker ball may not be contacted by any means until after the C ball is made.


STROKE 09
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the indicated line.

Object ball placement:
An object ball is balanced on a piece of new chalk (well up). The chalk is centered on the 1-1 diamond intersection line, and square with the table.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball 7 cushions as diagrammed. The cue ball must make contact with the object ball and the object ball may not fall off the chalk.

Special Notes:


STROKE 10
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
'F' ball in hand within the indicated zone. The gap between the cue ball and 'F' ball is exactly 2mm.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball and make 'F' ball in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will draw 2 cushions as diagrammed, and come to rest within the indicated zone.

Special Notes:
If the cue ball scratches in pocket 'F', the shot is good.


STROKE 11
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, no more than 1/2 balls width from ball # 2. Close measurements will be at the table judge's discretion.

Object ball placement:
Ball # 2 is 1 ball's width off the cushion at the 2nd diamond. Ball # 9 is hanging. A blocking ball is positioned exactly 3 ball's width from ball # 2, and directly in line with ball # 2 and ball # 9.

Objective:
Shoot the 2 ball into pocket F. The cue ball will draw around the blocking ball, making ball # 9.

Special Notes:
The blocking ball may not be touched by any means until after ball # 2 and 9 go in.


STROKE 12
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5b
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the head cushion and to the last ball in line.

Object ball placement:
5 object balls are frozen in line to the head cushion, with the center ball at the 1st diamond. A two-ball combination, 1, D balls are near pocket 'D'. A rack is placed along cushion 1. A bridge is on the rail top, with the bridge head closer to pocket 'D'. Players have the option of propping up the bridge with a piece of chalk.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the line of 5 balls. At least 3 of the balls must be made in pocket 'A'. The cue ball will jump over the bridge, travel 3 cushions as diagrammed, and make the combination in pocket 'D'.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may hit the bridge, but not the rack, until after the combination near pocket 'D' is made.


STROKE 13
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Cue ball placement:
Cue ball must be no more than one and a half chalks distance from object ball 1. The center line from object ball 1 through the cue ball must line up somewhere between the two 'X' lines, which is the middle diamond on the head rail and 'D' pocket.

Object ball placement:
Object ball 1 is one and a half balls from cushion 1, and in line with the second diamond. Object ball 2 is frozen to cushion 1, 1/2 diamond segment from 'B' pocket. 'C' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into object ball 1, driving the cue ball into cushion 1. The cue ball will bounce out and curve around object ball 2, making 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must contact cushion 1 before passing object ball 2. The cue ball may not contact object ball 2 until after 'C' ball has been made. After the initial contact with object ball # 1, the cue ball may not contact object ball # 1 again until after 'C' ball has been made. 'C' ball must be made by the cue ball. Cue ball may contact cushions '1', '2', or the foot cushion, but no other until after 'C' ball is made.


STROKE 14
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, no more than 1/2 inch from object ball 1.

Object ball placement:
Row of 13 object balls all frozen, 2 ball's width off cushion 1. Object ball 1 is 2 ball's width from cushion 1, 1 1/2 ball's width from last ball in line. 'A' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into object ball 1. The cue ball will draw around the line of balls, making 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may not contact any ball in the line until after 'A' ball has been made. Object ball 1 does not have to be made.


STROKE 15
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 5
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, but no more than 2 diamonds away from the foot cushion.

Object ball placement:
4 balls are frozen in line, and to the cue ball such that all 5 balls are in a straight line. 'C' ball must be at least 1 chalk's width from the foot cushion. 'F' ball is hanging near pocket 'F'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the line of 4 balls. The first ball in line ('C') will go into pocket 'C'. The cue ball will draw back and around 3 cushions as diagrammed, and make 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The other 3 balls in the line do not need to be made. The cue ball may hit cushion 3 or 4 as the first cushion.


STROKE 16
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to head cushion and frozen to last ball in line.

Object ball placement:
Five object balls are placed frozen in line against the head cushion. The center of the five balls is in line with the first diamond. A ball is placed in line with the cue ball, exactly one ball's width away. Six other balls are placed in line with this ball, three on either side. 'C' ball is hanging and another object ball is frozen to it, creating a dead combination. The rack is placed along cushion 1 in order to help the balls into the pocket.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the line of balls. At least three of the balls must go into pocket 'A'. The cue ball will jump over the line of balls, draw back, and make the combination on 'C' ball as the diagram indicates.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may contact the line of balls as it jumps. At least three of the object balls in line with the cue ball must go in. It doesn't matter if they are the first three or any of them. As long as three go in. The cue ball may not contact cushion 1 at any time until after 'C' ball has been made. The cue ball must make the combination on 'C' ball. If another object ball comes into contact with either ball by 'C' pocket before 'C' ball is made, there will be no score for that attempt.


STROKE 17
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 4
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4a
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Cue ball placement:
The cue ball must be at least 2 ball's width off the foot cushion. It may not be more than 3 ball's width off cushion 4.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball hanging near pocket 'C'. 'D' ball is near the cue ball and adjustable. The rack is placed in its normal position for racking. If the rack has a lip, it will be placed lip down.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball making 'D' ball in pocket 'D'. The cue ball will curve around the rack as diagrammed, travel 3 cushions, and make 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
The rack may not be touched by any means until after 'C' ball is made.


STROKE 18
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the 1-1 diamond square near 'D' pocket.

Object ball placement:
'F1' ball may be no more than 1/2 inch from cue ball. 'F2' and 'F3' balls are specially made balls that can be stacked, one on top of the other. The bottom most ball is hanging at pocket 'F', and the other one is on top of it. There is also a blocking ball that is one and a half diamonds from 'D' pocket, and 3 balls off cushion 3.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'F1' ball. 'F1' ball will travel down the table, making the bottom ball of the stack ('F2'). 'F1' ball will bank out of the way, causing the top ball ('F3') to fall and hang by pocket 'F'. The cue ball will curve around the blocking ball, making the 'F3' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may not contact the blocking ball until after both of the stacked 'F' balls have been made. Cue ball may contact cushion '4' or the foot cushion, but no other until after 'F' ball is made.


STROKE 19
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5a
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Cue ball placement:
On the long center line of the table, exactly 1 ball's width from the ball on the head spot.

Object ball placement:
A blocker ball is on the head spot. Ball 'A' is exactly 2mm from the cue ball. 'F' ball is hanging near pocket 'F'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball making 'A' ball in pocket 'A'. The cue ball will draw around the blocker ball, and make 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker ball may not be touched by any means until after 'F' ball is made. Players may not jack up and execute a full masse to make this shot.


STROKE 20
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to object ball '1'.

Object ball placement:
An object ball is placed frozen to cushion 1, 1 diamond segment from pocket 'A'. Object ball # 1 is frozen to the first object ball, and the cue ball is frozen to object ball # 1. The exact line of aim of the three balls is up to the player. Ten object balls are frozen in line 1 diamond segment from pocket 'B'. Object ball 'C' is hanging near pocket 'C'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into object ball '1'. The cue ball will rebound back and curve around the line of 10 blocking balls, making 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
The row of blocking balls may not be contacted by the cue ball by any means until after 'C' ball has been made. The row of blocking balls may be contacted by one of the two object balls near the cue ball only after the cue ball has passed the row. This will be at the discretion of the table judge. The cue ball may only contact the foot cushion or cushion 2. Once 'C' ball has been made, the cue ball may contact any cushion.


STROKE 21
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Cue ball placement:
Anywhere in box zone, no further than 1/8 inch from object ball.

Object ball placement:
An object ball is placed close to the cue ball, no further than 1/8 inch away. A blocking ball is placed frozen to the head cushion, but may be positioned anywhere along the head cushion. 'A1' ball is hanging. 'A2' ball is placed anywhere inside box zone. Another ball is placed frozen to 'A2' ball, creating a 'dead' combination. This ball must also be within the box zone.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the closest object ball, causing that object ball to travel 4 rails into the 'dead' combination, making 'A2' ball. Before this happens, the cue ball will contact the head cushion before the blocking ball, bounce out and around the blocking ball, making 'A1' ball. The cue ball will then either scratch or move out of the way before 'A2' ball is made.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may not contact the blocking ball until after 'A1' ball has been made. The cue ball may not contact 'A2' ball or the ball frozen to it until after 'A2' ball has been made.


STROKE 22
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the 1x1 diamond zone near pocket 'D', frozen to the F ball.

Object ball placement:
F ball is exactly 1 ball's width off cushion 3, and adjustable within the 1x1 diamond zone near pocket 'D'. It is also frozen to the cue ball. A blocker ball is frozen to cushion 3 and at the 2nd diamond.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the F ball. Both balls will pass the blocker ball without hitting it. The cue ball will speed up and hit the F ball again, and push it into pocket 'F'.

Special Notes:
The blocker ball may not be contacted by any means until after the F ball is made.


STROKE 23
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3c
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the head cushion, and the back edge is aligned with the pocket point.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball frozen to the head cushion and adjustable. 13 balls are in line, all frozen to cushion 1. The first ball ('1') may be inside the pocket jaws. A blocker ball is on the 1st diamond, exactly 4 ball's width from the cushion. A rack is wedged into the side pocket, and the left edge is perpendicular to the cushion.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 'A' ball, making it in pocket 'A'. The ball will carom off the '1' ball, causing 'B' ball to travel up the rail, hit the rack, and sit in front of the pocket. The cue ball will curve around the blocker ball and make 'B' ball in pocket 'B', optionally hitting the rack on its way.

Special Notes:
The blocker ball may not be contacted by any means until after 'B' ball has been made. The rack must be perpendicular. When 'B' ball hits the rack, it may not go in on its own. It must sit there and wait for the cue ball to knock it in.


STROKE 24
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, but may not be more than 1 chalk's width from 'A' ball.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball is approximately 1 ball's width from the cue stick, but it is adjustable. 'B' ball is hanging near pocket 'A'. Three cue sticks are on the table. Cue stick # 1 has the butt end against the foot cushion at the 1st diamond. Cue stick 2 has the butt end against the head cushion. Both cue stick 1 and 2 meet at the tip end and the sticks are both lined up so there is no gap between the sticks where they meet. Cue stick # 3 has the tip end wedged into pocket 'D' and it adjustable.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'A' ball. 'A' ball will bank off cushion 2, hit and jump over the sticks (separating them), hit cue stick # 3 (optional), and go into pocket 'D'. The cue ball will jump over cue stick # 1, follow between the gap that now exists between the two cue sticks, and make 'B' ball in pocket 'A'.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may hit cue stick # 1 when jumping over it. The cue ball must make 'B' ball. It may not be hit in by the cue stick. Players selecting this shot are required to supply the 3 cue sticks.


STROKE 25
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, but must be exactly 2mm from the 1 ball.

Object ball placement:
F ball on the 2nd diamond, and no more than 3 ball's width from the cushion. B ball is hanging near pocket 'B'. A blocker ball is frozen to cushion 1 and on the 3rd diamond. A short jump cue is in position as diagrammed. It is adjustable, but it may be no more than 1 chalk's width from the blocker ball. A rack is in position to keep the jump cue from moving too much.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball, making it in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will draw back into the head cushion, and then go into the gap between the cue stick and the cushion. The cue ball will swing the jump cue out so the cue ball can go around the blocking ball, and make the 9 ball.

Special Notes:
It is okay for the cue ball to hit the blocker ball, provided that the cue ball (not the blocker or the stick) makes the 9 ball. Players selecting this shot will be required to provide the jump cue.

JUMP

JUMP 01
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Cue ball placement:
1/2 ball width from blocking ball and 1/4 inch off head rail.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball hanging. Blocking ball is frozen to the head rail at the second diamond.

Objective:
Jump the cue ball over the blocking ball, making 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocking ball may not be touched by any means until after 'A' ball is made. Scratch is NOT allowed.


JUMP 02
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
Object ball 1 is in hand but must be at least 1 ball's width from the edge of the rack. 14 balls are racked in normal position, with the center ball of the rack being left out. The rack will remain around the 14 balls as the shot is executed.

Objective:
Shoot object ball 1 into the cue ball, jumping it (object ball 1) into the space left in the rack.

Special Notes:


JUMP 03
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
'B' ball is balanced on top of two cubes of chalk. It must also be along center line of table, behind 'X' line. Another piece of chalk is placed along the center line, 1 diamond segment away from pocket 'B'.

Objective:
Jump cue ball into 'B' ball, causing it to make in pocket 'B'. 'B' ball may not contact piece of blocking chalk. The blocking chalk may not move by any means until after 'B' ball is made. Decision by table judge is final.

Special Notes:


JUMP 04
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Cue ball placement:
Cue ball in hand behind 1/2 diamond line.

Object ball placement:
Four blocking balls are frozen along the 1st diamond line. Ball C is hanging near pocket C.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into cushion, causing it to jump over the line of balls, and make C ball.

Special Notes:
Blocking balls may not be touched by any means until after C ball is made


JUMP 05
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 1st diamond line.

Object ball placement:
12 object balls are positioned where the first row of 6 are 1/2 ball width off rail, and the second row of 6 is 1/2 ball width from the first row. The first two balls are on the first diamond line and the 6 balls in each line are frozen to each other. Ball C is 1/2 diamond segment from the foot cushion and in hand along this line.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the cushion, causing it to jump over the blocking balls, making C ball into C pocket.

Special Notes:
Blocking balls may not be touched by any means until C ball is made.


JUMP 06
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Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 1st diamond line.

Object ball placement:
6 blocking balls are arranged as in diagram. The first row is frozen to the cushion and they start 1 balls width from the 1st diamond line. Ball B is hanging near pocket B.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into the cushion, causing it to jump over the blocking balls. The cue ball will follow the path indicated by the diagram, making B ball in pocket B.

Special Notes:
Cue ball may contact extra cushions near pocket B. Blocking balls may not be touched by any means until B ball is made.


JUMP 07
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Cue ball placement:
None

Object ball placement:
Balls 1-2-3 are along the diagonal line between pocket pocket D and the center diamond on the foot cushion. The balls are 1 ball's width apart from each other. Balls A is 1 ball's width from ball # 1 and in line with pocket B. Ball B and Ball C are also 1 ball's width from Ball # 2 and 3, and also in line with the side pocket.

Objective:
Jump A-B-C balls (in order) into pocket B. Lean over and jump the 1 ball into pocket D. Then jump the 2 ball into pocket D. Finally, shoot the 3 ball straight into pocket D.

Special Notes:
When jumping, no other ball may be contacted by any means until after the jumped ball goes in.


JUMP 08
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the ring of balls.

Object ball placement:
7 balls form an arc, with the first ball on each end frozen to the cushion at the 1st diamond. The other balls are evenly spaced. 'A' ball is hanging near pocket 'A'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the foot cushion, causing it to jump back and over the ring of balls, and make 'A' ball in pocket 'A'.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be contacted by any means until after 'A' ball is made.


JUMP 09
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
Object ball 1 is frozen to cushion 1, 1/2 diamond segment from pocket 'A'. Row of 6 blocking balls starts frozen to head cushion and extends straight up table. Row may be adjusted along head cushion by player.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into object ball 1. The cue ball will bounce back and over the row of blocking balls, making 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may not contact the row of blocking balls until after 'D' ball has been made.


JUMP 10
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
Three object balls are in position as diagrammed. All balls are exactly 2 ball's width off the cushion, and the center ball is on the 3rd diamond line. The other balls have a gap of 1 chalk's width between the balls.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'E' ball, causing it to hit the cushion and jump over the other balls into pocket 'E'.

Special Notes:
The two blocking balls may not be contacted by 'E' ball, but the cue ball may hit them. Decision by the table judge is final.


JUMP 11
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2b
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the long rail jaw in pocket 'D'. The edge of the cue ball may not be further out than the pocket cut.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball is hanging near pocket 'A'. A ring of 7 balls are as diagrammed, with the first ball on either side frozen to the cushion and on the 1st diamond. The other balls are evenly spaced.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the head cushion point, jaw, or cushion, causing it to jump over the ring of balls, travel three cushions as diagrammed, and make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The ring of balls may not be contacted by any means until after 'A' ball is made.


JUMP 12
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the 1x1 diamond zone.

Object ball placement:
D ball is hanging near pocket 'D'. 6 blocker balls form a 2x3 cluster. All balls are frozen to each other. The three balls along the rail are frozen to the rail. The right most 2 balls have their edge aligned with the 1st diamond.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into cushion 4, causing it to jump over the blocker balls, and travel down to make the D ball in pocket 'D'.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be contacted by any means until after 'D' ball is made.


JUMP 13
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 3
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand but must be at least 1 ball's width away from 'B' ball.

Object ball placement:
'B' ball is in hand within the indicated zone. 'F' ball is hanging near pocket 'F'. 6 blocker balls are on the center line and frozen to each other, with the last ball in line exactly 1 diamond from pocket 'E'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into 'B' ball, causing it to bank into pocket 'B'. The cue ball will jump over the blocker balls, and make 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be touched by any means until after 'F' ball is made.


JUMP 14
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2c
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the 1x1 diamond zone indicated. It must be positioned so that it will jump over the center of the cluster of blocking balls (approximately).

Object ball placement:
'F' ball is hanging near pocket 'F'. A 2x3 cluster of balls are all frozen to each other and are in hand within the 1x1 diamond zone immediately to the right of the cue ball's 1x1 diamond zone.

Objective:
Jump the cue ball 1-handed, jacked up, over the blocker balls, and make 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be contacted by any means until after 'F' ball is made.


JUMP 15
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Cue ball placement:
Cue ball in hand behind 1st diamond line.

Object ball placement:
6 object balls are configured in a 3x2 rectangle and may be positioned by the player anywhere provided that it is directly in line with the path of the cue ball. Ball B hanging near pocket B.

Objective:
Jump the call over 6 blocking balls, follow path indicated by diagram, finally making B ball.

Special Notes:
Cue ball may contact extra cushion near pocket B.


JUMP 16
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand between the blocker balls and the cushion. The cue ball may not be adjusted left or right so that the edge passes the 2nd diamond line.

Object ball placement:
A row of 5 object balls are exactly 2 ball's width off the cushion. The center ball is on the 2nd diamond line. 'A' ball is hanging near pocket 'B'.

Objective:
Jump the cue ball over the blocker balls, bank one rail, and make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be touched by any means until after 'A' ball is made.


JUMP 17
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 4
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4a
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, frozen to cushion 3.

Object ball placement:
1 ball and 2 ball are frozen in line on the 2nd diamond, with the 1 ball frozen to the cushion. 'D' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball. The cue ball will jump over the 2 ball, travel 2 cushions as diagrammed, and make 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
The 2 ball may not move by any means until after 'D' ball is made.


JUMP 18
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to cushion 4 and frozen to 'E' ball. Contact point between cue ball and 'E' ball is one diamond segment from 'E' pocket.

Object ball placement:
'E' ball frozen to cushion 4 and frozen to cue ball. Row of blocking balls 4 ball's width from cushion 4, with center ball 1 diamond segment from pocket 'E'. Two outside blocking balls are frozen to center blocking ball and parallel to cushion 4.

Objective:
Jump the cue ball over the blocking balls, causing 'E' ball to slide over towards pocket 'E'. Cue ball will bank 1 rail as diagram indicates, making 'E' ball into pocket 'E'.

Special Notes:
The blocking balls may not move by any means until after 'E' ball has been made.


JUMP 19
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
Object ball 1 is on the foot spot. The rack is in hand and is placed around object ball 1. 'A' and 'D' balls are hanging.

Objective:
Jump the cue ball into object ball 1. Both balls will jump out of the rack. Object ball 1 will make 'D' ball and the cue ball will make 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
Contact with the rack is okay. The player must designate which ball will be made by the cue ball and which ball will be made by the object ball in the rack.


JUMP 20
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Cue ball placement:
In hand along the 1st diamond line.

Object ball placement:
F ball is on the 2nd diamond line, exactly 3 ball's width off the cushion. Ball A is hanging. 5 blocking balls are frozen on the 3rd diamond line, with the first ball frozen to the cushion. Two additional blocking balls are at the end of this line, and are lined up directly at pocket A. All blocking balls are frozen to each other.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into F ball. F ball will jump over the blocking balls and go into pocket F. The cue ball will jump over the blocking balls and travel one rail, making ball A.

Special Notes:
Cue ball may contact extra cushions near pocket A. Blocking balls may not be touched by any means until both A and F balls are made.


JUMP 21
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Cue ball placement:
Exactly 1 ball's width from ball # 4, and in direct line with pocket C.

Object ball placement:
Blocking balls 1-2-3 are on the center line. Ball # 1 is 1/2 ball's width from the pocket cut and the spacing between the other balls is 1/2 ball's width. Blocking ball # 4 is one ball off the cushion along the 1st diamond line. Ball C is hanging.

Objective:
Jump the cue ball over ball # 4. The cue ball will land as diagrammed and then jump over the row of blocking balls 1-2-3, finally making C ball.

Special Notes:
Blocking balls may not be touched by any means until after C ball is made. Cue ball must land before row of blocking balls. It may not jump over both sets of blocking balls before landing.


JUMP 22
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Cue ball placement:
In hand.

Object ball placement:
F ball is frozen to the rack at the center. 2 rows of 5 blocking balls are placed at the 2nd and 3rd diamonds. All balls are in line and frozen. A rack is standing upright along the 1st diamond and frozen to the cushion.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into F ball. F ball will jump over all blocking balls and go into pocket F. The cue ball will jump over the blocking balls. The blocking balls may not be touched by any means until after F ball has been made.

Special Notes:
F ball must jump over the blocking balls without touching them. The cue ball must jump over the blocking balls without touching them.


JUMP 23
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Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
12 object balls are positioned as indicated by diagram. The back row has 7 balls and the front row has 5 balls. The middle ball in the front row must be on the head spot. The front row has a beer bottle on each end of the line. Another object ball is hanging near pocket A.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball 3 rails. Once the cue ball is back behind the wall of balls, jump the moving cue ball over the balls, between the bottles, making the ball hanging by pocket A.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must be moving when rehit. The blocking balls and bottles may not be contacted by any means until after the ball by pocket A is made.


JUMP 24
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within 1-1 diamond box zone near pocket D.

Object ball placement:
Hanging near pocket C. A standard rack is upright, balanced on 2 pieces of chalk (one on each side). The rack must vertically cover the center point on the table, and may be adjusted by the player provided that it meets this criteria.

Objective:
Jump the cue ball one handed and jacked up through the rack, making the object ball in pocket C.

Special Notes:
The rack may not fall over or be touched by any means until after the object ball is made.


JUMP 25
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Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the side pocket point, and the vertical edge is aligned with the pocket cut.

Object ball placement:
Ball # 8 and 9 are in hand, frozen near pocket E. Three blocking balls are placed in an arc, equally spaced from the cushion to ball # 8 (the first blocking ball is approximately 1 inch off the side pocket point). A rack is in hand.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the side pocket point, causing it to jump over the blocking balls, bank one rail, and make the 8-9 combination.

Special Notes:
Only the 9 ball must be made. The cue ball may contact the rack (optional) before making the 9-ball. The cue ball must make the combination, not the rack. The blocking balls may not be touched by any means until after the 9-ball goes in. The cue ball must contact cushion 2 (not cushion 1).


JUMP 26
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Cue ball placement:
In hand, frozen to the head cushion.

Object ball placement:
Ball A and Ball 1 are both frozen to the cue ball and to the head cushion, on each side of the cue ball. Balls 2 and 3 are directly in line with the cue ball and Ball A, and are exactly 1 inch away. Ball C is hanging.

Objective:
Jump the cue ball, causing ball A to go into pocket A, and the cue ball to jump over the blocking balls, making C ball.

Special Notes:
The blocking balls (1-2-3) may not move by any means until after A and C balls have been made.


JUMP 27
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4b
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Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone, but must be directly in line with the other balls.

Object ball placement:
'B' and 'C' balls are as diagrammed near pocket 'B'. They must be directly in line with the other balls. 7 blocker balls are in a straight line. The end balls are on the 1st and 3rd diamond lines, and the middle ball is on the 2nd diamond line. The blockers may not be more than 1 chalk's width off the cushion. All balls, including the cue ball and the balls near pocket 'B' must be in a straight line.

Objective:
Jump the cue ball over the line of blockers, and make 'B' ball in pocket 'B' and 'C' ball in pocket 'C'.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be contacted by any means until after the cue ball has contacted 'B' ball.


JUMP 28
jump_28

Cue ball placement:
Cue ball # 1 is in hand. Cue ball # 2 is on the foot spot. If 2 cue balls are not available, cue ball # 2 can be replaced with an object ball.

Object ball placement:
Ball # 1 and 2 are hanging near their corresponding pockets. A row of 5 blocking balls is placed along the center line of the table. All balls must be frozen. At each end of the line, a beer bottle is placed frozen to the last ball.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball # 1 into cue ball # 2. Cue ball # 1 will draw back and make ball # 1. Cue ball 2 will go three rails as indicated by diagram. When the cue ball gets behind the wall of blocking balls, jump the moving cue ball over the balls, between the bottles, making ball # 2.

Special Notes:
The blocking balls and bottles may not be touched by any means until after both ball # 1 and 2 are made.


JUMP 29
jump_29

Cue ball placement:
In hand, but it must be directly in line from the prop to pocket F.

Object ball placement:
Ball # 9 hanging near pocket F. Ball # 1 is balanced on a special stacking ball, which is balanced on a chalk cube. The chalk cube is on the head string, 1 diamond segment off cushion 1.

Objective:
Players must execute a one-handed jump shot, over the prop, making ball # 9.

Special Notes:
The prop must not be contacted or fall over by any means until after ball # 9 is made.


JUMP 30
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5b
jump_30

Cue ball placement:
None

Object ball placement:
6 object balls are in hand within a rack. A rack is placed centered on the B-E center line. The point of the rack may not pass the long center line of the table.

Objective:
Using a 1-handed jacked up stroke, jump all object balls out of the rack, one at a time, into pocket 'B'.

Special Notes:
The rack may not be contacted by any means. When jumping a ball, no other ball may be disturbed.


JUMP 31
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 5
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5a
jump_31

Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball is in hand within the indicated zone.

Objective:
Jump the cue ball into 'A' ball. The cue ball will skim the top of 'A' ball, causing it to roll towards pocket 'A'. The cue ball will jump over the ball and go into pocket 'A' first, followed by 'A' ball.

Special Notes:


JUMP 32
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1c
jump_32

Cue ball placement:
None

Object ball placement:
1,2,3 balls are frozen in line and to the cushion, with the edge of the 3 ball aligned with the pocket point. The 6 ball is 2 ball's width away from the 1 ball and straight out. The 4 and 5 balls are in line with the 6 as diagrammed, and parallel to the cushion. Balls 10 through 15 form the mirror image of balls 1 through 6.

Objective:
Jump the 1,2,3 balls in numerical order into pocket 'A'. Then shoot the 4,5,6 in numerical order into pocket 'A'. Perform the same shot with the mirror image balls, also in numerical order.

Special Notes:


JUMP 33
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3c
jump_33

Cue ball placement:
None

Object ball placement:
The F1 through F5 balls are lined straight towards pocket 'F'. They are in hand to the left of the B-E center line, but they must be all straight in line with each other and towards pocket 'F'.

Objective:
Jump the F1 ball, then the F2 ball, then the F3 ball, and finally the F4 ball. Each will be jumped into pocket 'F'. Lastly, shoot the 9 ball straight into pocket 'F'.

Special Notes:
When jumping a ball, none of the other balls may be disturbed by any means.


JUMP 34
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4c
jump_34

Cue ball placement:
In hand within the jaws of pocket 'D'. It does not need to be frozen to the jaw, but the base may not be further out than the line between the pocket points.

Object ball placement:
7 blocker balls form a ring as diagrammed, with the first balls on either side frozen to the cushion at the 1st diamond. The other balls are spaced evenly. A ball is hanging near pocket 'E'. Two regular cue sticks and one short stick form the classic 'railroad' formation as diagrammed.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the pocket point or the head cushion. The cue ball will jump over the ring of balls and over the sticks, travel 3 cushions as diagrammed, enter the 'railroad', go up the sticks, turn the corner, and come down the two regular sticks, to make the ball in pocket 'E'.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be contacted by any means until after 'E' ball is made. The cue ball may contact the sticks when jumping over them, but the player may not readjust the sticks during the course of the shot. The player selecting this shot is required to supply the cue sticks.


JUMP 35
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5c
jump_35

Cue ball placement:
In hand within the 1x1 diamond zone.

Object ball placement:
1 ball in hand within the 1x1 diamond zone. F1 ball is a special stacking ball near pocket 'F'. F2 ball is balanced on top of it. 4 balls are frozen in line on the 1st diamond, with the first ball frozen to cushion 1. 5 balls are frozen in line on the 1st diamond, with the first ball frozen to the head cushion.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into the 1 ball, causing it to roll towards the stacked balls. Re-hit the cue ball, jumping it over the 1 ball. The cue ball will make the 8 ball (bottom ball), and get out of the way. The 1 ball will then make the F2 ball, which fell in place.

Special Notes:
The cue ball, 1 ball, and stacked balls must all be in line. The blocker balls may not be contacted by any means until after the 8 ball is made. The F2 ball must be made by the 1 ball. It may not fall on its own or be made by the cue ball. After the initial contact between the cue ball and 1 ball, the 1 ball may not contact any other ball until it hits the F2 ball.

MASSE

MASSE 01
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1a
masse_01

Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
'F' ball in hand within the indicated zone, frozen to the cue ball.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball, making 'F' ball in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will move out to the left, speed up and pass 'F' ball, and go into pocket 'F' first.

Special Notes:
Multiple contact between the two balls are allowed, provided that the cue ball goes into pocket 'F' first. Decision by the table judge is final.


MASSE 02
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 1
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2a
masse_02

Cue ball placement:
In hand

Object ball placement:
Both object balls are in hand as diagrammed.

Objective:
Execute a full masse, first making 'A1' ball, having the cue ball come out and back, and then making 'A2' ball. The cue ball may not come back by hitting the far pocket point of pocket 'B', nor may it come back by hitting any part of the foot cushion. The cue ball may contact cushion 1 or 2, but no other, until both balls have been made.

Special Notes:
This is a masse shot. Players may not position the balls in such a way that they will both go in with a simple stroke. Players must elevate and make 'A1' ball first, then have the cue ball masse out and back to make 'A2' ball. This shot may be done from any corner, but it may not be rotated. In other words, 'A2' ball must be along cushions 1,2,3 or 4. It may not be along the head or foot cushion.


MASSE 03
masse_03

Cue ball placement:
In hand, no more than 1/2 balls width from slate cut of pocket 'E'.

Object ball placement:
'E' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball past line 'X' and back, making 'E' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must completely pass line 'X' (trailing edge). The cue ball may not contact 'E' ball before passing line 'X'. Cue ball may not contact cushions '1' or '2' until after 'E' ball is made.


MASSE 04
masse_04

Cue ball placement:
'A' ball is hanging. Cue ball is in hand between line 'X' and rack and may be no more than 1 balls width off head rail. Rack is placed frozen to head cushion and may be adjusted by player.

Object ball placement:
Masse cue ball around rack, making 'A' ball.

Objective:
Cue ball may contact rack as many times as necessary.

Special Notes:
If the player should bump into the rack before 'A' ball is made, it is a foul and no score will be awarded for that attempt. Cue ball may not contact the foot cushion until after 'A' ball is made.


MASSE 05
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4c
masse_05

Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the cushion and at the 3rd diamond, as diagrammed.

Object ball placement:
13 object balls are placed in a standard rack formation (with the head ball missing) around the cue ball as diagrammed. A blocker ball is on the 1st diamond and exactly 1 ball + 1 chalk's width from the cushion. 'F' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball, causing the balls in the rack to scatter. The end ball will get out of the way, and the cue ball will masse along the cushion, between the blocker ball and the cushion, and make 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
Players must perform a full masse. The blocker ball may not be hit by any means until after 'F' ball is made. The 'F' ball must be made by the cue ball. It may not be made by an object ball.


MASSE 06
masse_06

Cue ball placement:
Frozen to ball # 1, no more than 1/2 inch off the cushion. The cue ball and ball # 1 must be parallel to the rail.

Object ball placement:
Ball # 1 frozen to cue ball and parallel to the cushion. Ball # 9 is hanging. A standard quarter is balanced on top of ball # 1.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball into ball # 1. The quarter will fall off ball # 1 and the cue ball will travel down the rail, making ball # 9. Ball # 1 must remain on the table. It may not be pocketed.

Special Notes:


MASSE 07
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3a
masse_07

Cue ball placement:
In hand between the line of balls and cushion 1. It may not be more than 1 ball's width off the head cushion.

Object ball placement:
6 blocker balls are frozen in line along the 1st diamond as diagrammed. The first ball is frozen to the head cushion. 'D' ball is hanging near pocket 'D'.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball into cushion 1. It will then bounce out and around the blocker balls, and make 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be touched by any means until after 'D' ball is made. The cue ball may not contact the foot cushion until after 'D' ball is made.


MASSE 08
masse_08

Cue ball placement:
Cue ball must be placed along 1 diamond line, no more than 1 inch from the long rail.

Object ball placement:
'C' and 'F' balls are in hand, but may not be closer than 1/4 inch from the cue ball. 'A' ball hanging near pocket 'A'.

Objective:
Hit the cue ball with a masse stroke, making 'C' and 'F' balls in their respective pockets. The cue ball will masse down the rail, contacting it at least once, and making 'A' ball.

Special Notes:


MASSE 09
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1b
masse_09

Cue ball placement:
Frozen to cushion 3 at the 1 diamond line.

Object ball placement:
Two blocker balls are in line with the cue ball, on the 1 diamond line, and frozen. A blocker ball is placed behind the cue ball and must be within 1 chalk's width from the cue ball and the cushion. A line of blocker balls is on the first diamond. The first ball is 1 ball's width from the head cushion, and the others have 1 ball gaps between them. A two-ball combination is near pocket 'F'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into cushion 3, causing it to escape. The cue ball will then hit the head cushion and curve around the balls to make the combination in pocket 'F'.

Special Notes:
None of the blocker balls may be contacted by any means until after 'F' ball is made.


MASSE 10
masse_10

Cue ball placement:
In hand on pocket 'D' side of rack, and may be no more than 1 ball's width from head cushion.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball is hanging. Rack is placed against head cushion, with center of rack even with first diamond. If the rack has a lip, it will be placed up.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball around the rack, making 'A' ball.

Special Notes:
The rack may not be contacted by any means until after 'A' ball has been made. The cue ball may not contact cushion 3 or the foot cushion until after 'A' ball is made.


MASSE 11
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 3
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2b
masse_11

Cue ball placement:
Frozen to cushion 3 and to two other object balls next to it as diagrammed.

Object ball placement:
Three object balls are to the left of the cue ball, all frozen in line and to the cushion. 11 object balls are frozen in line exactly 1 ball's width from cushion 3. The 11th ball is frozen to the object ball that is next to the cue ball. The 1st object ball in line may start anywhere to the left of the B-E center line. 'E' ball is hanging near pocket 'E' and is adjustable.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball, causing the three balls to the left of the cue ball to move. The cue ball will masse back and finally make 'E' ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball must make 'E' ball, not another object ball. There is no requirement on how many balls must move, but players must setup the shot with the line of balls exactly 1 ball's width off the cushion, and they must execute the shot with a full (or close to full) masse stroke.


MASSE 12
masse_12

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the 1/2 diamond line indicated by the diagram. The base of the cue ball may not be placed past the edge of the 2nd blocking ball (indicated by a dotted line).

Object ball placement:
Four blocking balls are positioned on the 1st diamond line, with a 2 ball gap between the 2nd and 3rd ball. 10 blocking balls are on the 3rd diamond line and are all frozen to each other, with the first ball frozen to the cushion. Ball C is hanging near pocket C.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball through the gap, following the path indicated by the diagram, making C ball.

Special Notes:
Cue ball may contact extra cushion near pocket C. Blocking balls may not be touched until after C ball is made


MASSE 13
masse_13

Cue ball placement:
On the intersection of the 3rd diamond and the 1st diamond, as indicated by diagram.

Object ball placement:
Ball A on head spot. Ball B hanging near pocket D.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball, making ball A into pocket A. The cue ball will masse over and make B ball.

Special Notes:
The cue ball and A ball must be in a straight line to pocket A. If the gridding is such that the intersection lines do not form a straight line to the pocket, the cue ball will be slightly adjusted to form a straight line.


MASSE 14
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3b
masse_14

Cue ball placement:
On the first diamond line, no more than 1 chalk's width from the cushion.

Object ball placement:
D ball is in hand, but must be at least 1 chalk's width from the cue ball. The C and E balls are in hand near pocket 'E'.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball, making the D ball in pocket 'D'. The cue ball will masse back into the C ball, making it in pocket 'C' and making the E ball in pocket 'E'.

Special Notes:
Players must use a full masse stroke for this shot. They may not use a draw stoke.


MASSE 15
masse_15

Cue ball placement:
In hand, but not frozen to the 1 ball.

Object ball placement:
3 ball is frozen to the head cushion at the 1st diamond. 1 ball is on the 1st diamond, exactly 1 ball's width from the 3 ball. 2 ball is hanging.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball, making the 1 ball in pocket A. The cue ball will masse back and make the 2 ball in pocket D. The cue ball will remain in the general area for position on the 3 ball. The player must then shoot the cue ball into the 3 ball, making it in pocket A.

Special Notes:
The player must shoot and make the 3 ball in pocket A. If the cue ball rolls out of position, the player will still have a chance to shoot and make the 3 ball in pocket A. If the cue ball scratches after hitting the masse, they will be unable to shoot the 3 ball and the shot will be considered no good.


MASSE 16
masse_16

Cue ball placement:
Cue ball must be placed between 'X' lines, and may be no more than 1 ball's width off cushion 3.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball frozen to cue ball. 'F' ball hanging near pocket 'F'. Line of 8 blocking balls is half a diamond segment from pocket 'E', on the other side of pocket 'E' than the cue ball.

Objective:
Shoot cue ball into 'A' ball, making in pocket 'A'. The cue ball will masse around the line of blocking balls, making 'F' ball.

Special Notes:
The line of blocking balls may not be touched by any means until after 'F' ball is made. The cue ball may not contact any cushion other than the foot cushion and cushion 4 until after both balls have been made.


MASSE 17
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 2c
masse_17

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind the indicated line.

Object ball placement:
'A' ball is in hand near pocket 'A', but the base of the ball may not go past the head rail pocket point. It also may not be more than 1 chalk's width off the head cushion. 'D' ball is hanging near pocket 'D'.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball to make 'A' ball. The cue ball will masse back and make 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
Players must execute a full masse. This shot may not be done with a draw stroke.


MASSE 18
masse_18

Cue ball placement:
Frozen to cushion 3, frozen to object ball 1. Edge of cue ball that is frozen to object ball 1 is aligned with the head string.

Object ball placement:
Object ball 1 is frozen to cushion 3 and frozen to the cue ball. 'C' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball off object ball 1 (the cue ball must move object ball 1), around three cushions as diagram indicates, making 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
After initial contact, the cue ball may not contact object ball 1 until after 'C' ball has been made. Object ball 1 does not have to be made. The cue ball must make 'C' ball.


MASSE 19
masse_19

Cue ball placement:
In hand between the two blocking balls and cushion 1. The cue ball may be no more than 1 balls width away from the head cushion.

Object ball placement:
Two blocking balls are placed along the first diamond segment, with one of the balls frozen to the head cushion. 'D' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball around the two blocking balls, making 'D' ball. You must shoot with one hand and it must be jacked up, meaning that the hand holding the cue stick may be the only part of your body touching the stick.

Special Notes:
The two blocking balls may not be touched by any means until after 'D' ball has been made.


MASSE 20
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5c
masse_20

Cue ball placement:
In hand, frozen to 'B' ball.

Object ball placement:
'B' ball is in hand near pocket 'B', but must be to the left of the B-E center line. 'D' ball is hanging near pocket 'D'. 13 blocker balls are placed along the long center line of the table. The first ball is frozen to the head cushion. The last ball is on the exact center spot of the table. The other balls are evenly spaced.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball, making 'B' ball. The cue ball will travel around the blocker balls as diagrammed, and make 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be touched by any means until after 'D' ball is made.


MASSE 21
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4b
masse_21

Cue ball placement:
In hand within the rack.

Object ball placement:
F ball is hanging near pocket 'F'. A rack is placed frozen to the foot cushion as diagrammed.

Objective:
Hit the cue ball with a jump masse stroke. It will jump out of the rack, turn around and come back to make the F ball in pocket 'F'.

Special Notes:
The rack may not be touched when the cue ball is jumping out of it, but it may be contacted when the cue ball comes back to make the object ball. The cue ball's trailing edge must completely pass the 2nd diamond line. Decision by the referee is final. The cue ball may contact cushion 3 or 4, but none other until 'F' ball is made. The cue ball may not come back because it hit the far pocket point of pocket 'E'. Decision by the referee is final.


MASSE 22
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: Playoff Shot 2
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5a
masse_22

Cue ball placement:
Base of the cue ball is on the 2nd diamond line or to the left of it (towards the head cushion). It may not be more than 1 ball's width from cushion 1.

Object ball placement:
'B' ball is placed frozen to the pocket point, and with the edge aligned with the pocket cut. This ball must be placed exactly as described. Players are not free to adjust this ball.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball past the object ball. It will then come back and make 'B' ball in pocket 'B'.

Special Notes:
The trailing edge of the cue ball must completely pass the forward edge of the object ball (as indicated by the line drawn). Table judge will make the final call. The cue ball may contact cushion 2, but no other, until after 'B' ball is made.


MASSE 23
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 5
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 5b
masse_23

Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
'C' ball is hanging. A piece of chalk is placed square to the table along the head string, exactly 1 diamonds from cushion 1.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball around the chalk, along the indicated path, and make 'C' ball.

Special Notes:
The chalk may not be contacted by any means until after 'C' ball is made. The cue ball may not contact the head cushion until after 'C' ball is made.


MASSE 24
masse_24

Cue ball placement:
In hand within circle of balls.

Object ball placement:
Object ball 1 has its edge even with diamond 1. 'D' ball is frozen to object ball 1. Circle of balls starts even with object ball 1 and curves around to head cushion. Spacing can be no more than 1/2 inch between balls. A stick is placed against the long rail to act as a guide for the cue ball.

Objective:
Jump the cue ball out of the circle of balls. The cue ball will masse back, hitting object ball 1, which will make 'D' ball in 'D' pocket.

Special Notes:
The cue ball may not touch the circle of balls as it jumps over them. The back edge of the cue ball must completely pass the third diamond from pocket 'D' before coming back. The cue ball may contact the stick. The player has complete freedom in placing the stick. Cue ball may not contact the foot cushion until after 'C' ball is made.


MASSE 25
APTSA 2005/2006 Program Shot: 4
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 4a
masse_25

Cue ball placement:
In hand within the indicated zone.

Object ball placement:
'D' ball is hanging near pocket 'D'. 13 balls form an arc as diagrammed. The first and last ball are frozen to the cushion at the 1st diamond. The middle ball in the arc is on the B-E center line, exactly 1 diamonds from pocket 'E'.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball around the arc and make 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
None of the blocker balls may be contacted by any means until after 'D' ball is made. The cue ball may contact cushion 3 or the head cushion, but no other, until after 'D' ball is made.


MASSE 26
masse_26

Cue ball placement:
In hand behind 'X' line.

Object ball placement:
Row of 14 object balls start 1 diamond segment off head cushion and extends at 1/2 diamond segments along center line of table. 'D' ball is hanging.

Objective:
Masse cue ball around row of object balls, making 'D' ball.

Special Notes:
Row of object balls may not be moved by any means until after 'D' ball has been made. The cue ball may not contact cushions 1 or 2 until after 'D' ball is made.


MASSE 27
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 1c
masse_27

Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the cushion, with the edge aligned with the pocket point.

Object ball placement:
A blocker ball is frozen to the cue ball and perpendicular to cushion 3 (straight out). Another blocking ball is on the center point of the table. The C ball is hanging near pocket 'C'.

Objective:
Shoot the cue ball into cushion 3, compressing the rail and allowing the cue ball to escape. The cue ball will travel around the center blocking ball as diagrammed, and make the C ball.

Special Notes:
Neither blocking ball may move by any means until after the C ball is made.


MASSE 28
APTSA 2009 Program Shot: 3c
masse_28

Cue ball placement:
Frozen to the 1 ball and to the foot cushion.

Object ball placement:
1 ball frozen to the foot cushion and the edge is aligned with the pocket point. 9 ball is hanging near pocket 'D'. Three blocker balls are frozen in line at diamond to the left of pocket 'E'. The first blocker ball is frozen to the cushion.

Objective:
Masse the cue ball, making the 1 ball in pocket 'F'. The cue ball will hit cushion 4, bounce out and around the blocker balls, and make the 9 ball.

Special Notes:
The blocker balls may not be hit by any means until after the 9 ball is made.


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