** THE ADVANCED PRO BOOK
The Advanced Pro Book is intended for the serious pool player and contains advanced strategies and training techniques. It addresses the five major areas: Honing Your Technique, Mastering the Shot Routine, Mastering Advanced Tools, Getting Your Game Out, and Advanced Match Strategy. Train to execute advanced shots, position play, defensive play, banks and kicks. Learn to get your best game out when you need it and how to stay focused under pressure. Learn advanced strategies for the front, mid, and end games and how to take and keep control. Hone your technique to a master’s edge. RETAIL - $49.95 - LIMITED TIME SPECIAL - $39.95 - SAVE $10
** THE ADVANCED PRO BOOK DVD SERIES
This 4-DVD set is based on the on-the-table training section of The Advanced Pro Book. All shots are demonstrated and explained. Pro Shots: covers aggressive reference training shots. Becoming skilled with these is crucial and understanding the principles behind them will help you lock them into memory. Advanced Safety Play: addresses the important concepts that make for powerful safeties. Pro level safeties and front game situations are demonstrated. Advanced Kicking: is absolutely vital for winning at higher levels and working with the APB kicking maps will bring certainty to your game that is beyond systems. Advanced Banking: working with the APB banking maps will will add powerful tools to your ability to run out and to play safe. RETAIL - $134.95 - LIMITED TIME SPECIAL - $114.95 - SAVE $20
ALMOST ALL I KNOW
This five-hour, three-DVD set is the last contribution from Jimmy Reid who passed away in late 2016. It starts with a two-hour treasure trove of diamond systems used for kicking, banking and position: Long rail, cross side, cross corner, Plus 2 systems for short rail kicking, and a Zero 3 rail system. Three hours are then dedicated to Question and Answer situations on 9 Ball, Bank Pool One Pocket and 8-Ball. You will learn Jimmy’s 'Rules of Thumb' and patterns and strategies for all four games. You will learn the questions to ask yourself every inning, when it's your turn at the table until it's no longer your turn. Incorporated over and over in practice they will teach you how to find the correct shot for the situation at hand and provide you with positive feedback and confidence. $149.95
BANK SHOTS FOR 8-BALL & 9-BALL
This is one of Bert's best videos and you will learn a lot from it, including several short hand ways to computer how and where to hit to make the essential banks. All are presented and demonstrated with Kinister's trademark energy, patter and detailed knowledge.
BANKING SECRETS DVD
Banking at the highest level is not just shooting a round cue ball at another ball. It’s creating angles and understanding how to use a shot that you have mastered to play the game. In this DVD, CJ Wiley shares an effective Banking System to create the angles necessary to play like a pro. Developing Touch and Feel for Banks, How the TIP Relates to the Diamonds, Determining Speed, Angle, and Cue Ball Target, the Transition Point of Alignment, “Crossing” Banks with a Touch of Inside, Cue Ball Control on Difficult Banks, How to Pivot Properly, Extreme English Banks, Pinning Three Rail Banks, The Ultimate Banking Drill, and more.
BANKING WITH THE BEARD
Freddy "The Beard" Bentivegna reveals the secrets that made him one of the most feared money players in the country. In this book he teaches how to bank accurately using his banking method which incorporates cut angle, cue ball english, and force into a simple, easy to understand banking formula. The section on "Automatics" alone is worth the price of this book. "I'm glad Freddy waited until I quit playing to release these secrets." - Leonard "Bugs" Rucker. "Finally, a worthwhile book on Bank Pool from a Chicago banking legend." - Grady Mathews
BANKING WITH THE BEARD - MOVIE
In this TWO DVD set, Freddy “the Beard” Bentivegna reveals the secrets that made him one of the toughest competitors in Bank Pool and One Pocket. Systems, ball action, and dozens of tips not found in his books make these must see DVDs for everyone who wants to bank better. Freddy demonstrates every shot while providing the secrets needed to make the systems work. After studying the three hours of content, players from beginner to expert will improve their banking . Every thing needed to make the banks is in this set.
BANKS THAT DON'T GO, BUT DO - 2 DVD SET
In this TWO DVD set, Bank Hall of Fame inductee Freddy "the Beard" Bentivegna exposes the most closely guarded secrets in bank pool. Banks that you didn't think were possible really DO go, but you need the knowledge along with the skill to make them! Some require pure skill, some require pure knowledge. these shots are most often seen in Bank Pool and One Pocket, but they can definitely win you a critical game in Eight Ball or Nine Ball. You'll have fun with these. As Freddie says, "Bank on, Brother!"
BCA POOL LEAGUE RULE BOOK - 2008-2009
This 105 page book was widely considered to be the most advanced and workable set of rules in the sport and used by the BCA Pool League and dual-sanctioned leagues of the ACS and VNEA. There are sections on: Equipment Specifications, Definitions and Diagrams, General Rules, Rules for 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, One Pocket, 14.1 Continuous, Bank Pool, Wheelchair pool, Referees, Applied Rulings and more. Mike Shamos says, "The official rules of the BCAPL are the most extensive set of rules in history.” $5.95 (BCAR)
BRUMBACK VS LUAT - 2009 DERBY BANKS
FINALS 1 & 2. This 150 minute doubleheader DVD features John Brumback and Rudolfo Luat in both matches. As the last two players in the event, Luat had a buy-back opportunity and used it after Brumback won the first match 3-2. In the second match, the momentum was too much for Luat and he only managed to win one game. David Maddux and Mark Wilson provide the expert insight.
BRUMBACK VS REYES - 2012 DERBY BANKS
FINALS. After working their way through a crowd of 352 contestants, two of the finest bank players in modern history faced off for 68 minutes. John Brumback, the defending champion, repeated his dominance by besting Efren Reyes 3 to zip. No problem for Reyes, though, as his second place finish helped him win his 5th Master of the Table award, truly amazing since he's only competed in the Derby six times. Bill Incardona and Danny D. report.
BRUMBACK-HOGUE-MATLOCK - 2005 DERBY BANKS
SEMI-FINALS, FINALS. In this 140 minute DVD you get two full matches. In the Semi-Finals, John Brumback scores a 3-2 win over Truman Hogue, who at one time was the most feared bank player around. In the exciting Finals match, David Matlock shows no leniency as he puts a lock on Brumback and takes down the crown 3 to 2. Tony Annigoni and Danny Diliberto opine.
BRUMBACK-PAGULAYAN-ALCANO - 2011 DERBY BANKS
FINALS. This DVD contains two great matches. In the first one, champion John Brumback beats Alex Pagulayan in 48 minutes to move on to the semi-finals where he loses to Ronnie Alcano. During that time, Alex exercises his buy-back option and comes around the corner to face Alcano in the finals. This all Filipino contest lasts 50 minutes with Pagulayan claiming the crown 3-1. Mark Wilson and Danny D. monitor the action.
BUSTAMANTE VS MURPHY - 2013 DERBY BANKS
Shannon Murphy was full of surprises this year; including this fine 85 minute match with Francisco Bustamante. Murphy, undefeated before this match, played great and took it to hill-hill before succumbing to the Filipino’s powerful game. Murphy moved on to the Semi-Finals and Bustamante when on to win his second “Master of the Table” crown. Mark Wilson and Bill Gibbs share insights.
HALL VS PAGULAYAN - 2012 SOUTHERN BANKS
FINALS. If you’re not a Bank Pool fan yet, this DVD could get the juices flowing. On the hill with Alex Pagulayan, it looked like it was all over for Justin Hall. But then he came up with an astonishing two-railer and that lead to him taking home the cash and the championship trophy. Mark Wilson and Jay Helfert discuss the shot and the entire 60 minute match.
MILLER-ROGERS-BRUMBACK - 2004 DERBY BANKS
SEMI-FINALS, FINAL 1, FINAL 2. In this exciting DVD you’ll see Jason Miller winning all three matches to take the Derby City Classic Bank Championship. In the Semi-Finals he ran a ten and a five in about ten minutes to steamroll ‘Piggy Bank’ Rogers 3-0. John Brumback puts up a fight, but loses the first Finals 3-2 and the second 3-1. This may be the best 107 minutes of Bank Pool you’ll ever see. Jay Helfert, Mark Wilson and Danny D. commentate.
MOORE VS REYES - 2007 DERBY BANKS
FINALS. This 84 minute match between Steve Moore and Efren Reyes shows exactly what a contender needs to do to upset a favored, veteran champion. Moore was focused to the extreme, hitting shots with precision and confidence and staying calm and composed throughout. He topped it off with an incredible shot to end it, taking the great Filipino down 3-2. Bill Incardona and Danny Diliberto deliver from the booth.
ONLY KICKS DVD
This DVD is the final evolution of Grady's famous kicking systems, which
do not require doing mathematical calculations in your head when you should be
focused on the table. He demonstrates 77 kick shots you can master with by
remembering simple relationships between diamonds and adjusting with a
"parallel line" or by "halving the distance." All are easy
to understand, easy to learn, and easy to use in competitive situations. He
shows you how to use english and speed to adapt each kick when necessary. Two rail
kicks are a breeze once you know the starting point and how to adjust. You will
also learn the "draw to curve" kick, the "rail first masse' kick
and "spot on the wall theory," one of pool's most closely guarded
secrets. As Grady says, "To become a master kicker, you need to know how
to kick, which kick to take, and what speed to shoot." RETAIL $29.95. BEBOB PRICE - $23.95
ORCULLO VS BUSTAMANTE - 2014 DERBY BANKS
FINALS. This all Filipino finals features Dennis Orcullo and Franciso Bustamante. It is a short, 52 minute match, but if you want to see a great player running on all cylinders, this is one to watch. Orcullo did just that, whipping the great Bustamante, the reigning “Master of the Table,” 3 to 1. Mark Wilson and Bill Gibbs provide the play by play.
PAGULAYAN VS WOODWARD - 2013 SOUTHERN BANKS
FINALS. Alex Pagulayan blistered through Richie Richeson in the preceding semi-finals, beating him 3 to zip. It this 60 minute finals match with newcomer Skyler Woodward, Alex lost his grip on dominance a bit, but not much more than that. Woodward only won one game, but clearly showed he is a player on the way up. Mark Wilson and Danny Diliberto sweat the match.
REYES VS PARICA - 2007 DERBY BANKS
In this 82 minute match, Legendary Filipino players Efren Reyes and Jose Parica square off and remind us that great pool looks effortless when played with finesse and confidence. They also demonstrate why Filipino players have played such a dominant role in American pool since Parica first came here. Reyes wins this great match 3-2 and Tony Annigoni and Danny Diliberto provide the commentary.
SET OF EIGHT GRADY MATHEWS DVDS
These eight DVDs are packaged into two four-DVD albums. The "Grady on Pool" four-pack contains: Advanced Principles of Pool & Billiards (a classic video), The Finer Points of Pool (a classic video), The Finer Points of Banking & Safety Play (a classic video), and Sixteen Steps. The titles in the "Grady on One Pocket" four-pack are: The Finer Points of One Pocket (a classic video), Only Kicks, The Finishing Touch, and Killer One Pocket. The first three are exclusive to One Pocket and the last one, "Only Kicks," is great for all pool games. For more information on the individual DVDs, go to the Grady Mathews via "Shop by Author." BEBOB PRICE - $169.95
This is the long-awaited sequel to the popular Banking with the Beard book. It has about 100 pages of banks and 140 pages of photos and pool stories by one of the great hustler-storytellers of our time. If you like Freddie's first book...you're gonna love this one! Read about all the great pool players of the last forty years. Lots of back room Stories! Lot's of new banking tips and techniques.
VAN BOENING VS MORRA - 2012 DERBY BANKS
FINALS 1. As the reigning “Master of the Table” Champ, Shane Van Boening wasn’t unexpected in the finals, but John Morra was a surprise. He loses this match in 70 minutes with a score of 2 to 3, but it’s a terrific match with great play by both. He goes on to win the championship in the second finals, (a separate DVD) but this match showcases a higher level of play for both. Commentary from Mark Wilson and Danny Diliberto.