**3 CUSHION BILLIARDS SYSTEMS
“System Sid” Banner's 65 years of studying three cushion billiards
resulted in this 200-page, spiral-bound guide with over 165 diagrams,
historical pictures, extensive glossary and the rules. Nearly every system is
covered: the Clock System, the Diamond System, 3/C Ball Hit System, the Carom
or Bank System, the Corner Plus System, the Cross Table System, the End Rail
System, and more. In this revised 4th printing you will learn the formulas and
the precise speed, bridge height, bridge length, cue angle and english to make
the shot, with adjustments to find the ball when it is off the original
location. For 3-cushion with a lot that pool players can use. RETAIL $39.95 - BEBOB SPECIAL - $34.95
BILLIARDS MANUAL - THREE CUSHION - VOL. 1
This 277 page book by Dr. Gehard Hupper is considered by many to be the most comprehensive publication on Three Cushion Billiards. In this game you must score a hit with the cue ball on both object balls after contact with three cushions. The sport, artistry and physics of the game come together in this book in impressive fashion, shown in text and graphics as it deals in depth with the game. Basics - intelligent shot selection - stroke preparation - stroke types and execution - precise aiming - correct speed - physical principles. The main section deals with patterns and the best solution for each one. Your understanding of position and system play will be greatly impacted! Just shipped in from Germany (It is in English!) there are only 15 available!
CAROM BILLIARDS BASICS
This 60 page ring-bound book on 3-Cushion Billiards by Adrreas Efler is a training program with Exercises, Games, and an Achievement Test. It is a useful guide for beginners as well as a resource for advanced players who want to increase control of their technique. The instruction is systematically taught with exercises and a collection of fun training games. The results of the exercises can be recorded and saved in a special database to make it easy for you to measure your progress! Just shipped in from Germany (they are in English!) there are only 10 of these books available!
CEULEMANS VS TASDEMIR - 2003 LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP
This 147 minute 3-Cushion match features the legendary Raymond Ceulemans and Turkey’s #2 player, Tayfun Tasdemir. It’s a nail-biter, with the Hall-of-Famer finally beating Tasdemir 61 to 53. Robert Byrne and Mike Shamos provide expert commentary.
JASPERS VS ZANETTI - 2003 LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP
SEMI-FINALS. In this nail-biter of a match. Dick Jaspers ousts Italy’s Marco Zanetti, the current world Champion, with just six seconds to spare. He wins the 156 minute match with a score of 57-50 and earns a spot in the finals. Commentary by Robert Byrne and Mike Shamos.
LEE VS BURGMAN - 1999 CONLON WORLD CUP
SEMI-FINALS. In this 3-Cushion match Raimond Burgman ran 15 points from the break against the great Sang Chun Lee. This earned him a standing ovation and $2500 even though he ended up losing the match with a score of 45-37. Robert Byrne and CH commented during this 150 minute match.
LEE VS SAYGINER - 1999 CONLON WORLD CUP
FINALS. In this 3-Cushion match Sang Chun Lee is down 30 to 10 with Semih Sayginer when he pours on the come-from-behind to take the championship 55-50. Torbjorn Blomdahl is Robert Byrne’s guest in the booth and hearing his advice makes this DVD a must have. 126 minutes.
NEW STANDARD BOOK OF POOL & BILLIARDS
This new edition of Robert Byrne's classic book contains keys to winning eight-ball, strategy on nine-ball, and collecting billiard memorabilia. A comprehensive, clearly diagrammed manual for novices and experienced players alike. Breaking the mold for pool books when it first came out, a lot of now great players were very happy to see it. ALMOST HALF OF THIS 400 PAGE BOOK IS DEVOTED TO THREE-CUSHION BILLIARDS.
SANCHEZ VS BLOMDAHL - 2003 LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP
Daniel Sanchez of Spain posts a 2.647, the highest average of this 3-Cushion event. That was enough to take Torbjorn Blomdahl, the pre-tournament favorite, down with a loss of three games in a row. This 81 minute match ended with a 45-26 score and was commented on by Allen Gilbert and Norm Lofgren.
SAYGINER VS CAUDRON - 2003 LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP
After losing the first two races to 15 points, Semih Sayginer dug deep and took the next three. He won with an overall point total of 64 to Frederic Caudron’s 51 and that was enough to advance to the semi-finals. Hosted by Robert Byrne and guest Walt Harris. 124 minutes.
SAYGINER VS JASPERS - 2003 LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP
FINALS. Semih Sayginer posted an impressive average of 2.000 in his 3-1 win over Dick Jaspers for the 2003 3-Cushion World Cup Championship. Jaspers had a respectable 1.730 average in this 146 minute contest, but had to settle for second place. Byrne’s guest for the finals was Torbjorn Blomdahl, who revealed some tasty 3-cushion secrets.
SAYGINER VS SANCHEZ - 2003 LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP
SEMI-FINALS. This 125 minute Three-Cushion match see-sawed back and forth until Semih Sayginer took the lead from Daniel Sanchez in the last few minutes. He held on to win 50-48 which was the closest score of the event. Hosted by Robert Byrne and guest TR.
SECRETS EXPOSED: CONSECUTIVE SCORING IN 3-CUSHION
This 120 minute DVD from Bill “Mr.3Cushion” Smith is a progression of, “starting positions,” which increase in difficulty to allow you to accomplish a realistic opportunity for “Consecutive Scoring.” Each “starting position” will enable you to make runs of 3 or more and the secrets exposed are how to recognize the correct shots to start that possibility. There are chapters on: Big Ball Positions, Small Ball Positions, Short Angle Positions, Thin Ball, 4 & 5 Cushion, Reverse English and more. Over 50 starting positions reveal 150 shots or more. The game of 3 Cushion Billiards is a game of memory and a player has to recognize and remember every aspect that goes into executing a billiard. This video will give you that opportunity.
THE CONCISE BOOK OF POSITION PLAY
This book, by 3-cushion star Bill Smith, offers learning opportunities in an easily understood format with an 80-minute DVD to demonstrate the concepts even further. This 270 page, spiral-bound book is logical in sequence with great approaches to both common and complicated shots. It is intended for the intermediate and advanced billiards player and is a ‘must have” for learning how to control the position of all three balls. Concepts covered are: The Theory of Position Play, Big Ball Position Shots, Short Angle Position Shots, Four and Five Cushion Position Shots, Across the Table Position Shots, Shot Making versus Position Play, Simple, Effective Number Systems and more. $59.95