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  • The Power of a Smooth Billiards Stroke : Billiards 101

    If you have been following along, we have already worked on getting a proper billiards stanceproper pool cue grip, and creating a good hand bridge. In this article, we will focus on developing a consistent, repeatable, smooth billiards stroke.

    The key to being a good pool player is being able to consistently reproduce a smooth and straight shot under any condition. This is incredibly similar to the sport of golf. Professional golf players spend years of practice, driving home a mechanical swing that they can consistently reproduce. The best pros have been able to build this stroke into their muscle memory and repeat it flawlessly even under the highest pressure. It doesn't come by accident. It takes skill, effort and persistence to get to the top level of the game. Continue reading

  • Making a Good Hand Bridge : Billiards 101

    Continuing along with our Billiards 101 series, we will focus on creating a good hand bridge. In the previous article, we discussed getting a good billiards grip. Once you have the stance and grip down, you are now ready to start lining your cue up for the shot. Building a proper hand bridge is an important step towards building your overall billiards shot accuracy. Continue reading

  • Get a Grip! Basics of a Good Pool Cue Grip: Billiards 101

    In our previous Billiards 101 article, Pool Stance Basics: Billiards 101, we discussed the importance of building a stable foundation for your pool cue stroke. The next step is to establish a solid pool cue grip to ensure you can stroke the cue straight through the shot.

    We will go over a few of the basics in this article that will help you to develop a solid, repeatable grip on your cue that will continue on our building of a solid foundation. The pool cue grip is an often overlooked, often misused yet very important piece of your overall billiards game. Without a good grip, you will never be able to shoot consistently with the power and control you want to achieve. Continue reading

  • Pool Stance Basics : Billiards 101

    In billiards, or pool, winning is all about focus, execution and consistency. Professional pool players have spent years practicing the basics to ensure that they are able to repeat a consistent shot time after time. It's not by accident, it's through hard work and a little basic knowledge. Learning how to improve your pool stance will provide a solid foundation to build your shot-making skills on. Continue reading

  • New Valhalla Pool Cues for 2017

    Valhalla Pool CuesValhalla pool cues is a highly popular line of pool cues by Viking Cue. Viking began their quest into the value pool cue line a few years back with the Valhalla cues, and they have expanded that line this year with 17 new models. Continue reading

  • McDermott Cues Releases New Lucky Pool Cues for 2017

    McDermott Cues has been a leading manufacturer of high quality pool cues for many years. A few years back, they introduced their new, affordable Lucky pool cue line. These cues provide a great value for the average play. They come in a variety of classic designs in a quality construction for under $100. Needless to say, these cues have become extremely popular with players around the world.

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  • Pool Cue Tip Choices, How to Choose the Right Pool Cue Tip

    Pool Cue Tip

    As you probably already know, billiards is a sport that tests your skill as well as testing your mental fortitude. There is no replacement for solid, consistent practice and training. This is, however, a sport where equipment choices can make a difference. Choosing the right pool cue tip is one of the most important choices you can make to help improve your game.

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  • CSI Adds Wheelchair Divisions to Upcoming 41st BCA Pool League National Championships

    Great news for pool league enthusiasts! CSI is now adding wheelchair divisions to the BCA Pool League National Championships! Read the press release below ...

     Press Release: Dec 5, 2016

    CueSports International (CSI) is excited to announce that Wheelchair Divisions will be added to the upcoming 41st BCA Pool League (BCAPL) National Championships, which will be held July 19-29, 2017 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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  • BCA Releases 2017/2018 Edition of World-Standardized Billiards Rule Book

    Shane Tyree
    Billiard Congress of America


    BCA Releases 2017/2018 Edition of World-Standardized Billiards Rule Book

    Broomfield, Colo. - Nov. 30, 2016 - The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) with support from the World Pool and Billiard Association (WPA) today announced the publication of the 2017/2018 edition of the official World-Standardized rule book, Billiards: The Official Rules and Records Book. The new rule book is the completion of a standard five-year review cycle and is a collaborative effort by the WPA General Assembly to monitor developments and respond with modifications that keep the best interests of the game at hand. Continue reading


    Great news from Copag! See their press release below...

    Copag announced today a multi-year agreement to return as the official playing card of the most prestigious, longest-running and richest gaming event in the world, the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Continue reading

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