Ten Blues

Spot the blue and position the cue-ball behind it to form a straight pot.

With the cue-ball played from where it finishes each time, pot ten blues in a row into the middles pockets.

Here is a video of Cuestars Snooker Academy player Ian Mashford finishing off the Ten Blues routine.


Anything Goes

As shown, place a red on the lip of each pocket, spot the colours.

With the cue-ball positioned for the first shot only clear the table, potting any ball in any order or sequence. Planting one ball onto another is OK. Potting two or more balls at once is OK.


Six Reds Clearance

Line six reds two balls’ widths apart with the blue spot splitting them in half.

With the cue-ball positioned for the first shot only, clear the reds.


Colours in Order

Line the six colours two balls’ widths apart with the blue spot splitting them in half.

Starting with the yellow clear the colours in sequence, playing the cue-ball from where it finishes.

Here is a video of Cuestars Bronze Under-21 Thomas McEvoy completing the Colours in Order routine.


Clear from the Blue

Spot the blue, pink and black.

With the cue-ball placed by hand for the first shot only, clear the blue, pink and black.


Pyramid Red-Black

Position the colours from red to black as shown.

Starting with the red clear the colours in order.


Colours Same Pocket

Line the colours between the pink and black spots.

Starting with the yellow clear the colours in sequence and into the same top corner pocket.


Pink-Blacks

Spot the pink and black.

With the cue-ball positioned for the first shot only, keep potting pink-black, pink-black.


Clearing the Colours

Spot the colours.

Starting with the yellow into the yellow pocket, clear the colours in sequence.


Mini-Step Ladder

Spot the black then position six reds as shown.

With the cue-ball placed for the first shot only, pot the six reds with blacks playing no cannons or plants.


Colours Break 100

Spot the colours.

With the cue-ball placed for the first shot only and making sure to not pot the same colour in a row, make a 100 break.


Right Side of Blue

Spot the blue and line six reds, three either side of the pink spot as shown.

Clear the six reds with blues, making sure to get the right side of the blue each time.


Red Black 120

Spot the black and position a red half way between the pink and black spots and another half way between the black and top cushion.

Placing the cue-ball behind a red to start and replacing both the reds and black when potted, pot 15 reds, 15 blacks in sequence.

Here is a video of Cuestars Silver Under-21 player William Thomson (aged 8) scoring 48 on the Red Black 120 routine.


The John Higgins

With the colours spotted, spread six reds around the blue, pink and black.

With the cue-ball placed for the first shot only, clear the table.

Here is a video of top Cuestars Gold player Bradley Cowdroy completing the John Higgins routine.


Six Reds-Six Blues Clearance

With the colours spotted, position six reds, three either side of the blue as shown.

With the cue-ball placed for the first shot only, clear the table taking a blue with each red.


High on Black

Spot the black and position two reds a ball’s width from the top cushion as shown.

With the cue-ball placed for the first shot only, pot six reds and six blacks.

The reds and the black are replaced after being potted.


Blue-Pinks

Spot the blue and pink.

With the cue-ball positioned for the first shot only, keep potting blue-pink, blue-pink.


Six Reds-Six Blues

Spot the blue and then position six reds as shown.

Clear the six reds with blues.


Red-Blacks Side Cushion

Spot the black and then position two reds between the pink and black spots and a ball’s width from each top side cushion as shown.

With the cue-ball placed for the first shot only, pot six reds and six blacks.

The reds and the black are replaced after being potted.


Blacks-Baulk Colours

Spot the black and baulk colours.

Placing the cue-ball behind the black to start, keep potting black-baulk colour, black-baulk colour.

The baulk colours and black are re-spotted after being potted.


Pink-Blacks Mix

Spot the pink and black.

With the cue-ball positioned for the first shot only, alternating the pink between the corner and middle pockets keep potting pink-black, pink-black.


Six Reds-Six Pinks Clearance

With the colours spotted, position six reds, three either side of the pink as shown.

With the cue-ball placed for the first shot only, clear the table taking a pink with each red.


Middle Red-Blacks

Spot the black and position two reds either side of the pink spot as shown.

With the cue ball placed for the first shot only, keep potting reds into a middle pocket with blacks to follow.

The reds and the black are replaced after being potted.


Scattergun Blue

Spot the blue and scatter the fifteen reds, eight in baulk and seven in the top half of the table.

Clear the fifteen reds with blues.

Here is a video of top Cuestars Gold player Bradley Cowdroy completing the Scattergun Blue routine.


Safe Red Cannons

Spot the colours and position ten reds tight against the cushions as shown.

With the cue ball placed for the first shot only, pot a colour and move a red from a cushion. For the break to continue a red or colour must be potted every shot. The routine ends when either a pot is missed or all ten reds have been potted.

The colours are re-spotted after being potted.

Here is a video of top Cuestars player Ryan Mears completing this routine.