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Smelly Shots Twenty

Spot the blue, pink and black then line up tens reds in a diagonal across the top of the table.

With the cue-ball played within two balls width of the side cushion each time, straight pot the five reds below the pink into the corner pocket and the five reds above into the middle pocket. Repeat, this time playing the cue-ball from tight under the cushion each time.

Award a point for each red potted. Maximum score is 20.

Here is a video of top Cuestars Gold player Bradley Cowdroy taking the Smelly Shots Twenty routine.


Rest Pots

Evenly line up five reds each side of the pink spot.

With the cue-ball placed between the middle pockets each time, straight pot each red into it’s nearest top corner pocket using the Rest.

Maximum score is 10.

Here is a video of top Cuestars Gold player Bradley Cowdroy taking the Rest Pots routine.


Fifteen Straight Pots

Position fifteen reds across the middle of the table with the middle red on the blue spot.

With the cue-ball placed on the baulk line each time, straight pot each red into the nearest top corner pocket.

Maximum score is 15


Long Pots

With the colours spotted, as shown evenly line five reds each side of the pink spot.

With the cue ball played from the D each time pot each red into its nearest top corner pocket.

Maximum score is 10.


Back of Black Pots

As shown, evenly position five reds so they are lined up with the black and the top pocket.

With the cue-ball placed behind the baulk line each time, pot each red bringing the cue ball round the back of the black.

Maximum score is 10.


Shot to Nothing

Tightly space five reds below the pink so they are in line with the top corner pocket.

Playing the cue-ball from behind the baulk line each time, pot each red bringing the cue-ball back behind the baulk line.

Award two points when a red is potted and when missed still award one point if the cue-ball comes back to rest behind the baulk line. (For the shot to count, no reds must come into the baulk half of the table and all of the cue-ball must come to rest behind the baulk line). Note score then repeat challenge putting reds on other side of the table.

Maximum score is 20.


Figure of 8 Safety

Evenly line five reds on a diagonal below the pink.

Starting with the nearest red and the cue ball played from the D, clip the red using side to bring the cue-ball inside the blue back to baulk.

Award a point each time some part of the cue-ball comes back to rest behind the baulk line. (For shot to count no reds must come into the baulk half of the table). Note score then repeat challenge putting reds on other side of the table.

Maximum score is 10.

Here is a video of Cuestars player Bradley Cowdroy making a 10 at this routine.


Standard Line Up

Spot the colours and evenly line up fifteen reds.

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

Maximum score is 147.


T-Line Up

Spot the colours and as shown position the fifteen reds to form a T shape..

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

Maximum score is 147.


Xmas Tree

Spot the colours, then after forming a triangle of six reds directly beneath the pink, position the remaining nine reds as shown.

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

Maximum score is 147.

Here is a video of Cuestars player Bradley Cowdroy making a 143 at this routine.


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