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Reds One Eleven

Set up 3 lines of five reds in the top half of the table.


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

Maximum score is 15.

Here is a video of Cuestars Under-21 Silver player Harry Wyatt completing this routine.


Colours 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.

Maximum score is 100.


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.

The reds and the black are replaced after being potted.

Maximum score is 120.

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


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.

Maximum score is 75.

Here is a video of Cuestars Silver player William Thomson making a 41 break at the John Higgins routine.


Short Line Up

Spot the colours and evenly line up ten reds.


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

Maximum score is 107.

Here is a video of Cuestars Under-21 Bronze player Thomas McEvoy making a 44 at this 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.


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.

Maximum score is 20.

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


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.

Record total score achieved. Maximum score is 20.


Cross Double safety

Spot the colours then evenly line five reds a balls width from a top side cushion.


With the cue-ball played from behind the baulk line each time, cross double each red, bringing the cue-ball back to rest behind the baulk line. Repeat putting the five reds on the other side of the table.

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 by putting reds on other side of the table.

Record total score achieved. Maximum score is 10.


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