You can view the FIRST Learning Lesson from Phil here.
This blog entry is about the second Learning Lesson.
I will share part of the match via youtube video, then below I will add his diagrams / tips he shared with me. Click on images to enlarge.
Hope you enjoy these as much as I did!
This is the same match from before - I am playing for 5th place in the Oklahoma Women's State 9Ball Championships (and an OB Cues Ladies Tour stop), July 2010.
This was early in the match and I was extremely nervous. Although I missed the 6 ball in this match, I won that game because my opponent (Belinda Campos Calhoun) missed it after I did. That tied the score 1-1. I also eventually won the match 7-4 and placed 4th in the tourney!
Also, I apologize in advance - you will notice I played slow, but I do that sometimes when I'm nervous! Luckily this video clip is only about a minute, lol.
From Phil Capelle:
My memory fails me a little on this one, but the general idea is correct.
Diagram 1 - You played the 5 and allowed the cue ball to drift over near the rail, making it tough to get from the 6 to the 7.
Diagram 2 - The correct route keeps the cue ball away from the rail and leaves a relatively simple route from the 6 to the 7 from the position zone - A to B
Diagram 3 - Shows the routes to the 7 from both A and B.
Play for the correct angle
Plan for 3 balls at a time
Stay away from trouble
Melinda - in case you are interested in exploring the line up technique I mentioned, it is on pages 42-45 of CPP (Capelle's Practicing Pool). It will build consistency and precision to your set up.
Thank you, Phil!!