Hello I’m Richard on behalf of expertvillage.com
I’m going to show a example in using some of the tools of the game and some of the players
responsibility falls that pertain to the game. In this situation here I got a 2 ball that
I’m going to shoot at and a 3 ball. The 2 ball is a little bit out of reach. So what
I’m going to do here is use what we call a bridge. Your bridge is brought out. You set
the bridge as such. One you want to do when you are centering the bridge is you want to
set it flat on the table. You don’t want to operate the bridge one hand and the cue stick
on the other hand. You want this bridge to be actually on the table, your hand on the
bridge and the supports it. You lay your self on the shot and you are holding your cue as
if you are throwing a dart. You are just laying your self right over the top of the cue. Rule
number one when you are using the bridge is you want to make that object ball. You don’t
want to do anything other then drop the object ball. Any time you are using the bridge and
you are attempting to try do stuff with your cue ball a lot of time it results in a miss.
Once the ball is pocket you can go over the bridge and you get it out of the way. I would
show you another situation on the bridge in a moment. But for right now also if the cue
ball happens to come back in contact with the bridge it would be a fall. If you left
the bridge laying out on the table and the cue ball bounces of the rail and comes back
at it and hit it it would be a fall. Also if a piece of chalk is on the table it is
the players responsibility to move the shooters responsibility to remove the chalk. The piece
of chalk is on the table the cue ball comes in contact with the chalk that would be consider
a fall with a shooter. Here is another example that I’m going to show on the use on the bridge.
This is a little bit of a more difficult situation we if you have a ball sitting in front of
the cue ball and you are trying to reach over to shot that the cue ball into the cue ball.
In this case you stand your bridge right in and you get this bridge built up as close
to the five balls as you can. Cue stick sitting right over the top and you would be shooting
right over the top into the cue ball hitting the two ball. …it is important to know that
if your cue ball is sitting and you come in contact to the cue ball with a bridge that
would be consider a fall. In this case we are hiding behind the five ball if I come
in contact with the five ball. The five ball would happen to come in contact with the cue
ball that would constitute a fall.