Easy Top Sequence

A series of diagrams to show the shots in a typical Easy Top break.

Slow cannon

The red has been contacted thick and the white thin, to hardly move the white. The cue ball is below the red so that the next pot will take the cue ball towards the top cushion.

Break: 2

Stun pot

This is a simple stun pot to leave an easy cannon. The shot has been played well to leave not too much of an angle for the cannon, remembering that in that case the cannon would push the white too far.

Break: 5

Slow cannon

This is a simple cannon played well, as per the first shot.

Break: 7

Screw pot

This fairly straight pot has been played to screw back slightly to leave another pot. It has been played well because the next pot will take the cue ball towards the top cushion.

Break: 10

Stun/Screw pot

This shot was played with below centre striking but not too low, so that the cue ball would spread and make an angle for the next shot. In this case the shot has not been played very well (too low on the cue ball and not hard enough) and the cannon that is left is too wide for the standard shot.

Break: 13

Stun Cannon

The stun cannon has been played quite well, to leave a pot red

Break: 15

Follow Through Pot

A poorly played shot here, leaving the wrong angle on the red and the cue ball too near the side cushion, signalling the end of this little Easy Top sequence.

Break: 18

Stun Pot

This slightly risky pot has been played well to stun up for the next cannon. If the next shot is played well, this player could be at the 'normal' top of the table to continue for a nice break.

Break: 21