Set-piece Cannons to memorize

Cannons from hand with the red on the spot

Here are a few cannon possibilities where the red is on the Billiard Spot, your opponent's white is on the side cushion and you have cue ball in hand. These positions crop up regularly and are worth committing to memory.

You can probably find others yourself, by experimenting with side and different positions in the D.

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Cannons from hand after a double-baulk

These are 3-cushion cannons where the object balls are close together and in specific positions in baulk

In fact, both of the shots shown here are just examples of a more general system for finding the target aim-point on the first cushion, employed in the game of 3-Cushion Billiards.

There are many such systems in 3C and this particular one is sometimes referred to as the 'Corner-5' system, or simply the 'Diamond' system. The latter derives its name from the evenly-spaced diamond marks on the rails of carom tables, which of course make the system somewhat easier to use than on an English Billiards table with no such markings. Nevertheless, it's not too difficult to imagine those same marker positions and get some reasonable results.

It should always be remembered though that such systems depend heavily on possessing a cue action which allows very accurate reproduction of the same stroke strength and level of imparted side, not to mention aiming adjustments having to be made for specific table conditions

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Potting the red hand after a double-baulk

This shot is yet another example of the 3C system mentioned above, but this time utilized to pot the red rather than make a cannon. To help with the aiming of this shot, the cue is lined up between the baulk pocket and the end spot in the D.

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