Synopses & Reviews
When it comes to billiards, we control the table.
Billiard games are some of the most popular pastimes in America, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Pool and Billiards is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to the subject on the market today. This updated edition includes:
•New sections on eight-ball and nine-ball—two of the most popular games
•An all-new section of show-stopping trick shots anyone can do
•Dozens of new photos and a completely updated resource section
•Updated Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame
•A new overview on the multi-million-dollar market for TV tournaments
You're no idiot, of course. You know that "English" isn't just the name of a language, it's also the type of spin you use to control the cue ball in pool. But when it comes to racking them up, making a break shot, and sinking balls in the corner pocket, you feel like "English" is your second language. Don't hang up your cue stick yet! In her comprehensive book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pool and Billiards, Ewa Mataya Laurance--one of the world,s most accomplished and mesmerizing players--gives you:
About the Author
Ewa Mataya Laurance is a world, European, U.S., national, and Swedish billiards tournaments champion. Twice named player of the year by leading billiard publications, she has also earned WPBA’s Sports Person of the Year Award and served as its president. Ms. Laurance writes a monthly column for Pool and Billiard Magazine. She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Mitchell, and daughter, Nikki.
Thomas C. Shaw, managing editor of Pool and Billiard Magazine, has authored The Proprietor’s Manual: How to Open and Operate a Successful Billiard Room and numerous articles on pool. Mr. Shaw lives in Charleston, South Carolina.