This game is for beginners. I am a beginner and invented this game for myself to help myself
improve at the game more quickly. If you already know about ball angles, ball speed, ball spin,
ball jumping, ball banking off the cushion etc., then you may find this game boring. However,
it's not as easy as it looks. This game is also arranged so beginners can rank themselves at
home without going to a tournament. The highest rank is 72.
You can pass this game along to your friends but you must give credit to the web site
Don't forget the trailing s in Secrets.
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Benefits of this New Game
- One of the major benefits is that this game taps into speed learning. In a normal game one
tends to not learn the lesson, or learn slowly. In Dr. Ouellette's Solo Pool one sees readily
what the mistake was and gets to practice the shot over and over again. That practice
eventually makes it perfect.
- Another benefit is that one can play this game alone and always have a goal to shoot for.
Raising ones high score and ones MoE score is a constant goal.
- Another benefit is cost. The game is free if you have your own pool table.
- Children like games with high scores and games where they can see their mistakes
readily. Children can play alone.
How it came into being
I had the occasion to move into a house that had a pool table. The only balls were the solids
and stripes numbered 1 to 15. This offered me the opportunity to learn a game that I had always
wanted to learn a bit better, but was always quite poor at when playing every few years, or every
decade or so.
As I had to play alone at this house, I started out by playing my left hand against my right
hand. I discovered that my left hand won about as many games as my right hand. How could that be?
That meant to me that I was pretty darn terrible with both hands. Something was wrong. I didn’t
know the game.
I set about learning how to teach myself and discovered a game that became sort of addicting for
me. Level one of this game is designed to reduce the luck factor. Thus, you have to go three times
around the table to show that you have control. So let's describe the size of the table and the
kinds of balls I'm using.
Be sure to see our great photos of the table set up. Use the Photos link in the top tool bar.
And, please leave us a comment on our blog.
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There are three menu bars on this web site. The top menu bar links to
Home page, photos, the table set up, game levels, and Rules.
The page header menu bar links to Ranking, Playing Solo Pool, Solo Practice Tips, Notes for Beginners, Ball in Hand Game, and Practice Drill.
The bottom page menu bar links to Home Page, Ranking, Contact Us, and Privacy, and blog.
Start here at Table Set Up.
Then go to Game Levels.
And then, The Rules.