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Bruce Barthelette Andy Segal

Professional Trick Shot Artist

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Bruce Barthelette burst onto the Trick Shot Curcuit in 2003 and instantly made a name for himself! He quickly earned the number 8 ranking in the World of Trick Shot billiards. The BCA ranks him 6th!
 
Today you'll often hear his name mentioned in the same sentence with people like Mike Massey and Tom 'Dr. Cue' Rossman. Performing both in Russia and for the Royal Family in Brunei, Bruce truly is a World Champion.

 

Tall in stature and big in heart, Bruce's love for the sport of pool is further emphasized through his ties with the American Poolplayers Association (APA). Nicknamed "The Big Guy", Bruce runs the 2nd largest amateur pool league in the world with over 7000 active members and 800 plus teams competing weekly in Connecticut. The APA currently sponsors Bruce.

Tips for 8-Ball Pool - How to Break

Pool Experts Bruce Barthelette and Andy Segal demonstrate how to break in 8-ball pool.

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Andy Segal: Hi! I'm Andy Segal.

Bruce Barthelette: I'm Bruce Barthelette. Today we're going to give you some tips on 8-Ball.

Andy Segal: Now, what we're going to show you is how to rack and how to break. When you rack an 8-ball, the first thing you have to do, you want to make sure the 8-ball is in the middle and the front ball is on the spot. You also want to make sure that the balls are racked tightly.

Bruce Barthelette: Okay, now we're going to talk about breaking. Breaking is a very important part of the game. The main concern for breaking is to come in on the head ball as full as possible. The reason you want to do this, this will maximize the break and spread the balls out. Also, the cue ball will come backwards. You want to target the cue ball somewhere in this vicinity here, anywhere towards the middle of the table, the reason being, it's going to give you the most amount of shots possible. More shots you have, the better chance your have to run them out.

We're going to have Andy demonstrate the break now. If you notice, Andy has good balance, level cue. He's going to try to hit on the 12-ball as full as possible. Perfect! As you can see, the balls are spread out very well. He left himself may different choices as good solid break.

Andy Segal: That's how you break. Next, we're going to talk about what to do after the break, before you start to shoot.