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|Club||Player||Type||Ten Blues||Colours in Order||Reds Line Up||Clearing the Colours||John Higgins||Rest Pots||Smelly Shots Twenty||Fifteen Straight Pots||Cross Double Safety||Shot to Nothing||Rating|
|Salisbury Snooker Club||Thomas McEvoy||Bronze||10||27||10||9||32||5||12||6||8||9||617|
|Salisbury Snooker Club||Freddie Turner||Bronze||10||27||13||14||43||8||11||5||7||8||674|
Spot the blue and position the cue-ball behind it to form a straight pot.
Maximum score is 50.
Here is a video of Cuestars Snooker Academy player Ian Mashford finishing off the Ten Blues routine.
Colours in Order
Line the six colours two balls’ widths apart with the blue spot splitting them in half.
Maximum score is 27.
Here is a video of top Cuestars Bronze player Thomas McEvoy taking the Colours in Order routine.
Reds Line Up
Evenly line up the fifteen reds between the black and the brown spots.
With the cue-ball placed for the first shot only, clear the reds.
Maximum score is 15.
Clearing the Colours
Spot the colours.
Maximum score is 27.
With the colours spotted, spread six reds around the blue, pink and black.
With the cue-ball placed for the first shot only, clear the table.
Maximum score is 75.
Here is a video of top Cuestars Gold player Bradley Cowdroy completing this routine.
Maximum score is 10.
Here is a video of top Cuestars Bronze player Thomas McEvoy scoring 5 on this routine.
Smelly Shots Twenty
With the cue-ball played within two balls width of the side cushion each time, straight pot the five reds below the pink into the corner pocket and the five reds above into the middle pocket. Repeat, this time playing the cue-ball from tight under the cushion each time.
Award a point for each red potted. Maximum score is 20.
Fifteen Straight Pots
With the cue-ball placed on the baulk line each time, straight pot each red into the nearest top corner pocket.
Maximum score is 15
Cross Double safety
Spot the colours then evenly line five reds a balls width from a top side cushion.
With the cue-ball played from behind the baulk line each time, cross double each red, bringing the cue-ball back to rest behind the baulk line. Repeat putting the five reds on the other side of the table.
Award a point each time some part of the cue ball comes back to rest behind the baulk line. (For shot to count no reds must come into the baulk half of the table). Note score then repeat challenge by putting reds on other side of the table.
Record total score achieved. Maximum score is 10.
Shot to Nothing
Tightly space five reds below the pink so they are in line with the top corner pocket.
Playing the cue-ball from behind the baulk line each time, pot each red bringing the cue-ball back behind the baulk line.
Award two points when a red is potted and when missed still award one point if the cue-ball comes back to rest behind the baulk line. (For the shot to count, no reds must come into the baulk half of the table and all of the cue-ball must come to rest behind the baulk line). Note score then repeat challenge putting reds on other side of the table.
Maximum score is 20.