3 CUSHION SYSTEMS BOOK
by Sid Banner
Sid Banner, the self-dubbed professional amateur, also known as System Sid, has been playing and studying three cushion billiards for over 65 years. He began creating shot drawings in 1947 and continued until the first printing of this book in 2004. The end result was a fully comprehensive three cushion billiard guide containing over 165 diagrams, historical pictures, an extensive billiard glossary and the rules.
In this 200-page, spiral bound book, nearly every billiard system in existence is covered, including: the Clock System, the Diamond System, the System Sid 3/C Ball Hit System (for long and short angles), the Carom or Bank System, the Corner Plus System, the Cross Table System, the End Rail System, and the First Object Ball Hit Direction System. Although each has its own unique formula for figuring out the hit, they all have certain things in common. The similarities are explained in the foreword, and it is recommended that this be examined before diving into the rest of the book.
In addition to learning the basic mathematical formulas for each system, there are also precise instructions on what speed, bridge height, bridge length, cue angle and English should be used to make the shot. Once the primary factors have been established, specific adjustments are given to help you find the ball when it is off from the original location.