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8 disciplines of "Artistic Pool"Artistic Pool Shots

Primarily deals with setup shots, multiple ball configurations, and/or a shot where cue ball travels in a "kick" pattern to make final ball(s). May also include "Extreme" cut shots and special skill shots not in other disciplines.
First Discipline:  Trick and/or Fancy
Unusual or new shots of any nature, shots with "props", such as cues, bridge(s), rack(s),coin(s), chalk, etc., and shots of a unique or "special" art form, such as wing shots, time shots, "legal" or "illegal" follow-thru shots, push shots, roller coaster technique/waterfall specialties, plus demonstrations of one-handed jack up, behind back, under leg, and more. Referred to as general amusement category.
Second Discipline:  Prop/Novelty and Special Arts

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Basic to advanced with cue ball greater than 1/2" from 1st object ball
Third Discipline:   Draw

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Basic to advanced with cue ball greater than 1/2" from 1st object ball.
Fourth Discipline:  Follow

 

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Banks meaning to hit object ball(s) into cushion(s), and kicks meaning to hit cue ball into "x" number of cushions first and then to object ball(s), etc.
Fifth Discipline:  Bank/Kick

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Cue ball less than 1/2" from 1st object ball(s), for draw or follow, plus accuracy position shots, speed control shots, or unique "stroke" shots.
Sixth Disclipline:  "Stroke"

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Any shot utilizing "jump" technique, other than "Prop" shots with bridge(s), and some special "Stroke" shots.
Seventh Discipline:  Jump

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Half and full masse -- Cue elevations over 10 degrees
Eighth Discipline:  Masse

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