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    Default Scoring Consistency - Century break players help please

    I have a question that I may be able to answer for myself anyway but wondered if this was common or how the big scorers dealt with it.

    Some day's I'll play a match and be knocking in regular breaks in the 70-90 odd mark and winning in one visit.
    Other day's it can be more like 30-40s and breaking down, some of this I feel has to do with tables and switching from slow club tables and fast club tables back and forth and takes time to adjust and it's just annoying.

    However the other is potentially is it a concentration thing and nothing to do with the above?

    I still wouldn't say I'm a fully accomplished break builder I've never hit a ton yet and I think that's the mark you consider yourself a pretty heavy scoring man so is it all just part of my process of consistency that I'm striving towards at my level?

    Or should I be hitting in at least 50+ break daily if I'm capable of 90 odds then it's either tables or concentration letting me down?

    Help please from the century break guys what did you find at my level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek P View Post
    I have a question that I may be able to answer for myself anyway but wondered if this was common or how the big scorers dealt with it.

    Some day's I'll play a match and be knocking in regular breaks in the 70-90 odd mark and winning in one visit.
    Other day's it can be more like 30-40s and breaking down, some of this I feel has to do with tables and switching from slow club tables and fast club tables back and forth and takes time to adjust and it's just annoying.

    However the other is potentially is it a concentration thing and nothing to do with the above?

    I still wouldn't say I'm a fully accomplished break builder I've never hit a ton yet and I think that's the mark you consider yourself a pretty heavy scoring man so is it all just part of my process of consistency that I'm striving towards at my level?

    Or should I be hitting in at least 50+ break daily if I'm capable of 90 odds then it's either tables or concentration letting me down?

    Help please from the century break guys what did you find at my level?
    I have been making 100s for the last 15 years (now 30) I remember prior to my 1st hundred I put so much emphasis on it that I missed 2 blacks off the spot for my first one. Once I made 1 thought I made 2 more the same week. In terms of level of break building and what you should be scoring when not playing so well. I normally always manage to make at least a 60 against a practice partner if we play 6 or more frames. My best bit of advice is when you get to 70 odd recognise the key shot. It might mean playing the missable pot but if it goes in it will pretty much make the 100 nailed on. If you feel nervous (I still do to this day on the century ball) just commit to the angle and deliver the cue positively. Good luck and you are closer than you think

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcrackers147 View Post
    I have been making 100s for the last 15 years (now 30) I remember prior to my 1st hundred I put so much emphasis on it that I missed 2 blacks off the spot for my first one. Once I made 1 thought I made 2 more the same week. In terms of level of break building and what you should be scoring when not playing so well. I normally always manage to make at least a 60 against a practice partner if we play 6 or more frames. My best bit of advice is when you get to 70 odd recognise the key shot. It might mean playing the missable pot but if it goes in it will pretty much make the 100 nailed on. If you feel nervous (I still do to this day on the century ball) just commit to the angle and deliver the cue positively. Good luck and you are closer than you think
    I hope so mate thanks for your time and advice I donít get nervous when am on a big break I love the feeling of it I just want to be a decent player and enjoy my snooker try to be a good scorer for the Scottish amateur comps we have some really good players in them and my goal is to try be in that kinda class and scoring tons is part of my process to feel I belong basically.

    Iíll take on what you said and plug away at it and thanks again

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    Big breaks break down on the last few balls because positional play becomes critical as your options run out, focus more on fine CB control, getting the correct angles is paramount, Ronnie "never the wrong side of the blue" O'Sullivan is testament to that, once you get out of position it snowballs
    Playing on different tables will cause issues with positional consistency, grip slide slow fast etc, experience helps with knowing how a cloth will react. You may have to slow your game a little if you are out of the comfort zone to make sure you get where you want to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek P View Post
    I hope so mate thanks for your time and advice I don’t get nervous when am on a big break I love the feeling of it I just want to be a decent player and enjoy my snooker try to be a good scorer for the Scottish amateur comps we have some really good players in them and my goal is to try be in that kinda class and scoring tons is part of my process to feel I belong basically.

    I’ll take on what you said and plug away at it and thanks again
    No worries mate, I do miss travelling to play in comps just don't have the time to put the hours in and do myself justice these days. In my experience the most talented scorers had very limited success in the comps and would often lose out to the seasoned players who cue solid and left them glued to the baulk cushion all match. I'd take 3 60's over a century all day. 100 only wins you 1 frame but I know what you are saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher View Post
    Big breaks break down on the last few balls because positional play becomes critical as your options run out, focus more on fine CB control, getting the correct angles is paramount, Ronnie "never the wrong side of the blue" O'Sullivan is testament to that, once you get out of position it snowballs
    Playing on different tables will cause issues with positional consistency, grip slide slow fast etc, experience helps with knowing how a cloth will react. You may have to slow your game a little if you are out of the comfort zone to make sure you get where you want to be.
    Sometimes I will break down for no real reason other than I take the pot for granted and thinking bout position or just butcher the cue action this can happen around 20-40 mark but if I go past that itís as if Iím completely in the groove of cueing and my shot routine that there is no chance Iíll miss a ball sort same kinda feeling you get when your on the line up and your rhythm is just there so feels all natural except reds could be spread anywhere and Iíll hit the correct angle on them every time only other exception to that will then be on a difficult awkward last red down a rail where it requires a good shot obviously this is why the professional players and expert break builders play to move these balls whenever they get a chance to

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    It's hard to say really. I make reasonably regular centuries. I'll sometimes have a couple in a week. Sometimes none. I've had two in one session.

    Some sessions I will have two or three 50+ breaks. Some sessions I might have eight or more 50+ breaks. I would always have at least one 50+ in a session.

    That my input if that's what you're after. Just all depends. Form comes and goes all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedisbill View Post
    It's hard to say really. I make reasonably regular centuries. I'll sometimes have a couple in a week. Sometimes none. I've had two in one session.

    Some sessions I will have two or three 50+ breaks. Some sessions I might have eight or more 50+ breaks. I would always have at least one 50+ in a session.

    That my input if that's what you're after. Just all depends. Form comes and goes all over the place.
    Cheers mate yeah that makes sense I think am maybe knocking on the door of that not quite your level yet but hopefully not too far away from my first ton and more regular frame winning breaks I can do them inconsistently some days will be a few 40-50s other days it will be a couple of 70s and 80s plus all the 40-50s aswell I think I just need to concentrate harder when I get a scoring chance to make best of every one of them

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    these are problems i can only dream of!

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    I practice potting blacks & blues with the CB slamming into the pack a lot.
    Once you get them reds open it’s a relatively easy game.

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