About The Shot

I pocket all four balls in one stroke, the end balls splitting in to the corner pockets, one of the middle balls forces its way through to the side pocket while the other one banks cross side.

Discipline: Trick & Fancy

Difficulty: Beginner

Shot Compilations

Willie Jopling

Jopling\'s Dream Shot

Make This Shot

The 1 and 2 ball are both one balls width out from the cushion. The right edge of the two ball is lined up with the point of the side pocket (Figure 1).

I like to align the centers of the 2-3 to the short rail, just outside the corner pocket (Figure 2). There's a bit of leeway on this though. The 3-4 centers will be aligned to the short rail point of the corner pocket.

I place the cue ball along the long centerline of the table, about a half diamond away from the side pocket. Just hit straight in to the 3 ball.

Video: Jopling's Dream Shot

Video: Jopling's Dream Shot

Jopling's Dream Shot

Figure 1

Jopling's Dream Shot

Figure 2

Tim's Tidbit

Bill "Willie Jopling" Marshall says he came up with this shot in his dream!