I put the first object ball (the 1 ball) so its leading edge is even with the first diamond away from the long rail (this is a competition requirement) and so it's left edge is even with the point of the side pocket. The cue ball is about 1 3/4 balls width back and another 1/4 - 1/3 balls width over to the right.
The rack is four ball widths off the long rail at the second diamond. The bridge is about a half diamond away from the side pocket. I aim for about a 3/4 ball hit on the object ball with 20-25 degrees of elevation. You can make it with pure draw or put a touch of right on it. Stroke it good and hard so it jumps and gets enough juice to spin back. It's ok to hit the bridge, but don't hit the rack.
This shot was invented by Stefano Pelinga.
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