safety play


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safety play

A safety shot allows a player to end his or her turn without penalty. The cue ball must contact a cushion after sriking an object ball, or drive an object ball into a cushion.
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In an entertaining frame which produced good potting and quality safety play by both players, Labour's experienced Decka Carroll narrowly edged past Wes Fiddler 60-46.
Hart stuck in with decent safety play, and managed to snatch the game on the black.
As the tension mounted both players missed easy balls in the 18th frame amid some sublime safety play, but it was Selby who forced the decider - and won it.
His safety play especially was some of the best that's ever been played against me.
Mark won the first 150-27 with some excellent safety play.
Dominic Dale blamed some poor safety play for his first round exit in snooker's Welsh Open at Newport Centre last night.
My safety play has been the best part of my game but Steve played very well.
Seven-times world champion Stephen Hendry produced some of his best safety play, but also some excellent break-building to book his place in the last 16 with victory over Mark King, and will now meet Irishman Gerard Greene.
The 22-year-old immediately started to display the potting power which had deserted him on Sunday although he was aided by some poor safety play from Stevens
Ebdon was in top form and hardly missed a ball as he amassed 378 points and conceded only 29 in the opening four-frame period against a shellshocked Hendry whose long potting and safety play was below par.
Much depends on how quickly Lee can get in among the balls, but if there are any lengthy spells of safety play you can rule out big contributions.
Tactical safety play dominated proceedings except for Higgins' 108 clearance in frame five.