If you are just starting out in pool you may wonder what this “chalking” thing is all about. The answer is really quite simple. Pool players put chalk on the tip of their cue to prevent a “miscue”, which is where the tip hits a ball and glances off instead of contacting it properly.
Chalk prevents this from happening.
Believe it or not, there actually is a right way to chalk a pool cue. If you do it the right way, the chalk will adhere well to the tip of your cue.
Do it the wrong way and it won’t really help your game…
BCA Advanced Level Instructor, Roy Pastor describes the proper way to chalk a cue in this short piece. Once you know how to do it, you’ll be one step closer to playing a good game of pool.
There also is a good pool lesson video by APA instructor Dr. Cue with tips for chalking your cue. APA Pool Video Instruction.
You can purchase Master Chalk online if you own a pool table, or would like to bring a cube with you to the pool room.