STUNT: Cause the cue ball to roll under a stick that is lying across a pool or billiard table.

This stunt is as old as the game of billiards. The next time you find yourself near a pool or billiard table challenge someone to roll the cue ball underneath the stick that you’ve laid out across the table (Fig. 1). Most will scratch their heads and give in so that you will reveal the answer. The method is so simple that your friends will probably smack you upon learning the secret.

SECRET: You can simply roll the cue ball under the table, which in turn will cause it to roll underneath the stick.

I don’t know how you feel about it, but if there is not a pool hall in Heaven, then I am not going!”

For more commercial magic and puzzles from Diamond Jim Tyler visit his online shop.