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The History of Televised Snooker part 1

The World Championship at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, has become snooker’s Wimbledon, the climax each spring to the snooker year. It is an exhaustive examination of skill and psychological capacity, a 17-day marathon of the mind. It is incomparably the … Continue reading

Growth of pool tables (part 2)

Following on from my last blog when I am out and about pool table recovering I come across many different designs and manufacturers of pool tables which indicates the popularity of the game has grown over the years. Following on … Continue reading

Pool Tables and their origins

The game of pyramids was the early ancestor of pool. It was played with a triangle of fifteen red balls. Imagine where the eight ball is placed within a pool table triangle, the equivalent red ball would be placed over … Continue reading

Origin of the name Billiards

The precise origin of the word billiards remains a mystery. The game was extremely fashionable in France and was played by members of the ruling classes within French society. The game was played with a mace (billart) and ball (bille). … Continue reading

The Origins of Snooker.

The Origins of Snooker The game of Billiards was originally known as ground billiards and was played on grass. It probably derived from bowls which was played by the Egyptians in 5200BC. Describing his travels through Greece in the 6th … Continue reading

The co-existence of pool and snooker

The Co-existence of pool and snooker In the early 20th century the progression from billiards to snooker was quite straight forward as snooker became the more popular game. The same cannot be said about pool. The introduction of pool tables … Continue reading