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  Billiards - LoveToKnow 1911
English Billiards The English table consists of a framework of mahogany or other hard wood, with six legs, and strong enough to bear the weight of five slabs of slate, each 2-i ft. wide by 6 ft. i 2 in., and about 2 in.
The perfection of billiards is to be found in the nice combination of the various strokes, in such fashion as to leave the balls in a favourable position after each individual hazard and cannon; and this perfection can only be attained by the most constant and unremitting practice.
In France billiards was played exclusively by the aristocracy and the richer middle class until the first part of the 17th century, when the privilege of keeping billiard-rooms was accorded to the billardiers paulmiers, and billiards became the principal betting game and remained so until the time of Louis Philippe.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Billiards   (8731 words)

 Billiards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sometimes, however, "billiards" standing alone will refer in particular to carom games played on a pocketless table, as opposed to games played on tables with pockets, which may be referred to either as "pocket billiards" (or "pool"), as "snooker" or as "English billiards" (depending upon equipment size and rules).
Billiards is a family of games played on a table with a stick, known as a cue stick, which is used to strike balls, moving them around the table.
The word "billiard" may have evolved from the French word billart, meaning "mace", an implement, similar to a golf club, which was the forerunner to the modern cue.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Billiards   (3179 words)

 billiards. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Games similar to billiards were popular in England and France in the 16th cent., and evidence even suggests that a billiardslike game was played in the 14th cent.
Carom billiards is played with three balls, a cue ball and two object balls, on a pocketless table; scoring is by caroms only, i.e., by causing the cue ball to strike the object balls in specified ways.
Pocket billiards is played with 15 object balls and a cue ball on a table with six pockets; the essential object of the game is to cause the object balls to enter the pockets.
www.bartleby.com /65/bi/billiard.html   (313 words)

 Billiard Tables - Billiard Cues - Billiards
Billiard tables started to emerge at the beginning of the 19 th century and no more than twenty years ago did the game become so popular that now most homes in the United States have them.
Billiard tables are mostly composed of wood, slate, rails, and pockets.
Billiards is a game of skill and knowledge but for the most part fun.
www.billiard-tables-cues.com   (450 words)

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While in prison, he enjoyed playing billiards so much that he refused to be released when his time was up.
In 1897, he was granted a patent for a billiard chalk—which did not contain a speck of chalk at all.
Billiards was revived by two events, one in 1961, the other in 1986.
www.lycos.com /info/billiards.html   (509 words)

The size of the Leader is really impressive: there are 36 tables for Russian billiards, 40 tables for American pool, and a table for snooker.
The club offers 12 tables for Russian billiards and pool and a bar with an extensive list of beverages, where even most demanding connoisseurs want be disappointed with a selection of beer.
Leon is the largest billiards club of Saint Petersburg and one of the largest venues of this type in Europe.
www.petersburg-hotels.com /eng/guide/activities/billiards   (213 words)

 Pool billiards game
In all the pool billiards games there is the possibility to play against the computer as there are up to 10 pc players with different levels of ability.
There is also the possibility in billiards, pool, snooker and all Esnuka games of competing in an 8 player tournament, among which the players available in the computer can be chosen.
Again, in Esnuka, three ball billiards, pool billiards and snooker it is possible to save a game and continue it later.
www.esnuka.com /billiards/a0-2-pool-billiards-games.html   (413 words)

 Reference.com/Web Directory/Top/Sports/Billiards
Billiard Directory - Directory of links including custom and production cue manufacturers, tables and accessories, organizations and leagues, news and publications.
Billiard Directory - Guide to help people find billiard-related businesses such as pool rooms, suppliers, instructors, pool tables.
Billiards Digest Interactive Message Board - Message board with on-line with experts, players and enthusiasts of the sport.
www.reference.com /Dir/Sports/Billiards   (659 words)

 Billiards Crossing where good players get better
They are responsible for many of the billiards tips that can help you become a better pool player.
Butt Aiming Aiming in billiards is a precise art and it doesn't take much to make you miss.
Identifying Your Billiards Playing Environment There are so many elements involved in hustling that spotting a hustle before you become its victim is getting incresingly more difficult to spot as new minds focus on new ways to get one over on you.
www.billiardscrossing.com   (698 words)

 Blast Billiards - the home of Mousebreaker's Extreme Blast Billiards, Ultimate Blast Billiards and Deluxe Blast ...
For some people, Original and Trick Blast Billiards were simply not enough, and after an incredible number of requests from players, Mousebreaker developed this 15-level monster with a severe twist in the tail...
Blast Billiards - the second generation; Trick Blast Billiards was the second version Mousebreaker produced, with 10 frustrating trick shots and the usual Top 100 daily scoreboard...
This is where Blast Billiards was born - the first, and for many players, still the best and purest form of the game.
www.blastbilliards.com /game04.php   (162 words)

 Restoration, Refinishing, and Cue Repair - Proficient Billiards
Proficient Billiards extends to its customers the opportunity to deal with our experience of all of the facets of buying, selling, and restoration...
Finish work is done in a timely manner (about a week) so whether you are playing, collecting, or buying and selling cues the inconvenience is minimal.
This week at Proficient Billiards: (from the top down) Moore, CK, Meucci, Jerry Franklin Southwest, Jim Rempe Adams, McDermott, Meucci Gambler, Meucci, Richard Black, 2 David Howard's, Meucci Hook, Unknown, Frank Paradise Diamond King, Predator Limited, and yet another Meucci Original.
www.proficientbilliards.com   (265 words)

 Billiards.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The object of the game is for each player to shoot either all seven solid or all seven striped balls, in designated pockets, followed by the eight ball last, before his or her opponent does so.
To start the game, the rack is placed in the center of the billiard table.
The balls are then placed in the rack so that they are alternating solids and stripes, with the last ball being the (fl) eight ball.
www.billiards.com /mall/rr_rules.htm   (440 words)

 Amazon.com: Billiards: The Official Rules and Records Book: Books: Billiards Congress of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Billiards - The Official Rules and Records Book is complete with detailed instructions on how to play everything from Basic Pocket Billiards to Cut-Throat, together with the rules for tournament games such as Nine Ball and Rotation, and Snooker and Carom games.
These are the official rules of billiards from the Billiard Congress of America, the governing body of professional billiards in the United States.
Also included are a glossary of billiard terms and a summary of BCA billiards champions.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1558211896?v=glance   (1055 words)

 Billiards - Be good at billiards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Billiards is one of the most complex games to play.
Rules, basics and advanced principles, cut shots, effects, and bank shots are some fundamental aspect of billiards.
Progress according your own level and have fun.
www3.sympatico.ca /eric.perreault/default.html   (78 words)

 Free reference for billiard leagues, personal and commercial pool and billiards pages, magazines, tournament charts and ...
Free reference for billiard leagues, personal and commercial pool and billiards pages, magazines, tournament charts and rules.
Billiards on the official ECP - Billiard news, supplemental information, player ratings.
Billiard Accessories and Pool Tables Guide - Site that reviews different billiard accessories.
free-reference.com /billiards.htm   (938 words)

 J.S.S. Billiards & Snooker - Home Page.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
- we try hard to meet all your billiards and snooker needs and specialise in "old cues" - both for the discerning player and for the collector.
As well as maintaining Billiard and Snooker tables ourselves we also supply the equipment we use direct to you.
Add that little extra to your room with our range of Billiard room prints.
www.billiards-snooker.com   (321 words)

The history of billiards rolls back to the far distant times and lands of Persia, as well as France and England, becoming more widely know in the 12th Century when it was played on lawns like croquet.
Now you can bring it all home with a Cal Spas billiard table.
It is a great addition to any entertainment center, and is a great way to erase the generation gap as well as a form of recreation that every family member can enjoy.
www.thespashop.com /html/billiards.html   (106 words)

 Sports Rules - Billiards
Carom billiards is played on a standard billiards table without pockets.
It is played with three balls; red, white, and spot white.
The rules of standard billiards, as described above, apply to carom billiards, except fouls, which result in the loss of one point, and the end of the offender's turn.
sportsrules.50g.com /billiards.htm   (1363 words)

Outdoor Billiards, Inc. (formerly known as The Great American Outdoor Billiard Company, Inc.) is the manufacturer of the world's only PROFESSIONAL outdoor billiard table - The Sun Shooter® - the weatherproof pool table that plays consistent with that of a high-quality
The Sun Shooter® Outdoor Billiard Table is manufactured within the guidelines of the BCA (Billiard Congress of America) and is the only outdoor table the pros will play.
Outdoor Billiards, Inc. is the only company to offer a lifetime warranty on outdoor tables and backs it up with a full time customer service department to ensure your satisfaction.
www.heavenlyspa.com /outdoor.htm   (264 words)

 Billiards - Pool - Snooker - Links - A categorised directory of world-wide links
The following links will take you deep into the world of Billiards, Pool and Snooker across the continents in the following categories, and will be updated on a regular basis as and when the information is available.
Listed are the pages we know of, but it appears that some players are still keeping a low profile.
Teams, Clubs and Halls - As a sport, Billiards, Pool and Snooker always seem to be portrayed as games played in seedy and dark halls of ill repute.
www.blackball.org.uk   (692 words)

 Billiards Accessories by Talisman
Many teachers have said, that to advance in the game of Billiards, the student must master the art of cue ball control.
If you are in the Billiards Business we would like to talk to you.
Talisman Billiards is a member of the Billiards Congress of America.
www.talismanbilliards.com   (294 words)

 Billiards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
This is a more or less realistic billiard simulation that includes friction.
That's the whole point of billiards after all.
Press the "p" key and see the path that your balls are taking.
lectureonline.cl.msu.edu /~mmp/applist/billy/billiard.htm   (130 words)

Each shot will be more difficult than the last (of course), but an included tutorial will teach you how to sink each shot in a format that translates to real-life pool.
The game's other mode is Pocket Games, which allows you to test your skills in contests like Nine Ball, Eight Ball, Rotation, Basic, 14.1 Continuous, and Bowlliard a cross between bowling and billiards.
Created to provide maximum realism and excitement at an affordable price, BILLIARDS has all of the details of the higher profile pool games and twice the style.
www.psxa2z.com /gpgs/BT1407.html   (273 words)

 Poolgo Billiard Supplies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Poolgo Billiard Supplies is the leader in online retail of economy, and brand name billiard equipment.
We try to provide you with a large selection of billiards products because we understand that everybody has a unique taste, and preference when it comes to playing the game of billiard or snooker.
Our billiard supplies consist of tables, accessories, cues, balls and soon to come lighting.
www.poolgo.com   (258 words)

 Billiards Plus-- About Us
Established in 1995, Billiards Plus is central Ohio’s largest locally owned and operated billiards supply store.
It means that when you walk into Billiards Plus, you will receive superior service, superior quality, and superior savings.
We feel that buying a pool table should be fun, not work, which is why you should choose Billiards Plus.
www.billiards-plus.com /about.html   (186 words)

 Direct Billiards
Direct Billiards carries the Original SledgeHammer and the SledgeHammer II Jump/Break
Direct Billiards carries Custom Made Cues by The world famous Dale Perry.
Medium (M) Direct Billiards is currently out of Quick and
direct-billiards.com   (96 words)

 Blast Billiards - the home of Mousebreaker's Blast Billiards, Extreme Blast Billiards and Deluxe Blast Billiards series ...
Extreme Blast Billiards, Deluxe Blast Billiards, Ultimate Blast Billiards, Trick Blast Billiards and Original Blast Billiards.
The game all the SERIOUS Blast Billiards players have been waiting for.
You've completed - or got as near as dammit - all four of the Blast Billiards series.
www.blastbilliards.com   (307 words)

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