There is a common question about Billiards (Is Billiards a sport or a hobby ), according the definition of sport it is physical activity, or competition the practice of which implies taring and subject rules, so Billiards have this factor, Billiards is sport and amazing hobby, It gives player more fun and pleasure .
What is Billiards ?
Billiards is one of the indoor games that is fast winning steam across the world, thanks to more and more people accolade it as a hobby. While it can be played on a snooker table, billiards is not the same as snooker. Quite a few pubs, bars and billiards clubs are good places to play and practice the game.
If you want to start this Hobby , you should aware about Billiards and the rules of this game
– Billiards game required eight balls to play this game .
– It is easy to understand the game and learn to play it, and easy to be professional when you understanding the rules and principal of this game.
You can play billiards or pool with group and you can play single. when you play this game you need to be more focus and concentrated .
History of Billiards or pool :
The history of billiards is long and. Billiards, is a lounge game that offers relaxation, socialization, and can be played all one’s life. The game has been played by kings and layman, presidents, mental patients, ladies, gentlemen, and hustlers alike.
The game was invented in the fifteenth century in Europe as an alternative to croquet and first gained popular notoriety when King Louis the IX grew an interest in it as an activity to entertain guests.
Play was moved indoors to a wooden table with green cloth to simulate grass, and a simple border was placed around the edges.
Billiards was originally played with two balls on a six-pocket table with a hoop similar to a croquet wicket and an upright stick used as a target.
Why billiards called pool ?
The word “pool” means a collective bet, or ante. Many non-billiard games, such as poker, include a pool but it was to pocket billiards that the name became attached.
The term “poolroom” now means a place where pool is played, but in the 19th century a poolroom was a betting lounge for horse racing. Pool tables were installed so patrons could pass time between races.
The two became connected in the public mind, but the petty concept of “poolroom” came from the betting that took place there, not from billiards.