Pool Billiards Snooker Articles
An article on the history of billiards covering the transformation years from 1800 to 1826. After the cue itself, the next radical change to the game of billiards was the invention of the cue tip by Captain Mingaud, an imprisoned French soldier, in the early 1800's. Prior to this invention, leather had been used at the end of cue sticks.
An article on the transformation years of billiards from 1674 to 1800. By the year 1674 the game of billiards was still very similar to the version played on the ground. The only significant change was moving the game itself to a table. However, in the next 100 years, changes to the game would come quickly which would make the game look more like the modern version that we play today.
In this article we'll be picking up our history of billiards from 1600 and working our way until 1674. It really wasn't until 1600 that billiards began to be noticed to a great extent. The first writings and references to billiards could be found in the works of Shakespeare such as Antony and Cleopatra. The most popular passage of this reference was when the Egyptian queen suggests to her handmaiden, Charmian, "Let's to Billiards." This was from Act II, Scene V.
In this article we are going to continue with the early history of billiards picking up from the late 1400s. The early table games of the late 1400s were very similar to the games played on the ground. They were also played with pegs, posts and arches. The differences were that the maces were smaller in order to accommodate the raised playing surface.
An article on the early history of billiards form 1100 through 1470. There are almost as many theories as to the origin of billiards as there are billiard players in the world, therefore you have to take what you will be reading in these articles with a grain of salt, at least as far as early history is concerned.
An article on billiard cue construction. Cue construction, even in the early days, was more an art than a science. Billiard cues, even going back to the early maces, were probably the most artistic of all the items associated with the game itself. Early maces were hand carved ivory and inlaid jewels and gold. They were probably worth as much as the whole table itself.
Expert Author: Nathaniel Jacobson
An interesting article on the most popular pool halls and billiard rooms in America. Playing billiards is an extremely popular pastime, both in America and abroad. Although the game has been with us for a very long time, there has been an incredible resurgence in interest surrounding the game in recent years. The pool halls of today are markedly different from those of yesteryear, due mainly to the increasing popularity of the game.
Expert Author: Olga Sen
A pool table is a rectangular table. It has six pockets and consists of cushions bounding the playing area. The standard size of a pool table is 4 1/2 x 9. Wood is the major element in the construction of a pool table. Oak and cherry wood tables are preferred for professional pool players, while plywood or pine is recommended for other customers. The quality of wood contributes to the strength of a pool table.
Expert Author: Bob Meucci2
An article discussing the technology involved in the manufacturing process of Meucci's performance pool cue shafts, and comparing the technology to that of standard shafts on the market. The Black Dot Bullseye Shaft is the result of many years of research and development to bring to the player the optimum conditions necessary to play the extremely accuracy-demanding game of Billiards.
Expert Author: Paolo Basauri
As anyone who owns a pool or billiards table can tell you, the decorative game table is usually considered a prized possession, as well as the focus of the room in which it is kept. Maintaining the beauty and functionality of the pool table means keeping it free of spills, stains and damage.
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