The Pool Game has been played for centuries by the Kings, as well as commoners and by gentlemen. Billiards also called as Cue Sports, was an evolution from the game croquet, and was a sport played in France and Northern Europe. It was originally an outdoor game, but gradually, and slowly it was shifted indoors through the passing of time. This particular game uses a wooden table with a green cloth to give a grass like effect. The balls are being shoved and not struck by wooden sticks also known as maces. The word billiard was derived from the French word “billiart” importance of the wooden sticks or “bille” is also called a ball.
Back in the 1800s the billiards is as well known as “Noble Game of Billiards,” this is a game played by the nobles and the Royals as to why it is called as such. However, it was also known that it was as well played by others not just the Royals and nobles.
There are three different major subdivisions within cue sports are as follows:
• Carom Billiards –referring the game played on tables without pockets
• Pool or pocket billiards – commonly played on a table with six pockets, together with the eight- ball the worlds most played cue game
• Snooker- is officially a pocket billiards sport
There were rule books and guidelines for the game, the first rule book was published 75 tears later it came to an existence.
For first-time players of this game can be frustrating. Here are simple steps to help you play Pool Game:
1. Find a cue that has a comfortable weight.
2. Chalk the cue tip before every shot
3. Keep proper form
4. Get in the proper stance
5. Practice your stroke and form without hitting any balls first
6. Focus on the proper hits
7. Imagine a ring around a center height of the balls
You can be taught by professionals, or you can have friends teach you. There are billard shops or billiard halls that can be found anywhere, in malls or in the streets; where a lot of great players and gold medalists were produced. To spots some world-class street’s billiard players are: Efren “Bata” Reyes and Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan, Ronato “Calamba” Alcano; Francisco “Djanggo” Bustamante.
These are Filipino Pool Games player. There are quite a number of great Pool Games players that made its name engraved in the history of Cue Sports like: Ralph Greenleaf who won 20 World Pocket Billiards challenge from the year 1919 to 1937, Willie Mosconi, also known “Mr.Pocket Billiards” held 15 world titles during his era. He has set a single game record of 127 balls in 1945, to mention a few of this world-class game. Do you want to play pool? You can take lessons if you really want to learn how to play the game. You can be taught by professionals, or you can have your friends with know-how of the game.
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