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Billiards Sports

Billiards Sports

Billiards Sports may refer to a variety of skilled game cue sport games including pool, carom billiards and snooker.

At its basic these are games where a cue stick is used to hit balls around a cloth covered table which has rubber cushions and pockets to pot the balls.

It may also have a more specific meaning for example in relation to the following games: Carom billiards played on a pocket less table where the object is to score points caroming your cue ball off both the opponent's cue ball and hitting the object ball(s) on a single shot.

English billiards where there is two cue balls (originally both white, but more recently one white, one yellow) and an object ball.

Each player or team uses a different cue ball and tries to pot the object ball. Pocket billiards or pool games such as nine-ball or Indian finger billiards, a board game similar to carom billiards.

Billiards and cue sports were incorporated into the Asian Games in 1998.

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  • Billiards Sports

The game of billiards has an exceptionally rich history, evolving from a lawn game quite similar to what is known as croquet today, and dating as far back as the 1300s. Over the centuries it developed from a popular pastime into three highly competitive disciplines: carom, pool and snooker. Billiard sports are played in approximately 150 countries spanning the five continents. The number of registered players is estimated at well over 100 million. All disciplines are enjoyed by a global television audiences made up of male and female, young and old viewers. Billiard sports made their debut in The World Games 2001 Akita. The World Games 2009 Kaohsiung feature billiard sports for the third consecutive time. And record crowds could turn out once more to watch the world's best players in action. Pool, in particular, enjoys enormous popularity in Taiwan.

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