Billiards... Why Does Everyone Want To Have A Billiard - Pool Table At Home? And Why Are Billiards So Irresistible To Everyone? And I ask You these questions, Fellow Sports Enthusiast, because Playing or Shooting Pool is something everyone around wants to do, as soon as they see a Pool or Billiard Table. And it is because of Geometry. and since The Entire Universe was created using Geometry, as well our bodies. Then there is a natural flow and attraction to The Game Of Billiards, since Geometry is already within us, and we just can't resist playing. And ever since the manufacturers found ways to build Billiards Table or Pool Table somewhat cheaply, then everyone who has $1200- $3000 can now buy a Pool Table and place it anywhere in their house where they have at least 8 feet wide by 12 feet long space. But Where Did Billiards Come From And How Did This Game And Sports Become So Popular. LET US SEE:
Billiards or Pool evolved from a lawn game similar to croquet played sometime during the 15th century in Northern Europe. The earliest documented record of a billiard table was made in 1470. In an inventory of the possessions of King Louis XI of France, his table was said to have contained the following: a bed of stone, a cloth covering, and a hole in the middle of the playing field, into which balls could be driven.
The original pool tables were believed to have consisted of a stone bed, cloth cover and hole in the midpoint to thrust the pool balls into, they copied their design from King Louis XI Of France. And Billiards / Pool is closely related to a game called, variously, "billiards" or "carom". These games are played on a similar table but without pockets, and the object is to bounce around the table, contacting the other balls in order to get points. Especially in the Philippines.
In 15th century France, billiards play was forbidden, by the Church, as well as the King, After King Louis XI Died? In early American history, actual laws were passed (thanks to religious influences), outlawing the game in many parts of the land. In 1586, the castle of Mary, Queen of Scots, was invaded and captured. The Invaders made a note of forbidding her the use of her billiard table. They then killed her, and used the covering of the table to cover her body.
But the wonderful and remarkable thing about the game of Billiards is that, it has bridged the gap between the aristocracy and the masses. Both gentlemen and street toughs played. This has been evident in pool rooms all around the world where people could watch both street toughs and gentlemen play together
In 1765 A.D., the first Billiard Room was built in England. What They Played there was "One-Pocket", which was a table with one pocket and four balls. The Largest billiard hall, called "The Recreation", was built in Detroit during the 1920s, which was billiard's Golden Age. This pool hall was a massive, seven story health spa with 103 billiard tables, 88 bowling lanes, 20 barber chairs, 14 cigar stands, a lunch hall with 300 seats on each floor, and an exhibition room with theatre seating for 250.
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Billiards during the Civil War was so popular that, billiard results received wider coverage than War news. Players were so renowned that cigarette cards were issued featuring them. billiards was illegal in the state of Virginia. Jefferson's home, "the dome on Monticello" however, was built to conceal a billiard room so that he could play away from prosecution from the law.
1903 introduced the initial coin-operated pool table. The fee per contest was one penny , and Billiards was the first sport to have a world championship (1873).
Billiard tables were installed by the proprietors so that the patrons could pass the time between horse races. Because of this, the poolroom and the game of billiards became connected in the minds of the public. In today's society, the two terms are use interchangeably.
For The Game Of Billiards, Organizations such as the APA and others, put on annual billiard tournaments and large billiards events that are made known and even put on air on key television stations. Pool halls exist across the country, from the smallest of towns to large metropolitan areas, and large numbers of people possess pool tables in their houses
There are 15 colored balls in billiards, 7 solid, 7 striped and the black 8-ball. The pros get far more from their strokes because they set properly, tip close in to the pool ball, and stroke smoothly, softly and easily through, not at the cue ball.
What is billiard cloth made of? Amazingly, the main component of billiard cloth has remained unchanged for over 400 years. Wool was used in the 1500's, and remains the fabric of choice today. It has, of course, undergone some perfecting (and some wool/nylon blends are also produced).
The term scratch, as applied to a pocketing the cue ball, was derived from the penalty assessed for such a foul. In pool's early days, the score was often kept on a chalkboard. When a player pocketed the cue ball, his opponent scratched a point off the shooter's score. For most of the 1800s, billiard players used "blackboard chalk" also known as carbonate lime, to chalk their cues because that was all that was available at the time.
the British use the term "side" for putting spin on the ball. The Americans call this shot "English".
Billiards... Why Does Everyone Want To Have A Billiard - Pool Table At Home? Because as you were told above, it has bridged the gap between the aristocracy and the masses. Both gentlemen and street toughs played in pool rooms all around the world where people could watch both street toughs and gentlemen play together. And nowadays, Billiards has become the game for the common folks at home to play, the game for the Musicians to make their sexy movie videos around, the game for Gangsters to take money away from their circles. But it is still the Game At The Pool Hall where you could play "A Shark" and end up losing your shirt. And on top of that, Billiards is a game that can make You feel like God. Because this is the game where you can call out something, and give life to your words, and then make exactly that very thing happen. And then the feeling that you get from having done that, especially when in other areas of your life you are powerless, and the praise and appreciation from the people's eyes who are playing, Is Simply Pure Ecstasy.
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