As “newbie,” do you know the difference between billiards, pool, and snooker? In recent years, billiards have become more and more popular with the public. You can see that both children and adults start to play billiards games. Because movies, public figures, casual magazines, sports channels, and TV shows are promoting billiards.
You can find that more and more people are playing billiards around you. Some of them are real professionals. So even if there is no equipment in the house, you can also find an expert to gain skills.
SNOOI will help you gain your ability and know more about billiards, pool, and snooker. It’s a good idea to recruit your friends so that you can learn together. All of you can be better players.
The differences between Billiards, Pool, and Snooker.
Billiards vs pool. We can divide billiards into two categories: pool and carom billiards. We play pool on tables with six pockets, one cue ball, and fifteen object balls. We play carom billiards on tables with no pockets, and three shots, one white, one red, and one yellow.
We group pool, billiards, and snooker into cue sports. Pool, also known as pocket billiards, is a sub-category. The pool is a sub-category of cue sports; in fact, also snooker is. However, snooker has no subclasses.
So far, the most popular in the United States is the pool, and the most popular in Great Britain is the snooker. You can know more about the pool and snooker in my blogs. A betting system, which once called “Life Pool”, appeared in nineteenth-century Britain, In this game, each player only has three chances to fail. Players need to pocket opponent balls.
The origin of the game (Billiards, Pool, Snooker).
You may think that the history of billiards is mysterious. The billiards game originated in England in the 14th century. Once people play a billiard game on the outdoor ground—the cue used to be a straight stick at one end and a hoop. Later bored soldiers moved the billiards game indoors during periods of terrible weather.
By the seventeenth century, billiards was popular throughout Europe. The French call it bilhard; the Italians call the billiard game biglia; the Spanish call it virlota.
Some researchers believe that billiards is a derivative of two French words: billart and bille. You may have seen the billiard movie “The Hustler.” This movie promoted the rapid development of pool billiards game in the United States.
Billiards, Pool, Snooker – Equipment Overview
An essential step in knowing more about billiards is to understand the equipment. There is not much you need to know. The necessary equipment you need to know is the cue rack, billiards table, cue ball, cue stick, and cue chalk.
The pool object balls are either soli or striped in color, while the snooker object balls are solid red. In pool billiards games, one player will aim at a solid ball, and the other will aim at a striped ball.
The cue stick is designed for striking the cue ball. You will hold it by two hands-usually right hand grips the cue butt while the other guides the cue shaft aim at the cue ball. The cue allows you to have control over the cue ball in the direction that you want.
The billiard tables-
You can see balls, rack, and cloth on the billiards table. For pool billiards, you will see six pockets or holes. In the beginning, you can play on a regulation table, which is 4fl inches wide, and the two side pockets are 5/ inches wide. The table cloth is also essential, your balls can roll smoothly on it.
It is small and hard. You can find it on the billiards table. If you don’t chalk your cue often, you will lose a perfect strike and suffer a miscue. You can use it before the game starts. Cue chalk can help improve the performance of your shot. It is helpful for both sidespin and backspin.
Are you playing billiards, pool, and snooker for fun?
Maybe you have never held a cue stick before. You may think that a cue stick is just a stick. Perhaps you, as a novice, do not know how to hold a cue or even strike the cue ball. Do you want to relax through the billiards game or become a pros?
It depends on the skill level you want to achieve. The time you spend on the game of billiards depends on how much you love the sport.
You may now think that your level is not enough. But I think after a lot of training, your skill level will be significantly improved. I believe you must have heard the ten thousand hours rule.
Through a lot of practice, you will become more confident. Even if you don’t become a master of billiards in the end, you will definitely get great fun from this sport.
You want to increase your quality of Life by playing billiards games (Billiards, Pool, Snooker). Maybe you want to meet new people through the billiards game. Or you want to relax with your family through billiards games. Before that, you need to know the rules of the billiard game.
Whether you are a novice or a pros, know more about cues is also necessary.
What can you know from SNOOI?
You can get a preliminary understanding of billiards through observation. But do you have any concerns before you start? Don’t worry. My blog will explain everything to you.
However, you will not become an experienced player just by reading my blogs. Only by keeping patience, practice, and self-confidence in the game can you gain your skill.
You can quickly embark on the road to the billiards game by reading my blogs. Please believe that you will not be a newbie at this. Everything is possible.
You cannot leave, real warrior never quits.