Alex Higgins showing his english billiards skills. A bit different game from snooker, but Alex still plays like Alex. From 1985 Blue Arrow Masters match against billiards and snooker legend, Fred Davis.
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00:03:07 1 History
00:09:03 2 As a sport
00:10:23 3 Equipment
00:10:32 3.1 Billiard balls
00:13:46 3.2 Tables
00:15:43 3.3 Cloth
00:17:30 3.4 Rack
00:18:31 3.5 Cues
00:20:21 3.6 Mechanical bridge
00:22:07 3.7 Chalk
00:24:28 4 Major games
00:25:40 4.1 Games played on a carom billiards table
00:25:50 4.1.1 Straight rail or straight billiards
00:26:49 4.1.2 Balkline
00:27:45 4.1.3 Three-cushion billiards
00:28:32 4.2 Games played on a pool table
00:29:56 4.2.1 Two-player or -team games
00:30:24 4.2.2 Speed pool
00:31:50 4.3 Games played on a snooker table
00:32:17 4.3.1 English billiards
00:32:27 4.3.2 Snooker
00:33:56 5 List of cue sports and games
00:35:22 5.1 Carom games
00:35:33 5.1.1 Target carom games
00:35:42 5.2 Pocket games
00:35:52 5.2.1 Pool games
00:36:00 5.2.2 Non-pool pocket games
00:36:09 5.3 Snooker games
00:36:27 5.4 Hybrid carom and pocket games
00:36:47 5.5 Obstacle and target games
00:36:57 5.6 Disk games
00:37:13 5.7 Ground games
00:37:22 5.8 Cueless games
00:37:32 6 See also
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Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports,
are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls and thereby cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by elastic bumpers known as cushions.
Historically, the umbrella term was billiards. While that familiar name is still employed by some as a generic label for all such games, the word’s usage has splintered into more exclusive competing meanings in various parts of the world. For example, in British and Australian English, “billiards” usually refers exclusively to the game of English billiards, while in American and Canadian English it is sometimes used to refer to a particular game or class of games, or to all cue games in general, depending upon dialect and context. In colloquial usage, the term “billiards” may be used colloquially to refer to pocket billiards games, such as pool, snooker, or Russian pyramid.
There are 3 major subdivisions of games within cue sports:
Carom billiards, referring to games played on tables without pockets, typically 10 feet in length, including balkline and straight rail, cushion caroms, three-cushion billiards, artistic billiards and four-ball
Pool, covering numerous pocket billiards games generally played on six-pocket tables of 7-, 8-, or 9-foot length, including among others eight-ball (the world’s most widely played cue sport), nine-ball (the dominant professional game), ten-ball, straight pool (the formerly dominant pro game), one-pocket, and bank pool
Snooker, English billiards and Russian pyramid, games played on a billiards table with six pockets called a snooker table (which has dimensions just under 12 ft by 6 ft), all of which are classified entirely separately from pool based on a separate historical development, as well as a separate culture and terminology that characterize their play.There are other variants that make use of obstacles and targets, and table-top games played with disks instead of balls.
Billiards has a long and rich history stretching from its inception in the 15th century, to the wrapping of the body of Mary, Queen of Scots, in her billiard table cover in 1586, through its many mentions in the works of Shakespeare, including the famous line “let’s to billiards” in Antony and Cleopatra (1606–07), and through the many famous enthusiasts of the sport such as: Mozart, Louis XIV of France, Marie Antoinette, Immanuel Kant, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, George Washington, French president Jules Grévy, Charles Dickens, George Armstrong Custer, Theodore Roosevelt, Lewis Carroll, W.C. Fields, Babe Ruth, Bob Hope, and Jackie Gleason.