Billiards


Rat Pack Pool
   From left: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis

Billiards is the umbrella name for all the cue sports (pool, billiards, snooker). It is an indoor sport that can be enjoyed in the privacy of our homes as well as in many cozy and upscale pool parlors across the world.

Billiards has a long and rich history stretching from its inception in the 15th century and many famous enthusiasts of the sport include Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, George Washington, Charles Dickens, Theodore Roosevelt, Jerry Orbach, W.C. Fields, Babe Ruth, Fred Astaire, Bob Hope, John Wayne, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Elvis Presley, Jay Leno, Madonna, Eddie Murphy, Beyoncé, Tom Cruise, Al Pacino, Demi Moore, Uma Thurman, President Obama and many more.

Jackie Gleason, Paul Newman and Willie Mosconi
   Jackie Gleason, Paul Newman and Willie Mosconi

Billiards is nowadays the most played sport in the world, second only to soccer, but it is very likely also the most difficult: a lifetime of dedication, practice and study is hardly enough to know all the countless variables and secrets of this fascinating sport.