History of Billiards

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The number of sites available online for this topic is enormous.  This site can not and does not index all available resources.  The following does provide some idea of what is available online and will hopefully be a good starting point for a more extensive search.

Billiard Congress of America __ "The history of billiards is long and very rich. The game has been played by kings and commoners, presidents, mental patients, ladies, gentlemen, and hustlers alike."  You will find a good overview of billiards history. - From bca-pool.com - http://www.bca-pool.com/aboutus/history/start.shtml

Billiards - Early History 1470 - 1600 __ "In the early 1500s the game spread like wild fire, especially in France. By the end of the century you could find billiard tables in taverns, inns and a number of other public places."  Article about the early history of the game. - From lasr.net - http://www.lasr.net/recreationarticles.php?Billiards+-+Early+History+1470+-+1600&ID=5409

Billiards History Through The Ages __ You will find a brief, but fascenating history of billiards along with many other resources about the game. - From pool-and-pocket-billiards-resource.com - http://www.pool-and-pocket-billiards-resource.com/billiards_history.html 

Billiards: Its History and Influence __ "The origin of the game of billiards is unclear and very mythologized. There are dozens of fables that claim different times, different places and different reasons for the invention of the game,..." Maybe you can figure it our for yourself with this article. - illustrated - From Michael Mitchum and Jennifer Myers - http://raider.muc.edu/~myersja/billiards/

Cue sports __ You will find an encyclopedic article related to the history of billiards and other cue sports. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billiards

History of Billiards __ Here is a detailed history of billiards. - From Eddie Tobey/ezinearticles.com - http://ezinearticles.com/?History-of-Billiards&id=253926

History of Billiards __ History of Billiards by Eddie Tobey. - From Eddie Tobey  - http://www.lasr.net/recreationarticles.php?History+of+Billiards&ID=4242

History of Billiards __ "The word billiard is either derived from the French word billiard, one of the wooden sticks used to strike the balls, or bile, one of the billiard balls. The game of billiards evolved from a lawn game very similar to the game of croquet that was probably in France."  A good article. - From thinkquest.org - http://library.thinkquest.org/6413/history_of_billiards.htm

History of Billiards - BilliardsAuthority.com __ This article Tracks the evolution of billiards into today's standard form. - From billiardsauthority.com - http://www.billiardsauthority.com/pool-tables/historyofbilliardsarticle.cfm

History of the Game of Pool or Pocket Billiards, legends and true ... __ Articles and resources, legends and more. - From onthecheese.com - http://www.onthecheese.com/links/history.html

Pool Tables | Billiards Table History __ You will find Information on the history of the game of Billiards and how pool tables have changed. - From info-on-pooltables.com - http://www.info-on-pooltables.com/pool-table-history.html 

R.A. Dyer's History of Pool and Billiards Homepage __ Several resources and articles about billiards. - illustrated - From poolhistory.com - http://www.poolhistory.com/

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