The game of pool has certainly experienced a chequered history.The origin of the game of pool or billiards (in its numerous forms) goes back to at least the 14th century The first historical references to a game that was the likely precursor to modern billiards described an outdoor lawn game that also shared similarities to croquet. The game took place in France in the 1340s and was popular with royalty and other members of the French upper class.
As pool enthusiasts, we know that you do not just play, but you are also eager to learn more about the sport. There is always something exciting about pool, and we cover them in great detail in the Quedos blog. For instance, The History of the Pool Cue gives you a comprehensive overview of how pool cue sticks evolved from maces to what they look like today. We have also written about The History of Billiard and Pool Balls from pool being a favourite sport of noblemen to how the balls changed over time.
Perhaps you are looking to purchase not just any pool table, but THE best one out there. This guide is the only guide you will ever need. It tackles your options based on size, price, material, and other considerations. This post discusses the differences between American, British, and Australian pool tables. Knowing how they are dissimilar and what makes them unique is key to purchasing the right table for you.
Now that you have a pool table, the next step is to improve your skills. This whole page gives you the finest tips and strategies to work your way to the top.