The Untold Story of How the Game of Snooker and Billiards was Made

The Game of Snooker and Billiards is a couple of centuries old. Although Snooker and Billiards are completely different games, they are both fascinating to play. They require you to be mentally and physically agile. If you are into online betting with, we are sure you know how popular the games of snooker and billiards are.

Let's take it back a bit to the beginning. You have to understand the origin of a game which keeps you on your toes all the time. Prepare your time machine and enjoy the ride.

Origin of Billiards.

The word billiard might have originated from the French word 'billart' which is one of the wooden sticks or 'bills' which means a ball. The origin of the Billiards dates way back in the 15th century in Northern Europe and France. Since the game's inception, it was hugely believed to be played by the royals and the nobles. However various individuals from various walks of life used to enjoy the game. For instance, in early 1600, Shakespeare mentioned Billiards in his work of art Antony and Cleopatra.

During the Industrial Revolution, Billiard equipment improved rapidly. For example, the cue stick now had cues and tips, chalk was used to increase friction and the cue tip was perfect. The game came to conquer the world that there were now two versions of Billiards: American four Billiards and English Billiards.

Billiard eventually led to the introduction of the pool and during the twentieth century, these two games were popular. During the civil war, Billiards was so dominant that it got more coverage than the war.

How to play Billiard?

Billiard and in this case am referring to the English Billiard is a cue sport which is played by two players. They utilize one object ball (red) and two cue balls (yellow and white).

The object of the game is to score more points than your opponent. However, it does not require much physical strength but your mental dexterity and concentration should be paramount.

Players use a cue stick to strike the ball while they chalk their end to ensure that there is good contact between the stick and the ball. The more you score the higher your chances of winning.

Origin of Snooker.

Everyone knows that Neville Chamberlain is the father of Snooker. He invented the game in 1875 but there are instances when people believe that it was Colonel Snooker of the Royal Artillery who came up with the game.

According to Chamberlain, he experimented with Black Pool which had resulted from Billiards. Yes, I know Billiards was such a big deal that a lot of games came from it.

However, there is this other theory which tends to claim that Snookers came from India. Apparently, when the British colonized India the nation decided to gift the world with Snookers.

Although the Chamberlain theory is the most accepted I guess dating the real roots of the game will ever be difficult.

How to play Snooker.

There are 22 balls which are coloured differently: 15 are red, 6 are multicoloured while 1 is white. Each ball has different points. For instance red=1, yellow=2, green=3, brown=4,blue=5,pink=6 and black=7.

If you are looking to win then you need to score more points than your opponent.