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Billiards

Date Submitted: 09/03/2003 13:52:14
Category: / Recreation & Sports
Length: 2 pages (416 words)
Views: 36245

Billiards evolved from a lawn game like croquet, which was played in the 15th century in Northern Europe and in France. The word billiard comes from either "billart," a wooden stick or "bille," a ball. Until recently was dominated by men. Women weren’t wanted in a room where pool was taking place. Now women are as much experts about pool as men. Today there are enough good women pool players that women have formed …

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…for every ball pocketed. The player who ends up with the most points is the winner. Carom billiards is played on a table without pockets measuring 1.5 meters by 3 meters, using two cue balls (one for each player) and one or two red object balls. A version of carom billiards called free billiards is the most popular variation. During this game a point is scored by caroming the cue ball from one object ball to another.

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