English Amateur Billiards Association

Tom Cleary

Tom Cleary The Victoria Billiards & Snooker Association of Australia managed to acquired a manuscript written in the 1970’s by the great Australian billiard-player Tom Cleary (World Amateur Champion in 1954, and five times Australian National Champion between 1947 and 1966). This 41-page document was discovered in an auction of sporting memorabilia and has been …

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English Illustrate

  1888-1889 LONDON MACMILLAN AND CO AND NEW YORK 1889 THE HISTORY OF BILLIARDS An investigation into the early history of billiards reveals the curious fact that while many English writers on the game attribute its invention to a native of France, the French authorities declare that it had its origin in this country. There …

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Cook

1861 to 1870 It is really difficult to realise the wonderful advance made in billiards during the past twenty years, and it was not until I looked over some of the older records that I fully realised how great the difference is in the billiards of today and of twenty years ago, when John Roberts, …

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Practical Billiards – Dawson

Practical Billiards by Charles Dawson (Champion) : 1904 COMPARATIVELY little is known of the origin of the game of billiards, it is stated to have been derived from so many different games that it is doubtful which authority is correct, as the following extracts by various writers will show:- Who invented the game of billiards? …

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Billiards (1899) Joseph Bennett

Billiards (1899) by Joseph Bennett HISTORICAL. ACCORDING to the latest authority (Murray. ” A New English Dictionary,” 1887), Billiards is so named from ” billard, ‘a cue,’ originally ‘a stick with curved end; ‘ diminutive of bille, piece of wood, stick.” Other derivations are balyards (a game played with balls and yards or sticks, Johnson), and billard (French bille, ball and suffix ard, …

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Billiards History

Introduction Advances in the game of billiards and the equipment used to play the game occurred very much in parallel. This brief history is intended to chronicle the links between the two and give an appreciation of some of the difficulties encountered by early players. 1600 Although there are many theories about the origin of …

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Practical Billards – Charles Dawson

Practical Billiards by Charles Dawson (Champion) : 1904 COMPARATIVELY little is known of the origin of the game of billiards, it is stated to have been derived from so many different games that it is doubtful which authority is correct, as the following extracts by various writers will show:- Who invented the game of billiards? …

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