English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Billiard Monthly : August, 1911

The Billiard Monthly : August, 1911

No Close Time for Billiards

Billiards is now fully established as a national sport of
the British race, and is every bit as important as either
cricket or football. Like both these games, billiards has a
vast following, both as to contestants and admirers, and
every year sees the numbers considerably increased.

Why should there be a vacation in billiards is difficult to
understand, for the game is one that is followed from one
end of the year to the Other. As a matter of fact, there is
no stoppage of play as far as the public is concerned, for
players are just as enthusiastic during the heat of summer
as they are in the autumn and winter. During the summer
months, the public rooms are a rendezvous for players
where they can discard their coats and pass an hour away
and indulge in a friendly 100 up and for the remainder of
the year a game is enjoyable under almost any conditions.

The off season in billiards is practically for the benefit of
the professionals, who find it necessary to get a little relaxation
from the trying time of a strenuous season. This
cessation from operations is a demand by nature that must
not be ignored, as it materially helps to lay the foundation
for the necessary physical stamina to go- through other
arduous contests.—Brisbane Daily Mail.

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