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5 Pool and Snooker Links To Pass The Time

If you’re a cue sports fan and are looking to kill some time on your lunch break at work or indulging in a bit of web procrastination, then look no further than the five interesting links that we’ve searched out below: 1 – Cover the Basics (From the Billiards Digest) No matter what your skill or… Read more »

Recommended Pool Tutorial Blog

If you’ve ever searched for pool tutorial blogs online, then you’ll know that the quantity isn’t lacking but the quality of the majority of these sites on offer could certainly do with an upgrade. There are a handful of sites that provide an exception to the rule in terms usability, such as Billiard Gods, a really useful resource… Read more »

History of Billiard Balls

From the initial wooden balls that were first used in the early days of the game, through to the high tech phenolic resin creations that used today, the history of billiard balls is a little darker and interesting than you might first imagine. Following on from the first wooden balls, the next material of choice… Read more »

Pool and Billiards in the Movies!

We recently found this really cool picture of Al Pacino playing pool from the film Carlito’s Way and thought it was probably the coolest pool related movie pic that we’d seen… How wrong we were! After a little research we’ve unearthed a few beauties, showing some of Hollywood’s all time greats indulging in a bit… Read more »

Pool Cue Anatomy

Ok, we all know what a pool cue is, but if we were to ask you to point out the “ferrule” would you have the answer? If not, don’t worry, just refer yourself to our Pool Cue Anatomy blog post and you’ll never be caught short when it comes to getting pool cue terminology correct… Read more »

Cue Sport Quiz

If you think you know your Billiards, Pool and Snooker trivia, why not take a minute to test your knowledge with our quick Cue Sport Quiz?! Test your knowledge with our ten questions, plus a bonus question to how well you fare. 1 – In what century was the first game of billiards said to… Read more »

K-9 Ball!

Check out the skills of this talented canine! Sinking doubles, applying a bit of back spin and side spin is no problem for this pooch, check out this video as clears the table in style without breaking a sweat!

Snooker on the silver screen

(Picture Above: Filmmaker; Oliver Crocker & Neil Foulds) We can’t think of too many films that focus on Snooker as the main theme, so it will be interesting to see how this one is received. Tony Osoba, who played Jock McLaren in the BBC classic sitcom Porridge, will be the leading man in Extended Rest,… Read more »

Follow and Draw Shot Tips

A Game of Angles and Power Even if you are at the most basic end of the skill level spectrum, you will probably understand that at the heart of playing pool relies on getting your angles and power just right. With this in mind, we came across a fantastic set of tutorial videos that explain… Read more »

Top 5 Interesting Snooker Facts

1 – King of the 100 Club  Tony Drago has the record for achieving the fastest century break during play at a Snooker Tournament. Playing in the 1996 UK Championship, the Maltese master hit the 100 point mark in a 3 minute and 31 second blur. 2 – Some viewers may find this disturbing   • Larger than life… Read more »

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