Billiards

Kings and Commoners, Presidents, Ladies, Gentlemen, and Hustlers have played billiards alike. It evolved from a lawn game similar to Croquet played sometime during the 15th Century in Northern Europe and France. Play was moved indoors to a wooden table with green cloth to simulate grass, and a simple border was placed around the edges. The balls were shoved, rather that struck, with wooden sticks called “Maces.”

The cue stick was developed in the late 1600’s. When the ball lay near a rail, the mace was very inconvenient to use because of its large head. In such a case, the players would turn the mace around and use its handle to strike the ball. The handle was called a “queue” - meaning, “tail” - from which we get the word “cue.”

Billiard equipment improved rapidly in England after 1800, largely because of the industrial revolution. Chalk was used to increase friction between the ball and the cue stick even before cues had tips. The leather cue tip, with which a player can apply sidespin to the ball, was perfected by 1823. The two-piece cue arrived in 1829. Slate became popular as a material for table beds around 1835. Goodyear discovered vulcanization of rubber in 1839 and by 1845 it was used to make Billiard cushions. By 1850 the Billiard table had essentially evolved into its current form.

Eight Ball was invented shortly after 1900; straight pool followed in 1910. Nine Ball seems to have developed around 1920. The game of One Pocket is older than any of these; the idea of the game was described in 1775 and complete rules for a British form appeared in 1869.

The term “Billiard” is derived from French, either from the word “Billart,” one of the wooden sticks, or “Bille,” a ball. While the term “Billiards” refers to all games played on a Billiard table, with or without pockets, some people take Billiards to mean carom games only and use pool for pocket games.


Roman Style 2 Piece Wall Rack For 8 Cues

Roman Style 2 Piece Wall Rack For 8 Cues

This stylish black cue rack is easily mounted to a wall in minutes. It holds 8 cues. The cues rest on the lower block while the shafts lock inside clips on the top block. The rack comes with wall anchors and screws.


Sterling Deluxe Wall Rack - Black

Sterling Deluxe Wall Rack - Black

This wall rack is one of our most popular. It is beautifully constructed with a beautiful black finish. Four pool cues can be displayed on either side. The six shelves are designed to hold a full set of balls cone talc chalk and other accessories.


Sterling Deluxe Wall Rack - Oak

Sterling Deluxe Wall Rack - Oak

This wall rack is one of our most popular. It is beautifully constructed from solid oak. Four pool cues can be displayed on either side. The six shelves are designed to hold a full set of balls cone talc chalk and other accessories.


Sterling Deluxe Wall Rack - Mahogany

Sterling Deluxe Wall Rack - Mahogany

This wall rack is one of our most popular. It is beautifully constructed with solid Mahogany finish. Four pool cues can be displayed on either side. The six shelves are designed to hold a full set of balls cone talc chalk and other accessories.


Roman Style 2 Piece Wall Rack For 6 Cues

Roman Style 2 Piece Wall Rack For 6 Cues

This stylish black cue rack is easily mounted to a wall in minutes. It holds 6 cues. The cues rest on the lower block while the shafts lock inside clips on the top block. The rack comes with wall anchors and screws.


Sterling Deluxe Pool Balls

Sterling Deluxe Pool Balls

This full set of 16 billiard balls is of the highest quality (A grade). These pool balls are for commercial or residential use. You can expect these billiard balls to last 10 to 15 years without problem.


Sterling Standard Pool Balls

Sterling Standard Pool Balls

This full set of 16 billiard balls is of average quality (B grade). These pool balls are ideal for residential use. You can expect these billiard balls to last 10 years without problem. The balls measure the standard 2-1/4 inch in diameter and are regulation weight.


Premium Belgian Aramith Balls

Premium Belgian Aramith Balls

For several decades Belgian Aramith Billiard balls have a legendary reputation for outstanding endurance and uncompromised quality. Used by almost 80% of the players worldwide they are recognized as the reference of the industry.


Sterling Designer Impression Pool Cue

Sterling Designer Impression Pool Cue

This pool cue is reminiscent of a painting by a French impressionist. The forearm and butt sleeve have been decorated with spots of red green and yellow giving it a very attractive look. The handle is black and unwrapped. The joint is polished stainless steel.


Fury RP-4 Pool Cue

Fury RP-4 Pool Cue

The Fury RP-4 is a 58 inch custom pool cue with special selected and treated white maple shaft 13mm fibre linen ferrule Le Pro tip Radial pin joint and black fibre linen joint collars. It comes with joint protectors and a nice embroidered 2-pocket velvet sleeve.


Blaze VR-1 Pool Cue

Blaze VR-1 Pool Cue

This pool cue definitely stands out from the crowd. Instead of being dark in color as most cues seem to be this cue uses light colored wraps and inlays on a white butt. The forearm butt sleeve and butt plate are all ivory-colored.


Fury NR-9 Pool Cue

Fury NR-9 Pool Cue

The Fury NR-9 is a 58 inch custom pool cue with special selected and treated white maple shaft 13mm fibre linen ferrule Le Pro tip stainless steel True-Loc joint with joint protectors and a black butt plate. It comes with a black cue sleeve.


Blaze VR-5 Pool Cue

Blaze VR-5 Pool Cue

This is one of the most elegant cues Blaze ever made. The classic look is accomplished by using quality matching materials coupled with stylish designs. The forearm is a gray-stained birdseye maple and has four ebony points.


Fury RP-3 Pool Cue

Fury RP-3 Pool Cue

The Fury RP-3 is a 58 inch custom pool cue with special selected and treated white maple shaft 13mm fibre linen ferrule Le Pro tip Radial pin joint and black fibre linen joint collars. It comes with joint protectors and a nice embroidered 2-pocket velvet sleeve.


Sierra Cherokee Custom Pool Cue

Sierra Cherokee Custom Pool Cue

The Cherokee pool cue from Sierra is the sister cue of the Catawba. In this cue the guys show that the natural beauty of the materials used can be just as valuable as inlay work. The forearm and butt sleeve are ginger-stained birdseye maple.


Tempest SC-2 Pool Cue

Tempest SC-2 Pool Cue

The Tempest SC-2 is one of the most beautiful pool cues available. It has been hand-inlaid with some of the nicest-looking designs you will find. The colors of the woods used complement each other well resulting in a cue that is a work of art.


Chalk Dude Set Of 3

Chalk Dude Set Of 3

The Chalk Dude is a pocket-sized retractable cue chalk holder. It clips onto any belt loop or pocket. The Chalk Dude extends 30 inches for use. Your chalk is always ready with the Chalk Dude!


Sterling Hard Pool Cue Case For 2 Butts 3 Shafts

Sterling Hard Pool Cue Case For 2 Butts 3 Shafts

This hard tri-oval pool cue case has a vinyl exterior. It will hold two pool cues and an extra shaft. The lid is closed with a zipper. The interior of the case has five felt-lined rigid tubes to greatly protect the shafts and butts.


Sterling Childrens Pool Cue 42 Inch

Sterling Childrens Pool Cue 42 Inch

This classic-looking pool cue is made for kids! Your child or children will love their very own 2-piece junior pool cue. This cue has a burgundy-stained forearm and butt sleeve. This butt is wrapped with black and white nylon wraps. The cue has an Implex joint and a black butt cap.



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