History Origin of snooker billiards Talking about the origin of the billiard game, you can not set the time of its appearance. We only know that she, like chess, a very ancient origin, and birthplace Billiards is Asia, according to some – India, according to others – China. However, in European countries prior to their appearance principles of modern snooker were already established in some games. On the very name of the game There are several opinions. English author John Wilk, for example, noted that the original billiard game was called bal-uerds composed of Saxon words: bal (ball) and yerds (stick). Other sources mention that that the word 'pool' is derived from the French. bille (the ball).
Technical improvements have first billiard table billiard tables were a lot of technical imperfections. Thus, the board was not elastic and balls, hitting on them, were not reflected. Coarse cues – clubs could not give the ball sideways rotation, a board on which the rolling ball was not very smooth and solid, the game looked very primitive. Further, since the end of the XVI century, there is improvement billiards. Simple holes (pockets) in the sides are equipped with mesh pockets, and the number of pockets successively reduced to six. The sides of the table lined with wool, and later okantovyvayutsya rubber, making them more elastic and allowed to better reflect the balls.
Billiard board handled more carefully. Moreover, as the board and the board began to jacket cloth. Gradually gave way to a short stick long cue stick, the game takes a completely different character and interest in billiards sharply. Form of billiard tables billiard table Improvements affected his form. Square, then six, octagonal and even a round table in the end gets firmly established modern rectangular in shape, in which, regardless of the pool, maintained strict proportionality: the length of the table is always twice its width. It turned out that such a rectangular shape, consisting of two squares, has over other forms of a number of these significant advantages: possible to arrange for an equal distance from one another six pockets, that is the most appropriate quantity, since any different number of pockets are too easy or, conversely, complicates the game. During the game, it became possible to get from the long sides of each ball, which is in the middle of the table. Changed and the size of billiard tables. Experience and practice have shown that the most interesting game may be in the big pool. Improvement of the cue and the cue undergone changes. As mentioned above, the first cue was more like a club, but in the XIX century, he finds a modern look, only to end dipped in plaster. It does not allow players to make any movement to the ball. The French player has entered Mengo innovation – it is the end of the cue obbil skin, and it allowed him to do very complex beats: the ball rotated, moved along a curved trajectory, he suddenly stopped and rolled back. The benefits of billiards Billiards – a great tool rest. It relieves stress accumulated in the first few minutes. Playing almost completely distracted from everyday detail and is given an exciting match. Billiards balances the emotions and develops a number of qualities necessary for people in my life. He teaches the win, exerting all the force of will, and to overcome the resistance of an opponent. Billiards learn and play – without going into panic or despair or losing faith in himself.