Friday, March 03, 2006

Billiards World Championship coming up

The World Professional Billiards Championship will take place on the 30 May to 4 June 2006 at the World Snooker Centre at Pontin's, Prestatyn, England.

Billiards (or English Billiards) is a forerunner to snooker. It's played on a snooker table (actually called a Billiards table), with three balls, two whites and one red.

The two players have one white each (one is marked with a dot). You get points for potting the red, potting the other white, making in-offs and making a carom (hitting the two other balls in the same shot).

It's a relative small sport. Most of the top players come from India and the UK. Defending champion is Chris Shutt from England.

See also: 2006 World Professional Billiards Championship (Global Snooker Centre)

Related post: Sethi wins fifth World Billiards trophy

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