Billiards

Title: Billiards
Category: /Recreation & Sports
Details: Words: 416 | Pages: 2 (approximately 235 words/page)
Billiards
Billiards evolved from a lawn game like croquet, which was played in the 15th century in Northern Europe and in France. The word billiard comes from either "billart," a wooden stick or "bille," a ball. Until recently was dominated by men. Women weren’t wanted in a room where pool was taking place. Now women are as much experts about pool as men. Today there are enough good women pool players that women have formed …showed first 75 words of 416 total…
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…showed last 75 words of 416 total…for every ball pocketed. The player who ends up with the most points is the winner. Carom billiards is played on a table without pockets measuring 1.5 meters by 3 meters, using two cue balls (one for each player) and one or two red object balls. A version of carom billiards called free billiards is the most popular variation. During this game a point is scored by caroming the cue ball from one object ball to another.

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