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LC control 85014047
LC classificationGV891
Topical headingBilliards
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Variant(s)Cue sports
See alsoBall games
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Scope noteHere are entered works on games played on tables with balls and cues.
Found inWikipedia, Feb. 19, 2012: Cue sports (Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick which is used to strike billiard balls, moving them around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by rubber cushions. Historically, the umbrella term was billiards. While that familiar name is still employed by some as a generic label for all such games, the word's usage has splintered into more exclusive competing meanings in various parts of the world. For example, in British and Australian English, "billiards" usually refers exclusively to the game of English billiards, while in American and Canadian English it is sometimes used to refer to a particular game or class of games, or to all cue games in general, depending upon dialect and context. There are three major subdivisions of games within cue sports: Carom billiards, referring to games played on tables without pockets; Pool, covering numerous pocket billiards games generally played on six-pocket tables; Snooker and English billiards, games played on specialized tables also with six pockets called snooker tables)
The free online dictionary, Feb. 19, 2012: The American heritage dictionary of the English Language (billiards: 1. A game played on a rectangular cloth-covered table with raised cushioned edges, in which a cue is used to hit three small, hard balls against one another or the side cushions of the table. 2. One of several similar games, sometimes using a table with pockets, as in pool.) Collins English dictionary (1. (Group Games / Billiards & Snooker) any of various games in which long cues are used to drive balls now made of composition or plastic. It is played on a rectangular table covered with a smooth tight-fitting cloth and having raised cushioned edges 2. (Group Games / Billiards & Snooker) a version of this, played on a rectangular table having six pockets let into the corners and the two longer sides. Points are scored by striking one of three balls with the cue to contact the other two or one of the two)
Oxford English dictionary online, Feb. 19, 2012 (billiards: A game played with small solid ivory balls on a rectangular table having a smooth cloth-covered horizontal surface, the balls being driven about, according to the rules of the game, by means of long tapering sticks called cues.), Feb. 19, 2012 (billiards: any of several games played with hard balls of ivory or of a similar material that are driven with a cue on a cloth-covered table enclosed by a raised rim of rubber, especially a game played with a cue ball and two object balls on a table without pockets.)
American CueSports Alliance website, Feb. 19, 2012: mission statement (Our Mission: To heighten the interest and awareness of cue sports through the support and sanctioning of organized competition throughout the United States and North America. Our Vision: To encourage the collaboration of sports organizations in making cue sports the #1 participation sport.)
Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports website, Feb. 19, 2012: ACBS history (Asia has been recorded in history books as the birthplace of English billiards, considered the mother of all forms of billiard or cue sports; billiard sports; cue sports)
Antigua and Barbuda Billiards Sports Association website, Feb. 19, 2012: Tutorials (8 Ball; 9 Ball; 10 Ball; Snooker; Carom) By-Laws, p. 3 (billiards sports; Billiards: The entire family of the billiard sports played on tables with balls and cues)