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How to change the tip of your billiard cue

How to change the tip of your billiard cue

Wow! Again I have to change the tip of the pool cue. But…. How do I do it? If you are a "handyman", you like to learn this kind of stuff and you want to save some money, then keep reading. If on the other hand you are clumsy and you are not even able to change a light bulb, it is better that you invest your time in other things. Let's go!!

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Top 8 billiard shafts to strike like your idols

Top 8 billiard shafts to strike like your idols

What billiard shaft should I buy? This is one of the most recurrent questions and with no doubt, also one of the most difficult to answer. If you are looking for a 100% accurate answer, we will tell you in advance that we do not have it, but keep reading and we will help you find the billiard shaft that will cover all your billiard player needs :)

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Predator Roadline Sneaky Peates, all about the latest models.

Predator Roadline Sneaky Peates, all about the latest models.

Predator has always been a leading brand in the world of billiards, not only has an impressive catalog of cues and shafts, but also among its team has great players of the world circuit, such as Darren Appleton, Karl Boyes or Albin Ouschan. For years Predator has created the series of cues Roadline Sneaky Petes and its different models have been a success thanks to the quality and its price. This year Predator surprises us with the new models of the Roadline series, offering impeccable designs, high quality materials, comfort of use and very competitive prices. Of course, these new Roadline are something that should not be laking in the collection of any pool lover.

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The 10 Commandments of Billiards

The 10 Commandments of Billiards

As in any other sport, there are a number of official rules in billiards. The black ball has to be putted last. If you choose striped, then you can not enter the non striped balls. Or if you commit fault, then it's a ball in hand for the opponent. But in addition to those rules that sometimes annoy us, these are unwritten rules that should also be complied with. These are the 10 commandments of billiards

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The most incredible pool game

The most incredible pool game

I have seen many games of billiards and of any modality. Snooker, American pool, carom ... Some of them sensational, spectacular, really awesome. But it had been a long time since I saw an 8-ball game as incredible as the one Chris Melling scored a few days ago in the World Pool Series. If you have not seen it, here you have goes!

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Is billiards a sport or a hobby?

Is billiards a sport or a hobby?

What is your favorite sport? If you answer "billiards," some people may look at you badly. Billiards? "Come now, if that's just a game to have fun with colleagues on Friday night." And then the eternal debate begins: what is billiards, a sport or just a hobby? In this week's article we give you some arguments to convince that person who pouted when you answered "billiards."

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7 tips to learn faster how to play pool

7 tips to learn faster how to play pool

Billiards is a very technical sport and in the beginning one can feel very frustrated. In fact, it takes a lot of perseverance and a good teacher to learn from scratch and reach a good level. As we all like to learn fast, this week we bring you 7 tricks so you can begin to master the pool in a few months. Ready? Lets go!

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How to comeback in a billiard game

How to comeback in a billiard game

Sometimes billiard games are complicated at the beginning and there is no choice but to build an epic comeback. Most billiards throw the towel before time without knowing that, with a little confidence, a game that seems lost could still end in a victory. Keep reading if you want to discover some useful tricks to overcome your pool games and leave the opponent knocked out.

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Robots, a revolution in billiards

Robots, a revolution in billiards

There will be a day when robots will do everything, including playing pool. Some engineers have already put to work designing some curious machines capable of putting in balls. They are still quite simple, but who knows if in a short time they will be a threat to us, the human billiard players. In today's article we talk about robots that play pool. Here we go! :)

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The best defensive plays in billiards

The best defensive plays in billiards

It is well known that the best attack is a good defense. How many times have we managed to regain the initiative of a pool game after making a defense that puts the opponent on a hard position? How many times have we lost a game because we did not defend correctly when it was our turn to play? The defensive billiards is an art as difficult as the offensive one. In today's article we will see examples of impressive defensive plays and some tricks to improve these types of shots.

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6 facts about billiard player Niels Feijen

6 facts about billiard player Niels Feijen

If I only could choose a billiard player as my favorite, Niels Feijen would be the chosen one. It seems to me the most complete with difference: for its consistency, for its resistance and, of course, for its quality at the table. In this week's article we will see the 6 facts that have taken the Dutchman to the top of the world pool. With all of you, the best of "Terminator".

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Different ways of playing Billliard

Different ways of playing Billliard

Billiard has different kinds of game modes, but every one of them is special. The objective, the rules, the clothing, the size of the balls, the colors, the prizes ... all of these things may vary depending on the game mode. They maintain at least three common factors: the cue, the chalk and the values. The greatness of billiards also lies in all variants of game. Do not miss today's article to know how many of them exist. Have you tried them all yet?

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The club of the superstitious billiard players

The club of the superstitious billiard players

Do you need to use the chalk before each shot? Do you stand up up suddenly if you do not see a clear next shot? Do you always heat up throwing the same balls? Do you have a good luck shirt for the most important championships? If the answer to many of these questions is yes, then welcome to the club of superstitious billiard players. Today, they (we) are the protagonists of this post.

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Top 10 billiards videos by Efren Reyes

Top 10 billiards videos by Efren Reyes

In all sports there is a magician. In billiards, it is clear who that illusionist is. His magic wand is the cue and its great virtue, getting impossible moves out from the hat. Age does not forgive - more than 60 years old-so let's enjoy it until we can. Introducing, the great magician of billiards, Efren Bata Reyes. Come, see and enjoy.

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6 hints for never missing a shot

6 hints for never missing a shot

Do you always miss the same shots? If you want to fix this, this article is really useful for you. In this post we will share with you some hits that will help you never miss another shot ever again. Lets go!

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This is how billiards will be in the future

This is how billiards will be in the future

In the same way that technology has conditioned our lives completely, technology will condition billiardsl of the future. In fact, it has already done so: the super-resistant balls, the last-generation cues or the beloved magic racks are inventions typical of recent times, something unthinkable 20 or 30 years ago. In this week's article we take a look into a crystal ball to imagine what billiards will be like a few decades later. Ready to travel to the future of billiards? Here we go!

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6 most dangerous enemies when playing billiards (2nd part)

6 most dangerous enemies when playing billiards (2nd part)

Last post we saw the 6 billiard villains that make life impossible to a billiard player. Today we will discover that there are many more enemies. Ready to annihilate those billarist villains? Here we go.

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6 most dangerous enemies when playing billiards

6 most dangerous enemies when playing billiards

In the Marvel universe there is a group of villains led by Doctor Octopus, the Sinister Six, who's goal is to annihilate Spiderman. In the billiard universe, spiderman is the player and the 6 villains... you will meet them in today's article. Actually there are many more, but these 6 are the most dangerous.

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Is billiards an easy or difficult game?

Is billiards an easy or difficult game?

Is billiards an easy or difficult game? It depends. It is easy to put balls, but it is very complicated to dominate the control of the white ball, win continuous matches, compete under pressure ... There is something about billiards that stand outs more than any other, the challenge of this sport. Read this article and discover it.

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20 things you should never do when playing billiards

20 things you should never do when playing billiards

It is quite easy to make mistakes when playing billiards, some are so common they even become disturbing when you see other players doing them. You can prevent this by following these “what not to do” rules we are listing in the following post :)

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5 bizarre moments of billiards

5 bizarre moments of billiards

Billiards sometimes gives us bizarre moments. Impossible shots, unexpected failures or epic wins. There were 5 surreal situations that we experienced in one of the most important billiard tournaments of the season, World Pool Masters 2017

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30 Billiard Mantras

30 Billiard Mantras

If you practice a shot over and over again, you will finally get to do it perfectly. If your repeat to yourself these 30 mantras (sacred ideas) you will end up being an amazing billiard player. Here go 30 Billiard Mantras.

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How to win in a Billiard Tournament

How to win in a Billiard Tournament

If you are looking for the magic formula on how to win a pool tournament, I am sorry to tell you that such thing does not exist. Or maybe it does, but only Shane Van Boening has that knowledge, and I'm afraid he will hardly share it with the rest of the billiard lovers. What I can offer you today is some tricks that will help you be a better competitor. Or at least, to understand what it means to compete and why some do better than others. Are you ready? Let's start!

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When professional billiard players miss easy shots

When professional billiard players miss easy shots

Even Professional billiard players can miss the easiest shots. This can be due to pressure, lack of concentration or even not enough motivation during the game. Being a billiard god doesn't grant you to be exempt of mistakes. Check the following videos and try not to cringe watching these missed easy shots :P

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7 bad habits when playing billiards

7 bad habits when playing billiards

Most billiard players have good habits, such as putting chalk before each shot, and bad habits, such as practicing complicated shots during warm-up. When this mistakes are made constantly, they become a routine for many billiards players, a bad routine. Would you like to check if you have any of the most common bad habits when playing billiards? Then just take a look at our post bellow: "7 bad habits when playing billiards" (and how to correct them).

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The best guide for buying a billiard cue.

The best guide for buying a billiard cue.

Is it time to buy your first billiard cue or update the one you already use? It is an important decision, so in this article you have all the keys to choose the cue that best suits your needs. Dimensions, weight, handles, arrows, types of soles ... Everything! Are you ready?

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How to clean your billiard cue

How to clean your billiard cue

Keeping the billiard cue in perfect condition is vital to get the most out of each game. There are players who care for it as if it is a treasure and others would not be able to remember the last time they cleaned it. Whether you are part of the careful or not, today you will discover some tricks that are really useful to keep your cue always as new.

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Everything you need to know about the Mosconi Cup XXIV 2017

Everything you need to know about the Mosconi Cup XXIV 2017

The partypoker Mosconi Cup returns to Las Vegas as Team USA look to finally wrestle the famous Cup back from the hands of the Europeans. Renowned coach Johan Ruisjink has taken over the reigns as captain for the hosts, can he have them same impact on America as he did with Europe? Or will Marcus Chamat’s men continue to reign supreme on pool’s greatest stage?

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Top Billiard Practice Drills

Top Billiard Practice Drills

Training alone is vital to progress in billiard. But it is not enough to randomly hit balls or playing a game once in a while, you have to train well, with a purpose. That's where the famous drills or routines come into play. With these exercises we accustom the arm (and the mind) to concrete situations that are then repeated in the championships. Do you want to do good billiard workouts? Take note of the best pages where you can find a lot of drills.

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Top Facts about Niels Fiejen

Top Facts about Niels Fiejen

Resistant, rock solid, killer and indestructible. It is not a coincidence that the billiard player Niels Fiejen (1977, The Hague) is nicknamed "Terminator". The Dutchman clings to the table like nobody else, never throws the towel and although if he has a bad start, he is able to finish any game achieving victory. Feijen is one of the most complete, solid and intelligent pool billiard player I have ever seen. Do not miss this post to know the top facts of the great Niels Feijen.

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The 5 most impressive billiard plays in history

The 5 most impressive billiard plays in history

There are billiard plays that will remain in history. Not only because of the difficulty of the shot, but because of the moment of pressure in which it was executed. Although there are many to choose from, today we bring you five stunning American pool plays. You may have already seen them. If so, they will surprise you once again. Here we go with the five spectacular shots.

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The most interesting details of the Billiard Mosconi Cup

The most interesting details of the Billiard Mosconi Cup

Europe and the United States face to face. The Europeans have seven consecutive victories; the Americans, focusing on stopping the unstoppable streak of the eternal rival. In the article today we warm up engines with some curiosities of the Mosconi Cup. What a show awaits us!

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David Alcaide Vs. Darren Appleton, who is best?

David Alcaide Vs. Darren Appleton, who is best?

When two titans are placed face-to-face, it becomes a very complicated task to choose which one of them is best. Each player has his technique, character, presence, strengths and weaknesses. This whole set is what defines a good pool player. Today we are going to analyze two great pool players: David Alcaide and Darren Appleton ...

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Predator Roadline Sneaky Peates, everything you need to know about these new cues.

Predator Roadline Sneaky Peates, everything you need to know about these new cues.

Predator has always been a leading brand in the world of billiards and this year Predator surprises us with the new models of the Roadline series, offering impeccable designs, high quality materials, comfort of use and very competitive prices. Of course, these new Roadline are something that any pool lover should have in their collection.

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3 reasons why you should not use spin shots too often

3 reasons why you should not use spin shots too often

Using spin shots when playing pool is sometimes necessary. But beware, they might bring many side effects. Although at certain times of the game they can be very useful, abusing them can be too risky. If you are one of those billiard players that (like me, I admit it), sometimes can't avoid using spin shots constantly, today's article will interest you.

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How to watch free pool on the internet

 How to watch free pool on the internet

There are at least two things that we billar players hate : one is to stick the index finger in the chalk by mistake. The other one, wasting time looking for the streaming link of the tournament on shift. To avoid the finger entanglement we do not yet have any solution but keep on reading because we are going to talk about a good tool that allows us to watch live billiards, at any time and for free.

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Top facts about Shane Van Boening

Top facts about Shane Van Boening

Shane Van Boening is undoubtedly the best American billiard player of the moment and is on his way to being one of all time. Calm, respectful and tremendously professional, "South Dakota Kid" has earned the respect of his peers and the admiration of any pool fan. Today we are going to know some facts of the recently proclaimed five-time champion of the US Open 9 Ball Championship.

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Earl Strickland's best moments.

Earl Strickland's best moments.

All sports have their peculiar and controversial player. He who leaves no one indifferent Who is tremendously hated or absolutely loved. The one who leaves footprints wherever he goes and does that, that sport, the best known sea in the world. It is clear that, in the billiards, that guy is called Earl Strickland. In this article we are going to see some of his greatest moments.

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Why should we put chalk on the billiard cue?

Why should we put chalk on the billiard cue?

Without chalk there is no paradise. Billiard players need it like May water. But, some people do not know the reason. Sometimes a non-billiard friend asks me: hey, "why do I have to be putting chalk on the pool cue all the time? It is very boring!". Surely you too have asked that question many times. And yes, it is boring but necessary. In this article we solve the doubts.

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5 reasons why billiard players fail

5 reasons why billiard players fail

Do you know what we have in common Efren Reyes, Semih Sayginer, the bar billiarder, you and me? That we failed. Good or bad, champions or beginners, we all fail. Making mistakes is a necessary part of any game and only the one who is willing to screw it up is the one who ultimately gets results. The key here is not to collapse. To better understand why we failed and try to avoid those errors, in this week's post we talk about the 5 most frequent failure reasons.

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Top 5 shooting techniques in billiards

Top 5 shooting techniques in billiards

The first thing a billiard player learns is to get balls. The second, that it is useless to put them if you do not control the white. And for this we need to hit it at a certain point depending on the play we have in mind. In this week's article I bring you the five key shooting techniques to move the white to your whim. Have you put chalk already? Go for it.

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The 6 mistakes of every novice billiard player

The 6 mistakes of every novice billiard player

If you're starting out in billiard, you're very likely to make the same mistakes we all made in our beginnings. It is normal and has remedy: practice, practice and more practice. So that you can progress faster, today I bring you the 6 frequent mistakes of every novice billiard player (and how to avoid them). Cue ready? Here we go!

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The most complete guide to buy a billiard table

The most complete guide to buy a billiard table

Are you thinking of buying a billiard table? Here's a complete guide with the 10 keys to keep in mind before you buy it. This way it will be easier for you to choose the one that best fits your needs. And enjoy it, of course.

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The 5 most noble aspects of billiards

The 5 most noble aspects of billiards

Billiard (competition) has a number of features that make it one of the noblest sports that exist. That's the main reason I'm still in love with the game. Today we are going to see five examples of honesty that are repeated, fortunately, in every game.

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5 reasons why you should shoot softer when playing pool

5 reasons why you should shoot softer when playing pool

The bar billiard player is used to shooting hard. Very strong. Maybe because he still thinks this is a game of luck and that, the bigger the shot, the more chances that things happen. But the truth is that the pros and general (good) players competing in tournaments, play soft.

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Playing pool for money?

Playing pool for money?

In the world of billiards there are two kinds of players: those who play for money and those who do not. Some see this practice of betting as a good psychological training (and, of course, a possible way of income), others as a stain on the sport that makes us no good. Everyone is right, so in today's post we will discuss the art of playing pool for money. Will you join the debate?

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8 keys to become a great billiard player

8 keys to become a great billiard player

What does it take to be a great billiard player? What do all champions have that the rest don’t? In the post of this week we analyzed 8 essential keys to succeed in the competitive billiards. If you have done your homework, the concepts will be familiar to you already; othrerwise, take note to put them into practice!

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25 billiard situations to apply to life

25 billiard situations to apply to life

After 15 years entering balls, I begin to lose count of the infinity of things that billiards has taught me. Many of the experiences that occur to us at the table are useful to face life itself, maybe that's why I (us) like this sport so much.

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5 Tricks to overcome a negative streak in Billiards

5 Tricks to overcome a negative streak in Billiards

As in any sport, billiards are moved by dynamics or spins. Sometimes you are on the crest of the wave (everything goes well) and others under water (everything twists). If you continue reading the article today you will discover 5 tricks to overcome those negative streaks that we have to live all the billiards. Prepared? Take note and return to positive momentum!

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5 historical rivalries of professional billiards

5 historical rivalries of professional billiards

Off the table they may be colleagues, but when the balls start rolling there are no friends worth. As in all sports, in the history of professional billiards there have always been great rivalries that have added more excitement to the tournaments.

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13 Fears Every Billiard Player Has Ever Had

13 Fears Every Billiard Player Has Ever Had

If something can go wrong, it will go wrong. That is the ultimate rule of Murphy's Law, and we have already seen that it also affects billiards. Today's post is closely related to it because we will talk about negativity, concerns and suffering. In other words, fears. Fear of billiards. Without further ado, I leave you with the blacklist of our 13 (the number is no coincidence) fears that you see that you are not the only one that suffers them :)

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6 aspects of billiards that make us horny

6 aspects of billiards that make us horny

Have you ever played pool? I throw this question often and 99'9% of times the answer I get is yes. It is very difficult to find a person who has never played a game or who does not know what you mean when you talk about smooth and scratched. Billiards, fortunately, is a universal game that allows us to socialize and have a good time, that's why it is so popular. But what really hooks us up? Here are the six aspects that make us the most crazy about this beautiful sport.

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10 hazings of billiards

10 hazings of billiards

Everyone who starts in this pool has a lack of mischief and fears. For inexperience, at first we always pay for hazing. It is only a matter of curing and curing so that this phase lasts as little as possible.

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Murphy's law at billiard

Murphy's law at billiard

Sometimes it seems that a supernatural force moves the balls at will. Sometimes to favor you and others to harm you. It's about dynamics. When you are on a positive streak, the rebounds favor you, you enter serve ball with hardly any effort and you always stay in the good shooting angle: everything goes well; But when you enter into the negative, you cover yourself, you strength or you leave the ball poked: everything seems to go wrong.

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The best sets of pool balls

The best sets of pool balls

Are you one of those who pay attention to the design of the billiard balls or do you conform if they just roll? There are billiard players that if they do not compete with the Aramith Pro Cup are not calm and others are already good to play with the cheapest ball game in the market.

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10 curiosities about billiard

10 curiosities about billiard

The world of billiards is filled with curious unknowns, myths and difficult questions. Why sometimes the white ball is white and in other occasions it suffers chickenpox? Why are snooker tables so big? Why did the Americans list the balls, and the French and the English did not?

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Pool players and their nicknames

Pool players and their nicknames

Professional billiard players would not be the same without their nicknames. The motes identify the character of the billiard player. Where do these "bad names" come from? It is not easy to know exactly the origin of each one, but nevertheless some some are quite clear. In this week's article we review the nicknames of 20 Professional Pool players and why they are called like that.

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The great inventions of billiards

The great inventions of billiards

In the history of billiards there have been billiard players who have not only bothered to play but also to solve problems that all players suffer. Consequently, they have created great billiard inventions that help us to train or compete better.

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Should pool jumps be prohibited?

Should pool jumps be prohibited?

A legend says that it was Strickland who invented jump shots in one of his best days. Out of jokes, no one knows for sure who or when the art of tipping the cue 45 degrees to make the white ball jump was discovered . But the fact is that this shooting technique has been perfected a lot in recent decades, has served to win world championships and has caused the industry to manufacture all kinds of specific cues.

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30 things that annoy billiard players

30 things that annoy billiard players

By the creators of “50 cheap billiards excuses” and “20 thoughts that make us fail”, today is the turn to review the 30 greatest snares of the billiards. In other words, what annoys us the most, what rabies gives us and what we most hate billiard players. Whether in the heat of the championship or during training, there are a number of situations that get us out of our squares. Admit it, you have also lit yourself sometime for the moments that come next.

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20 thoughts that make us fail when playing pool

20 thoughts that make us fail when playing pool

The majority of balls that we failed we did not err by a poor execution of the shot, but by a psychological question. By an attitude, a thought or reasoning prior to shooting. During a game, the billiard players have something that all athletes do not have: time. Time to think when your rival shoots, time to decide what to do between shooting and shooting.

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The World's most expensive billiard cues

The World's most expensive billiard cues

1,000, 2,000, 3,000 ... How much would you be willing to pay for a billiard cue? The most expensive in the world reaches $ 150,000. Almost nothing. I have been browsing some of these relics on the Internet to see how high prices soar and why they are so expensive.

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The World's Best Billiard Academies

The World's Best Billiard Academies

They are the engine of new generations of billiards. In them, the promises that in a few years will become great stars are formed. Riding a good pool academy requires investment, time and a lot of effort. But it is the price paid by those who want to have the youngest billiards better prepared.

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The Best Billiard Shows on Television

The Best Billiard Shows on Television

Until a few years ago, Christmas was synonymous with watching billiards on TV.

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5 billiard movies you shouldn’t miss

5 billiard movies you shouldn’t miss

Billiards and movies get along well. The proof is that more than 60 films have been made with billiards as protagonists, as the Billiards Movies blog collects. Some of these films have even become great cinematic classics, like The Hustler or The Color of Money.

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The best pool billiard magazines

The best pool billiard magazines

Unfortunately, in our kiosks there are no Spanish magazines for billiard lovers. But you can find good billiard publications in other countries, especially in the United States, and subscribe to them to receive them at home.

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The Junior Champions in the World of Billiard

The Junior Champions in the World of Billiard

Since the competition was established in 1992, 38 young players have been proclaimed world Junior Pool champions. Winning this prestigious 9-Ball tournament and winning the title backed by the World Pool-Billiard Association is a big leap for those billiard players who dream of being professionals of this sport. It is a great showcase for visibility and sponsors, and a good indicator of the future of Pool.

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The young promises of World’s Billiard

The young promises of World’s Billiard

I am fascinated to see how well some kids play billiard. No more than 8 years old, but they run shots as if they were 25. From very young they have grown up with the sport and now billiard is already part of their short lives. They were born to play billiards. Innate talent, training and practice make them great billiard players in small bodies.

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The most viewed billiard videos on Youtube

The most viewed billiard videos on Youtube

When I started to play pool back in 2000, watching pool videos was as complicated as rare. Today, thanks to the Internet and especially YouTube, it’s routine. If you love pool, you can spend hours and hours in front of the computer watching videos of games, tournaments or impossible shots of Ronnie and company. Even there will be some nights in which you will fall asleep watching them. In today's post I highlight the most viral billiards videos, those which accumulate more visits in YouTube. Open your eyes and do not sleep. Here we go!

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Top 5 Break Cues

Top 5 Break Cues

If last week we looked at the best jump pool cues, today is the turn of the break cues. Breaking is vital to keep the initiative of the game and not give option to the rival. It is therefore important to have a good break cue to provide the first shot: You must have a hard top, a low deflection shaft and balanced weight in order to transmit power and speed to the triangle.

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Top 4 Jump Pool Cues

Top 4 Jump Pool Cues

They are essential to save defenses, to regain the initiative and often decisive when winning or losing a game. Today a pool player has to master the jump as he dominates the rest of beatings. Using a good jump cue will make it easier.

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How much do professional pool players earn?

How much do professional pool players earn?

Being professional billiard player is not easy. And if you devote yourself to Pool, even less. It's a minority sport, not much televised and not much professionalized sport moves much lower than other disciplines or even other forms of billiards, like snooker. That’s why only very few players in the world can live well from their game. In this week's article we look at how much billiard Pool players in the elite earn approximately.

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7 characters from billiard which you should know

7 characters from billiard which you should know

The world of professional billiard is full of characters of all kinds. Players, of course, the most familiar faces, but there are other profiles of people linked to billiard that also deserve our attention. Newscasters, referees, photographers, fans or even cuemakers give color to the events of Pool or Snooker. In this week's article we highlight seven characters who love this sport and whose work help spread billiard.

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The records of Billiard

The records of Billiard

You probably remember mythical Records like Ronnie’s fastest 147 Ronnie or the 28 caroms in a row made by Caudron, but the truth is that many other billiard records billiard go unnoticed. So I decided to take a walk in the Guiness and collect them in this article so that we realize the feats achieved by some billiard players. And why not, if one day you want to try to beat them.

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10 accessories every billiard player should have in the cue case

10 accessories every billiard player should have in the cue case

A cue and chalk. It is all we need to go and win ball games. But most players carry in the cue case an array of additional accessories such as spare tips, shaft cleaners or gloves. There are minimalist players, and others who carry a real survival kit. In this week's article we highlight the 10 most useful accessories (although not strictly necessary) to take in your cue case and use them at any time.

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Top 5 Stratospheric Pool Breaks

Top 5 Stratospheric Pool Breaks

As in tennis, the break is one of the key moments of any billiard game, especially in Pool. Although it’s a shot in which also luck influences, first-class players know how to control it by always following the same routine. In this week's article we are highlighting five stunning Pool breaks white for the control of the white ball and the ability of the player to enter the ball.

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5 fun facts about the World 9-Ball Championship

5 fun facts about the World 9-Ball Championship

World 9-Ball Championship continues and there are only the 16 best billiard players. Good time to review some fun facts about the most important Pool tournament of the year, held since 2010 in Doha, Qatar.

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The best professional billiard tournaments for this Summer 2016

The best professional billiard tournaments for this Summer 2016

Professional billiard players have already finished their holidays. In the remainder of summer there are several important events in the billiards calendar which you should remember. If you are someone who likes to watch billiard even laying on the beach lounger, you should take note of the best professional billiard tournaments for this summer.

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The Best Foreign Billiard Blogs

The Best Foreign Billiard Blogs

If you like pool you will want to read articles published here, in The Billartist, in Billar Spain or bola-8.es. The pool has good communication channels in Spanish and, of course, also in English. Today we will discuss precisely this second offer: there are those who are related to me, the best foreign billiards blogs.

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Top 7 billiard celebrations

Top 7 billiard celebrations

What would you do right after entering the last 9 ball that will give you the title of World Pool Masters? How would you react to learn that you have just proclaimed Snooker world champion at the Crucible or just achieved Maximum Break? You would probably also go on the table you like crazy or make a good cry in the theater of Sheffield. The celebrations are one of the most emotional and special moments of any sport, also in pool. So in today's article we highlight seven euphoric moments of the best billiard players in the world.

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10 billiard player oddities

10 billiard player oddities

Some more than others, but generally billiard players are maniacs and superstitious. While we are playing, we deploy a series of tics that make us feel safer on the table. They are small routines, simple repeats, like a tennis player when it has the serve or a golfer when preparing a swing.

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What tip should I use on my billiard cue?

What tip should I use on my billiard cue?

They are so small that sometimes we do not pay attention to them. We spend months without changing or worrying about them, but they are essential. The modern pool is not understood without the tip, a billiard component with two centuries of history.

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What are billiard cues made of?

What are billiard cues made of?

Months ago we talked about what billiard balls are made of, and today it’s the turn for the billiard cues, the extension of our arms. We are used to seeing them clean and shiny, but behind those perfect designs, manufacturing processes and a variety of materials, especially wood, essential for good a play, are hiding. It's time to discover them.

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The beasts of billiard

The beasts of billiard

Putting names or logos of animals for trademarks is not an exclusive phenomenon of billiards far. Just see most NBA teams (Dallas Mavericks, Chicaco Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves ...), technology companies (Firefox, Mailchimp, Twitter), a footwear brands like Puma or energy drinks like Red Bull. The pool is fed, in part, of this particular American and Anglo-Saxon tradition of identifying a business with an animal by its characteristics or their skills.

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8 books which every billiardist should read

8 books which every billiardist should read

In summer pool competitions decrease their intensity, so between swimming pool dips, it’s a good time to refresh knowledge with previous billiards literature. Practice is essential, but without a theoretical basis any billiardist is limited. So in today's article we highlight some of the best books on billiards (four in Spanish and four in English).

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9 tips to improve your basic techniques Pool

9 tips to improve your basic techniques Pool

Billiard is a much more complex sport than people think. Knowing the basics to master is as vital as in any other sport, something that many underestimate. Daily practice will make us improve substantially, so having our own billiard table can help us train.

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All about the new Predator Revo billiard shaft

All about the new Predator Revo billiard shaft

Predator nobody beats Predator when it's time to revolutionize marketing and billiard industry with a new product. And they have again demonstrated with their new creature: the black shaft Revo made with carbon fiber introduced a few months ago. Is it as innovative as they say?

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Top 7 professional Carom players

Top 7 professional Carom players

One more time, we are highlight some of the best billiard players in the world. First we talked about the top of Pool players, then about the Snooker players, and this time it is the turn of those who play on tables without pockets and dominate the bands better than anyone else: the Carom billiard players. Here are my 7 favorite champions still active.

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Top 7 professional Snooker players

Top 7 professional Snooker players

We continue with the series of articles on the best professional billiard players in the world. Last week we talked about Pool and now it’s the turn for Snooker. It is not easy to highlight only seven names among the many magicians of Snooker, but here are my favorite players that are still active.

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Top 7 professional pool players

Top 7 professional pool players

They are our idols, we dream of facing them one day and achieve some of their greatest achievements. While that dream is not met we can only watch them them play on video or live, trying to learn from their fantastic talent on the table. Everyone has their favorite billiard players, so today I share with you mine: there goes my top 7 pool players, all of them still active.

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5 Pool disciplines to which we should give more attention

5 Pool disciplines to which we should give more attention

No one doubts that the three predominant forms of American Pool are 8-ball, 9 ball and, increasingly, ball 10. But there is life beyond these popular games. There are at least 5 other disciplines of American pool that often go more unnoticed. However, because of their strategic character and the skill they require, they deserve to be as famous as those of a lifetime. So today the protagonists are them.

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5 things you may not know about billiard chalks

5 things you may not know about billiard chalks

When the game starts some rest on the rails of the table and others in the hands or pockets of the player. But they all play a vital role in pool: ensure a perfect grip between the cue (the tip) and the hitting ball (the white ball). Although they stain and leave a mark, they are much loved because without them powerful shots sidespins could not exist.

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50 cheap excuses for billiard players

50 cheap excuses for billiard players

When we fail a ball or lose a game, the easiest thing is to blame anything but yourself. Instead of being honest and admit that the one who erred was us, often the billiard players throw more or less realistic alibi: that if the table, the cloth, the cue, the rival...

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12 billiard documentaries not to be missed

12 billiard documentaries not to be missed

We the billiard players like to do as much or more than watching games, discover stories and crucial characters in the world of pool. So we are always looking for videos that satisfy our curiosity and our billiardist needs.

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What are billiard balls made of?

What are billiard balls made of?

Always willing to hold our shots, dancing on the table, bouncing in the cushions and ending in the pockets. So this is how the life of a billiard ball goes, whose fate is always in our hands… and in our cues. These so perfect and resistant spheres that never tire rolling are the protagonists of today’s article, because every billiard player should know what the billiard balls are made of.

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The 10 best 3 cushion game innings

The 10 best 3 cushion game innings

You won’t be a total billiard player until you have not watched over and over again these 10 stratospheric shots.

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10 historical Snooker games

10 historical Snooker games

Last week we opened the series on mythical moments of pool with 10 historical Pool games. Today is the turn of Snooker. You won’t be a total billiardist until you have not watched over and over these maximum breaks and other memorable frames.

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10 historical Pool games

10 historical Pool games

Agonizing finals, impossible shots and egregious anger. It is difficult to summarize the entire history of pool in a few videos, but these 10 games will always have a place in the historical memory of American pool. You will not be a total billiard fan until you have watched once and again these 10 mythical moments.

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10 pool clubs in the world that you should visit

10 pool clubs in the world that you should visit

If every football player dreams of ever stepping the grass at Camp Nou or the Bernabeu, every billiard player dreams of rolling the balls on the tables in the Star Billiards Center or in the Amsterdam Billiards Club. Today, we gather 10 of the best pool halls in the world, the temples that all billiard player should visit at least once in their lifetime.

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5 apps that every billiard player should have

5 apps that every billiard player should have

Next to the cue and the chalk, the smartphone can become the best ally of a billiard player. Especially in his workout routine. The vast majority of mobile applications on pool available in Google Play or App Store are games, but there are also apps designed to perfect the technique and improve the game. Here you go with five good examples.

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There is no good billiard without a good cloth

There is no good billiard without a good cloth

It is the billiard’s field, what will mark the tempo. If it is artificial, the ball won’t roll smoothly and won’t rebound naturally; if it is overly watered, it will run too fast; if it has been cut very high and it dry, it will slow down. As in a football field, one of the fundamental parts of a pool table is its cloth. So today we analyze the necessary measures that cloths must have for every modality and each table dimension, in addition to other keys on this material that will serve you if you are about to upholster your table.

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This is how people plays billiard in the world

This is how people plays billiard in the world

Billiard has no frontiers. It is played anywhere, in very different ways. Every culture has adapted this universal game to their liking. Americans brought solids and stripes, French brought caroms, English brought Blackball or Snooker, Spanish brought chapolin or Russians the tangle of white balls.

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6 myths about pool

6 myths about pool

A mixture of urban legends, bar culture, word of mouth and Hollywood films has fostered that the billiard lives surrounded by myths. Some of them supported by half-truths and others directly, in complete falsehoods. In this article, we dismantle six topics on the most practices and known billiards mode, American Pool.

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Technical principles of pool with Raul Hebles. The 8 Ball break

Technical principles of pool with Raul Hebles. The 8 Ball break

Feel like learning new technical fundamentals of pool? Raul Hebles today brings a wonderful video tutorial on break in 8-Ball

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Technical principles of pool with Raul Hebles. 90 degrees System

Technical principles of pool with Raul Hebles. 90 degrees System

Ready to learn new technical fundamentals of pool? Raul Hebles shares today with everyone a video tutorial on System 90 degrees.

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Poolmania wishes you a ¡Merry Christmas!

Poolmania wishes you a ¡Merry Christmas!

Poolmania wishes you a ¡Merry Christmas!

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Technical principles of pool with Raul Hebles. The Effects

Technical principles of pool with Raul Hebles. The Effects

Christmas is coming and Raul Hebles doesn´t stop to teach new techniques for pool!

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Technical principles of pool with Raul Hebles

Technical principles of pool with Raul Hebles

Poolmania premiere! From today you'll have the opportunity to learn techniques and tricks that you will sure come in handy to improve your game in the pool table

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Poolmania will be EuroTour sponsor the next two seasons

Poolmania will be EuroTour sponsor the next two seasons

EuroTour and Poolmania have reached a sponsorship agreement by which our image will appear in EuroTour during the next two seasons.

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Poolmania and Todobillar Galicia join their forces

Poolmania and Todobillar Galicia join their forces

We are pleased to announce the partnership agreement we have reached with Todobillar Galicia, which this platform becomes exclusive distributors in Galicia

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (37)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (37)

Comes ... The best of the last week in pool and snooker! If you haven´t had the opportunity to be a day don`t worry, we'll make it easy. News, current events, interviews, the best clubs, the latest in our shop and more!

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (36)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (36)

Friday and early August, but we do not stop :-) So we bring, the best of the last week in pool and snooker! If you have not had the opportunity to be a day do not worry we'll make it easy. News, current events, interviews, the best clubs, the latest in our store and more!

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (35)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (35)

Friday, and that means ...Best of the last week in pool and snooker! If you have not had the opportunity to be a day do not worry we'll make it easy. News, current events, interviews, the best clubs, the latest in our shop and more!

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (34)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (34)

In Poolmania share with you the best that has happened in the world of pool and snooker in the last 7 days. If you have not had the opportunity to be a day do not worry we'll make it easy :-)

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (33)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (33)

The activity doesn´t stop, and Poolmania wants to share with you the best things that have happened in the world of pool and snooker in the last two weeks. If you haven´t had the opportunity to be a day don´t worry we'll make it easy :-)

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (24)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (24)

It's time to know ... The best of the last week in pool and snooker! If you have not had the opportunity to be a day do not worry we'll make it easy :-)

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (23)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (23)

Friday, and that means ...Best of the last week in pool and snooker! If you have not had the opportunity to be a day that we do not worry we make it easy

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (22)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (22)

True to our appointment we bring the best of the last week in pool and snooker. If you have not had the opportunity to be a day not worry we'll make it easy

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We've missed you. Will not happen again!

We've missed you. Will not happen again!

As you know, Poolmania is a newly created website, in just a year old, has positioned itself as the largest community pool in Spain. We are excited about what we have achieved so far but, above all, for all that we have to achieve with you

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (18)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (18)

News, events, videos ... We share with you the best of the last week in pool and snooker. If we had the opportunity to be a day not worry we'll make it easy.

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (17)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (17)

News, events, videos ... All the news of the last week in the world of pool and snooker at your fingertips. If you have not had the opportunity to be a day we'll make it easy :-)

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The Chapolin Canario ... according to Victor Rodriguez

The Chapolin Canario ... according to Victor Rodriguez

Today we are pleased to share this post written by Tenerife bilar player Victor Rodriguez on Chapolin Canario

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Carlos Cabello winner of the 2º Test Cup of Spain

Carlos Cabello winner of the 2º Test Cup of Spain

The Malaga player Carlos Cabello has proven winner in the 2nd Test Cup Spain Ball Masterpool circuit 10 which was held this past weekend in Jaen. Cabello won in emphatic manner in the final by Diego Pedro Simon 7-0.

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (15)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (15)

News, events, videos ... All the news of the last week in the world of pool and snooker at your fingertips. If we had the opportunity to be a day we'll make it easy :-)

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The summary of the week in the world of billiards and snooker (14)

The summary of the week in the world of billiards and snooker (14)

News, events, videos ... All news from the world of billiards and snooker at your fingertips. If we had the opportunity to be a day not worry we'll make it easy :-)

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Know better ... Raul Hebles

Know better ... Raul Hebles

Today we are fortunate to interview the Girona player Raul Hebles, one of the best pool players and recent national finalist in the 1st Test Cup Spain Ball 10 Masterpool Circuit

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The summary of the week in the world of billiards and snooker (13)

The summary of the week in the world of billiards and snooker (13)

News, events, videos ... We share with you the best of the last week in pool and snooker. If we had the opportunity to be a day not worry we'll make it easy :-)

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (12)

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker (12)

Another week that has been almost without realizing ... There is so much activity and we want to do new things in Poolmania, when we want to realize it's Friday. True to our appointment, we bring you a summary of the highlights in the last seven days in pool and snooker. We hope you like :-)

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The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker

The summary of the week in the world of pool and snooker

Comes our first review of the year in pool and snooker. The season kicks off with force and we will continue to share with you the most interesting content to keep you up to date. We look forward to your contributions :-)

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The return of summer Poolmania

The return of summer Poolmania

As is normal practice, the month of August was marked by the summer break in the volume of pool championships and tournaments that are held in our country.

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Why billiards players do not go to many tournaments?

Why billiards players do not go to many tournaments?

In recent months we have been working on the draft Poolmania we wanted to see first hand the views of the pool players and Spanish clubs to make this website as helpful as possible

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What will the next billiard clubs Poolmania join?

What will the next billiard clubs Poolmania join?

Poolmania is barely a month old and already many pool clubs in Spain have been encouraged to publish their information and profile on our website

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Poolmania is born, the website for the World of Pool

Poolmania is born, the website for the World of Pool

Today we are attending a grand opening. Poolmania born, a website aimed at players and billiard clubs, which aims to become the reference portal for players of this sport in Spain

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