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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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