In the middle of the 17th century, King Louis XIII gradually cultivated the billiards, mainly through the general introduction of the cover. In 1781 King Louis XIV had to play billiards for physical exercise. The billiard game was hard work back then. The cue, as the game stick was called, weighed several kilograms and the table was much larger than it is today. In 1734, French billiards are mentioned for the first time, and their table also had holes.
In 1773, a billiard player described the carom playing in "Covent Garden Magazine". This game was played on a table with holes, is still played today and is called "English Billiards". The great French Revolution brings the people closer to the billiard, as billiard tables were also built in restaurants. The game with the billiards was previously reserved only for the king and nobles, as it was very expensive. In 1819, the pool billiards game was mentioned in an English rulebook.
In 1872, in France, the idea of equipping the tip of the cue with a small patches of leather in order to improve hit and hit accuracy.
In 1878, the first official pool billiards championships took place in America. In 1884, the top player Maurice Vignoux founded the first billiard academy in the world in the Cafe "Cafe Mangin" in Paris. In the encyclopedia of Alversleben 35 different variants of the billiard game are listed. One corresponds to today's pool billiards.
The Billardsport is represented by the WCBS (World Confederation of Billiard Sports).