Friday, August 11, 2006
PLAY for Illustration Friday
Billiards knows a rich history. Kings, commoners, presidents, insanes, ladies, gentlemen and maybe criminals, have been playing the game. The Game has its origin in Northern Europe, probably France, where it was played as an outdoor game in the 15th century. Due to weather conditions the game moved indoors on a wooden table, which was dressed with a green carpet, to ressemble grass, and a slat around the sides. The balls where pushed instead of punched with a wooden stick. The name Billiards probably comes from two French words "bille" from ball and "art" from arts. The English also claim to have invented the game, but except for England nobody believes that.