When did billiard start? When was it first invented? And, when did billiards starts to become a pool? You just might like playing billiard without worrying when it was first invented. But, without the history, you wouldn’t have the game to play.
This is a game that most of us love to play. It is also a game that has become an official sport in many countries and that many people are playing regularly for fun.
Most people know billiards as a pool. This is basically the same game, but with different balls and different rules. When was billiard invented, and how did the table and balls chance over the years? These are the history of billiards and pools.
When Was Billiards First Invented?
If you think that billiard is a new game that isn’t that old, then you need to think again. Billiard was played by kings and later by everyone else during the 15th century. It isn’t clear exactly what year billiard was invented, but there are reports of it being played from the 15th century.
It was played in Northern Europe and there are also reports that it was played in France as well. After the 16th century, the game started to get popular in more countries.
This is according to reports. Billiard was played outdoors at first but later became an indoor sport. The billiard game as we know it was played first in 1870.
How Did It Change Over the Years?
At the beginning of the game, during the 15th century, this was a game that was played outside. It had a table, with a rail to prevent the balls from falling off. In the beginning, it was only men who were allowed to play the game. However, women started playing years later.
The table changed a lot as well. The look of the table was different, even during some centuries the shape of the table was different, with different types of holes, holes at different places, and different numbers of holes.
But, one thing always stays the same. The color of the table surface. It was green during the beginning of the billiard, and it is still green. Yes, there are some of the tables that have different colors, but this isn’t the official colors.
Women and Billiard and Pool
During the early years of billiard and pool, men were the only ones that were allowed to play billiard and pool. Especially in public at pubs and bars. Only they were allowed to play in competitions and make bets on who is going to win.
There was no reason why women couldn’t play behind closed doors in the privacy of their own homes, or with friends. It was just not allowed in public.
Only during the early 1900s women were allowed to start playing billiard and pool in public. But they still weren’t able to play in competitions and to bet on players like the men. This only changed during recent years, when women got the same rights as men.
Today, some women are better than men and are just as competitive in the sport as men. Especially with the official sport. Women can now also play in bars, pubs, and for money, just like men. There are no rules against it just because the player is a woman.
Some Other Interesting Information About Billiard and Pool History
When you are looking at the history of billiards and pools, you will see that there is some interesting information that you might not have known about it.
In America, the traditional billiard that is also known as English billiard was the only version played until 1870. Then, the other variations of billiards, like a 15 ball pool, and American four-ball pool. Today, there is a huge variety of pool and billiard games with rules that are being played in America and all over the world.
Only during the late 1800’s that the pool table was invented the way that we know it. The 12 feet pool table with the four holes on each corner and two in the middle. The surface of the table was green, as we know it.
The green surface represents the grass of the outside where billiard was played first during the 15th century.Billiard. When was it invented and how did it change over the years? There are many reports that the game was played since the early 15th century.
But, it was played outside, in a completely different way than what we know today. It was only during the 1800s that billiard became the game that we know and play today. The only thing that is still the same is the table. The surface of the table is green.
In the beginning, it was only men that were allowed to play, but today men and women are playing billiard and pool and enjoy playing in competitions.
Johnny Pleasants says
I was curious to see a Gunsmoke rerun and Matt Dillon and Quint were playing pool. Did they really have the game in Dodge City Kansas then?