Noble Game

Since its inception, billiards has consistently been regarded as a noble game. Its earliest exponents included royalty, the nobility, officers and gentry. Currently, snooker is the only form of billiards in which players still dress in traditional clothing, and waistcoats and bow ties are commonplace at tournaments. The game of gentlemen is, therefore, a direct descendant of the earliest recorded battles on the green baize. In this section, we have assembled a selection of information pertinent to billiards. These include details concerning its early manifestations, as well as articles that facilitate an understanding of how billiards developed and evolved.