Billiards Games or Cue sports (sometimes spelled cuesports) are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick which is used to strike billiard balls, moving them around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by rubber cushions.
Historically, the umbrella term was billiards. While that familiar name is still employed by some as a generic label for all such games, the word's usage has splintered into more exclusive competing meanings among certain groups and geographic regions. In the United Kingdom, "billiards" refers exclusively to English billiards, while in the United States it is sometimes used to refer to a particular game or class of games, or to all cue games in general, depending upon dialect and context.
There are three major subdivisions of games within cue sports:
Carom billiards, referring to games played on tables without pockets, including among others balkline and straight rail, cushion caroms, three-cushion billiards and artistic billiards
Pocket billiards (or "pool") generally played on a table with six pockets, including among others eight-ball (the world's most widely played cue sport), nine-ball, straight pool, one-pocket and bank pool.
Snooker, which while technically a pocket billiards game, is generally classified separately based on its historic divergence from other games, as well as a separate culture and terminology that characterize its play. (Credit: Wikipedia)
Chinese Billiards Association
Founded: December 1986
WCBS Member since:
President: DAI Wenzhong
Secretary-General: TANG Fengxiang
Add: A39 Xingfu Street, Chongwen District, Beijing 100061,China
Tel: (86-10) 67157214
Fax: (86-10) 67114994
Training Competition Commission
Judges & Rules Commission
Press & Publicity Commission
A national mass sports organization and member of the All-China Sports Federation. Its highest organ of power is the National Committee, and the secretariat is in charge of the administration work.
World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS)