Billiard Sports

Billiard Sports at the 5th AIMAG represents the four sports of Carom, Pool, Snooker and Russian Pyramid.

Carom refers to games played on tables without pockets, typically 10 feet in length including balk line and straight rail, cushion caroms, three-cushion billiards, artistic billiards and four-ball.

Pool covers numerous pocket billiards games generally played on six-pocket tables of 7, 8, or 9-foot length, including among others eight-ball, nine-ball, ten ball, straight pool, one-pocket, and bank pool.

Snooker and English billiards include games played on a billiards table with six pockets called snooker tables. A separate culture and terminology from other cue sports characterise their play.

Russian Pyramid is a billiard sport that has several differences from Western Pool, although game play is still dominated by attempts to pocket billiard balls.

Quick Facts

  • A "Billiards" category encompassing pool, snooker and carom was featured in the 2005 World Games and in the 2006 Asian Games.
  • The three disciplines were assembled under one umbrella organisation in August 1990.

Days of competition: 8 days 
Competition dates: 19–26 September 
Medal events: 13
Competition venue: Billiard Sports Arena


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