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Jordan Spieth demonstrated his talent to play billiards

Attending The Masters for 5 consecutive years since 2014, Jordan Spieth is one of the brightest candidates for The Masters championship.

If in the last 4 years, the world’s No. 4 golfer soon made a strong impression thanks to 1 championship and 2 times the final second place, then after the first round of the year, Jordan Spieth has established. An equally impressive record. That is through a total of 17 rounds, he has 9 rounds to place number 1. This achievement helps Jordan Spieth ranked 6th in the list of golfers with the most rounds of The Masters leading, equal with legendary golfer Tiger Woods.

In addition to the talent that helped Jordan Spieth rise to number 1 in the world in 2015 and maintain his lead on the chart for 26 weeks, the golfer who won major three times also has many other sports talents. For example, billiards, Jordan Spieth freely accepted to participate in a billiards match with David Feherty – a former professional golfer and now a producer and commentator on television.

Also must calculate the angle, direction, hitting force, but on the billiards table is a very different image of Jordan Spieth. At this time, fans hope that, when the epidemic is over, when the tournaments return, Jordan Spieth will also return with the best form.

When Brooks Kopeka reached the top of glory on the world golf chart, another former No. 1 golfer continued to slip. Jordan Spieth did not attend the CJ Cup golf tournament last week, in which Brooks Koepka won the trophy. This caused the American golfer to fall from No. 10 to No. 11, and was the first time he was not in the top 10 of the best golfers in the world since November 2014.

Since that time, Jordan Spieth has won 12 golf tournaments around the world, including three major tournaments. He has 26 weeks to hold No. 1 on the chart. But since July this year, the 25-year-old golfer has failed to win a single tournament, and was eliminated from the Tour Championship for the first time in his career.

The top 10 golfers on the current chart include Brooks Koepka, who just came to No. 1 a week ago. In second place is Dustin Johnson. It was followed by Justin Rose, Justin Thomas, Rory McilRoy, Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler and Jason Day.

With such a good record in recent years, famous golfer Tiger Woods has held the world’s No. 13 position for the fifth consecutive week.

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World billiard shock: The first player to die because of Covid-19

The famous South American player Oscar Ticona recently passed away because the Covid-19 epidemic has shocked the world billiard community.

The South American billiard community and the world were stunned recently when the Bolivian Billiards Federation announced that Oscar Ticona had passed away because Covid-19 was at the age of 58. 

Oscar Ticona is considered a monument of billiard Bolivia, dominating the country for many years. He is also one of the players with the most appearances in South American international tournaments.

During his career, Ticona has competed in most famous cities of South America such as Manizales, Medellin, Bogota, Quito, Lima, Santiago or Buenos Aires. He has repeatedly been in the top of the best players in the Panamerican Championship – the prestigious professional 3-band carom tournament of South America.

After learning the news, a series of famous fighters expressed their shock as well as shared their grief with Mr. Ticona’s family. Alexander Salazar (Colombia) wrote: “Ticona is the elite representative of Bolivian billiards. I remember the memories of playing with him across the continent”

Player Ricardo Migliavacca (Argentina) shared: “We are very sad to announce the departure of Ticona, a victim of Covid-19. He is an outstanding player in his country. His departure will be a exellent loss. We extend our condolences to the Ticona family and the Bolivian Billiards Federation”.

In addition to expressing grief, player Luis Aveiga (Ecuador) also revealed that the wife of a famous colleague had also passed away a year earlier.

Mr. Oscar Ticona is the first case in which a player in the world has died from the Covid pandemic. Previously, the Covid-19 pandemic caused death of 2 athletes in sports. They are Iranian female futsal player Elham Sheikhi (23 years old) and Chinese fitness champion Qiu Jun (70 years old).

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The marbles in billiards may not be known

Depending on the types of billiards, billiards are used differently such as pool, carom (France) or snooker often use small marbles. The sizes and weights of these marbles depend on the particular playing genre but have different sizes and weights.

According to the documents, the first billiard ball was made from wood and clay (to the 20th century some places still apply). Although it is affordable, in Europe, beef bones are quite popular to make billiard balls, but from 1627 to the 20th century people preferred to use ivory as a material. By the middle of the 19th century, the killing of elephants for ivory became an alarm, so it was decided not to make more than 8 tablets per ivory. And with such rampant hunting, elephants were pushed to the brink of extinction, a New York supplier awarded prizes of up to $10,000 to anyone who found a substitute material. So (today, the award is still there, but the reward is only about 178 dollars)

By 1969, John Wesley Hyatt created a compound called nitrocellulose and became the first American to create billiard balls. By 1870, another compound was invented, Celluloid, which unfortunately is volatile when produced and sometimes exploded. However, the evidence to support it is not clear.

Then, to avoid material instability, other synthetic materials were tested such as Bakelite, Crystalite and several other compounds.

Today’s high demands for precision billiard balls have been met by billiard ball molds from plastic materials that have stiff properties that resist breaking or chipping to billiard balls. Currently, Saluc, under the names of firms like Aramith and Brunswick Centennial, produces balls from phenol. Other plastics and plastics such as Polium ester (Polyester) (under different trade names) and Acrylic resin are also used, by competing between companies such as Elephant Balls Ltd, Frenzy Sports and Vigma.

Types of marbles

Billiard ball

In the carom billiards marbles are not numbered and distinguished by the color of the marbles.

  • Red shade
  • White ball
  • 2nd white shade (some places use yellow shade for easy distinction)

Billiards international hole

There are a total of 15 marbles numbered from 1 to 15 and 1 marbles are white or ivory white. Depending on the style of play, people use 9 balls (9 ball pool) or all 15 balls (pool 8 ball). The color and number of marbles are specified as follows

1 = gold

2 = green

3 = red

4 = Purple (it may be pink depending on the kit)

5 = orange

6 = dark green

7 = brown or dark brown

8 = black

9 = white yellow stripes

10 = blue and white stripes

11 = red white stripe

12 = purple white stripe (or pink white stripe)

13 = oranges with white stripes

14 = green with white stripes

15 = brown or dark brown with white stripe

Billiard-hole in English style

Similar to Pool 8 ball consists of 15 marbles, including 1 white, 1 black ball and 2 groups of red and yellow marbles (each side 7 balls).

Snooker billiards

A pool of American hole billiards (9 ball pool, 8 ball pool…) and English hole billiards consists of 21 target marbles and 1 master ball. In it, there are 15 red marbles worth 1 point. The remaining 6 colored marbles have different scores, namely:

Gold = 2 points

Green = 3 points

Brown = 4 points

Green = 5 points

Pink = 6 points

Black = 7 points

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Interesting things about snooker history

Billiards has long been a familiar and widely loved sport in the world. In some countries, the snooker fan with this number is not inferior. However, have you ever wondered how Billiards was born? Join us to learn about the interesting things that swirl around the small ball in the article below.

Development history

Antique illustration of sports and exercises: Knurr and Spell

In Europe, people began to play billiards – an outdoor game on clay tables using marbles and sticks from the 13th century. There are records in 1469, which is 16 years after being taken by the Turks. Invasion, had billiard tables. However, it is not yet agreed which country billiards were first. Particularly in France, history books clearly stated: The first wooden billiard table from the time of King Louis 11; The author is Mr. Henri de Vigue played for the king to play.

Before King Louis ordered the table, this sport was mainly played outdoors, players would use their sticks in the shape of a golf club to hit the ball through a small iron frame, in front of which there were many. Obstacles are different, whoever overcomes all obstacles and hits the iron frame first will be the winner.

And since King Louis ordered that table, history has started to turn the page with billiards. People moved from outdoor to indoor and the sticks and frames were reduced to fit the size of the table.

In 1643, the Dutch landed in New York (originally named New Netherland) and introduced billiards here. Soon, billiard associations sprung up across South and North America. In Europe, from the 17th century, in Germany – Austria started to play billiards; In Northern Europe, billiards entered Denmark in 1766, and then to Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

To the east, it was the Dutch who occupied Indonesia in 1636 and brought billiards here. By 1560, Japan learned that billiards was brought by Dutch sailors. Today, Japan is the country with the most billiard clubs and has also produced many billiard champions. The head of the Japanese billiard association is Mr. Tsuneyoshi Takeda, a member of the International Olympic Committee.

Through historical periods, billiard gradually became more and more people turned to hitting balls in the hole and the curved stick to hit the balls was no longer suitable. As a result, many people have started to give up the old style stick and switch to the long, straight and small-headed stick that we today call muscle. With the change of its play style as well as its popularity no longer confined to the aristocracy, so many billiards clubs began to appear, along with many forms of competition. different match like American style pool, billiard carom, 8 ball pool, snooker, 9 ball pool …


Billiards have many different names between countries: Italians call this game biglia, the French then Bilhard, in Spain it is called Virlota and the British call it “Ball-yard”. Today the international name is Billiard.

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Billiards SEA Games: The photo makes Reyes and the Philippines feel happy!

Efren “Bata” Reyes was unable to win a gold medal at the SEA Games, which could be considered his last. However, both the billiards Philippines and the “Witch” themselves are comforted by the winner’s attitude.

Billiards SEA Games 30 is so closed under the unsatisfied scenario of both Filipino host 2019 and witch Efren Reyes. Because after decades of fighting, Efren “Bata” Reyes is still a leading legend of the world mechanics village, but no longer scary magic as before.

Billiards SEA Games: Bức ảnh khiến phù thủy Reyes cùng Philippines cảm thấy hạnh phúc!

Consequently, in Reyes’ last possible match at the SEA Games, the 65-year-old general lost to the Vietnamese defense. “I really don’t know what else to say, but this is a difficult game because my technique has faded rather than progressed,” Reyes confessed.

Of course, Reyes remains modest. Because although there is no peak of his performance, he is still as dangerous as when winning the Thai player Punyawee Thongchai 100-37 in the 1-carom content. But when he met Ngo Dinh Nai at the age of 38, the symbol of the Philippines billiards had accepted a clear defeat 100-14.

Despite the easy win, the world champion of carom content took action to make the Philippines billiards village feel like crying with emotion: He invited Reyes to take a picture after shaking hands to finish the match, even praising him. He is a legend.

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Come here, you need to say it clearly again. Reyes may not have said the wrong thing, but that must have been a few decades ago, when he was at his peak and not yet in pool. Besides, maybe the Filipino sports leaders forgot to tell the billiards old man that even though the island nation is the only country currently represented in the Top 5 in the world for both men and women. That is why the 30th SEA Games only left 1 carom content 1 tape for Reyes to show off.

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The legendary snooker get the maximum number of points

Ronnie O’Sullivan, the only English player in the world, has just set a record for snooker. In one chance, Sullivan scored 147 points, which is the maximum number of points in this game.

The player nicknamed “The Rocket” once more recorded his name in history when he was 13, going an absolute score at the snooker billiards – UK Championship taking place in  York Barbican, England.

In the match in the fourth round,  Ronnie O’Sullivan had a 6-0 destruction victory over the Scottish – Matthew Selt. Winning the ticket to go to the quarterfinals with an impressive victory, but the way the number 4 world winner in game 6 is even more impressive.

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In the final game, take advantage of opportunities when rival Matthew Selt has a tragic situation. “The Rocket” took full advantage of the opportunity, he took a chance to clear the table and score maximum points in the snooker.

O’Sullivan’s scoreline marked the 109th time with one hand reaching the maximum point (147 points in snooker). For the 38-year-old English goalkeeper, this is the 13th time he has achieved this feat, which is a feat that no player has ever achieved.

Outstandingly pass Matthew Selt in the fourth round. O’Sullivan went on to win a 6-4 victory over Anthony McGill to place his name in the semi-final of the UK Championship.

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About the number 1 hand of England and former No. 1 of the world Ronnie O’Sullivan:
– Born December 5, 1975.
– Play snooker from 10 years old, get maximum score of 147 points at age 15.
– Become a professional fighter at 16 years old.
– With a very fast style of attack, the British hand is nicknamed “The Rocket”.
– Keeping a world record with a table cleaner takes only 5 minutes 20 seconds.
– Former No. 1 in the world, 5 times in the world, 5 times in the Masters snooker and four times in the UK Championship.
– Sullivan is 2nd in the list of athletes who have taken a muscle to score over 100 points in a single trip (with 750 times). 
First place was Scottish athlete Stephen Hendry 775 times.
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2 famous female billiard players in Korea

Korea is considered the country with the most developed billiards in the world today.

Besides possessing many excellent players in the top of the world, Kimchi country has a very talented young force both men and women.

1. Ji Eun Han

Ji Eun Han is known as a talented female fighter with a beautiful face no less than Korean stars.

Female player Ji Eun Han (born 2001) is considered one of the promising young talents in Korea. Besides attending most of the domestic tournaments, she has started competing internationally since 2017.

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Right in the first international tournament she took place in New York (USA) in April 2017, the 16-year-old female athlete was shocked when overcoming many big names in the United States, France, China. National or Colombia to advance to the quarterfinals. Ji Eun only stopped to stand in front of the world carom queen Orie Hida.

In addition to her talent, Ji Eun also impresses her by her extremely beautiful appearance. Angel-like face, cute white skin and pure smile, beauty easily makes fans ecstatic every time she watches her focus.

According to Korean experts, Ji Eun has a meticulous fighting style, good hand strength and especially good judgment and calculation. If you train hard for psychological factors and competitive experience, this beauty can completely become one of the top female players of Kimchi country as well as the world in the future.

2. Ho Hsin-Ju

Ho Hsin-Ju has turned 40 but he has not been married, which has attracted the attention of the public recently. Learn about Ho Hsin-Ju’s career career, this is not a player with outstanding achievements, though it is easy to find the unique fighting opportunities of this athlete on social networks.

Experts have said, Ho Hsin-Ju is a good technical player, but due to unstable psychology, she has not won any significant titles. The consolation for Ho Hsin-Ju is that when each tournament ends she is listed on the list of the best muscle lines in the tournament.

For example, the match between Ho Hsin-Ju met the beautiful Korean player – Yu Ram Cha at the world pool 9 ball tournament 2012. In game 5, after running marbles to make it difficult for the opponent, she brought herself On the difficult position, though, with the skill of upper hand Ho Hsin-Ju, he used the technique of adding ball number 3 to the number 9 and always won.

That special move, helping Ho Hsin-Ju shorten the score to 1-4, when the camera came to the image of Yu Ram Cha, she did not show emotions but showed a disgusted look because the opponent had a chance. beat too class. In the end of this match, Ho Hsin-Ju lost 1-5, but she scored with the audience thanks to a beautiful shot.

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The best billiard players in the world (Part 1)

Today, billiard is no longer simply a sport of entertainment. They are gradually being developed into regional, professional, world tournaments. 

This is also the condition for the birth of the best billiard players in the world. So do you know the best billiards players in the world today? 

Roll the world’s number one billiard player makes the opponent just stand by

Join us to score some of the players who are rated as the world’s best.

Caudron Frédéric

In the recent world defense rankings, Caudron Frédéric excelled in the top. Caudron Frédéric was born on January 27, 1968. He is an excellent professional footballer from Belgium. In his playing career, Frédéric surprised people with the unprecedented records he created. 

Caudron Frédéric - cơ thủ bida số 1 thế giới

Throughout his career, the number of times Frédéric was crowned king was not small. He has never even been so aggressive when he won. People are used to a calm champion in every tournament. 

Almost every tournament in the world has the presence of Frédéric. These include: UMB World Three – cushion championship champions in 1999, 2012, 2013; UMB World Three – cushion for national team championship in 2004, 2012, 2013; CEB European Three – cushion championship in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011. Besides, he has also participated in many European leagues and tournaments. 

It can be said that in billiard circles, Frédéric is a legend. He is one of the most admired 3-player billiards in the world. His accomplishment is something every player desires. It would be no exaggeration to say that Frédéric is the number 1 billiard in the world now. That has been shown in the world rankings. 

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Top 5 snooker players in 2019 (Part 2)

Neil Robertson

After the 2019 Betfred World Championship, Neil Robertson holds a solid fourth place in the Snooker World rankings.

Already considered one of the most successful billiards players of all time, left-handed Australians have had another very solid snooker season. His most notable trophy in the 2018/2019 season came on April 7 when he won in China by deciding to beat Jack Lisowski 11-4.

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Mark Williams

A number of ex-open and current world champions, Mark Williams have seen a big comeback to form after a few lackluster seasons. Currently in 3rd place, Williams didn have a spectacular season, but a couple of big victories and steady performances throughout the year helped him improve Snooker’s World Ranking. Many scholars have eliminated him after several of his championship seasons starting in 2011/2012, but Williams shows he still has a lot of fighting in him, even at the age of 44 and a trophy of achievement. .

Ronnie O SummerSullivan

You are not a fan of this sport when you hear about Ronnie O SummerSullivan. After more than two decades of playing billiards, Summer Sullivan is almost the epitome of the game and one of the biggest legends ever played it. Although 2019 is his best, it’s still more than enough to put Oullivan in the top players. SummerSullivan won the inaugural Tour Championship in March 2019, beating Neil Robertson 13-11, first bringing him to the top of the charts in nearly nine years.

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Mark SelbyWhile Mark Selby is currently ranked in the top five, in sixth place, he deserves maximum recognition, as he completely dominated the sport before last season, keeping the top spot. for seven consecutive years. He had a bit of a discount last season, drawing comments from certain experts that Selby may have left his game and is far from his best form. But, unlike Sullivan or some other top billiard players, Mark Selby is known as a patient and very calm player, with strong safe play. This, along with his loss of first place after a long and successful dynasty, can help him get back on track and back to the top.

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Top 5 snooker players in the world (Part 1)

Over the past century and a half, since its invention in England, snooker has become widely available and played worldwide.

Today, it is an internationally watched sport, featuring top professionals playing in world-class tournaments with multi-million prizes. In this article, we will pay homage to the best, top 5 billiard players of the world.

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Overview of this fast-growing sport

Although snooker has existed for a century and a half, it has only seen significant exposure over the past few decades. This sport is deeply rooted in England, Scotland and Australia, but is almost popular elsewhere in the world. As noted, a country in the far east has a surprisingly strong affection for snooker. China organizes a number of major snooker tournaments every year and has a large number of snooker players, according to some estimates, 50 million Chinese play billiards.

As this sport continues to grow in popularity, it could also affect a highly lucrative industry – online betting. This applies especially to the UK, where most of the top billiard tournaments take place and where online casinos and betting are most developed. Many new betting sites have a good reputation that offer customers to bet on snooker tournaments, request exclusive promotions related to snooker or enjoy many other benefits when deciding to follow this sport.

Judd Trump

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Trump started the 2018/2019 season in 5th place but tried to improve his results from the previous season and moved up to 2nd in the rankings for the 2019/2020 season. Judd Trump has had one of the best seasons of his career, in a year that saw him break many records and achieve great success. Despite failing to defend his European Master’s title, Trump had one of the all-time performances just moments later, at the 2019 World Championship. The match in the final against John Higgins, Trump also won the aforementioned championship. By winning the world title, he also became only the eleventh player to complete the Triple Crown.