English billiards, called simply billiards in Great Britain, where it originated, and in many former British colonies such as Australia, is a cue sport for two players or teams. Two cue balls (originally both white and one marked e.g. with a black dot, but more recently one white, one yellow) and a red object ball are used. Each player or team uses a different cue ball. It is played on a billiards table with the same dimensions as a snooker table and points are scored for cannons and pocketing the balls. English billiards has also, but less frequently, been referred to as "the English game", "the all-in game" and (formerly) "the common game".
NSW Billiards Championships
Snooker and Billiards NSW is responsible for running all NSW Billiards Championships including State Majors and Minors as well as the new 150 Up Point Score format events.
The Billiards Sub-Committee forms part of Snooker and Billiards NSW and is responsible for the development and promotion of Billiards in NSW. The sub-committee manages all of the NSW Billiards Championships across the state. The Sub-Committee is made up of the following representatives:
Todd Hayward (Board Member), Peter Tankard, Andy De Haan and David McMahon. Steve Cowie from the South Coast is also active as Tournament Director for many of the events in NSW.
Billiards Ranking System
The Billiards Sub-Committee in 2017 created a new Billiards ranking system for NSW players. If you have any questions about the ranking system please contact any member of the Sub-Committee.