Norman Clare Retrospective
Cues n Views is proud to
present the Norman Clare Retrospective section as a tribute to the noted
Billiards & Snooker Historian.
Thurston, current copyright holders, has
kindly granted permission to Cues n Views to present the articles written by
Norman Clare and originally published in Cue World in the early nineteen
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description of each article.
The Norman Clare
Part one - The origin of the game
The origin of the game of Billiards is very obscure,
although many efforts have been made to trace its history, always without
success. There are in existence a number of "theories" or "anecdotes" which
endeavour to explain the origin of the game.
Masters - Edwin Kentfield & John Carr.
Part two - Rules and
Rule No. XXXVI Whoever stops a ball when
running, with hand, stick, or otherwise loses the lead and if his adversary
don't like the ball he has to play at the next stroke.
Part three - Past
Masters - John Roberts senior.