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Snooker and Billiards ? British History and Billiards Playing Funny Dogs on Art Prints

Snooker and Billiards ? British History and Billiards Playing Funny Dogs on Art Prints

Imbued in English culture is a love and creator of Sports of all kinds.

I have a website where I have listed and linked to the 100+ various sports and games created by us Brits. One of the most popular British sports is Snooker and Billiards which It is believed was first played over a 600 years ago by British Soldiers.


1470 – Billiard tables evolved as a replacement to the lawn of a croquet game. Although billiards tables initially could only afforded by nobility and the rich.


1516-1558 – It was reported that Bloody Queen Mary of Scotland 1516 – 1558 had a Billiards Table and was a great fan of the game.


1674 – The first book discussing about the rules of Billiard was named as `The Complete Gamester` and was written by Charles Cotton. The book was published in England in the year 1674. Almost all the towns in England had public Billiard Table’s, during that period.Billiards became quite familiar to the public and several writers of that period also started to mention about the game in their writings.


1875 – It was in 1875 that Neville Chamberlain ( No, not that ex. British prime Minister ) created snooker. During the rainy season, young officers spent much of their time in the billiards room, and several of the games they played allowed for gambling. Two of the most popular games were ‘ pyramids’ and ‘black pool’.there were 15 reds, arranged in a pyramid, and each time a player potted a red his opponent had to pay a forfeit. In ‘black pool’, each player had a different coloured cue ball, and when an opponent potted potted it they had to pay a fee to rejoin the game. If the opponent potted the black ball after an opponents ball, the fee was greater.


Chamberlain combined elements of these two games to create a new game, which he persuaded his fellow officers to try. One day, when a player missed an easy shot, Chamberlain remarked that he was a ‘snooker’ – this was slang for a new recruit at Woolwich Military Academy. Chamberlain went on to say that they were all snookers at this game, and the name stuck.

Chamberlain had various postings throughout India, and introduced the game wherever he went. He was stationed in Madras from 1881 to 1885 and the game became very popular at the Ootacamund Club there. This is where the rules were worked out in detail for the first time.

During a visit to India in 1885, John Roberts, the world billiards champion, sought out Chamberlain in order to learn the game of snooker. He then introduced the game to England.

Chamberlain was promoted to captain in 1885, major shortly afterwards, and lieutenant-colonel in 1887. He was military secretary to the Kashmir government between 1890 and 1897, when he reorganised the Kashmir army. In 1899 he was promoted to colonel.

As well as India, Chamberlain also served in South Africa and Ireland. He died at his home in Ascot in 1944.

The Name Snooker received its name in the 1800’s by the British Armed Force who always called losing players “snooker”. The name stuck and the billiards game has remained under the same name of snooker for all of these years. The first organized tournament which was played wasn’t until 1916 when snooker introduced the Amateur English Championships. The World Snooker Championships was released soon after with the help of Joe Davis in 1927. Throughout the 1930’s snooker quickly became the most popular billiards game played throughout many countries.

1885 – The first governing body of the game, the English Billiards Association was formed in the UK in 1885, a period that saw a number of sporting bodies founded across the British sporting world. By the mid-20th century, the principal sanctioning body was the Billiards Association and Control Council (later the Billiards and Snooker Control Council).


1927 – The history of Billiards in India can be traced back to the first half of the nineteenth century, when the British rulers were ruling India. The game was brought to India by the British armed services.



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Dog Training DVd Source

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There are 2 reasons why it might be better for owners of pets to just buy a dog training DVD rather than to enroll their pets to an expensive training faculty. The 1st reason is the most evident one : money. Manifestly, it is a lot less expensive to just buy a DVD and do the training at home than to pay for training costs. These dog trainers have gone through a large amount of training themselves so it is just natural for them to request really high fees. While you’d still have to buy dog training DVD from experts, there’ll be a lot of difference between the charges that you would pay.

Another reason why you’d be better of buying a dog training DVD is the assurance that your dog will only follow commands from you and the other family members at home. In training schools, what they teach is the universal dog language ; hence, as long as other folks can copy their strategies in the colleges, they’d be able to control your dog. This is a threat to your safety as this indicates that people can use your dog against you.

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If dog likes to chew, go and buy him a … or “a raw turkey neck”. …?

Question by Bob R: If dog likes to chew, go and buy him a … or “a raw turkey neck”. …?
I saw this answer on another dog thread, it was rated “Best Answer”. The whole paragraph…
“If he likes to chew, go and buy him a raw cow’s hoof, knuckle, or a raw turkey neck. This will give him the chew satisfaction as well as a nutritional supplement. ”

I would add pressed rawhide, especially for small pups; they can rip pieces of regular rawhide and choke.

But the “raw turkey neck” I had never heard of. Is that really true, if so, would frozen be ok? Better? I know chicken bones are not good because they can splinter.

I love to give my dog natural treats like hard boiled eggs, but a natural chew toy sound too good to be true!

Best answer:

Answer by landenjms
no dont give it to him it will split buy him rawhide bones or strips

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Buy Different Dog Halloween Costumes

Buy Different Dog Halloween Costumes

We all know that Halloween is one of the best holidays on the world’s calendar today. What is better than getting all dressed up and going trick or treating with a few friends? There is even nothing wrong with going trick or treating way into your adulthood. It is fun and there is nothing to change that, especially when you have a really big selection of costumes to choose from for you and your dog.

You should look to buy Zelda dog Halloween costumes so that your pooch looks great. Just think about all the things you wanted to be as a child, or things that your child wants to be, better yet, think of all the things your kids watch on television today. Yes, there is a costume for everything you watch on TV these days. The Simpsons, Superman, Spiderman, Hulk costumes, Jetson costumes, Flash Gordon costumes, and you will even find costume from Desperate Housewives in some stores.

That is how popular Halloween is becoming; you can find anything you want. And the beauty of the whole thing is that if you really cannot find a costume in a store, you can make one yourself. If you want the twist on a costume, let ‘s take the Jetson Halloween costume for instance. If you plan a personal costume party, say for you and your partner, you could get the exclusive types of Jane Jetson costumes, with its oh so very sexy lingerie bottoms and corset like top. You can also get the Jetson’s dog, Astro costume. For the male going for the masculine look you could opt for the George Jetson costume and really bring it home. The female could also go for the sexy lady Jane Jetson costume and bring sexy back in a little black number that is perfect for a naughty but fun Halloween. Putting the sexy Jetson costume aside, there are plenty of costumes to choose from, as we all know, the Jetson was an animated TV series that everyone loved, almost as much as The Simpsons.

So you will know that there will not just be one type of costume on the shelf, so the embarrassment of pitching up to a costume party in the same costume as someone else is well, not very likely. You could choose from Jetson at the beach, Jetson in bed, Jetson at work, Jetson at play, Jetson on the sports field, and so many more.

So make a difference at the next office costume party, try out something hip, new and trendy, something that all the young people will admire and know, and something that sets you apart from all the other people in your office building. Why not set yourself apart from the rest. We are all unique, just like that Jetson costume you will be wearing this year. If it is not an office party you are going to, then make a statement at the neighborhood Halloween party, or even just as you and your friends go trick or treating.

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