The original name for the pool game was billiards, and that’s how the pros and serious enthusiasts still refer to it.

The word “billiards” comes from the French language. The root words are either “bille” or “billart.” Billes refer to the balls, and billart refers to the sticks, or what we call cues.

The elegant and noble art of billiards has roots as far back as the 15th century in Northern Europe. The game evolved to what we here in the U.S. call simply “pool.”

Here at LetsPlayBilliards.com, we’re serious about billiards. The game has never been as popular and well-regarded here as it is in the U.K., and we’re out to change that.

In the U.K., a game called Snooker, which is very similar to pool but with different sized equipment, is nearly as popular as soccer and American football.

We at LetsPlayBilliards.com think we can be a part of bringing the dignified art of billiards into a better light and help give it the popularity and positive acclaim it deserves.

On our website, you can expect to find oodles of information about the history of billiards, how to play the game properly, and even reviews of pool tables and equipment.

But that’s not all.

We’ll also discuss various different games, strategies to take your game to the next level, and how to make a pool table from scratch. And yes, it can be done. Oh, and don’t even get us started talking about the best way to rack your balls.

Billiards isn’t just for the pros in smoky bars. We see billiards as a family sport that can be enjoyed by all ages.

We love to hear from our readers, so feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like to see something reviewed. We also love hearing about whether or not you enjoy our content.

So grab your cue, chalk it up nicely, and let’s play!

Kenneth BucknerEditor in Chief

Since I was a junior reporter for my high school newspaper, I knew I wanted to be a writer someday. I never dreamed I’d end up working somewhere as fun as LetsPlayBilliards.com and overseeing a team of amazing people.

After getting my college degree, I worked in the world of business for several years, gleaning all of the information I could about how to run a business. My experience there has been invaluable in my career in online businesses.

When I’m not working, I enjoy reading the classics and new literary fiction. My family and I also spend a lot of time outdoors hiking and fishing whenever we get the chance.

Email: kenneth@letsplaybilliards.com 

Kenneth Buckner

Raymond WordResearch Analyst

With a degree in library science, I always thought I’d end up being a librarian, but I found something I love just as much: the world of online research.

As the Research Analyst for LetsPlayBilliards.com, I work very closely with our content team, editors, and our social media staff. Together, we identify trends and events related to our niche.

It’s my role to seek out good quality images and videos for our site, so I spend a lot of time combing the web for the best of the best content for LetsPlayBilliards.com.

I love my job, but I believe firmly in “work hard, play hard.” Because of that, I enjoy sports like rock climbing and skydiving every chance I get. I also spend a lot of time with my college friends and new friends.

Email: raymond@letsplaybilliards.com 

Raymond Word

Eva ConleySocial Media Manager

I have my dream job: spending my days on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. As the Social Media Manager, I work very closely with our Research Analyst identifying trends. I also get to spend a lot of time at local hangouts watching people play the great game of billiards.

Before I came to work at LetsPlayBilliards.com, I managed social media for several organizations at my college. Being able to do this for a living is truly a dream come true.

As it turns out, I also love to play billiards. We had a pool table in our home growing up and it was a great family sport to do together.

In my spare time, I enjoy the arts, particularly the performing arts. I spend a lot of time going to theatre and symphony with my friends and family.

Email: eva@letsplaybilliards.com 

Eva Conley