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What's the opinion on questions regarding cue sports? Are they welcome on Sports.SE?

  • table games (like table tennis) are on topic. I'd say if ESPN airs it, it's on topic, but they often air poker... – wax eagle Aug 15 '12 at 13:28
  • @waxeagle Exactly...that's why we shouldn't use ESPN as a measuring stick. They also air competitive eating, lumberjack, and fishing competitions (not that they are/aren't sports, just illustrating ESPN's diverse broadcast schedule). – user527 Aug 15 '12 at 13:34
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For short, of course!

Sport defined as (according to wiki and also to my opinion):

Sport is all forms of competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and provide entertainment to participants.

Cue sports definitely answers all of the above, For example Snooker:

  • It's a competitive sport - There are alot of tournament (The famous one is World Snooker Championship), and also Snooker world rankings (similar to Tennis) that snooker players compete and used to determine the bests.
  • It's an organised participation - The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is the governing body of professional snooker and English billiards. It sets the sport's rules, organizes tournaments.
  • It's involve maintain and improve physical ability - I'm playing alot of snooker and it required both physical power of shooting balls and standing as in table-tennis for example, but it also required very high levels of concentration and mental ability.
  • It's provided entertainment to participants - Off course! It's has large fan audience and TV rating.

So cue sports answers all criterias and that's why it's definitely sport and definitely related to our website.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snooker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Professional_Billiards_and_Snooker_Association

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I don't see why not.

"How to put 'English' on a cue ball?" would make for an excellent and insightful question. If we had a trick shot enthusiast, we would learn so much about billards technique.

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