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Missing articles that need to be created, that don't fall under the categories already covered at WP:CUEBIOS, WP:CUEORGS or WP:CUEEVENTS or showing up as missing game articles at the top of WP:CUETODO (or as redlinks in the game list at Cue sport). Things like films, books, equipment, companies, etc. that need entire articles (not just WP:CUEGLOSS entries) go here.

Priority should first be given to those that are the most redlinked from other articles.


Draft articles[edit]


Cue manufacturers[edit]

Supplies manufacturers[edit]

Table manufacturers[edit]

  • Olhausen (Brunswick's main competitor; actually should be under official full name of company)
  • Presidential Billiards (actually a subsidiary of a more general furniture company, the lowest-cost teak supplier in the US; do article on that company, with Presidential Billiards section)
  • Master Billiards (possibly the leading mfr. in Australia; based in Sydney)

Media, publishing and promotion[edit]




  • Sardo Tight Rack (high prominence in pro. tournaments, and an engineering marvel; deserves mention at Rack (billiards), and will need photos which means one of us has to buy the thing)
  • Delta-13 rack (as of 2010-2011 also has high prominence in pro tournaments; very thin - especially good for straight pool)

Media & publications[edit]

Draft articles (media)[edit]



If not individually notable, start a Cue sports on television article or something.

Periodicals & websites[edit]


  • Daly's Billiard Book (1800s, by champion Maurice Daly; perhaps the first mass-produced, general-audience book on the topic; should start as a section in his bio and possibly stay that way)
  • The Compleat Gamester (1674, by Charles Cotton; the earliest known written rules in English for billiards games, among many others; possibly should just be part of Cotton's article, but probably not, as it had its own lasting significance, and wasn't even attributed to Cotton until considerably later.


Video games[edit]

Video game devices[edit]

Pinball & arcade games[edit]

Handheld electronic games[edit]



  • Crooks Act, Canada (upheld in Hodge v. The Queen (1883) 9 App Cas 117; repealed when?; forbade "billiards" in any public place without a liquor license)

Unusual equipment[edit]

Non-notable crap[edit]

Stuff to avoid. See also the list of non-notable games already speedied/CfD'd at bottom of WP:CUEGAMES.

  • Chalk to win (alleged academic theory, successfully AfD'd, of one "Dr. M. Lee" that putting chalk on the cue leads to a higher chance of winning, not because chalk is useful but because it just increases confidence)

False positives[edit]


  • The Literary Digest, December 28, 1935 (article "Old Game in New Dress" on World Pocket Billiards Championship, with photos of Erwin Rudolph and a very young "William" Mosconi; also mentions Frank Taberski and George Kelly (billiards player), and details that the event was broadcast on the radio; copy sold for $16 + shipping on eBay, but should be available on microfiche somewhere)
  • Playboy, March 1981 (trick shot article "Hot Shots" by Robert Byrne (author); cover feature is "Twins", rather distinctive issue and common on eBay)
  • The Girl's Home Companion (by "Mrs. Valentine", London: Frederick Warne and co, various editions, ca. 1891 to ca. 1900; presents English billiards instruction and propound that it is a good game for Victorian young ladies; see also Billiards and Snooker Bygones by Norman Clare, and Stein & Rubino's The Billiards Encyclopedia, for a number of prints featuring women playing; see also Shamos's The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Billiards articles, e.g. "Mace", on prejudicial treatment of women in billiards since at least the 1700s.)