According to some industry observers, pool hall operators, and marketing analysis by groups such as the National Sporting Goods Association, billiards participation in the USA has been declining every year over the past few years.
One potential candidate that can stop this decline could be a new and unconventional billiards table called “Turn Table Billiards”, an innovative and revolutionary table that offers a unique set of features specifically designed to bring exciting new options for playing billiards by creating multiple moving targets.
In contrast to the traditional billiards table which has a still surface, Turn Table Billiards introduces movement as a new concept by adding a circular disc in the middle of the table, completely leveled and aligned with the rest of the playing surface, and continually rotating at a predetermined speed set by the players.
Whereas in the traditional billiards players focus on the angle, distance, and force before striking the cue ball, Turn Table Billiards requires the players to delicately assess the movement of the target ball, its speed and rotating direction before striking a shot.
As such, billiards becomes a new game, intensely challenging and visibly more interesting than its predecessor. Moving balls on the disc create unlimited possibilities that invite players to challenge themselves with unpredictable setups.
And unlike the present-day competitions, where games are played rapidly and finished quickly, the new billiards emerges as a completely different game played at a slower pace in a moderate mode where each setup involves much deeper and extended dimensions to resolve the positions.
The presence of these delicate and critical actions provide the spectators unseen opportunities to get absorbed in the progression of the game and offers interesting moments when watching a competition. It’s conceivable that one day in the future, billiards in this format could become recognized as a legitimate sport, even played at the Olympics and attracting larger crowds.
While it’s not clear what is causing the decline it will probably continue unabated unless a new interest emerges. Turn Table Billiards will likely reignite the pros’ desire for challenge and creativity, and by enticing the players to measure their talent and skill against the new set of unimagined and challenging setups, a new age for billiards playing will arrive.