About Billard Shop
Billard Shop in Chexbres has been with your service for more than 30 years and is the Number One in Switzerland.
At your disposal, the greatest choice of the best brands of billiards within the world.
We take care of the most beautiful billiard rooms in Switzerland. Our experience will help you to carry out your dream.
By visiting our site, you reach a selection of our large choice.
Also furnitures, lights and billiard’s accessories, as well as babyfoot, air-hockey, ping-pong tables and poker tables.
Maintenance and repair of your material.
EXCEPTIONAL BILLIARD TABLES
The billard game was born in France, where the first billard table was built for King Louis XI in 1429. Popularity of the game increased rapidely and between 1550 and 1630 the first Billard leagues were created.
King and the great Royal ladies played the game with passion (in 18th century women used to play billard as much as men).
French Billard or Carom, played with 3 balls apparead in 1850. Numerous competitions were organized and in 1873 the first championship was held.
Until the first half of 19th century, the game area of the table was made of oak, wood was then remplaced by stone or marble until 1900. Since then, slate has been the preferred material, and no other superior replacement material has yet been found.
Today billards game continues to expand and is played all over the world in many game modes.
LIVE THE PASSION AT YOUR HOME
Although patents for similar games may exist from as far back as the 1890s, the game of Table Football as we know it today was first invented by Harold Searles Thornton in 1921 and patented in 1923 (UK patent no. 205,991 application dated 14 October 1921 and accepted 1 November 1923).
The concept was conceived after Harold had been to a Tottenham Hotspur F.C. football match (he was an avid supporter). He wanted to provide a game that replicated football that could be played at home. The inspiration came from a box of matches: by laying the matches across the box he had formed the basis of his game.
His uncle (United States resident Louis P. Thornton, who once lived in Portland, Oregon) visited Harold and took the inspiration back to the USA where it was patented in 1927 (United States Patent Office No. 1,615,491).
In 2002, the International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF) was established in France with the mission of promoting the sport of Table Soccer as an organizing sports body, regulating international competitions, and establishing the game with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and General Association of International Sport Federation (GAISF).