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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.



Cue manufacturersEdit

Supplies manufacturersEdit

Table manufacturersEdit

  • Olhausen (Brunswick Corporation's main modern 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 promotionEdit




  • 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 & publicationsEdit

Draft articles (media)Edit


  • 9-ball: The Movie (still in production or possibly post-production as of October 2011)
  • Kiss Shot (1989) (Whoopie Goldberg & Dennis Franz made-for-TV movie; exists on DVD; IMDb)
  • Number One (1985 film) (and update Number One (film) dab page; Bob Geldoff & various others; made for UK TV; rarely available on VHS, and possibly only in PAL video format, no DVDs; IMDb)
  • The Baron and the Kid (1984) (Johnny & June Carter Cash, Claude Akins, and numerous pro cameos; made for TV; available on DVD; IMDb)
  • 道頓堀川(1982) (name translation needed from Japanese)
  • ナイン(2000) (name translation needed from Japanese)
  • A Game of Pool (film) a.k.a. The Pool Shark (1913) (a silent comedy short; may be the earliest known pool film, but little is known about it at IMDb; starred Edgar Kennedy, Fred Mace, Ford Sterling, and Mack Sennett who also directed and produced; redlink at some of these bio pages, and at A Game of Pool DAB page
  • Carambola (2003 film) (2003) (Spanish-language comedy about a billiard hall; available on DVD (w/ English subtitles); [1]; not to be confused with the two earlier westerns by this name)
  • Operación Carambola (1967) (Spanish-language, maybe or maybe not with Eng. subtitles - probably, as DVD is R1 and R4; comedy about billiards and apparently also a caper film; available on DVD [2])


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

Periodicals & websitesEdit


  • Daly's Billiard Book (1800s, by champion Maurice Daly (billiards player); 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.


  • Lush Life (1992 novel) (by Dallas Murphy; "Life gets 'interesting' again for Artie Deemer – introduced in Lover Man, 1987 – when he falls for pool-shark Crystal Spivey, a woman wanted by bankers, mobsters, and the CIA ..."; Atria hardcover ISBN 9780671685553, Pocket Books mass-market paperback ISBN 978-0671685560 and paperback ISBN 978-0671685560; has pool scene on cover)

Video gamesEdit

Video game devicesEdit

Pinball & arcade gamesEdit

Handheld electronic gamesEdit



  • 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 equipmentEdit

Non-notable crapEdit

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 positivesEdit


  • 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.)