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Introducing the World Billiards Museum in Yushan: A Haven for Cue Sports Enthusiasts

Cue sports enthusiasts have reason to rejoice as the World Billiards Museum recently unveiled its doors in the picturesque city of Yushan. Nestled amidst the verdant landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Yushan, this museum stands as a testament to the enduring legacy and global appeal of billiards, and it was a privilege for the World Pool Association to be part of this historical event, contributing to the celebration of cue sports excellence and the preservation of its rich heritage.

The World Billiards Museum aims to chronicle the illustrious history of cue sports, offering visitors a captivating journey through time. From the humble origins of billiards to its evolution into a globally celebrated sport, the museum showcases a treasure trove of artifacts, memorabilia, and interactive exhibits that illuminate the game’s profound cultural significance.

Visitors to the museum are greeted by a diverse array of displays, ranging from vintage cues and intricately designed billiards tables to iconic photographs capturing historic moments in the world of cue sports. Every corner of the museum pulsates with the vibrant energy and timeless allure of billiards, captivating the imagination of both seasoned players and curious onlookers alike.

One of the highlights of the World Billiards Museum is the Hall of Fame, a hallowed space that pays homage to the legends and luminaries who have left an indelible mark on the sport. Among the esteemed inductees are:

1. **Ding Junhui** (China) – Meritorious (Snooker in China)
2. **Raymond Ceulemans** (Belgium) – Athlete (21 World Championship titles in Carambole)
3. **André Gagnaux** (Switzerland) – Meritorious (Founder of World Confederation of Billiards Sports)
4. **Efren Reyes** (Philippines) – Athlete (“The Magician” of Pool)
5. **Allison Fisher** (USA) – Athlete (“Duchess of Doom” in Pool/Snooker)
6. **Gan Lianfang** (China) – Meritorious (Promotion of Snooker in China)
7. **Ronnie O’Sullivan** (United Kingdom) – Athlete (“The Rocket” of Snooker)

These Hall of Fame winners serve as inspirations for aspiring players and ambassadors of the game’s enduring appeal. Their contributions to the world of billiards are celebrated and immortalised within the walls of the World Billiards Museum, ensuring that their legacy continues to inspire future generations of players and enthusiasts.