Yeah, the bad news is that, although it's all the rage on the continent (Spain, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany), there doesn't seem to be much call for it in the UK.......but then maybe we're the lucky ones as we have competition bar billiards and they don't !
Another interesting one is "Artistic Billiards", where points are scored for setting up and executing trick shots of varying degrees of difficulty. There are load of examples of this type of thing on YouTube - under Pool trick shots. Here's a taste:
I can see Mr Chris perfecting a ball swirling up and round a white peg back into the 200 without touching a cushion. , I can see me in trying to get it done, ripping the cloth :o don't think Sav would even want me to practice a shot like that on the newly covered tables.
I was thinking though which bar billiard gent might one use to jump a ball over the body?? Won't go there, as no matter what I say, I will end up in trouble :-X ;D ;D