Cue sports

Cue sports

Cue sports are a popular recreational activity that can be played socially or competitively by people of all abilities. There are a number of different disciplines including snooker, billiards and 9ball. Cue sports require concentration and coordination to control the cue and cue ball in order to sink other balls on the table.

Download our cue sports fact sheet for more details.

Local programs

Cue sports can be played socially at snooker/billiard halls, hotels or at home. You can also contact your local cue sports club for information about come and try days, social competitions or events, and membership benefits. For a list of clubs in your area, visit Queensland Billiards and Snooker Association.


Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local clubs and governing bodies for the sport.

Competition opportunities and pathways

Competition opportunities are available through clubs. Social competitions and prize money events are held in many hotels and snooker halls.

Image of a snooker player who uses a wheelchair and a table rest for the cue


Access to a billiard/snooker table is required, along with a cue and a set of coloured or numbered balls (depending on the discipline eg. snooker). These are generally provided at clubs, snooker halls and hotels. Chalk for the cue tip helps to control the cue ball.

Other roles

You don’t have to play cue sports to be involved. You can make a contribution as a club volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact your local club or Queensland Billiards and Snooker Association.

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