By GBE Committee
After 11 years, cue sports are finally brought back to Asian Games for the 2030 version held in Doha, Qatar, as jointly announced by the Asian Confederation of Billiard Sports (ACBS), Qatar Olympic Committee, and Qatar’s Ministry of Culture and Sports on March 13th, 2021.
Cue sports were once played in the Asian Games four times from 1998 to 2010, and in recent years, cue sports are gaining even stronger traction in Asia, especially in the growing Chinese market. Even in the challenging year of 2020, a total of 40 large-scale billiards games were held in China. It has even been reported that Mainland China and Taiwan (China) together claim over 75% of global billiards equipment market.