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336Robin
11-22-2012, 05:55 AM
I have no real idea...but how many pool players are there in the US, Europe, China, Russia, all of these other places where pool is played? How many people are Pool League Players?

Inquiring minds want to know........

Just another lovely day in Paradise.......

336Robin :thumbup:
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Vahmurka
11-23-2012, 08:40 AM
the answer depends on who you consider a player. If a pro, the task is "pretty easy", one just needs to look through the ranking lists.
If we include those who are amateurs and advanced players but not playing for a living, that would add about 10 people per one pro, I guess.
And if you want to count those who just bang them around during a Friday sip... I give up :grin-square:

11-23-2012, 08:49 AM

No wait !!

Seven.

jimmyg
11-23-2012, 09:29 AM
Assuming that the published world population of 6,973,738,433 is correct, and using the familiar equation O(e(64/9)1/3(n.log 2)1/3(log (n.log 2))2/3) the answer would be approximately 797,631,248.02963 total players.

J

336Robin
11-24-2012, 06:14 AM
Assuming that the published world population of 6,973,738,433 is correct, and using the familiar equation O(e(64/9)1/3(n.log 2)1/3(log (n.log 2))2/3) the answer would be approximately 797,631,248.02963 total players.

J

JimmyG,
That is an awesome number. Id love to sell them all something for a dollar!!!

336robin :thumbup:

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Donny Lutz
11-24-2012, 07:57 AM
I have no real idea...but how many pool players are there in the US, Europe, China, Russia, all of these other places where pool is played? How many people are Pool League Players?

Inquiring minds want to know........

Just another lovely day in Paradise.......

336Robin :thumbup:
aimisthegameinpool.com
aimisthegameinpool@yahoo.com

Be patient. Someone will eventually take your question seriously!
It's a good question!

Tramp Steamer
11-24-2012, 08:04 AM
Nine showed up yesterday to play One Pocket. My world is very small. :smile:

Slim Limpy
11-24-2012, 08:08 AM
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zpele
11-24-2012, 08:31 AM
Stupid question is stupid...

juspooln
11-24-2012, 08:41 AM
I have no real idea...but how many pool players are there in the US, Europe, China, Russia, all of these other places where pool is played? How many people are Pool League Players?

Inquiring minds want to know........

Just another lovely day in Paradise.......

336Robin :thumbup:
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aimisthegameinpool@yahoo.com

I believe I saw in a comparison chart that the break down was about 1 out of 10 people play 2 times a year 1 out of 20 play 2 times a month

I think there is some where around 7 billion in the world
you could probably take away 25- 30 % that have no means to play

This would give a rough idea I would think

Fatboy
11-24-2012, 03:53 PM
Assuming that the published world population of 6,973,738,433 is correct, and using the familiar equation O(e(64/9)1/3(n.log 2)1/3(log (n.log 2))2/3) the answer would be approximately 797,631,248.02963 total players.

J

yes that's what I arrived at myself,

mikefeiman
11-24-2012, 05:00 PM
I have no real idea...but how many pool players are there in the US, Europe, China, Russia, all of these other places where pool is played? How many people are Pool League Players?

Inquiring minds want to know........

Just another lovely day in Paradise.......

336Robin :thumbup:
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aimisthegameinpool@yahoo.com

Not sure about the rest of the world, but here are the SGMA numbers from 2011 for the US:

Full participation (1+ times per year):36,831,000
Core participation (13+ times per year): 12,132,000
Regular participation (13-24 times per year): 4,340,000
Frequent participation (25+ times per year): 7,792,000

Here's the full breakout of the numbers over the past 5 years if you're interested (along with my opinions on why the industry is continuing to lose participants).

http://www.mikefeiman.com/2012/07/state-of-the-billiards-industry-2012-edition/

336Robin
11-24-2012, 09:03 PM
Thanks Mike I read every word....I think FUN is the key.....someone has to make the game FUN again.....pool isnt easy to play, isnt easy to learn...

Thats my take so far as Ive seen.

Just another lovely day in paradise....

336Robin
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Fallito
11-25-2012, 01:18 AM
A lot of them....