Ok I have a confession to make. I play competition billards.
There is a small community of players who play in fixtures organised by the Billiards and Snooker Association ACT. There are also snooker comps.
Games are played weekly, on a handicap basis, ie better players have a higher target score. Venues are clubs with full size tables.
Maybe you played at Uni, or used to watch Pot Black, or you were a gun. Whatever, new players of any age/ability very welcome. Games are played in good spirit, no prize money, just those lovely shiny trophies. Dress code ranges from casual to downright slack.