Henrik writes:I like billiards.
I hope this is accurate.
The tables used in pool tournaments have a 254 x 127 centimeter playareaWhich is 100" by 50" or 8'4" by 4'2". That makes sense.
(1 inch is 2.54 centimeter).
The pockets aren't exactly "huge" but they sure are bigger than snooker pockets.I guess the reason is that in pool it's not the potting that's so
important, it's the strategy to develop the balls into a position
such that you can (in 8-ball) get them all down in one visit or
(in 9-ball) to get the 9-ball down. Doubles, plants and shots
down the rail are so much easier than they are on a 12' by 6'
snooker table where the pockets are smaller.
Pool balls are 57 millimeter in diameter (or 54 mm if you have a small table).About 2.3", which I think is slightly larger than snooker balls.
I was also trying to figure out whether the balls are denser, and
thus heavier, as pool cues have bigger tips and thicker shafts
than snooker cues. (When I say pool, I mean US Pool, not the
cut-down version seen in pubs here in England).
Carembole balls are a bit bigger, I think 61.5 mm is the standard match size.What the hell is carembole ???
Has anyone a definitive list of all cue-sports. I would love to
know all the variants of the game, when they were invented and
when the rules were formed. Is it true snooker started in
India with the British Army around 1850? What was the first
cue-sport played - I know they used to use the butt end of
the cue to strike the ball, sliding the flat part of the butt
along the table.
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