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Regulation Size Billiard Tables: What is Regulation?

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Many people ask: "What is a Regulation size billiard table?" Simply put, "Regulation" refers to the geometry of the play field, (cusion nose to cushion nose,) being exactly twice and long as it is wide. The length of a "Regulation Standard 8ft" table should be 88 inches long and 44 inches wide. A 9ft Regulation table play field measures 100 inches long and 50 inches wide.
 
Any size table can be considered as "Regulation" if the table is length and width ratio is consistant with these measurements.
 
The most common sized regulation tables are as follows:
 
Bar Size 7ft - (Playfield: 39" X 78") commonly called (Bar Size) as this is common to most coin-operated tables played in pubs and bars.
 
Standard 8ft - (Playfield: 44" X 88")  This is the most common size sold in the USA for homes and private residences.
 
Tournament 9ft - (Playfield: 50" X 100") This is the full size the game of Billiards was invented on. It is still used in professional tournaments today.

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  • Richard L. Engelson
    Richard L. Engelson

    I played Snooker when I was statioed in Germany in the sixties. I love the game and wish there were places to in USA.

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