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sutallee
11-17-2003, 05:17 PM
Does anyone know the pocket sizes of the better brand tables?

tateuts
11-17-2003, 06:45 PM
I've found 5" pockets to be quite common.

Chris

Cueless Joey
11-17-2003, 07:28 PM
4 9/16" corners are very common.
Anything more than that is too generous.

Chris Cass
11-18-2003, 03:06 AM
Sorry, I don't understand? You should be able to dictate what size you want them to be. Double shimmed or even triple.

C.C.

bluewolf
11-18-2003, 05:10 AM
We have an inexpensive 8 ft with 4 1/2. I was told that 4 3/4 was standard. 5' pockets seem like bread baskets.

What size pockets are most tournaments played on?

Laura

NH_Steve
11-18-2003, 10:40 AM
The World Pool-Billiard Association lists standards for competition (apparently the BCA is too timid /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif )

WPA Table specs (http://www.wpa-pool.com/rules-tablespecs.htm)

SPetty
11-18-2003, 12:19 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote NH_Steve:</font><hr> The World Pool-Billiard Association lists standards for competition (apparently the BCA is too timid /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif )<hr /></blockquote> Too timid? Here's the BCA specs...
BCA Table specs (http://www.bca-pool.com/play/tournaments/rules/equip.shtml)

tateuts
11-18-2003, 04:07 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote NH_Steve:</font><hr> The World Pool-Billiard Association lists standards for competition (apparently the BCA is too timid /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif )<hr /></blockquote> Too timid? Here's the BCA specs...
BCA Table specs (http://www.bca-pool.com/play/tournaments/rules/equip.shtml) <hr /></blockquote>

BCA - POCKET OPENINGS &amp; MEASUREMENTS (Cloth covered rails):
Pocket openings are measured from tip to tip of the opposing cushion noses where direction changes into the pocket. This is called the mouth.

Corner Pocket: Mouth Between 4 7/8" minimum to 5 1/8" maximum
Side Pocket: Mouth Between 5 3/8" minimum to 5 5/8" maximum



Talk about craters - we're talking Draino city here. Not much rail left after opening up for the side buckets!

Chris

Cueless Joey
11-18-2003, 04:16 PM
4 and 7/8"?
The hell. You can hit the number 3 diamond on a rail shot and still make it. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif