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Billiard Training Template - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Billiard Training Template

Billiard Training Template is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Accessory Terminology.

A billiard training template is a thin sheet of rigid material in the size and shape of a physical ball rack (e.g. a diamond for nine-ball), with holes drilled though it to be used to make permanent divots in the cloth of the table, one at a time for each ball in the racking pattern, by placing a ball in one of the holes in the carefully placed template and tapping it sharply from above to create the cloth indentation.

The holes are spaced slightly closer than the regulation ball width of 21/2 inch (57.15 mm) apart, so that when the balls settle partially into their divots, the outer sides of these indentations create ball-on-ball pressure, pushing the balls together tightly.

The purpose of the template is to do away with using a physical rack, with racking instead being performed simply by placing the balls into position, and the divots aligning them into the tightest possible formation automatically. This prevents accidental loose racks, and also thwarts the possibility of cheating by carefully manipulating the ball positions while racking.

The European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF, Europe's WPA affiliate organization) has adopted this racking technique for its professional Euro-Tour event series

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  • Title: Billiard Training Template
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 8/8/2008 10:51:27 PM
  • Last Updated: 10/23/2016 3:00:54 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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