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How to Mark Lines on New Billiard Table?

How to Mark Lines on New Billiard Table?

I have been given a pool table, but it has no markings for the Balls. The size of the table is 2100mm x 1050mm. Is there a standard layout for this size table ?

Any help would be great, Thanks John.

How to Mark Lines on New Billiard Table?

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  1. guestbilliardsforum on 1/10/2007 9:28:55 AM

    Does your table have the diamond system?

  2. guestbilliardsforum on 1/10/2007 9:30:20 AM

    If so, you can use it to mark the spots. See this post on how to place the tefco master spots.

  3. guestguest on 1/11/2007 2:12:07 AM

    Cheers, Thanks for the help John....

  4. guestguest on 1/11/2007 2:17:22 AM

    Hey what about the marked lines or the "D" I think it's called ? Sorry but this is all new to me. Thanks again John.

  5. guestbilliardsforum on 1/11/2007 12:01:53 PM

    It has been recommended by a few of our partners that the drawing of the ā€˜Dā€™ and baulk line onto the billiard cloth is done using special marking out and measuring tools and requires replacing the silk glue on spots under the colored ball positions.

    As there are strict dimensions as to where these are positioned for the various size tables it is therefore recommended to seek the expertise of billiards technicians.

    A do-it-yourself instructional manual I found said this for finding the spot:

    Measure half the width and use that same distance from the end. If the width is 50", then measure 25" from the sides and 25" from the end. That's the spot.

    Frankly, if you want this done properly, go in to the shop where you purchased your cloth or table and get a consultation or have a technician come out.

  6. guestDan B on 4/17/2007 10:21:25 PM

    Hello There,

    I'm also relatively knew to this forums and to the world of pool/billards. I've recently obtained a new table which also has no markings. The measurements of the table are 8 x 4 feet and I was wondering if there was a method of somesorts of how to measure and draw the lines for the "D" (?)

    From what i've read in the previous post, by measuring the width and dividing it before using that sum to measure from the bottom to obtain the mark, that would be for where the white ball will sit correct? or is that where you set up the balls before play? sorry if this makes no sense since i'm once again new to this area.



    Dan B

  7. guestbilliardsforum on 4/18/2007 12:38:09 AM

    That's correct, 50% of the distance should apparently be used to measure the distance to the "kitchen" line, and at the other end of the table, the spot.

    By the way - Unless you have a snooker table, you generally aren't supposed to apply these lines or markings to a billiard table. The line we break from is generally supposed to imaginary on a billiard table. Can you confirm the type of table? (I'd guess that since you said it was 4X8, it is probably not a snooker table.

  8. guestDan B on 4/18/2007 12:59:13 AM

    Well since i'm new and probably easily confuse the two, i can simply say its the same type you would find at a pub.

  9. guestbilliardsforum on 4/18/2007 9:45:26 AM

    Ahhh, yes, okay. Yeah you have a billiard table, which generally does not have visible lines marked on it. If you search "billiard table" in google images, you'll notice that none of them have the marks. Snooker tables (the large tables) do have the marks such as the "D" (baulk line) but billiard tables do not. (The are indeed there, however, in an imaginary sense.)

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How to Mark Lines on New Billiard Table?

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