1. The frame
2. The pockets
3. Slate
4. The sheet or mat
5. The strips
6. Benchmarks
7. Foot
8. Framework
9. Upgrade Cylinder

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Facile de jouer au billard ? On utilise beaucoup les bandes, et c’est souvent à ce niveau que cela se complique. Cliquez sur l’image pour visionner la démontration.


There are several billiards sde different sizes, but the playing surface is always a rectangle whose length corresponds to twice the width.
There are two main types of billiards: the pocket billiards (6 in number) for the American, and 8 Pool Snooker and billiards without pockets which we practice French billiards.

W.E.P.F. Regulation (Regulation accepted by the members of the WEPF)
• The beads should be 50.8 mm in diameter and a weight of 116 grams (+ or – 2 grams).
• The cue ball must have a diameter of 47.6 mm and an average weight of 94 grams.
• The maximum playing surface must be 213.36 cm x 106.68 cm (the playing surface is the size of the slate between bands, where the balls come to contact).
• The minimum playing area should be 182.88 cm x 91.44 cm. • The strips should touch the slate.
• The table height must be between 80 and 85 cm – the carpet laid on the slate and the tapes must be woolly.
• The size and cut of the pockets must conform to those agreed with the WEPF
• The minimum depth of the pockets should be 85 mm at the sides and 95 mm in the middle.