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Classic English Pool Table I English Pool Board Table

Classic English Pool Table I English Pool Board Table 

Classic English Pool Table

A classic English pool table, also known as an English billiards table, is a type of pool table commonly found in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. It is different from the American pool table in terms of size, number of pockets, and gameplay.

Here are some characteristics of a classic English pool table:

1. Size: English pool tables are larger than American pool tables. The standard size of an English pool table is 12 feet long, while American pool tables are usually 7 or 8 feet long.

2. Pocket Configuration: English pool tables have six pockets, one in each corner and one in the middle of each long rail. These pockets are smaller and narrower compared to the larger pockets found on American pool tables.

3. Balls: English pool is typically played with a set of 2-inch red and yellow balls. The red balls are worth one point each, and the yellow balls are worth two points each. There is also a white cue ball.

4. Gameplay: English pool is a cue sport that is played with two white balls (a striker and a player's cue ball) and a set of red and yellow object balls. The objective is to score points by potting the object balls into the pockets using the cue ball. Each red ball pocketed earns one point, while yellow balls pocketed earn two points. The player must first pot a red ball and then a color ball (yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, and black) in a specific order to score points.

5. Cloth and Cushions: The playing surface of an English pool table is covered with a green cloth, similar to American pool tables. The cushions are made of rubber and provide the necessary rebound for the balls.

6. Equipment: English pool tables come with cues, a triangle rack to set up the balls, and a scoreboard to keep track of the points.

English pool is a popular game in the UK and Europe, and it has its own set of rules and variations. It requires skill, strategy, and precision to succeed in this cue sport.

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