Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Markingout a full size 12ft snooker table

Ever needed to know the measurements to all the points on your 12ft full size snooker table. Here is a guide to marking out your full size snooker table. Below I have supplied an image that provides all the measurements you need to mark your table up. You can click on the image to get a much bigger version which you can print or save as you wish.


Like with the pool tables there are four things you will need to mark out a full size snooker table.

1> Tape Measure (or ruler idealy 6ft long)
2> Marker Pencil or Pen
3> Snooker D marking stick
4> Pack of Spots

What you will need to be able to do is reach the very edges of your slate (bed of your table).

The safest way to mark up the cloth is to when marking the measurements on the cloth put the marks right on the edge of the cloth on either side of the slate and then you can put a ruler across the table lining up each measurement and putting a small cross in the middle of the table, small enough to be covered by the spots you intend to cover the marks with. The marks you made on the edges of the cloth will then be unseen once the slate is in position as the cushions cover the marks you made.


You should note that with the snooker table markings above allot of the measurements are symmetrical from the pockets. The pink spot is at the centre crossing point between the middle and corner pockets as shown and the blue spot is at the very centre of the table as shown by the cross on the diagram.

Finally you will need to mark the baulk line and D. The baulk line is a simple case of using a ruler to mark a straight line across the table, once this is done mark with a small line the center point of that baulk line, this is where you will pivot your snooker marking stick. So once your baulk line is there with it's center point marked take your snooker marking stick and place it so that you have an implement (screw driver or bradle spike) through the hole at one end (the one that has no label) so that the implement sits right at the point where the line crosses the baulk line. Then at the other end of the stick there will be a hole with a label number 12 and this is where you need to put your pen or pencil and mark the cloth putting tension on your pivot point so as to get a constant distance and no slop (prevents creating a thick line). You are obviously trying to create a D shape from the baulk line so slow down when you get close to the baulk line so that you don't put any lines over the baulk line, they just want to connect.

Once you have made all the marks on the table you will need to put a spot to cover each of your marks. If you do not have any of the above parts required to mark up your table or simply would like some accessories to maintain the cloth on your table then you can get all these accessories from our online store.

1 comment:

peace.love.sparkplug. said...

Is there any other way of marking your table without using an actual marker, i.e., decal or sticker?