Equipment Specification Cataloque
§ 1. Purpose
The purpose of these equipment specifications is to set standards for equipment used at all EPBF European Championships, EPBF Euro Tour events and other EPBF sanctioned and/or recognized events.
§ 2. Cloth
The cloth must be non-directional, nap-free billiard fabric which will not pill or fluff, composed of no less than 70% combed worsted wool and no more than 30% nylon. No backed cloth will be allowed. All colours made by the company who have exclusive rights for the cloth are allowed for EPBF competitions.
§ 3. Fastening of the Cloth (Guidelines)
Before covering the slate with cloth, a strip of canvas (or table-cloth) should be glued to the vertical pocket cuts of the slates and their underlying wooden slate liner. The table-bedcloth must be stretched for “proper tension” and mechanically attached to the underlying wooden slate liner with fully driven fasteners (staples or tacks) spaced at a maximum of 1 inch on centre approximately, with at least inch [.9525 cm] penetration into the wooden slate liner. Guidelines for proper tension are as follows:
- The length of the cloth should be manually stretched as tight as possible, and then released ó inch [1.27 cm] before attachment.
- Width of the cloth should be manually stretched as tight as possible, and then released inch [.635 cm] before attachment.
When covering the cushions, lengthwise the cloth must be evenly and consistently well stretched while inserting the feather strip as well as thereafter. While the cloth is in a stretched condition lengthwise, the cloth must then be stretched by the width up to the moment when indentation of the nose of the rubber cushion is about to start and attached underneath the wooden rail with fully driven fasteners (staples or tacks) spaced at a maximum of 3/4 inch [1.905 cm] on centre approximately, with at least 3/8 inch [.9525 cm] penetration into the wood. At the side pocket openings, the rails are to be covered with a minimum overlapping of fabric over the facings. When doing overlappings, great care must be taken so that hidden folds, if any, do not cause balls to jump off the table during play. No folds are allowed in the cloth over the facings of the corner pockets.
§ 4. Cleaning Table and Rail Cloth (Advised Preparation)
The EPBF recommends only the colours green and blue for chalk. A soft (horse hair) brush, a cloth-cleaner made with billiard fabric, or a brushless vacuum cleaner (without rotating brush) are the recommended table and cushion cleaning devices. Brushes that shed bristles are not recommended.
§ 5. Lights
The bed and rails of the table must receive at least 520 LUX (48 foot candles) of light at every point. A screen or reflector configuration is advised so that the centre of the table does not receive noticeably more lighting than the rails and the corners of the table. If the light fixture above the table may be moved aside (referee), the minimum height of the fixture should be no lower than 40 inches [1.016 m] above the bed of the table. If the light fixture above the table is non-movable, the fixture should be no lower than 65 inches [1.65m] above the bed of the table. The intensity of any directed light on the players at the table should not be blinding. Blinding light starts at 5000 LUX (465 foot candles) direct view. The rest of the venue (bleachers, etc.) should receive at least 50 LUX (5 foot candles) of light.
§ 6. Balls and Ball Rack
All balls must be composed of cast phenolic resin plastic and measure 2 . (+.005) inches [5.715 cm (+ .127 mm)] in diameter and weigh 5 ó to 6 oz [156 to 170 gms]. Balls should be unpolished, and should also not be waxed. Balls should be cleaned with a towel or cloth free of dirt and dust, and may also be washed with soap and water. Balls contaminated with any slippery substance – treated with a polishing or rubbing compound and/or waxed – must be cleansed and dewaxed with a clean cloth moistened with diluted alcohol before play.
A complete set of pool balls consists of one white cue ball and fifteen colour-coded, numbered object balls. The object balls are clearly and highly visibly numbered 1 through 15. Each object ball has its number printed twice, opposite end to each other, one of the two numbers upside down, black on a white round background. The object balls numbered 1 through 8 have solid colours as follows: 1=yellow, 2=blue, 3=red, 4=purple, 5=orange, 6=green, 7=maroon and 8=black. The object balls numbered 9 through 15 are white with a centred band of colour as follows: 9=yellow, 10=blue, 11=red, 12=purple, 13=orange, 14=green and 15=maroon. The two printed numbers 6 and 9 are underscored.
The wooden triangular ball rack is the recommended device to be used to rack the balls to ensure that the balls are properly aligned and in contact with each other. Both surfaces that can make contact with the table-cloth when moving a loaded rack to and fro, should be very smooth in order not to incur any damage to the cloth underneath. Plastic racks are not recommended, they are flexible and tend to deform, making proper racking of balls time-consuming, if not impossible.
§ 7. Cues
Cues used at EPBF competitions should comply with the following during play at the table:
Length of Cue: 40 inches [1.016 m] minimum / No Maximum
Weight of Cue: No minimum / 25 oz. [708.75 gm] maximum
Width of Tip: No minimum / 14mm maximum
The cue tip may not be of a material that can scratch or damage the addressed ball. The cue tip on any cue must be composed of a piece of specially processed leather or other fibrous or pliable material that extends the natural line of the shaft end of the cue and contacts the cue ball when the shot is executed.
The ferrule of the cue if of a metal material, may not be more than 1 inch [2.54 cm] in length.
§ 8. Mechanical Bridge
The mechanical bridge, also called a rake, crutch or rest, is an accessory of the billiard sports table and consists of a cue with a bridge head mounted at its end to support the shaft of the playing cue, replacing the hand bridge during shots that are difficult to reach.
The cue or handle of the mechanical bridge is very similar in shape to the playing cue. The bridge head has notches or grooves, usually at various heights, in which the cue shaft can rest. The contour of the bridge head should be smooth in order not to mar the cue shaft or rip the threads of the table-cloth when being used.
§ 9. Spacing between Tables
At EPBF-sanctioned events, a minimum measurement of 6 feet [1.83 m] is required between the outside edge of the table rail in every horizontal direction and obstacle (table, chair, rail, etc.).
§ 10. Table Recognized Type A by the EPBF (Exclusive for EC & Euro Tour events)
|Dynamic Billiard Organisation||G.Koblenz
Konrad Zuse Str. 15
66459 Kirkel – Limbach
Tel. 0049 6841 99 30 30
Fax 0049 6841 99 30 319
|Dynamic II & III|
Tables Recognized Type A by the EPBF
|Norditalia||NordItalia Ricambi srl
Mr. Pierluigi Longoni
Via Spaino 2
I – 22066 Mariano Comense
Tel. 0039 31 746 542
Fax. 0039 31 355 1044
|Pro Star Professional Modell Club
Tables Recognized Type A by the EPBF
|P.W. Euro Tech Anita Gibas||P.W. Euro Tech
Ul 1000- Lecia Panstwa
Tel. 0048 691 949 584
Tel. 0048 32 259 63 67
|Tournament Champion Sport|
§ 11. Table Recognized Type B by the EPBF
Mr. R. Andriuskevicius
Davalgoniu 3, Ramuiciiai
LT – 54464 Kaunus
Tel. +370.(37) 432 234
Mob. +370.(698) 18840
Fax. +370.(37) 432 685
Tables Recognized Type B by the EPBF
|Billard Beckmann||Billard Beckmann
Mr. J. Beckmann
Dennisstr. 1, Gewerbegebiet West
Tel. 0049 631 351 350
Fax. 0049 631 351 35 20
Type 4983 Brown
Type 4983 Black
§ 12. Cloth Recognized by the EPBF (Exclusive for EC & Euro Tour events)
|Ivan Simonis||B. Bollette
Rue de Renoupre 2
B- 4821 Andrimont
Tel. 0032 87 334 142
fax 0032 87 315 934
§ 13. Balls Recognized by the EPBF (Exclusive for EC & Euro Tour events)
|Saluc s.a.||Rue de Tournai
B- 7604 Callenelle
Tel. 0032 69 77 82 11
fax 0032 69 77 00 08
|Super Aramith Pro
Super Aramith Pro TV
§ 14. Slate Recognized by the EPBF
|Sung Yunnan Rasson Co. Ltd.||Sung Yunnan
Rasson Co. Ltd
Heng Tang Town
|Pro Star Professional Modell Club|