Originally Posted by Samiel
Thanks Bob! Unfortunately for me, there is a definite lack of Snooker tables around me here in Texas. I've seen a few 10' tables recently and some were super tight and others were pretty loose. I used to play Golf on a 6' x 12' that I'd probably rate somewhere in-between, so maybe that one was closer to the International standard. That room closed though... really before I started getting serious about learning billiards.
From the Pro Snooker tournament videos on YouTube, it seems like the pockets may not be super-tight like some of the Golf tables over here. Obviously though, they're being played on by great Pros, so I might not have a good idea of how tight they really are.
Are there any Snooker rooms in the US that have International Standard tables that I might be able to check out some day? I don't know of any offhand.
As Bob Jewett suggested, the Embassy Billiards Club in San Gabriel has three Riley Aristocrat Tournament tables with match standard pockets.
The president of the United States Snooker Association has just acquired a set of snooker pocket templates from the International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF) that we intend to loan out to billiard rooms, although our association is not insisting that pockets for snooker tournaments in the United States comply with these templates at this point in time. Just as long as they conform to a recognized snooker pocket design.