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- Thread starter Scherf
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Thanks.

Thanks for the input. 5 foot is what I've heard. It just doesn't seem like enough. Thanks again.

It's a trade-off. Most people look at the minimum distance for a single player shooting off the rail on one of the tables. One of the ways an adjacent table can obstruct a player is the rear foot going into the other table's leg. So the answer for minimum distance depends on the table. Five feet or a little less sounds about right.

What people often don't realize is the significant value of 6.5 feet over 6 feet, and the significant value of 7 feet over 6.5 feet. With players on both tables the issue is the fraction of shots with a player shooting on the first table for which a player on the second table can (1) walk past the first player, (2) get i a position to see what the current shot or the next shot looks like, and (3) shoot.

Easy to work out.

If the tables are 7 foot tables. The same distance that is required from the walls is what is required between tables.

I would guess around 5 feet between rails:thumbup:

That's not exactly the right approach. The distance from a wall is determined by the standard length of a cue (add a few inches for good measure). 5 feet is the bare minimum *for a wall*.

Between tables is different because an adjacent table doesn't obstruct a cue. The problem now is stance and walkway. You'd like to avoid someone sitting on one table while shooting on another table. Ideal distance is more than 6 feet but you can probably work with 4 feet of space.

The bottom line is, if a compromise needs to be made, make it between tables and not with a wall. If you want to test this out, go to a poolroom with a measuring tape and place a stool 4 feet from the table. You'll see most players under 6-feet will have no issues but taller patrons will need to bend their knees. Either way, this is still better than using a short cue because a wall is in the way.