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The tables playing surface is approximately 9 by 4.5 feet (2.7 by 1.4 m) (regulation size), though some leagues and tournaments using the World Standardized Rules may allow smaller sizes, down to 7 by 3.5 feet (2.1 by 1.1 m), and early 20th century 10 by 5 feet (3.0 by 1.5 m) models are sometimes also used.

There are seven solid colored balls numbered 1 through 7, seven striped balls numbered 9 through 15, an 8 ball, and a cue ball. The balls are usually colored as follows:

  • 1 and 9: yellow

  • 2 and 10: blue

  • 3 and 11: red

  • 4 and 12: purple (TV: pink)1

  • 5 and 13: orange

  • 6 and 14: green

  • 7 and 15: brown (TV: tan)1

  • 8 black

  • Cue white

  • 1 Special sets designed to be more easily discernible on television substitute a rather light tan shade for the normally darker brown of the 7 and 15 balls, and pink for the dark purple of the 4 and 12; these alternative color sets are now also available to consumers.

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