Billiard Balls

Diagram comparing the relative sizes of billiard balls used for various cue sportsBilliard BallsBilliard Balls
Diagram comparing the relative sizes of billiard balls used for various cue sports

Billiard Balls

Diameter (Russian kaisa): 2 11/16” | 68 mm
Diameter (Carom): 2 7/16” | 61.5 mm
Diameter (American): 2 1/4” | 57 mm
Diameter (British): 2 3/16” | 56 mm
Diameter (Snooker): 2 1/16” | 52.5 mm
Material: Phenolic resin

Billiard balls come in different sizes and designs that vary by game type. Traditionally, billiard balls were made from elephant ivory, but are commonly made from phenolic resin today. Billiard balls range in diameter from the largest in Russian pyramid and kaisa at 2 11/16” | 68 mm to the smallest in Snooker 2 1/16” | 52.5 mm. Other variations of billiard ball sizes are Carom at 2 7/16” | 61.5 mm, American-style at 2 1/4” | 57 mm, and British-style at 2 3/16” | 56 mm.

Drawing comparing billiard ball dimensions from Russian Kaisa, Carom, American, English, Snooker

Billiard balls come in different sizes and designs that vary by game type. Traditionally, billiard balls were made from elephant ivory, but are commonly made from phenolic resin today. Billiard balls range in diameter from the largest in Russian pyramid and kaisa at 2 11/16” | 68 mm to the smallest in Snooker 2 1/16” | 52.5 mm. Other variations of billiard ball sizes are Carom at 2 7/16” | 61.5 mm, American-style at 2 1/4” | 57 mm, and British-style at 2 3/16” | 56 mm.

Drawings include:
Billiard Ball sizes: Russian Kaisa, Carom, American, English, Snooker

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