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Fri, 23rd Apr 2010 | EdwardFrench | Created on: visionarydictionary.com | 5,900 Views, 1 Nod.

Laser Re-Spot (2012)

On May 17 2012 The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) will finally announce the introduction of The Laser Re-Spot System - designed, manufactured and sold under license by me.

At all Major Snooker Tournaments, The Laser Re-Spot System will be installed into the canopy lighting above the match table(s). The system will comprise of 22 Lasers, a Wide-screen High Definition Camera and a Computerised Control System.

The 22 Lasers and Wide-screen Camera will installed directly above the Match Table and attached to a Computer System running Motion Sensing Software. The entire playing area of the table will be Digitised and various parameters set.

As each frame is played, the Motion Detection Software will track the exact position of all 22 balls. When a player commits a foul and / or has to have the white ball and / or any other balls disturbed during a foul shot replaced - the referee flicks one button on a remote control in his pocket, and the lasers will instantly indicate the exact position on the table of every ball in play prior to the foul - thus allowing extremely quick and precise replacement / repositioning of the ball(s) involved.

The system is also used when the match table(s) are being erected prior to the start of the Tournament to 'True-Up' the table(s) to within the acceptable parameters.

The development and introduction of coloured lasers will indicate the exact position of the reds, each of the six colours and obviously the white ball.

The introduction of this technology will speed up the replacement of balls after a foul shot, with a far greater degree of accuracy and thus fairness.

                


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Sun, 25th Apr 2010
I'll bet Alex O'Reardon & Co. will be pleased about this new Laser technology!!
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Fri, 23rd Apr 2010
Forgot to mention that these systems will be rolled out to nationwide snooker clubs. As the position of all the balls prior to every shot played in Tournements / TV Coverage will be stored electronically, and held on a central database, players of any level at participating snooker clubs will be able to download the data and the lasers will indicate the exact number and position of balls on the table thus allowing them to re-inact / practice any shot they chose.
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Fri, 23rd Apr 2010
Sorry for the typo - 2nd paragraph should read "will be installed"
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Fri, 23rd Apr 2010
Is this why you have been quiet at the moment. genius, love it, print it off and send it off to the bigwigs or email the link. Time date will always be here if you need back up it's yours.
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Fri, 23rd Apr 2010
Very clever Ed, and if my memory serves me well of snooker halls it will come in handy every time a pork pie, fag ash or a pint of stout is dropped on the table.
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Fri, 23rd Apr 2010
Presumably this is a fact and not a Visionary Dictionary prediction Ed. In which case well done and congratulations. I wish you every success with it. Any chance you could extend this to the golf course to help find lost balls?
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