A complete guide to buying a Pool Table!

Game Types

When choosing a table from us, apart from the appearance of the table you can choose the Game Type and Table Size. Please read the topics below which should help you in making a decision, however if you have any further questions please just ask.

English Pool

English Pool is typically played on a 6′ or 7′ Table with small 2inch (50.8mm) balls, therefore smaller pockets. If you are restricted for space and can only fit a 5′, 6′ or 7′ table in your Pool room we recommend the English Pool version of the game.

American Pool:

American Pool is typically played on a 7′, 8′ or 9′ Table with larger 2 1/4inch (57mm) balls, therefore larger pockets. The game of Nine ball is also typically played on an American Pool Table. If you would like a 8′ or 9′ Pool table we recommend you choose an American Pool Table.

Snooker:

Snooker is typically played on a 12′ table however if you can not fit such a big table in your Snooker Room you can have a Snooker table made as small as 6′.
Snooker balls are 52.5mm hence the pockets on a snooker table are quite small in comparison to American Pool making it a harder game to master.

Carom:

A Carom table has no pockets, hence an unusual version of Billiards, however it is a traditional version of the game originating in France in the 18th century. Carom balls are 61.5mm.

Russian Pyramid:

Russian Pyramid is officially played on a 12′ table, but again can be played on anything from a 7′ Table. The Pockets on a Russian Pyramid table are extremely tight, where the corner pockets are only 4-5mm wider than the diameter of the balls.

Others:

If you are looking for a version of billards table that isn’t listed here, please contact us and we will see if we can help.

Pool Table Sizes

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Ball Sizes

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