Category Archives: pool tables

Maintenance of a Pool Table

Pool table maintenance is essential to keep your table in good condition. It is essential to keep the cloth dry and brushed regularly. When brushing pool tables you should always follow the direction of the cloth. The nap runs from the … Continue reading

The Game (pool tables)

Most of you reading this blog will have played a game of pool before or at least watched a game of pool in a pub or club or on television. What version of the game you have played or watched … Continue reading

Growth of pool tables (part 3)

First we had the game of billiards, then pocket billiards, fifteen ball, continuous pool and straight pool. As the tactics of pool developed, players started to look for different ways to play the game. The game of eight ball as … Continue reading

Growth of pool tables (part 2)

Following on from my last blog when I am out and about pool table recovering I come across many different designs and manufacturers of pool tables which indicates the popularity of the game has grown over the years. Following on … Continue reading

Growth of Pool Tables (part 1)

Players such as Tom Dennis and Joe Davies helped snooker become the popular game it is today. Did you know; the multi million pound industry we see today started out as a mere £6,10s for the first prize money given … Continue reading

Introduction to playing pool

Most people reading this blog would have played pool before or will at least have seen it played , either in pubs and clubs or on television. Depending on where you live in the world will determine what version of … Continue reading

Improvements of Billiard Tables

At around 1820 improvements were being made to the quality of billiard/snooker tables by Englishman Edwin Kentfield and American industrialist John Thurston who in 1826 began to use slate instead of wood as the bed of the table. This idea … Continue reading

Pool Rules that do not actually exist

Pool rules that do not actually exist You must double the black When out doing a pool table recovering job, I often hear this shouted out. It is one of those you hear around pool table halls when the player … Continue reading

Origins of BAPTO

The origins of BAPTO In 1975 the British Association of Pool Table Operators (BAPTO) was first thought up by a small group of pool table operators. Its aim was to organise the various different sets of rules for the game … Continue reading

History of Pool continued

The Beginning of British Pool continued…. Take yourself back to the 1960,s and think about how many pool tables would have been seen in and around the British Isles? Now fast forward to 1985 and the estimated number of pool … Continue reading