Attention Pool Lovers has been introducing some fantastic new products.

Did you see the awesome pool table up for auction? It’s great to have a pool table when we have friends over because so many people enjoy playing pool. I know I do. I’m not much good at it, but it’s still fun to play.

This mid-sized pool table surface is 7-foot, 3-inches and has a BIN of $925. When assembled, it is 87-inches long, 50-inches wide and 31-inches high. It has a farmhouse style wood X design and comes complete with 2 wooden billiard cues, a set of colored billiard balls, two pieces of chalk, a triangle, a table brush and game rules. According to the auction description, one feature is a built-in leg leveling system for balanced play and to ensure playing precision. It is also designed with professional K66 rubber bumpers that provide a consistent bounce and predictable shot, along with a smooth felt game table surface and parlor-style drop pockets.

A brief history of pool tables

Pool or billiards is an indoor sport that originated in Europe and spread to England a lot earlier than most people might have guessed. The origin of the game of pool or billiards goes back to at least the 14th century. It evolved from a lawn game similar to croquet played sometime during the 15th century in Northern Europe and probably in France.

According to my research, in the 1500s French nobility and others installed billiards tables in their homes. The green cover of the table was meant to imitate the green grass and the borders were wooden planks to prevent the balls from rolling off.

Billiards is played on a table without pockets and the game has only three balls – red, white with a spot and white without a spot. Pool involves a table with 6 pockets and is played with 15 balls,

The oldest use of the word “pool” to describe a billiards-like game was made in 1797 in a Virginia newspaper. The term “pool” later stuck to all new games of pocket billiards as the sport gained in popularity in the United States.

Michael Phelan is recognized as the father of American Billiards. He helped devise lasting rules and set standards for behavior while playing the game. He was the first to add diamonds to the table to help players aim when taking their shots.

The Spaniards were the first ones to introduce billiards to America in 1565. However, it was not until 1878 to 1956 that the game skyrocketed in popularity, with players becoming famous by competing in annual championships.

Billiard balls can be made from either phenolic resin or polyester resin. Phenolic resin is preferred because it is tougher and longer-lasting than polyester resin.

The bottom line

Playing pool is a sport that is apparently here to stay. Therefore, winning a pool table on is sure to please many family members and friends.

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