Pool tables can be purchased at many stores. Sears and Sports Authority both offer many styles of pool tables one can choose from on their website. Home Leisure Direct has many to choose from as well.
There are approxomately six different styled pool tables which are mass produced, ranging from the traditional billiards table to the snooker and English table.
It has been estimated that are about 3 million home pool tables in the US. The source of this apparently is related to the sales of about 200,000 new tables in the US every year.
Although there is no count available, in the US the majority of bars have at least one pool table, with many having 2 or more.
The Brunswick made 10 foot pool tables from at least 1925 to 1940. There were others as well dating from that era and into the 1800's. There have been no new 10 foot pool tables available in the US for many years.
Pool tables are a fun addition to any home that can be the centerpiece of any game room. Buying a new pool table can be expensive, though. A new, 9ft pool table can cost over $5000 for a basic, top of the line model, with prices going upwards for more decorative woods and cloth options. One way to save money on a pool table for your home is to think about buying used pool tables. Used pool tables can be bought for a fraction of the price of new ones and are a good option for people who want to buy a pool table, but are on a budget. Most of the times, these tables are still in good condition and will last for many more years to come. One of the best sources for buying used pool tables is old pool rooms that are going out of business, moving, or renovating. Often, the owners of these establishments are looking to move their tables as quickly as possible to raise money or to make room for new equipment. These tables are generally in good condition, especially if they were located in a pool hall that holds a lot of pool league matches and tournaments, where the condition of the tables can influence matches. Another good source for buying used pool tables is right after professional pool tournaments. Many times, pool table manufacturers will provide pool tables for these pro tournaments that are only used during the event. After the tournament has concluded, these tables must be sold as used, which presents the buyer with the opportunity to buy top of the line equipment at a discounted price. When buying used pool tables, it’s important to check a few things before the purchase. First, you’ll want to inspect the condition of the slate that is under the cloth. The cloth will have to be removed for you to do so, but most understanding sellers will know this. You need to be sure that there are no chips or defects in the slate, which will affect the playability of the table. Also, inspect the condition of the rails. Make sure that they are not bumpy or crooked. If they are, they will have to be replaced, a factor that you will need to consider when tallying your budget. Finally, make sure that you are not buying a coin operated table. These tables are designed to be used with a heavier than normal cue ball, which the table returns automatically if pocketed. Regular balls will stay in the pockets until a new game is paid for, making these kinds of tables impractical for the home.
Small pool tables can be found at many toy retailers, both instore and online. Toy shops such as Hamleys or Toys R Us have pool tables, and they are also available from Sears, Amazon, eBay, Argos or John Lewis.
On most tables it is on the head rail. On many tables, it is provided on the side of the table. Typicaly, there are no marking by the manufacturer inside the table, but some have markings.
"Official" is the keyword in your question. The sanctioning body of the tournament, tour, league, etc., determines what the official equipment dimensions are. The professional pool tournaments one sees on TV are most often played on 4.5ft by 9ft tables and most pool leagues are played on 3.5ft by 7ft tables. In addition to that, there are many tours in which the professional and amateur alike compete that use 4ft by 8ft tables and/or 3.5ft by 7ft tables.
There are many places in the UK that sell pool tables. These may include sports stores such as JJB and Sports Direct. Online they can be purchased from Simply Pool, Ebay or Argos.
Miniature pool tables are sold online and at many toy stores, and department stores like Wal-Mart and Target. They are not sold in billiards shops.
To find the number of full tables, divide 138 by 12, Your answer will be the number of tables that are full. 138 divided by 12 equals 11 full tables with one having 6 people.