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Snooker, Pool & Carom
Mon, Jun 19th, 2017

What is the difference? If you think billiards and pool are the same things then you are mistaken.There are 3 major subdivisions of the game, Carom Billiards which is played on a table that has no pockets. Additional games you can play on a Carom table are balkline and straight rail, cushion caroms, three-cushion billiards, artistic billiards, and four-ball.

Depending on where one is located geographically speaking, the word "Pool" can be a little confusing. If you are from The U.S, Canada or parts of Southeast Asia such as the Philippines then a game of "Pool" means a game played with one cue ball and 15 object balls. Games include 8 Ball, 9 Ball, straight pool or one pocket with.

Finally, Snooker and English Billiards is a game played a large specially designed 12 x6 ft snooker table.

Luckily Golden West can produce your desired table. Give us a call today!

Top 5 Billiard Tattoos
Mon, Jun 12th, 2017

Today we are going to count down the best top 5 billiard tattoos. Scoring is based on creativity, design, and execution.

1) Check out the first tattoo on our list by Logan Aguilar is an award winning tattoo artist based out of Last Rites Tattoo in New York City. The detail in this tattoo is spectacular the use of light and shadows really makes it pop.

2) This tattoo can be interpreted in different ways. It looks like the design provides a look into the dark side of billiards. For example, when you have a good shot or you're setting the game up in your favor this little monster appears.

3) The third tattoo on our list was cleverly designed to depicts two interests in this mans life. See if you can guess what they are. 

4) A flying 8 ball which is supposed to symbolizes a love of freedom, independence, and billiards according to the source.

5) The fifth spot on the list was given to what we call the explosive 8 ball. Why? because one is ready for the win.

Which is your favorite?

DIY Cue Tip Replacement
Thu, Jun 8th, 2017

Being able to accomplish your own projects is always more rewarding than buying store bought products. It not only helps you appreciate the objects being created it also provides you with a feeling of accomplishment and rewards you with the knowledge to produce something again and again.

Golden West Billiards has a large inventory of billiard products stocked in their showroom including the replacement parts you need for your cue projects. Keep in mind that GWB also provides all sorts of replacement part services if that's what you want to do instead. Give us a call and learn more!

Tip Replacement Video


Snooker Plastic Pool Cue Tip Clamp for Tip / Glue on Fastener /  Repair Tool

Modern Entertainment Furniture
Mon, Jun 5th, 2017

Do you enjoy playing on game tables? Do you admire a fine piece of furniture when you see it? Have you ever owned a pool table, billiard table, poker table or shuffleboard

If you answered YES to any of these questions then you will be happy to hear that Golden West Billiards is a locally owned pool table manufacturer. Who enjoy's building tables for the enjoyment of the community and abroad.

To learn more about GWB please follow us, check out our previous posts, or even give us a call to set up a guided tour of our facility.

Mix or Match Your Game Tables
Thu, May 25th, 2017

The history of shuffleboards as far as when it was first played and the date of its conception are still a mystery. However, we have ideas on its development and origins. As you can imagine this brings up much debate within the shuffleboard community.

The game was noted to be played by King Henry the VIII of England who prohibited commoners from playing. King Henry and his opponent would wager and apparently the royal records of 1532 show payouts to Lord William who won games against the King.

Historically the ancient shovelboard gave inspiration for the development of both table shuffleboard we see today and shove ha'penny a pub game predominantly played in the United Kingdom.

Nowadays a floor version of shuffleboard is popular on cruises and retirement homes due to its low physical requirements. In the table from it's become an appealing game for the younger crowd who enjoy a game at their local bars or pubs.

Today, when you think of pool you think shuffleboard or vice-versa and so, Golden West Billiards has made it easy for you to own a matching set of tables. At your request, GWB will match your shuffleboard and pool table. If, you which mix things up GW provides lots of table designs to choose from.

Please give us a call or click on the customer service representative window located at the right-hand corner of your screen.

A Contemporary Design
Mon, May 22nd, 2017

Over the years Golden West Billiards has explored many furniture designs in order to achieve quality products leaving us with many unique designs such as this:

The Rustic Urban
w/ Steel leg's and a Pine Finish

This finely crafted table will fit into any modern or urban setting. It is a brand new design that we look forward to seeing in a wide range of home styles.

Please give us a call with questions regarding customization options. Our customer service representatives are here Mon-Fri 8AM - 4:30PM and 10AM - 4PM on Sat. Sunday is by appointment only.

Personalizing Your Shuffleboard
Mon, May 15th, 2017

Permanently personalizing your shuffleboard or pool table now available at Golden West Billiards! Yes, that's right, GWB will add your custom artwork onto your game table surface. Not only will you have a finely crafted playable centerpiece adorning your game room, the artwork you provided a memorable impression.