All Golden West pool tables are built according to the BCA
    (Billiard Congress of America) specifications. 
    Golden West only manufactures pool tables with 3 pieces of 1” thick
    registered and matched Diamond Honed Slate. 
    All slates must be precision to .020 in width and .010 in length.

    One piece slate tables are only found on Coin-op pool tables or cheap
    Imported pool tables.

    All pool tables, sanctioned by the BCA, to be used in World Tournaments,
    must have a 3 piece 1” thick slate.