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Olhausen GameRooms Go Mobile at Over The Line (OTL) in Mission Bay!

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 Philip Wilson (August 18, 2012)  San Diego/July 14-15, 21-22, 2012—Olhausen pool tables went mobile at the 59th Annual Over The Line (OTL) Tournament on Fiesta Island to the delight of players and fans. Thirty thousands fans attended this unique baseball-style tournament. The annual Over The Line tournament, held every year on San Diego’s Fiesta Island in Mission Bay, takes place over two weekends .. (Billiards)

Olhausen Pavilion shuffleboard table for just $1,999

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 Philip Wilson (June 07, 2012)  Olhausen Game Rooms, Inc. 5620-B Kearny Mesa RoadSan Diego, CA 92111(858) 277-0450 or (800)570-POOL [7665]www.OlhausenGameRooms.cominfo@OlhausenGameRooms.com Olhausen GameRooms® was interviewed to share their family’s recent partnership with The Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the .. (Billiards)

The Wide Selection Of Billiards Tables Available

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 Chickie Maxwell (January 30, 2012)  Billiards tables are found in party locations, bars and in your home if you decide to buy one. Before you decide to make a purchase, it’s essential to determine what your needs are and look at the many different selections that are available. Determine the best size of the table that you need for your home. A smaller table will allow you to have more room available to move around . (Billiards)

A Good Player Equals a Good Student in Billiards

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 Cade Lennox (November 09, 2011)  So what exactly sets one out from the pros in the game of pool? As the title points out, a good student equals a good player. All the pros learn to play pool some how. More often then not they learned from playing with those who were better than them. At first they did not have amazing skills but the more they played with others and saw how good they were, the more the good player .. (Billiards)

Billiards-Fun loving game for each and every youth

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 Balu Mahendra (October 27, 2009)  Billiards is a game played by using a cue stick with which a cue ball is hit on the rack table, so that targeted ball is into the pocket you choose. Most of the present young generation choosing billiard game as there pass time . If you are interested in buying a billiards table better choose right one which is perfect for you and the space you live in. More than thousands of billiards . (Billiards)

Buying a New Billiard Table Worth More Than Buying an Old One?

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 Shane Jolie (November 12, 2008)  You may definitely find some really good second hand billiard tables at the auction sites. But there are brand new billiard tables obtainable from an authentic trader, which can undeniably provide you with the best deal. There are some benefits and certain weaknesses of these products in both of the cases. But also these products carry few vital features typical to their class, which .. (Billiards)

Jennifer Barretta and Her Great Accomplishments

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 Brian Garvin (November 05, 2008)  Many of you might not know that Jennifer Barretta is one of the best pool players in the world today. She was also the winner of Ms. Philadelphia. Jennifer is very popular Billiards Player in New York City as you can imagine. Not only is she a Pool Sharpshooter, she also looks sharp in just about anything she decides to wear. You can bet there is a huge number of people that follow her .. (Billiards)

An Introduction to the Bankshot Billiards Game

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 Mike Selvon (October 24, 2008)  If you look at the history of the billiard game, you will find that certain incidents helped to develop the game into what it is today. Initially, the table edges, which resembled river banks, were designed merely to keep the balls from rolling off the billiard tables. Gradually, players discovered one great property of these banks; whenever a ball hit the bank, it bounced back with a .. (Billiards)

Understanding the Different Types of Billiard Balls

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 Mike Selvon (October 24, 2008)  Billiard balls are the round spheres used in all the different versions of billiards or pool. It might not seem like there would be much difference in the type of balls used for the game, but there actually is. Each different game for pool and billiards is played with a slightly different size and coating of ball. The friction and coating of the different balls really makes a difference . (Billiards)

The Billiard Hall Visualized As a Lucrative Business Idea

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 Mike Selvon (October 24, 2008)  One calls to mind the movies, “The Hustler" and “The Color of Money, " when someone visualizes a billiard hall, as these movies are replete with scenes featuring this kind of place. A roomful of billiard tables with the incessant smoke filling the air and bright lights overhead are among the imagery that describe a pool hall. Here, players can play a game of pool, snooker or . (Billiards)

The Style of Your Billiard Room is Very Important

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 Mike Selvon (October 24, 2008)  If you have ever been to a billiard hall, then you know how they are set up. Many billiard tables are placed in a large room, so that many people can play. In the past, however, tables for billiards were not set up this way. A wealthy family would have a table in their home, situated in their billiard room. If you own a table yourself, then you know that it is almost necessary to keep .. (Billiards)

A Little History About Billiards and Snooker

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 Mike Selvon (October 24, 2008)  The first thing that might come to your mind when you hear the terms “billiards and snooker" is what makes these games different from one another. Basically speaking, both games are very similar, with the snooker game being a derivative of the billiard game. However, there are two big differences. The first is that while billiards is played with only two players, snooker can have . (Billiards)

What to Look For When Finding a Billiard Table

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 Mike Selvon (October 24, 2008)  Are you about to buy a billiard table? Do not rush into it without considering a few factors that are critical to the purchase. There are three questions which will guide you to the right answer. Will you play the billiard pool game as a hobby or are you planning to train as a professional player? What is the budget you have kept aside for this purchase? How much space is there in the .. (Billiards)

Familiarizing Yourself With the Pool and Billiard Jargon

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 Mike Selvon (October 24, 2008)  You could say that pool and billiards are two very similar yet different games. There are many similarities and dissimilarities, as well as different rules and terminology. However, since it has the same roots, many of the popular terms used are common to many of the billiard pool games. Mastering the terminology is one thing that you would be required to do if you want to master the .. (Billiards)

The Excitement of a World Snooker Championship

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 Mike Selvon (October 24, 2008)  The World Snooker Championship is the final event in the snooker circuit. Only the best snooker players can compete, and they get to this event by winning many other snooker matches. Snooker is one of the harder forms of billiards to play, and has many different rules to follow. The championship is currently being held at the Crucible Theater, in Sheffield, England. The championship is .. (Billiards)

A Short Discourse on Pool Table Construction

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 Ernie Reynolds (July 31, 2008)  There are three common and different sizes of pool tables - 7 foot, 8 foot, and 9 foot. 7 foot tables are considered small and are usually used in homes where the room size does not allow a larger table. The 8 foot is the most common and is used in bars and pool halls. The 9 foot size is often used in larger pool halls and pool tournaments. A pool table consists of legs, a body, a .. (Billiards)

Pool Table Construction Hardwoods Vs MDF

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 SP Turner (July 29, 2008)  Prior to the introduction of MDF into the industry, pool tables (as well as snooker tables and billiards tables) had always been made from hardwoods. The term ‘hardwood’ designates trees usually from the deciduous family, and typically broadleaved. As the name suggests the wood from these trees is harder and more durable than that from their softwood relations. The most .. (Billiards)

12 Quick Tips to a Better 8 Ball Game

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 Ernie Reynolds (July 28, 2008)  Some of the following tips are pool-playing specific and some are game-specific. First, lets look at the pool-playing specific ones. Always keep your head down when shooting pool. Place your aiming eye directly over the pool cue so you can sight right down the shaft of the stick . This will allow you to sight right down the path of the shot and definitely help your aim. Follow through . (Billiards)

Billiards A Sport Or Just a Leisure Activity?

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 Jason Valderrama (July 21, 2008)  Is billiards a sport or is it just a leisure activity? Some people say that billiards is just a fun leisure activity. You can have a pool table in your home and you and your friends can play for fun and goof off and/or you may have a bet on the game, too. Whereas with football and basketball, there is no betting (at least, it's supposed to be illegal, where the Celtics got away with so .. (Billiards)

Lucasi Cues

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 J. Davis (July 21, 2008)  In many cases, a strong and consistent record of customer satisfaction is all that it takes to let you know you have found a good product. This is the case with Lucasi pool cues. Lucasi's high rating amongst its customers is for a very good reason - they offer a great selection of pool cues, both in standard and custom-made styles, all at an affordable price that is within nearly .. (Billiards)

On Snooker

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 John T Jones, Ph.D. (July 15, 2008)  Some years ago I traveled to England several times a year. To return home, I would catch the train out of Stoke-on-Trent to London to fly out of Heath Row. Occasionally, Dave Harold would be on the train. The first time I saw him I asked if he was going fishing with that long case and all. He laughed and said that it was a pool cue. My associate poked me in the ribs with his bony elbow .. (Billiards)

Billiards Tables Primer

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 Anne Clarke (July 11, 2008)  Billiard tables can cost as little as $1,000 and as much as $5,000. In order to select the right one for your home, first establish what you expect from the pool table. For example: Will this be for family play including children? Will it be for guests mostly? Will it be for a game room or clubhouse? Will expert players be participating? Is the table for show only? Once you .. (Billiards)

Billards Tables and Pool Tables Primer

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 Anne Clarke (July 11, 2008)  A standard size pool table is considered a 7’ Standard. It is 44" wide by 88" long. There are three standard cue sizes, which will determine the size of the room needed for a standard table. A 48" cue will require an 11’ 8" x 15" x 4" table, while a 52" cue will require a 12’ 4" x 16’ sized room. The largest cue is a 57" cue and needs a room at least 13’ x .. (Billiards)

An Introduction to Buying Billiard Equipment

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 April Kerr (July 09, 2008)  One of the most popular games around the world is perhaps billiards. It's not a sport that you have to be particularly serious about in order to enjoy either. Even if you have never played billiards before you can easily pick up a cue and start playing with some friends. Some people like to go to a billiard club to play billiards whilst others like to play it from home. When playing .. (Billiards)

Game Room Decor

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 J. Davis (July 09, 2008)  Having a home of your own gives you the chance to express your feelings, passions, and personal tastes in terms of decor. Each room can represent a different aspect of your personality or that of a family member. This is especially true for a game room that is, in essence, your sanctuary from the everyday stresses of the outside world. While many game rooms start out as casual places of . (Billiards)

Pool Cue Stands

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 J. Davis (July 09, 2008)  When the time comes to purchase a pool table do not forget to buy the accessories that are a part of playing pool. Many pool players will neglect the accessories until the last minute and then find that they are unable to find, or afford, certain products when they need them. The best way to avoid these situations is to purchase as many pool accessories as possible when you are .. (Billiards)

Pool Sticks

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 J. Davis (July 09, 2008)  Newcomers to the game of pool and longtime players alike occasionally find themselves in the market for pool sticks. As most people want to get the most for their money, choosing the pool stick that is right for you is the best way to be assured of satisfaction with your new purchase. There are some basic points to keep in mind which will help you to make your decision. One point to .. (Billiards)

Pool Table Covers

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 J. Davis (July 09, 2008)  Many times people who are shopping for a pool table are not aware of the scope and variety of items and accessories they will need to get the most enjoyment out of this major investment. Sometimes people will become overwhelmed by their predicament and end up with poor-quality items or accessories. This kind of situation can be easily avoided, however, by performing a little research to . (Billiards)

Pool Cue Racks

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 J. Davis (July 09, 2008)  For many individuals having the perfect personal poolroom simply means owning a pool table. It is easy to forget that playing pool requires more than a pool table. There are many accessories that must be purchased in order to get the most out of a game of pool and to properly take care of the equipment necessary for playing pool. One important accessory is a pool cue rack. The pool cue . (Billiards)

McDermott Cues

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 J. Davis (July 09, 2008)  Everyone who plays pool has different needs. As their level of expertise in the game, their frequency of playing, and the type of pool they play all figure into the specific kind of instrument that is most appropriate for them, you may think that it is impossible for any one pool cue to be an equally good match for everyone. While individual players’ individual needs do vary .. (Billiards)

My Favorite Billiards Parlor A Place Where Everybody Knows My Name

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 Patti Aragon (July 04, 2008)  Almost every Tuesday night I went to my favorite place to play on my APA pool league team, The Eight Ball Outlaws, and there, everybody knew my name. I would have to go early just to make the rounds and say hi to everybody. It was more like a neighborhood bar, you probably have one in your neighborhood. Most of the places our team played were bars where they have two to four billiards .. (Billiards)

Antique Pool Tables

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 Rob D Stone (July 02, 2008)  It is common knowledge that items made in previous years are much more durable in quality than products made today, due to the materials that were used during that time period. This is also true for pool tables. Compared to modern pool tables, the ones that were made during the late 1800s and early 1900s contain better quality wood and fabric. The craftsmanship is also outstanding, .. (Billiards)

Billiards, The Sport Anyone Can Play

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 Patti Aragon (June 27, 2008)  Billiards! Is it a sport that anyone can play? As soon as you are tall enough to see over the pool table, you're old enough to play. People can enjoy playing pool into their 70's, 80's and beyond. The object of the game is pretty simple which makes the games easy for kids to learn. Kids love to play pool. They play with their parents on pool tables at home in their basements and family . (Billiards)




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