Does size matter when it comes to a Pool table?
Well, the game remains the same wherever you play it in the world, or whatever size table you play it on, but the challenges of it, do differ.
In England, the regular size table which you will see squished into the corner of a pub, is a 6’ x 3’ table. These small tables, which Americans may refer to as mini tables, came about in the early 1960’s and the size is relatable to the usually diminutive sizes of the watering holes themselves. Pub sports have always been popular, and so a smaller table was utilised to fit in amongst the card sharks, the darts players and local skittles teams. Because of the limited sizes of Public House establishments, it is only natural that smaller pool tables would be put to use. These small tables are common to England, and are the basis of many local leagues. But because the popularity of American sized tables grew, that is when more and more Pool halls, offering a chance to get on the big tables, sprung up around the country. The growing popularity of the 8 ball and 9 ball formats of the game, ensured that the large tables would stay around in the UK.
This is a guest post written by Lee Jackson, Lee is a writer for Liberty Games who supply American pool tables, as well as a number of other cool games room products.