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Three Cushion Billiards Jun 10th, 2017


US Team to compete at World Team Championships 

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Pool Chalk and "English" Jun 1st, 2017


Way back in ancient history, at least as far as pool playing goes, the Brits were the first to incorporate leather tips on their cue sticks.  Prior to that the sticks were just that, pieces of wood with a preferably rounded tip that were used to strike the cue ball.  The noise and vibration must have been unbearable in those days.  Some unknown but insightful British player used chalk to make his "stick" play better.  This probably caught on rather rapidly as he kicked the tar out of his opponents on a daily basis.  That extra vestige of control would have given him a tremendous advantage over the opponents of the time.

In a search for better ways to control the cue ball some other, or perhaps the same, individual added a piece of leather to the end of his stick and gained another measure of control and better feel for how hard to hit the cue thus improving his position play by an order of magnitude.  Another invention that would have become very popular in short order.  

Do you suppose these two, assuming they were different individuals, met in a tournament and saw the advantage to the other's methods?  Kind of like Reese's pieces ads of a decade ago, "You got your leather tip in my chalk! "  "No! You got chalk on my leather tip!".  In either case the benefits achieved through cue control were instantly recognized, I am sure.

From this marriage came the ability to put spin on the cue ball, further enhancing control of both shot making and position play for ensuing shots.

One could call this the birth of the Hustler but I am sure that began eons before.

Eventually someone with a chalk covered, leather tipped cue made his way to the pool halls of New York City and proceeded to give the locals something to think about as they ponied up good money upon losing game after game.

It didn't take anyone long to recognize the benefits of this new way to play pool, snooker, or billiards.  However, the locals, being from New York and being not really appreciative of anything from the British Empire, made snide remarks every time somebody would attempt to play spin.  "You're playing English!"  was probably not a compliment.

And that is how the term English came to mean applying side spin on a cue ball for additional control.  

It was a snide remark made to insult the one utilizing it, in order to get him to stop I'm sure.

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Free Billiard Lessons at West State Billiards Mar 23rd, 2017


Pro-Player Calvin Coker coming to West State Billiards for his monthly free group lessons! Pencil it in!  Calvin comes to visit the last Saturday of each month.

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Venom's Latest Adventures on El Hormiguero 3.0 Mar 22nd, 2017


A few months ago the double world champion billiard exhibitionist, Florian Kohler who is also known as Venom, went on a Spanish television program called El Hormiguero 3.0 which revolves around humor, interviews, and experiments in science reporting.

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Top 4 Games for Women As selected by the KLOV.com team Mar 21st, 2017


Would you have guessed the # 1 choice to be Ms. Pac-Man? Well, then you are totally right. Ms. Pac-Man was manufactured by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1981. The game is much like Pac-Man as you can imagine but with a few exceptions. An obvious difference is a bow on Miss Pac-Man's head! Very cute.

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Health and You! Mar 20th, 2017


Massages are a really good way to help your body heal from exercise, de-stress, boost your mental wellness, remove stagnant toxins stored in your muscles and get better sleep which is another big part of a healthy you

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The 5-Yr-Old Pool Prodigy Mar 17th, 2017


Check out this amazing billiard story starring a 5-year-old boy named Keith who loves Pool and is truly very inspiring.

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History of Space Invaders Mar 16th, 2017


Space invaders is an arcade game created by a man named Tomohiro Nishikado released in 1978. Initially, the game was called Space Monsters but then changed to space invaders by Nishakado's superiors.

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Game Room Decoration Mar 15th, 2017


When it comes to decorating a room It's always helpful to have some visual aids. Come Join us in gathering ideas with California House and Houzz to make your home pop!

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4 Facts about Massage Chairs Mar 14th, 2017


Did you know these beneficial facts related to massage?

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Top Gun Top 32 Mar 13th, 2017


After a long action packed season, Mezz West State Tour Season 3 has come to a close. This year proved to be the most exciting season yet with many world-class professionals joining in.

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The history of Pac-Man Mar 9th, 2017


Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco a Japanese game development corporation. The video game designer was Toru Iwatani who created worked for Namco.

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The Oxford Billiard Table Mar 9th, 2017


Featuring the Golden West Oxford Billiard Table.  This elegantly designed table has a hidden surprise, a concealed drawer which tactfully holds your cues, balls, triangle and miscellaneous accessories. Make it your own, there are many finishes and felt colors available! Not only that, the Oxford is offered in pool, billiard, and snooker tables.

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Positive Mental Benefits of a Massage Chair Mar 8th, 2017


If you've had the opportunity to try a 3D ergonomic Kahuna massage chair massage, you already know about the contentment of mind it provides.

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Pool Table: Rubber & Acessories Mar 7th, 2017


We got you covered, find your quality billiard accessories at West State Billiards. We carry everything from Diamond Black K-55 rubber cushions to cue sticks, to balls, billiard cloth, pockets, maintenance materials, and other necessary game room accessories. Give us a call today and talk to Donny our expert in everything billiards.

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Kahuna Massage: Learning about Massage Therapy through History Mar 6th, 2017


Massage therapy as healing dates back to ancient cultures appearing first in India earlier thank 3,000 BCE "before the Common Era". This therapeutic massaged was known as Ayurveda and believed to be of the divine in origin passed down through generations. Later appearing in Egypt, China and even in Japan. From what we know Japanese monks would go study Buddhism in China and had the opportunity to learn healing methods including massage therapy.

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Billiard Hottie - March - Mar 6th, 2017


At the local pool hall were Melissa frequented some older guys would call her Dragon Lady. Why? because "she'd breathe fire when she got mad" they told her. The nickname also reflected her Asian heritage and she liked that, so, she decided to adopt the nickname.

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Relive The Arcade Games Generation! Mar 3rd, 2017


Have you guys heard about the 2015 movie called Pixels? If you haven't you really need to watch it. It's funny and will keep you and your family entertained until the very end.

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Topgun and Little Gun Showdown Mar 2nd, 2017


After a long season of competition, this is what everyone's has been working towards. Hurry to the Season 3 Topgun and Little Gun showdown.

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Top 3 Pros and Cons to owning a massage chair Feb 28th, 2017


A good massage chair can do wonderful things for relieving tension especially when it comes to convenience, availability, and duration.

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Arcade video game History Feb 28th, 2017


The timeline of arcade video games history started out in 1971 hitting golden age from 1987 to late 90's then started dying down after that until 2002.

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Ever heard of a mini-coin table mover or dolly? Feb 27th, 2017


Ever heard of a mini-coin table mover or dolly? The mini mover a really nice addition to any billiard hall, arcade, and even comes in handy with non-commercial settings.

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Introducing Kahuna Massage Chairs Online Feb 27th, 2017


Introducing Kahuna Chairs Online! we carry all your relaxation needs, starting with Kahunas compact entertainment massage chairs containing high-quality 3D surround sound and Bluetooth, 6 rolling knots Shiatsu massage, a contemporary new design and it's compact size makes it easy to fit anywhere!

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Basic Pool Table Maintenance Feb 23rd, 2017


You've decided to purchase a pool table, although a pool table is an expensive investment if you maintaining it right it will provide you with a long life of enjoyable gameplay, laughter and may even live long enough to be passed down through the generations in your family.

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How it works: Pool Table Quarter Machine Feb 22nd, 2017


Do you recall playing on an old coin-operated pool tables machine? Maybe at a local restaurant, arcade center or bar? and did you ever wonder how the pool table knows to provide you the full rack of balls initially and also the cue ball every time it's pocketed?? Well, we've wondered the same thing! See what we've found here.

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The amazing Simonis X-1 Table Cloth Cleaner! Feb 20th, 2017


Maintaining a clean and uniform playing surface is paramount to most sports and pool is certainly no exception! Simonis, the people who invented billiard cloth, have now invented a superior way to clean it.

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Billiard Drills for Cue Ball Control Feb 20th, 2017


Check out this video and learn cue ball control from The Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice.

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Billiard Quotes Feb 20th, 2017


"Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours; weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character." -T. Alan Armstrong

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Game Room Inspiration Feb 16th, 2017


Check out this beautifully designed game room by Barbara Ondo. This is an example of a comfortable yet contemporary game-room with fine light tone carpet, a range of art, a nice arrangement of furnishings, and accessories to fit the game room theme.

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Compact Luxury Massage / Chair for Your Home Feb 16th, 2017


Check out this awesome 4 in 1 massage chair The Kahuna Hani 2200. Not only does this chair have a smooth luxury look it also is very inviting. This chair can accommodate your comfort when it comes to giving you a massage while watching a movie. Its compact design makes it easy to fit virtually any room in your home making it a great gift for young and old.

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Neon Signs for Your Game Room! Feb 15th, 2017


Come discover some of the best neon signs for your game room, these are electrical signs that are light-up by luminous gasses being ionized when the voltage is applied producing bright colorful colors

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Pinball Valentine's Date Feb 14th, 2017


This Valentine's Day come and visit us at West State Billiards learn about hot deals, arcade games, pinball machines, pool tables and so much more!

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5 Reasons Why you should Play Games Feb 13th, 2017


Recent studies show that those who play games have a higher level of happiness, and in some of those cases relaxation is a result of that gaming. How could this be you may ask yourself? Well here are the top 5 reasons why we think gaming is essential to your well-being.

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A Brief History of Air Hockey Feb 13th, 2017


The initial air hockey table idea was invented by a group of Brunswick Billiard employees during the late 60's to early 70's. Around the same time, Brunswick engineers began to develop a game using a friction-less surface but the project stagnated for a few years until Bob Lemieux picked up the project. Lemieux was focused on creating an abstract version of ice hockey that included a thin disk and two mallets, his vision developed and by the mid 70's air hockey had become an immediate popular success.

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Pool tables, Accessories & more! Feb 12th, 2017


Accessories can be a nice finishing touch to any game room. We offer everything from Chalk Shelves, to Cue Racks, to full Accessory Kits and any random piece in between. We even offer a 3 finger eliminator glove which will help you have smooth cue strokes every shot.

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Billiard Training Balls Feb 12th, 2017


I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. - Bruce Lee

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How To Choose The Right Color Felt For Your Game Room Feb 11th, 2017


When it comes to picking the right felt for your pool table choosing the right color scheme is essential not only for a good design but also because colors effect your moods and stress levels.

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Your own personal cue stick Feb 10th, 2017


So you're in the market for a new cue stick, a stick that not only helps you excel in your pool game but also reflects personal flare, a cue that you're completely comfortable with every time you use it.

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Diamond Single or Double Platter Ball Polisher Feb 10th, 2017


Is an essential for your game room. This machine can polish your balls way better and faster than you can do so by hand. The cool thing about this machine is that instructions aren't really needed just squirt a little cleaner wax on the balls and let it do its thing for a minute or so. It's not very loud while running so it won't bother anyone trying to take a nap on your couch, leaving your balls looking like new. We carry the single platter and double platter ball polishers so you can choose what suits your needs.

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Mezz West State Tour - February - Feb 9th, 2017


Get ready this month is the busiest month on the Mezz West State Tour. There is three events schedule through the month of February:

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Check out our 7ft , 8ft and 9ft Naugahyde Fitted Covers! Feb 8th, 2017


Naugahyde Vinyl is known for its durability, this fabric is commonly used in restaurant booths, snowmobile seats and on medical examining tables. Best of all these covers are specifically designed to maintain the seams aligned to the proper edges of your pool table, keeping your table looking clean and protected at all times.

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Poker, Black Jack, and a bunch of other games. Feb 7th, 2017


Whether it's family night or a night with friends having a game table really brings everyone together. You can all enjoy hours of entertainment right at home making your game room the place to be.

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How to properly chalk your cue stick Feb 6th, 2017


Like me, most people walk into a local billiards bar, grab a cue stick and start chalking the tip in a swirling motion. Not knowing that there is a correct way of chalking a cue stick. A cue tip should be chalked in a stroking motion from the left to the right or vice versa, making sure that you get all those edges especially if you are going to be shooting for ball spin.

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Standard 8-Ball Game Racking Method Feb 5th, 2017


Each ball has a number on it grab the Yellow ball #1 this ball is the "apex" of the rack which goes on the top of the pyramid stack, the bottom left corner holds a striped ball any number will do and the bottom right holds any solid.

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The Jacoby cues at Weststate Feb 4th, 2017


These beautiful cues are handcraft by a father and son team located in Wisconsin, USA. Jacoby has been creating these perfect inlay cues since 1982. What makes Jacoby cues extremely valuable is that they are constructed with a consistent weight in mind, a vibration dampening core which helps with unwanted vibration and a modified shaft which reduces weight and improves tip adhesion.

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Pool Table Pockets Feb 3rd, 2017


When it comes to the look of your pool table the pockets play a big roll. Whether you need leather fringe pockets, leather shield pockets, modern pockets or plastic liners, West State has you covered. Check out our wide assortment of pockets we're sure to have what you are looking for!

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Billiard Hottie - Masako Katsura - February - Feb 2nd, 2017


Masako Katsura had two nicknames " Katsy" and also known as "First Lady of Billiards". Katsy was a Japanese carom billiards player who played most actively during the 50's.

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Relive The Arcade Games Generation! Feb 1st, 2017


Have you guys heard about the 2015 movie called Pixels? If you haven't you really need to watch it. It's funny and will keep you and your family entertained until the very end. In this movie an alien race receives a transmission sent from earth, this transmission holds information about earth and shows what we at that time were into, in this case, it was arcade games and for some reason, the aliens decided to take the transmission as a declaration of war! so they come to earth and start attacking using games such as Galaga, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Joust, Space Invaders, Centipede, and Arkanoid.

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- Mezz West State Tour - Season 3 - 15th Stop - Jan 31st, 2017


Season 3 Mezz West State Tour goes onto it's15th-Stop at Buffalo Billiards in Bellflower, California.

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A Look Into “ENGLISH” Of A Cue Ball Jan 30th, 2017


English is defined by an off-center axis hit, which results in the change in cue balls travel line. This effect caused is defined as SQUIRT. There are a few ways that English and the squirt may behave together.

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Do you know about Simonis Cloth? Jan 29th, 2017


Simonis has manufactured cloth since 1680 in Verviers, Belgium that's 335 almost 336 years Simonis has reached world recognition and built a loyal following through generations of billiard cloth manufacturing. So, as you can imagine they've had a long time to perfect their felt in order to enhance your enjoyment during game play.

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Feng Shui-ing to Your Game Room Jan 28th, 2017


Feng Shui is a good way to make your room harmonious so your family can better utilize and maximize enjoyment and relaxation. Adding a few special touches is important in order to improve the energy flow through the room in which your family spends the most time in. This has been proven to be beneficial for the whole family.

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Maintenance Tips and Choosing The Correct Chalk Color For Your Pool Table Jan 27th, 2017


Cleaning your felt is the most important task necessary to maintain a nice billiard table, this is because the cloth is the most used and exposed part of the table. It often collects dust, chalk, billiard powder, body hair, cigarette ashes, food and other random material which can cause the cloth to wear more quickly and can also affect the course of a ball played.

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Billiard Tips for Begginers Jan 26th, 2017


We've compiled a list of some really good billiard tips that will help any beginner improve their pool skills.

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Moving or Installing your Pool Table? What You Must Know. Jan 25th, 2017


West State Billiards offers free delivery and installation with the purchase of a new table. This is great because some billiard companies can charge upwards of $250 for just delivery and the delivery is not the only factor to think about, do you have stairs? How big is your table?

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Free group lesson coming up on Saturday at WSB Jan 24th, 2017


Free group lesson coming up with professional player Calvin Coker on the last Saturday of the month.

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Legs, Legs get your legs here Jan 19th, 2017


Check out the collection of gorgeous legs at Golden West Billiards, slender, thick, decorative, metal, wood, completely custom legs and tables.

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Featuring the Bordeaux Pool Table by California House Jan 17th, 2017


This is an attractive table allowing for elegance and decor. The Bordeaux pool table would fit in nicely in a restaurant or home that wants to set a more seductive scene. Picture the Bordeaux in a dimly lit room, with candles, flowers and music. What a perfect place to let the sparks fly.

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Venom Vs. Pelingai Jan 12th, 2017


Venom is at it again! he's going head to head with Stefano Pelingai from Italy. The challenge is to see who can score the most balls over an obstacle in one minute into the middle pocket! Check out these two pro pool players go at it.

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Pool, Apples and Lots of Fun Jan 9th, 2017


Hard Times Billiards In Bellflower, Ca is hosting the 14th-stop on the Season 3 Mezz West State Tour. Don't miss the first billiard event of 2017! Drive over to Bellflower where the weather is warm and you can get a delicious Bellefleur apple grown locally in the orchards since the early 1900's.

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The Pool Table that Encourages Urban Socialization Jan 5th, 2017


We wanted to share this article encouraging people to socialize and have fun West State style...

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January Billiard Hottie - Emily Duddy Jan 2nd, 2017


WPBA billiard professional Emily Duddy was born in Burbank, California. Recently Emily stared on the pool show "The Hustlers" which is a reality series following pool players in New York.

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Bridge Stick Dec 29th, 2016


Bridge Stick sometimes known as a cheat stick. Lots of people ask what that "weird looking plastic thing" is for when they're playing pool. It's called a Bridge and it can help you do some pretty cool things.

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For Sale! Pool Tables in Orange County Dec 27th, 2016


West State Billiards has been serving the area since 1946. We have an experienced staff that can answer all your question. Our showroom is over 10,000 square feet with over 150 pool tables on display. Many occasions we are able to delivery same day. We have 0% financing for 12-18 months approvals in seconds. We carry the top brands like Olhausen, Diamond, Golden West and Hudson.

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Billiard Hand Positions Dec 22nd, 2016


Hand postures that will come in handy when playing pool. When learning pool it's a good idea to choose the right hand posture for your shots. Everyone's hands are different and so something that may feel comfortable to your friend might not feel comfortable to you. The whole point of hand postures is to find the position which gives you the most stability and precision.

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Beautifully Crafted Pool Tables New at WSB Dec 20th, 2016


California House was founded in 1953 and has been family ran and operated ever since. This small manufacturing company located in Sacramento, California focuses on building modern yet comfortable furniture for family gatherings.

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Mary Avina bringing holiday cheer! Dec 9th, 2016


Mary Avina also recognized as Princess, The Red Angel & Trick Shot Princess is of Spanish-American decent who began to play pool when she was 14 years old. Now days she is a billiard instructor, pro-pool player, trick shot artist and product review...

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Warping Pool Cue? Dec 5th, 2016


As a first time cue owner you might not know much about cue maintenance. The first thing you should understand is that cues are made of wood so with time they will warp, all you can do is better care for them in order to make sure that the warping process doesn't happen anytime soon.

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Billiard Hottie of the Month: December Nov 29th, 2016


Jasmin Ouschan was born in Australia during the end of the winter in 1986'. As a toddler she was attracted to the bright billiard balls on her parents pool table. By age 6 Jasmin started learning to play and never stopped.

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Hard Times Billiard Hosting Mezz West State Tour #13 Stop Nov 24th, 2016


Hard Times Billiard is hosting the 13th stop on the Mezz West State Touring during the 17th and 18th of December. This will be the last even on the MWST for 2016 be sure not to miss it.

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Thanks Giving West State Style Nov 17th, 2016


Thanks Giving reminds us to give thanks for what we have and be grateful for those special people in our lives. After you've eaten your fill and are ready to go out for Black-Friday deals head to West State Billiards for more fun.

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Tour Stop: Diamond Billiards Nov 26-27th Nov 15th, 2016


Everyone is invited to join us at Diamond Billiards for the Season 3 #12 stop on the Mezz West State Tour. Located in Fresno, Califronia 6460 N. Blackstone Ave Fresno, CA 93710. This will be the only Mezz West State Tour even during the month of November so be sure to come.

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How to Arrange a Billiard Rack Nov 10th, 2016


How to look like a pro at the bar when you start a billiard game! Remember to read our other billiard terminology blogs so all you'll need is practice ;)

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Pool Table Terminology Nov 8th, 2016


When you first start to play pool you should understand the game table basics. This will be handy in most billiard type games.

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Basic Cue Terminology Nov 3rd, 2016


First lets begin with the cue stick starting with the tip. The cue tip controls the bounce that occurs when making contact with the cue ball so it's important to find the right cue tip. The majority of the cue tips are made out of leather but can range from soft to hard depending on preference.

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Billiard Hottie of the Month: November Nov 1st, 2016


Akiko Kitayama is known as Leopard Queen in the billiard community. She is part of the Japan professional pocket billiards Federation (JPBA) and also a Asia Federation (APBU) coach.

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11th Mezz West State Tour Stop at Billiard Palace Oct 27th, 2016


We've made it to the 11th stop on the Season 3 Mezz West State Tour. Being held in San Fransisco at The Billiard Palacade on October 29th & 30th. The event hosts some of the countries top pro and amateur players. Adding $2,500 dollars at every stop makes this a fascinating event for all billiard enthusiasts.

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Halloween Billiard Pumpkin Carving Ideas Oct 25th, 2016


Are you hosting a halloween party this year? Is it themed? A billiard themed halloween party is bound to make a splash. Impress your visitors when they walk into your gameroom and they see a carving of

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Free Billiard Lessons With a Pro Oct 21st, 2016


Free group lesson coming up with professional player Calvin Coker on Saturday the 29th of October.

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Venom is at it again! Amazing Trickshots Oct 18th, 2016


This video features some of his amazing trickshots and gives a preview of the new Pool Live Tour! Learn more about the Pool Live Tour inside.

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Adult Halloween Costume Ideas Oct 13th, 2016


Halloween is just around the corner and if you're like me you've searched the web looking a different and creative costume to wear this year.

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Super Bowl Party in your Game Room! Oct 11th, 2016


This years Super Bowl has passed but you can start putting together an amazing game-room to watching the next Super Bowl.

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Battle of the Sexes Oct 6th, 2016


This interesting article by Jim Meadow tackles the touchy subject of women in the billiard word and gives his point of view on it. Check it out !

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10th Stop on The Mezz West State Tour Oct 4th, 2016


On Cue Billiards is hosting the 3rd Season - 10th stop on the Mezz West State Tour. Remember at every stop $2,500 is added to the grand prize making things a little more exciting every-time! Don't miss this night of fun everyone is welcome. It will be held on the weekend of Oct 8-9th, 2016.

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October Billiard Hottie - Yu Ram Cha - Sep 30th, 2016


Yu Ram Cha this mysterious 28 year-old beauty from South Korean first picked up a cue stick when she was 12 years old. She enjoys billiards, boys, action adventure movies, idolizes Tiger Woods, enjoys fruit drinks and Coffee.

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Keeping Billiard History Alive at this Chicago Museum Sep 29th, 2016


Chicago Billiard Museum is keeping billiard history alive. This amazing museum is located in Chicago, Illinois and founded by Mr. D.B Bond and Ms. Joanne M. Charron. The reason it was established is for the purpose of preserving, sharing and promoting billiard history and culture.

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Pool Hottie of the Month -Thai Beauty Supadra Geronimo- Sep 27th, 2016


Supadra Geronimo was born in a small town in Thailand. This Supa Girl is family driven she giving credit to everyone in her family; grandmother, mother, father and even her brother for helping her in her life journey.

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Venom Trickshots at The 2016 APA Junior Championships Sep 22nd, 2016


Venom hangs out at the 2016 APA Junior Championships held at Sharky's Davenport in Iowa. They have fun doing tricks and learning from the world renown Venom!

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Mezz West State Tour # 9 stop Season 3 Sep 20th, 2016


Next stop on the Mezz State Tour is at Bull Shooters in Phoenix, AZ Sep 24 - 25, 2016. 2.5K is added at each tour stop! So grab your cue and head West the Mezz West State style.

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Billiard Schools, Instructors and Articles Sep 13th, 2016


Are you on the market for a reputable pool school and want to know about those with well-known billiard Instructors?

Z-Lite Lighting is Here! Sep 8th, 2016


Z-Lite fixtures are the finest quality lighting on the market today. Z-Lite provides you with modern materials combined with old world craftsmanship. From traditional chandeliers to contemporary outdoor wall lanterns you are sure to find what you are looking for. Z-Lite also offers billiard lighting, pendants, flush mounts, bathroom and foyer lights, and much.

Season 3 stop # 8 on The Mezz West State Tour Sep 6th, 2016


Season 3 stop # 8 on The Mezz West State Tour is coming up in a couple of days. This event will be held at Hard Time Billiards in Bellflower, California during the weekend of the 10th - 11th.

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Did You Know? About the Artistic Division of Pool Sep 1st, 2016


The World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) is the international body of pocket billiards. A group which was formed in Germany back in Nov of 1987'.

The WPA is also one of the three member organizations of the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS) who represents the billiard disciplines of pool, snooker and carom.

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POOLBOWL? Pool VS Bowling INSANE Trick Shots Aug 30th, 2016


Venom teams up with the World's #1 Bowler, Jason Belmonte. Together they create this amazing trick shot video check it out!

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Pool Table of the Month - AMB's The Transitional Parsons - Aug 25th, 2016



The Transitional Parsons is an American Made Billiards (AMB) table made with Walnut Wood it's elegant design has hidden pockets and a modern straight leg look this table was made to perfection in order to fill your home with delightful style. Comes in your choice of size 7' , 8' , 9' , stain, felt and wood material. Be sure to give us a call with any additional questions.

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Don't miss out on Mezz West State Tour Season 3 # 7th Stop Aug 18th, 2016


It will be held at Buffalo Billiards in Petaluma, California during August 20-21st, 2016. Everyone is invited to compete with a $65 entry fee. For more information check out Mezz West State Tour website.

SoCal Tournament Sponsored by West State Billiards Aug 17th, 2016


Local Southern California tournament sponsored by Smirnoff and yours truly West State Billiards. This past Friday August the 12th we had our the first-round starting with pleasant 32 players.

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Billiard Digest Magazine Aug 9th, 2016


Did you know about Billiard Digest magazine it's pool's top source for news, views, tips & more.

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Aug 13-14th Mezz West State Tour At Plush Pocket Aug 4th, 2016


The Mezz West State Tour stop #6 in beautiful Northridge, CA during the weekend of the 13th and14th please join the many players and fans. If you'd like to join in the fun show up with the entery fee.

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Top 10 Billiards Breaks by billiardsmovies.com Aug 2nd, 2016


This article presents the top 10 billiards breaks in television. Funny, creative, and some a little silly you be the judge click to see more.

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Build Your Own Outdoor Pool Table Jul 28th, 2016


With these simples steps you can create your own all-weather pool table!

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Fun and Creative Pool Trick Shots Jul 26th, 2016


Starring youtube popular YouTubers DudePerfect in a fun variety of challenge games with 2 time world cup champion Florian 'Venom' Kohler.

Darafeev Furniture at West State Billiards Jul 21st, 2016


Darafeev Furniture the worlds finest custom-made game room furniture

Girls! The 20 Hottest Girls Playing Pool Jul 19th, 2016


These girls are sure to draw a crowd around a billiard table not only are they incredible players they are also easy on the eyes..

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The Emperor a sneak-peak into In-house pool table Manufacturing Jul 14th, 2016


Presenting The Emperor a legendary pool table, american made with woods harvested from renewable resources. All the legs and other decorative pool tables parts are manufactured in-house right at Golden West's facility. They are also the only facility that does their own laminating, wood turning and carving!

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Early Reminder Free Billiard Lessons w/ Calvin Coker Coming Up!! Jul 12th, 2016


Calvin will be here at West State Billiards on July 23rd instead of the 30th because of previous commitments. Come on down for the monthly free lesson and Cokers entertaining and dynamic teaching style.

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Featuring Billiard Dining Tables Jul 7th, 2016


Give us a call and ask about a billiard dinning top for your table or game table. We can custom make a dining top for pretty much any table!

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Following Venom Jul 5th, 2016


Follow Venom to Korea where he's staring on a Korean TV Show called 'Star King' part 1 & part 2

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Happy 4th of July 2016! Jun 29th, 2016


Celebrate with West State Billiards this independence Day.

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Free Pool Lesson with Calvin Coker 6/25 Jun 24th, 2016


Come on down for the monthly free lesson with Calvin Coker tomorrow, Saturday the 25th at 3:30PM located at 1225 Burton St, Fullerton, California 92831

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Venom Trickshots II- Episode V: Sexy Pool Trick Shots in China Jun 23rd, 2016


Join Florian 'Venom' Kohler once again as he embarks on an ambitious world trickshot tour that spans 9 countries, 5 weeks, and over 300 trickshots. From the casinos of Las Vegas to the mountains in China, Florian pushes innovation to defy the laws of physics at every turn!

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Mezz West State Tour Season 3 - Stop #5 2016 Jun 21st, 2016


The next #5 stop on the Mezz West State Tour is going to be held at Bullshooters in Phoenix, AZ happening June 25th and 26th, 2016.

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12 Must Have Pool Tables for the Man Cave by HiConsumption Jun 17th, 2016


It's a well known fact. A man cave is not a man cave without a pool table. Sure you and your boys can still hang out and watch the fights, but a pool table is the solidifying piece to any bachelor pad. Invented all the way back in the 15th century (surging in popularity in the past century thanks to the release of Robert Rossen's 1961 classic 'The Hustler'), the history of billiards runs deep. While pool halls aren't associated with the rag-tag environments of the 1920s (where men went to smoke, fight, bet and play), the table itself is still an essential component to the man cave.

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The Parson by Golden West Billiards Jun 16th, 2016


The Goden West parsons table exemplifies a new age in geometric design it's beautiful natural wood is guaranteed to add a wow factor to your game room. The flush legs are equal in size to the frame of the table. Outstanding in a Modern or Contemporary furniture setting. The parsons table is designed for the connoisseur of fine billiard tables.

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Come celebrate with us this fathers day! Jun 14th, 2016


This fathers day do something nice for your dad after all he's taken care of you, been there for you and has always given you his love.

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Mezz West State Tour Returns to Diamond Billiards in Fresno June 11-12th Jun 9th, 2016


Diamond Billiards is the next stop on Mezz West State Tour located in Fresno, Ca at 6460 N Blackstone Ave Fresno, CA 93710. Event is scheduled for June 11th - 12th for all pro/amateurs with $65 entry fee in hand.

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Arcade Game Supply Jun 7th, 2016


Check out our cocktail Arcade Machines containing 1033 Games-IN-1 include games like Street fighter, The king of Fighters, Marvel Vs Capcom and much more!

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Game Room Essentials Jun 2nd, 2016


Creating an alluring and entertaining game room will provide many hours of fun for the entire family. Be it arcade games, pinball machines, basketball games or other game tables. These decorating tips, videos and pictures will provide some creative ideas.

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Billiard Hottie of the Month - Shanelle Loraine - Jun 1st, 2016


There are many fabulous woman pool players and Shanelle Loraine is definitely one of them. This multi-talented beauty was born in Japan but grew up in Guam.  Later in life she moved to Florida and attended the University of Central Florida. While studying there she played on the university's pool team...

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Drill Ideas for Improving your Game May 26th, 2016


Where do you go after you've gotten acquainted with your basic shooting skills? The answer is improving and the best way to improve is by practicing. There are a variety of drills you can run all with different purposes so the first thing you should think about about is "what aspect of my game do I want to improve?"

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Mezz West State Tour Season 3 Stop # 3 May 24th, 2016


The 3rd stop on the Season 3 Mezz West State Tour is going to be held at Stiix Billiards in Ventura, California on May 28-29th, 2016. Doors open at 10 AM but the tournament doesn't start until noon with a $65 entry fee.

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Fun in the Sun all Summer Long May 19th, 2016


The warm weather season has finally arrived and with it gatherings around the pool and BBQ are a must. Keep your guests entertained with a 100% American made outdoor pool and remember that any purchase of an outdoor pool table include 2 Fiberglass cue sticks, a set of balls, chalk, bridge, cover and a rack....Because its always more fun in the sun.

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Calvin Coker FREE Monthly Lessons at West State Billiards May 28th May 17th, 2016


Come on down and enjoy a free pool lesson from Professional player Calvin Coker. Lessons are every last Saturday of the month. Please be sure to give us a call or email us if you have any questions.

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Mezz West State Tour - 2nd stop - Season 3 - May 21-22nd May 12th, 2016


Mezz West State Tour's 2nd stop on the season 3 schedule is being held at On Cue Billiards in La Mesa, California during May 21st - 22nd this 2016.

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On Cue Billiards is known for being a large well maintained pool hall that provides their customers a good drink selection, party reservations, plenty of parking, a large selection of juke box music and they even have open tournaments every Monday night. So be sure to go check them out! and don't forget when you sign in with yelp you get 25% off your visit.

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Tuesday Movie Night - Top 10 Billiard Bedroom Scene Countdown # 10 May 10th, 2016


This movie night be sure to grab some popcorn and start by watching the 10th Movie on Rated B for Billiards: Top 10 Billiards Bedroom Scenes.

Bedazzled a good-natured comedy flick featuring Brendan Fraser playing the role of a social-outcast who works in tech support and Elizabeth Hurley as a sexy, wish-granting devil, has its twists. Be sure and watch to see what happens in this funny comedy and why it might be on the Top 10 Billiard Bedroom Scenes countdown.

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Our Cinco de Mayo Table of Choice May 5th, 2016


This Cinco de Mayo be sure to check out our gorgeous table The Santa Ana as strong as the winds and as breathtaking as the city of San Diego. This table has been mimicked by others but have never captured its true nature like Olhausen. The Santa Ana is a true Olhausen classic.

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Billiard Hottie of the Month - Borana Andoni - May 3rd, 2016


You wouldn't know it but Borana Andoni is a multi talented billiard hottie who studied piano for 12 years and the violin for 4 years before picking up billiards during her second year of college.

Borana went on and received a bachelors in finance and a minor in mathematics but it seems like her real passion is billiards, she's won the Predator 9 ball Tour Runner-up, 2013 Megabucks Champion and the Amsterdam Straight Pool Winner.

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Mezz West State Tour Season 3 Apr 28th, 2016


Mezz West State Tour is back kicking off season 3 at Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento , Ca on April 30th - May 1st, 2016

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SEXY BIKINI TRICK SHOTS by Venom Apr 26th, 2016


The precision, the focus, you'll be amazed what the power of concentration can do even when faced with sexy obstacles!

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Top Pool-Hall Beats Apr 21st, 2016


Top Playlist of those beats that bring you back to the good-old days when you played pool with your friends.

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Rated B for Billiards: Top 10 Billiards Bedroom Scenes Apr 20th, 2016


Check out this article titled Top 10 Billiards Bedroom Scenes

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Pool trick shots by youtube's thecuezone Apr 12th, 2016


An awesome collection of trick shots performed by Mark Shepherd on an English pool table, including jumps, swerves and moving ball shots.

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Help Your Teens Cope with Stress and Enjoy Free pool Lessons Apr 7th, 2016


In a resent study by Sharon Jayson of USA TODAY presents some interesting findings. She mentions in her article that more than a quarter of students (27%) say they experience "extreme stress" during the school year, vs. 13% in the summer. And 34% expect stress to increase in the coming year!

It takes you right back doesn't it? Back to those days in school when you had to cram for exams, get your homework done in order too get good grades and maybe even manage a part time job. Whoo it stresses me out just remembering. I think I even had a few dreams after gradutation in which I wouldn't make it out of school, maybe you had similar dreams.

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April - Female Pool Hottie - Monica Webb Apr 5th, 2016


Monica Webb also known as "The Assassin" was born on January 1977 in the town of Villa Rica, Georgia. Monica played in her first professional billiard event in 95' and has been playing pro since. Now she has a WPBA championship title under her belt and continues strong bringing inspiration to all.

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-This Months Special- Mar 29th, 2016


This month's table is the Marque by Golden West Billiards. We have a few of these tables on display in our showroom.The Marque has elegant looking legs and a carved frame and we offer them at the amazing price..

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Coming up WPA Sport Event April 2-3rd, 2016 Mar 22nd, 2016


The World Nine-ball Championships have been held every year since 1990. They are sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association and the men's and women's are commonly held separately.This year the European Championships are going to be held in Austria during the first week of April.

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March - Female Pool Hottie - Kim Ga-young Mar 17th, 2016


Kim Ga-young also referred to as "Little Devil Girl" is a South Korean professional pool player.

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Funny Billiard Skits Mar 15th, 2016


Check out this funny skit by Hart Van Utrecht one of the biggest Pool Cafè in the Netherlands. They often post funny content so be sure to follow them on Facebook!

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Trick Shot Expert Florian Kohler Mar 10th, 2016


Florian Kohler also known as Florian "Venom" Kohler is a pool trick shot player known for his unreal performances. Having received a pool table for his 18th birthday Florian picked up the cue and started experimenting with his own twists on varies different shots.

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Epic Trick Shots by Venom and Nascar Driver Daniel Suàrez Mar 8th, 2016


Do you love Nascar? Do you also love billiards? Well we have just the video for you! Check out trick shot shooter Florian Kohler and Nascar driver Daniel Suàrez together they hit some amazing trick shots.

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Ralph Greenleaf Mar 2nd, 2016


How much do you know about the trick shot and 20 time World Pocket Billiards Championship Ralph Greenleaf?

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Learn about the 2016 Amateur 9-ball Player Championship Event Feb 25th, 2016


West State Billiard brings you industry news about the 2016 Amateur 9-ball Player Championship Events hosted at the Super Billiards Expo. These events have been around since 93' and have only been growing as each year rolls around. The expo is open to anyone who want to attend, no league affiliation is required, no handicap systems used, no teams, no qualifiers, just a few simple guidelines to follow and player meetings to attend.

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Top Guns Season 2 Coming Soon! Feb 23rd, 2016


Mezz West State Tour presents Top Guns Season 2 which starts on Feb 27-28 at California Billiards Club in Fremont, California. Featuring players like Oscar Dominguez, Vilmos Foldes, Rodney Morris, Beau Runningen and many more. Be sure not to miss the biggest pool tour around in over 20 years!

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Meet Pool hall expert: "Mr. Pocket Billiards" Feb 19th, 2016


Meet "Mr. Pocket Billiards" also known as Willie Mosconi born in 1913 an recognized as an American professional pool player from Philadelphia, PA. As a young boy Willies father Joseph strongly opposed Willie playing billiards even though he owned a pool hall. Joseph preferred his son become a Vaudeville performer which was popular back in the 1930's. A vaudeville performer would often act in anything from concert saloons, dime museums, minstrelsy, and American burlesque shows as acrobats, illustrated songs, jugglers, one-act plays or scenes from plays, athletes and much more.

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Inspiration for A Billiard Theme Party Feb 16th, 2016


Discover some great visual ideas for your next billiard theme party we hope you have fun now get that music cranking and par-tay!

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Things to know when caring for your a new cue sticks Feb 12th, 2016


1. Be sure to never leave your cue stick out in the cold, in humid or dry places in order to keep your cue from warping. Yeah, you pretty much have to keep your cue stick inside. How about a closet or maybe next to your bed where you can see it and be encouraged to pick it up more often. Remember cues are wood and there is no-guaranteed way of preventing cue-warp over time, these tips help prolong the life of your beloved cue.

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Eat, Drink, Play & Watch Sports At Dave and Busters Feb 8th, 2016


If you haven't had the pleasure of going to one of the 73 locations across the United States or the one in Canada you don't know what your missing! Dave and Buster's is a family-friendly chain of sports-bar style themed restaurants which serve american food such as pastas, burgers, steaks, seafood, chicken and desserts and provide arcade entertainment for any walk-in or private party.

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Calvin Coker FREE Monthly Lessons at West State Billiards Feb 2nd, 2016


Come on down and enjoy a free pool lesson from Professional player Calvin Coker. Lessons are every last Saturday of the month please but be sure to give us a call or email us for times!

Upcoming Financial specials start Feb 10 - 16th, 18month 0% on any purchase at our facility which is located at 1225 Burton St, Fullerton, California 92831.

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The Manhattan Jan 26th, 2016


West State Billiards presents the Manhattan a designer series solid hardwood construction and rich power coated paint finish makes this one of our most beautiful tables.

Truly a centerpiece for your game room with its K66 Cushions, Solid Walnut Rails, 1" Diamond Honed 3 piece slate, 6" Low Profile Leather Drop Pocket and Low profile dining top which is available in 7, 8 and 9 foots sizes assures not only a foundation for a lifetime of billiard entertainment but also offers the perfect setting for special occasions.

This table is guaranteed to be American made and can be shipped anywhere in the continental USA with a few exceptions. Be sure to contact today and ask about the Manhattan!

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Beyonce's endless talents don't stop at Grammy Award winner Jan 19th, 2016


The American performer, singer, songwriter, and actress Beyonce Knowles was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Through her dynamic stage personality in her performances she's gained the hearts of many, hailing her as one of the best entertainers in contemporary popular music today. Thought her 19 year career she's sold 118 million records as a solo artist and over 60 million with Destiny's Child who she was the lead singer for in the late 90's.

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Mezz West State final stop is at On Cue Billiards Jan 18th, 2016


The final stop on the Mezz West State Tour is going to be held at On Cue Billiards on January 23-24th, 2016.

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Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016! Jan 14th, 2016


January 12th, 2016 – West State Billiards & Gamerooms of Orange County California has won "The Best Of Customer Service" on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Our mission is to provide Orange County with a no hassle, and enjoyable experience when purchasing a billiards table. Our extremely experienced staff will provide you with all of the information and recommendations you need to make the correct decision when choosing your pool table. For this West State Billiards & Gamerooms was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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Exercises to counter neck pain after playing pool Jan 12th, 2016


There are a few reasons that you may be having neck pain. First of all we recommend that you get a good massage. To help take care of those sore muscles go to kahunachairsonline.com and experience the magic first hand. Second, It might be a good idea to speak to a billiard instructor and have him give you tips. You might also be putting to much weight on all the wrong places or maybe your not relaxing comfortably in your stance.

We have 3 yoga poses to help reduce neck and back pain, please be sure to try them dear readers.

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Billiard Reading List Jan 7th, 2016


Books to Read That Will Improve or Teach You The Basic Fundamentals of Billiards

Basic Cue Ball Control Fundamentals by Allan P. Sand

In this book you will find playing Basics, like stance, shooting, chalking, use of the clock system, exercises to develop your skills and much more.

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West State Billiards Celebrating our 70 Milestone Anniversary! Jan 5th, 2016


After 70 years of hassle free business we've encountered generation of satisfied clients and together we certainly have an incredible story together and with you, our customer's help, will continue to do so.

As 2016 rolls around we will celebrate with the same principles in mind of that of our Founder Frank Spencer. One, to sell the highest quality product line obtainable. Two, to sell the products at reasonable prices. Three, to provide the best, promptest service possible...

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Happy New Year From West State Billiards Jan 1st, 2016


Looking for something fun to do this new years? why not head down to your local pool hall and celebrate the end of 2015 into 2016 the fun way, playing billiards!

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Next stop on the Mezz Weststate State Tour on January 2-3, 2016 Dec 25th, 2015


Buffalo Billiards Pool Hall is the next stop on the Mezz Weststate State Tour on January 2-3, 2016. Come join us at 246 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952 for night of fun with BBPH's well maintained pool tables, clean atmosphere drinks and music.

Hours: Open today · 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Phone:(707) 585-8992

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Real People Make Perfect Angels Dec 23rd, 2015


On a Friday after noon in December, nine players from the Mezz West State Tour dropped by the Boys & Girls Club in Bakersfield, California.

When they arrived they noticed that the kids had been playing on equipment that needed serious repair. For example the cue sticks they were playing on had no tips and 2 of the 4 tables where completely falling apart and totally unusable! Wanting to help they put together an online fundraiser to help buy some used tables to replace the current equipment they have. Here is a link if you wish to find out more or help donate.

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The inspiration behind the Kahuna Chair Dec 22nd, 2015


The Kahuna chair is based on an ancient style of massage called Lomilomi. In the Hawaiian language, the word Lomi means " to knead, rub, soothe and to work in and out". Traditionally Lomilomi practitioners used palms, fingers, forearms, knuckles, knees, elbows, feet and even stones to perform this style of massage therapy. Lomilomi is gentle but also deep and flowing which relaxes, revitalizes and revives your whole body.

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The Florida Billiard Expo coming up on January 28-31, 2016 Dec 17th, 2015


The Florida Billiard Expo coming up on January 28-31, 2016. Which is the 3rd annual Florida Billiard Expo. It takes place in Villages, Florida and will offer pool enthusiasts around the world a nice escape from the winter cold to sunshine warm.

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Mezz West State Tour is being held once more at Hard Times Billiards Dec 19- 20th, 2015 Dec 15th, 2015


Hard Time Billiards is a laid back old school pool hall located at 17450 Bellflower Blvd inBellflower, CA. It's open 7 days a week from 10AM - 2 PM just remember that after 10PM minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Mezz West State Tour Returns to Diamond Billiards Dec 3rd, 2015


Mezz West State Tour Returns to Diamond Billiards for their 14th stop! Diamond Billiards is located in Fresno, Ca at 6460 N Blackstone Ave Fresno, CA 93710. Event is scheduled for Dec 12th - 13th for all pro amateurs with $65 entry fee in hand.

They offers a delicious lunch menu everyday from noon to 2 pm as well as weekday night beer specials and my personal favorite ladies night mondays after 7pm. All Ladies are welcome to check out Diamond Billiards completely free of charge.

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Obama and Pool Dec 2nd, 2015


Who knew that our commander and chief President Obama could and plays pool all the time? This is a controversial topic some feel that Obamas could be spending his time in wiser ways while others may see political gains over a simple game pool or maybe the president simply is taking a breather? Here are some links to related articles, you be the judge.

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The Orange County APA Pool League for all pool players Nov 24th, 2015


The Orange County APA Pool League has been around for 18 years serving the Beach Cities, Inland Orange County and North Orange County.

West State Billiards is proud to say that we are the sole sponsor for the OCAPA with over one thousand members and 200 teams who play weekly through the county.

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The Next Mezz West State Tour is being held at Hard Times Billiards Nov 21-22, 2015 Nov 20th, 2015


Hard Time Billiards is a laid back old school pool hall located at 17450 Bellflower Blvd inBellflower, CA. It's open 7 days a week from 10AM - 2 PM just remember that after 10PM minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Olhausen Caldwell Pool Table to the City of Orange Nov 14th, 2015


Here's the Olhausen Caldwell Pool Table. This table is made of solid maple wood with an Espresso finish, Mother of Pearl Sights and the Fairfax Legs. This is a great example of how we can customize the pool table by changing the legs, choosing the finish and sights. Just takes about a month to have a table custom made.

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Wall Signs at West State! Nov 11th, 2015


Come and discover some of our wall signs. Depending on your selection we have both LED illuminated neon signs, non-illuminated wall signs and bottle caps signs, along with our variety of coolers for either home or business here at West State Billiard...These items are one of a kind, this is not product I can reorder. Once there sold there gone. Check out more on our facebook page!

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The Kahuna Zero Gravity Massag Chair has made its way to Weststate Billiards! Nov 10th, 2015


Okay so what is a Kahuna Massage anyways?

A Ka-Huna practitioner uses their hands, elbows and forearms in flowing Hula and Tai Chi style movements to help give you a deep flowing, relaxing and revitalizing full body massage. Not only that, the Kahuna Chair plays a soft rhythmic melody to go along with your balancing massage.

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Recognized Individuals Who Love Billiards Nov 4th, 2015


Billiards is a game that has always been celebrated and enjoyed by people from all walks of life. We say celebrated because where there is a pool table there is usually a crowd, cocktails, good food, lots spirit and a challenge that awaiting you. It's no wonder why billiard has been around for hundreds of years and has drawn all sorts of attention. Here are a few famous faces that have taken the challenge.

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Mezz West State Tour Stop #12 at Billiard Palacade in SF, Ca Oct 29th, 2015


Billiard Palacade was established in the city of San Francisco in 1972 and has been a local hot spot for tournaments and other events ever since. This pool hall has a large variety of appetizers, snacks, beverages and offers casual and avid pool player a good atmosphere to hangout, shoot pool and enjoy some good music at a reasonable price.

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Free group lesson with Professional Player Calvin Coker Oct 27th, 2015


Calvin Coker is a billiard professional who has been playing since he was 11 years old. He's won countless tournaments and is currently instructing for the Orange County APA League.

Coker has taught all levels of players from complete beginners, physically challenged individual to professional billiard players. He recently gave a free group lesson at West State Billiards and has been doing so every last Friday of every month at Our facility located at 1225 Burton St., Fullerton CA 92831.

Be sure to be there, bring the whole family and enjoy the snacks, raffles, a friendly atmosphere and meet Calvin Coker!

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Online Billiard Games Anyone? Oct 22nd, 2015


Do you dream about billiards and wish you could play all the time? Well now you can, check out this Billiards Games Website which provides 9 different games to choose from! The cool thing about this website is that you can talk too and compete with others players from the comfort of your own home.

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Planning a Pool Table Room with Houzz! Oct 20th, 2015


Check out this article on houzz.com named Take Your Cue: Planning a Pool Table Room. This article gives tips and ideas on how to best set up your game room in order to archive the most efficiency, flow and bring live to your game room.

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Houzz is a website and an online community for any professional or non-professional individual/s to get in-touch, plan, get ideas and virtually get in design in the comfort of their own home. Check them out here.

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The Story behind Leather Cue tips Oct 15th, 2015


Captain François Mingaud was an infantry officer in the French army back in late 1700s, who invented the leather cue tip for cues. Mingaud was imprisoned during the french revolution for his political outspokenness and while in prison he managed to get a billiard table installed in his cell. As you can imagine, billiards became his outlet and he became obsessed. So much so that he asked for a longer sentence so that he could complete his studies of the game.

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Adult Halloween Costume Ideas Oct 13th, 2015


Halloween is just around the corner and if you're like me you've searched the web looking a different and creative costume to wear this halloween, but it seems like everything out there is very repetitive and most of it rated MA for mature audiences.

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5th annual 10-ball event by Hannu Vesterinen and Arturo Rivera on a live stream! Oct 8th, 2015


Check out this 5th annual 10-ball event by Hannu Vesterinen and Arturo Rivera on a live stream video event with commentary by Daniel Busch and West State Billiards very own Donny Wessels held in 2014.

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Mezz West State Tour stop #10 is in Mesa, Arizona this October 10 & 11th, 2015 at Main Street Billiards. Oct 6th, 2015


Mezz West State Tour stop #10 is in Mesa, Arizona this October 10 & 11th, 2015 at Main Street Billiards.

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Poolhall Junkies a great billiard movie Oct 2nd, 2015


Whether your a pool fan or not Poolhall Junkies keeps you entertained throughout the whole film. The movie takes place in a small town pool hall with a great performance by Chazz Palminteri (Joe) as a pool shark mentor to Mars Callahan (Johnny) the protégé.

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Pool Trick Shoots on Dude Perfect Sep 29th, 2015


For all the billiard fans out there, check out this youtube channel it's both entertaining and funny!

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Holiday Gift Idea, Give an All Weather Billiard Table with matching bench. Sep 28th, 2015


The holidays are rolling around and it's time you start thinking of what to get your loved ones. Why not an All Weather Billiards table? All Weather is now offering a new outdoor pool table with matching benches for you and your family to enjoy during the holiday season.

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Billiards and The Olympics Sep 24th, 2015


History of the Olympic Games:

The first ancient olympic games started in Olympia, Greece back in 776 BC. The olympic games were dedicated to the Olympian gods and started being closely linked with religious festivals. The games directed to show the athletes physical qualities and the evolution of the performances as time went by, this allowed good relations between the cities of Greece. The games continued for nearly 12 centuries before the Emperor Theodosius decreed in 393 Ad that these "pagan cults be banned".
More than 1,500 years later in 1896 the the Baron Pierre De Coubertine a French educator and historian founded the International Olympic Committee(IOC). The man considered to be the father of the modern Olympic games.

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Mezz State Tour Sep 26-27, 2015 at California Billiard Club Sep 22nd, 2015


The next stop on the Mezz State Tour is going to be held once more at California Billiard Club in Fremont, CA Sep 26 - 27, 2015.

California Billiards Club is an upscale entertainment venue that provides a place for your Parties & Corporate Events at their 15,000 square foot facility, a full restaurant & catering, Pool Leagues, Foosball Leagues, Dart Leagues, Happy Hour & Free wifi!

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Cue Sports Sep 17th, 2015


Unlike many sports, cue sports are suitable for both sexes. Since they don't require one to have specific physical characteristics like height, weight, body fat and muscle mass. In other words cue sports are for everyone regardless of creed, degree, rank or ability. With that said lets take a look at the 3 major cue sport categories and how with practice anyone can master cue sports.

The 3 Major subdivisions of cue sports are:

Carom Billiards: Which is a style of games played on what looks like an ordinary billiard table except it doesn't have pockets just strait connecting rails. Some of this games are, cushion caroms, artistic billiard and three-cushion billiards. So, how do you play three cushion billiards a style of Carom Billiards? Well the idea is to try to use the white cue ball to hit the other two balls. The catch is that you must hit at least 3 of the 4 cushions before hitting the last ball. This is where hand-eye coordination comes in handy!

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Diamond Single or Double Platter Ball Polisher Sep 15th, 2015


Is an essential for your game room. This machine can polish your balls way better and faster than you can do so by hand. The cool thing about this machine is that instructions aren't really needed just squirt a little cleaner wax on the balls and let it do its thing for a minute or so. It's not very loud while running so it won't bother anyone trying to take a nap on your couch, leaving your balls looking like new. We carry the single platter and double platter ball polishers so you can choose what suits your needs.

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West State Billiards now carrying Z-lite Lighting Sep 11th, 2015


West State Billiard is pround to annouce we are now carrying Z-lite Lighting Products. Z-lite makes a fantastic products and their product line is huge. Since 1987, Z-Lite has been creating a beautiful array of quality interior and exterior residential lighting to enhance your space. The Z-Lite collection includes a wide selection of crystal chandeliers, chandelier families, billiard lighting, cast aluminium outdoor lighting, and tiffany families -- all beautifully designed to suit a wide range of styles, from traditional to contemporary. Not only does Z-Lite excel at providing exquisite design and functionality, but accomplishes this while maintaining exceptional quality through the use of superior materials and fittings that stand the test of time. Z-Lite backs its products with top notch customer service and is committed to exceeding customer expectations.

Coming in and check out their products on our fully lit displays or view their product line at www.z-lite.com

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Stay Healthy by Playing pool Sep 10th, 2015


If you love pool and are looking to become more healthy you've come to the right place. There are many benefits to playing pool both physically and mentally. Let us go over some of these now.

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Elan Apartments in Huntington Beach CA Sep 9th, 2015


West State Billiards helps Interior Designer Anna Smith to build a hip game-room at one of HB's newest apartment complex. The Elan apartment complex is coming together fast and will be renovated in the summer of 2015. I've only seen pictures of the game room so far, but it looks to be fantastic. Lets take a look!

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The Venetian Billiard Table Sep 3rd, 2015


The Venetian Billiard Table features stunning arches and detail just like the Rialto bridge, which is one of four bridges spanning the grand canal in Venice, Italy.

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Play Your Best Pool a book by Philip B. Capelle. Sep 1st, 2015


If you haven't read this book, we encourage you to do so. Why? because if you're a pool enthusiast you'll enjoy the hundreds of billiard secrets along with the defensive and offensive strategies provided. In this book you will also find tips which will help anyone at any level improve and have more successful 8-ball and 9-ball games.

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Luguna Niquel Wine Cellar Aug 29th, 2015


This is a 'Bella La Fluer' pool table by Goldenwest Billiard Company. This table sits in the wine cellar and brings energy and life to this area of the house. What a great way to enjoy a day in the hills of Laguna Niquel with some billiards and wine.

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Be a kid and play games all night with your friends Aug 26th, 2015


When it comes to entertaining your friends a night full of games is not meant for children. There are many games to keep anyone of any age entertained for hours.

For example have you heard about our Cocktail Arcade Machine it's loaded with 80's and 90s Classics like Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and Pac-Man there are also 138 more games you can load making your Cocktail Arcade Machine a 1030 game in 1 system which includes two free games benches.

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How to Choose the Right Billiard Felt for Your Table Aug 25th, 2015


When it comes to buying new felt for your pool table there are some things you should think about.

First "What are my felt needs?" and second How much do I play pool?

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What's hot this summer! Aug 21st, 2015


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Mezz West State Tour Stop #8 in SAN Francisco, CA Aug 29-30, 2015 Aug 18th, 2015


The next stop on the Mezz West State Tour is at Family billiards located in San Francisco, California home of the Golden Gate and Alcatraz. The event will be held on August 29 - 30, 2015.

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What's New in Pool Tables Aug 18th, 2015


Recently I went to the trade show in Las Vegas. It had been the first trade show I went to in years, maybe four years. As the economy gets better so does the billiard industry. This year was exciting to attend, there was lots of new products and happy faces. The best thing about the trade show is seeing the new designs and upcoming models. 

Heres a sneak peak at some of the new pool table and shuffleboard designs that Olhausen will be creating soon. These items will be available this fall and I'm taking preorders now for those of you that don't mind waiting a few extra weeks. Olhausen is really taking charge and leading the pack with these new designs and stain options. Let take a look. Click on continue reading to see more pictures.

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Pool Tables for Sale in Orange County Aug 15th, 2015


Everyone knows that Orange County California is a hot bed for billiard stores. More customers come into the store from San Diego, Riverside, San Bernadino and Los Angeles. It make sense, a consumer can make the drive to Orange County, enjoy everything we have to offer and visit all the great billiard stores in our area. We have Triangle Billiards, Dk Billiards, AAA Billiards and many more small stores. West State Billiards is located conveniently off the 91 freeway, that's us, the store with the huge red sign off the freeway.

West State Billiards has been serving the area since 1946. We have an experienced staff that can answer all your question. Our showroom is over 10,000 square feet with over 150 pool tables on display. Many ocassions we are able to delivery same day. We have 0% financing for 12-18 months approvals in seconds. We carry the top brands like Olhausen, Diamond, Goldenwest and Hudson.

I have the largest selection and the best prices, do yourself a favor and come see me.

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Olhausen Monterey Pool Table in Newport Beach Aug 15th, 2015


This is a Olhausen Monterey Pool Table delivered to the beautiful city of Newport Beach CA. This table is made of solid oak with dark stain. We have a two tone cloth design with Olive on the rails and Taupe on the bed. I worked with Anna Shay of Solanna Designs in Newport. 

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Things to think about before buying a pool table Aug 13th, 2015


It is essential to figure out what size billiard table you will need for your game-room before purchasing a table. Purchasing a billiard table goes hand in hand with your skill level, If you are a casual player you might consider getting a smaller billiard table a 7 or 8 footer, bare in mind you can purchase a set of shorter cues if necessary for those close walls in some of the corners. Most seasoned players choose to play on 9 ft tables based on the Billiard Congress of America guidelines as an industry standard for competitive billiard competitions.

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Mezz State Tour at Diamond Billiards in Fresno, CA Aug 15th-16th, 2015 Aug 10th, 2015


Diamond Billiards is the next stop on Mezz West State Tour located in Fresno, Ca at 6460 N Blackstone Ave Fresno, CA 93710. Event is scheduled for Aug 15th - 16th for all pro amateurs with $65 entry fee in hand.

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August pool table of the month: The Carribean Aug 7th, 2015


The tropical outdoor style Caribbean pool table is the table of the month for this month. The Caribbean is a unique hand-crafted pool table that looks like something right out of the pirates of the caribbean it comes in three different wood stains white wash, natural oak, teal with 25 different fabric options to choose from. Get yours today!

Learn more about the Carribean Table

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A Reality Tv Pool Pros go head to head on THE HUSTLERS Aug 6th, 2015


The Hustlers not to be confused with the 1961 The Hustler starring Paul Newman. The Hustlers is a reality tv show on truTV which gives those watching an inside look into the world of competitive pool. The Hustlers follows some of America's top-ranked pool pros as they dare to challenge other players in hopes that they have enough skill and strategy to move closer to the big cash price.

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The Tudors and billiards: A game fit for a king Aug 3rd, 2015


The 2007-2010 show The Tudors takes place during the Renaissance dynasty and Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as King Henry VIII, the show's storyline tells the story of Henrys large love life, the treachery that comes with being king and gives you a closer look into the mind set of a ruler building an empire.

In the show you get to see what people did during those days as entertainment. They would play games like chess & draughts, pins which is like bowling, cards, board games, and billiards was starting to get big around this time too you see King Henry playing pool in a few episodes.

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Mezz State Tour at California Billiard Club in Fremont, CA Aug 8-9, 2015 Jul 24th, 2015


The next stop on the Mezz State Tour is going to be held at California Billiard Club in Fremont, CA Aug 8-9, 2015


California Billiards club is an upscale entertainment venue that provides a place for your Parties & Corporate Events at their 15,000 square foot facility, a full restaurant & catering, Pool Leagues, Foosball Leagues, Dart Leagues, Happy Hour & Free wifi!

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Modern Walnut Drawer Jul 23rd, 2015


The name Modern Walnut Drawer says it all, this table manufactured by American Made Billiards is all walnut wood it also contains a hidden built in drawer to keep your accessories within reach. The modern sleek look goes great in any home, game room or business conference room. 

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Top 5 FAQ's about owning an Outdoor Billiard Table Jul 20th, 2015


Top 5 frequently asked questions about owning an Outdoor Billiard Table 

Q: How will my table do in the rain?
A: No need to worry, The table can be dried with a cloth and the extra water drains through the pockets.

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Outdoor recreation and the benefits of owning an Outdoor Pool Table Jul 20th, 2015


Enjoy your natural surroundings by performing outdoor recreation. Aside from the fresh air, the sunshine on your skin and the many wonders the outdoors can provide, the benefits of outdoor recreations aid in keeping you and your family physically and mentally healthy. One of the many ways to enjoy the outdoors and have all the comforts of home can be achieved by having a few friendly games of outdoor pool. Outdoor pool is an enjoyable exercise, which is fun, keeps you motivated and helps you get a tan all at once.

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Pro/Am pool tour on the West Coast by Mezz Weststate Jul 17th, 2015


FOX's Richard Saenz speaks with owner Oscar Dominguez and marketing director Chris Santana about the Mezz West State Tour. Which is a new pro amateur pool tour created by Oscar and his girlfriend, happening on..

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The Color of money - with Paul Newman, Tom Cruise & Mary Elizabeth Jul 15th, 2015


The color of money is recognized as a memorable cinematic experience for everyone from billiard enthusiasts to movie critics which continuing the story of  Fast Eddie played by Paul Newman in the movie The Hustler.

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How to Play on a Shuffleboard Jul 9th, 2015


How to Play on a Shuffleboard

West State doesn't only provide quality billiard tables, we also carry a lots of customizable shuffleboards in different styles. Go ahead and check out our selection here.

 

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Next stop on the Mezz State Tour Bull Shooters in Phoenix, AZ July 11-12, 2015 Jul 5th, 2015


Next stop on the Mezz State Tour is at Bull Shooters in Phoenix, AZ July 11-12, 2015.
2K is added at each tour stop. So grab your cue  and head West, West state style...

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Game Room Decore Ideas Jul 2nd, 2015


Whether your plan is to remodel your game room or build a new one from scratch, West state wants to help inspire you in finding new decor ideas through a wonderful website named Houzz. Houzz is a website which helps professionals, home-owners and any home improvement enthusiast anywhere in the world find what they are looking for through Houzz's visual community which allows members to add images for anyone to view.

Houzz recently added a gallery for game rooms inpirations we'd like to share with you. Check it out!

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The Nevada Featured Billiard Pool Table Of the Month of July Jul 1st, 2015


The Nevada

The Nevada is a beautifully crafted billiard table inspired by an early 1900 century american antique billiard manufacture brochure. This manufacturer offered their table in 3 different leg styles and since then no other company had offered the 3 leg choice until Golden West Billiards MFG they are truly innovators. Now day's its a industry standard, most manufactures offer different leg styles all you need to do is ask...

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Learn to Play Pool in 5 Minutes Jun 25th, 2015


Learn to Play Pool in 5 Minutes

Pool also known as the "Noble Game of Billiards" has a very long, rich history that dates back to before the 15th Century. The name was given during the time when kings and nobles played but evidence shows that people from all walks of life have played the game since its birth.

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"Play Pool in the Park" GTS Fundraiser Jun 23rd, 2015


"Play Pool in the Park" GTS Fundraiser

Here at Weststate we believe in giving back to our community so when learned about the Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. hosting a fundraiser at a local park we jumped at the opportunity to giveback. Overall it was a day of sun, fun, pool, raffle, prices and meeting new people.

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The Olhausen Hampton Billiard Pool Table Of the Month of June Jun 17th, 2015


The Olhausen Hampton Pool Table of the Month

The Portland Series is named after Portland, Tennessee which is the location of the manufacturing plant of Olhausen's Billiards. Olhausen Billiards has been family owned and operated since 1973, Butch, Donny and all the people at Olhausen have consistently pursued a tradition of dedication to Quality, Service, Selection and Value....

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SEASON 2 Mezz West State Tour Stop #4 in SAN DIEGO, CA Jun 17th, 2015


SEASON 2 Mezz West State Tour Stop #4 in SAN DIEGO, CA

This is stop #4 out of the 17 event season. A mix of 94 pro and amateur players alike made the cut to complete for the $2000- 10 ball event price!

Payouts went to:

1st- Rodney Morris: $1500

2nd- Ernesto Dominguez: $1050

3rd- Victor Ignacio: $700.....

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Tips to buying a second-hand pool table Jun 15th, 2015


How to tell if your second-hand pool table is a good quality

The first thing you should think about when buying a second hand pool table is "Does my table have slate , plywood or something else as my playing surface." You may be asking yourself why this is important to know. Well a table that is made out of softer materials will bend due to the absorption of moister and any unevenness on your table surface will cause changes in the way the balls travel during your shots. Slate on the other hand is stable, it's a level plane, it's always flat. Slate topped tables are preferred as tournament tables because they are able to absorb moisture without warping.

Okay, So when your face to face with that second-hand table what are some tips that can help you see if that table is worthy of you and your home...

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Enjoying your time at your Vacation Home Jun 13th, 2015


Enjoying your time at your Vacation Home

A vacation home, is much like a home-away from home except with the additional pleasures that make it feel like a vacation every time you visit. Isn't it important to take a vacation once in a while? We're always running around trying to accomplish the tasks of daily life and it seems like the time for yourself never comes doesn't it?

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Free Billiard Live streams Jun 12th, 2015


Some of the most exciting Billiards and Pool Action of our time - Streamed Live for 3 years running!

Please visit the "POV Pool Channel" on "YouTube" for a look at our archives!

"Uniting the billiards world from all Points Of View" For updates, sponsorship inquiries or event details, visit http://www.povpool.com or join the Facebook 'group' page; 'POV POOL

www.povpool.com

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool

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Play Pool In The Park Jun 2nd, 2015


1st. Annual GTS Outdoor Fundraiser at Ronald Reagan Park in Anaheim Hills. 

Play on the literal greens at Ronald Reagan Park in Anaheim Hills. 

Bring your family for a day of fun in the park!

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Mezz West State Tour Stop # 3 Stix Billiards Ventura, CA May 22nd, 2015


The Mezz West State Tour stop # 3 @ Stix Billiards Ventura, Ca.

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Mezz West State Tour Stop # 3 May 18th, 2015


Meez West State Tour Stop # 3 Stix Billiards in Ventura, CA.

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Memorial Day Financing May 15th, 2015


Memorial Day Financing

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Mezz West State Tour Update From the Plush Pocket in Northridge, CA May 12th, 2015


Update For the Mezz West State Tour at the Plush Pockets in Northridge, CA. 

Hi every one this weeked was the Second stop in the Mezz West State Tour. 

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Playing Air Hockey May 5th, 2015


Air Hockey

BEGINING THE GAME

First a coin toss, a coin is used first to determine the side which will serve. The Player winning the coin toss chooses which side will possess the puck. 

Rules Of Play

1. The first player to accumulate 7 points wins.

2. When the puck wnters and srops inside a player's goal, the player's opponent recieves 1 point.

3. After each game, players will alternate table ends....

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Let's Play Fooseball? May 4th, 2015


SOCCER OVERVIEW

Table soccer is commonly categorized as both a game and a sport. To many, it is simply a game based on the sport of soccer or otherwise known as football. To a growing number of fooseball enthusiasts, it has evolved into a sport in it's own right. There are professional table soccer player's, player's associations and a growing number of table soccer competitions.Regardless of your skill level, this amazing game will certainly provide years of enjoyment to come!

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Mezz West State Tour Update Apr 30th, 2015


Stop 1 of the Mezz West state tour @ Hard Times in Sacramento, Ca.

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Memorial Day Financing Apr 27th, 2015


Come in and check out our spring clearence blowout special. We are offering financing for Memorial Day Special.

Get 0% financing for 18 months on sales under $5000 or get 0 % intrest financing for 36 months.

Special good from May 20, 2015 to June 2, 2015. Come down and take a look at out showroom we have

everthing for the whole family. Check us out @ weststatebilliards.com to see our showroom.

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Junior Event was added to BCAPL National Championships! Apr 20th, 2015


Junior Event was added to BCAPL National Championships!

Held on July 22 – August 1, 2015 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV! The Junior 9-Ball Challenge will be held July 27-28 on 7ft Diamond tables with Cyclop balls. Best of all, there is no entry fee and no BCAPL or CSI membership requirement. The only cost is a $20 registration/green fee which will be awarded to the champion, runner-up, and 3rd place finisher.

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Mezz Cues West State Tour Apr 18th, 2015


The Mezz Cues West State Tour is scheduled to kickof its tour dates on April 25-26 2015 at Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento, CA. Visit www.mezzweststatetour.com for details and tour dates. 

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Spring Clearance Blowout Sale! Apr 4th, 2015


Come in and check out our upgraded show room. Since we're doing our spring cleaning and upgraded our showroom, come in and check out our specials on pool tables, video games, and much, much more. 0% intrest for 12 months for qualified customers.  Check out our Facebook page, Twitter,  & Pinterest.

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Vacation Homes Mar 27th, 2015


Come in and see all our amenities for your vacation homes. We carry pool tables, shuffleboards, arcade games, and all the amennities for your gaming and billiard needs. Make your vacation homes the best that they can be for the whole family, wether you're in Big Bear, Lake Tahoe, Lake Havasue, or any where your vacation home takes you. We carry classic video arcade games in 412, 510  and 892 in two models with or without tracking ball. We have Olhausen, GoldenWest, American Heritage and many more talbles to choose from. You can customize your playroom with pool tables and shufflebaords to match. We are your one stop shop for all your vacation home needs. Let us help you bring fun and happiness to your entire family.

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March Madness Financing Mar 6th, 2015


We are celebrating March Madness with specil financing. Financing is 0% no inerest for 18 months on approved credit. March Madness is from March 11-17, 2015. Come in and bring the whole family!

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Ball Cleaning Services Feb 24th, 2015


We offer ball cleaning services. For customers who purchased their pool tables from west state billiards it is free of charge, additonal customers the charge is $10. When you come in check our wharehouse for any additional needs. 

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President's Day Sales ALL February long Feb 12th, 2015


Come join us for the celebration! President's Day Sales ALL February long. Shop a wide selection of Pool Tables, BIlliard Supplies, Arcade Games and much more. We have a large selection for you to choose from, We are conveintly located in Orange County, CA. Don't forget to ask about our 0% financing for 18 months from February 11 - 17, 2015 and If you have the pleasure of going home with one of our beautiful tables, we will throw in a Heavy duty pool table cover with a value of $75 completely free!!

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Valentines Day Special 2015 Feb 11th, 2015


You're officially invited to come check out our Mega store conviently located in Orange County. We have a very large selection of pool talbe supply for you to choose from. Bring your valentine and come help us celebrate 2015 Valentines-Day sale, Right! With our 0% interest for 18 months you can't go wrong. Happy Valentines Day!!

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Free Pool Lessons Feb 7th, 2015


Come in and join us for our FREE pool lessons. On the LAST Saturday of the Month except in February that class will take place on the 28th @ 3p.m. featuring Calvin Coker!! Fun for the whole family. We will have Food and drinks served, see you there!

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Presidents Day Sale 2015 Sale!! Feb 3rd, 2015


Presidents Day Sale 0% interest for 18 months. Sale starts February 11 - 17, 2015. Mega store in Orange County, CA. Large selection to choose from. Come see us, we have fun for the whole family. Go to weststatebilliards.com and sign up for our newsletter. 

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Ideas on how to spend your Tax Refund this year Dec 31st, 2014


Ideas on how to spend your Tax Refund this year

If your getting a tax refund, and your would like to treat yourself. Go ahead and Splurge a little you deserve it after saving all year. Why not treat your family to a beautiful custom made pool table.

A few benefits of shooting pool

There are many benefits to shooting pool, such as hand eye co-ordination, creates a competitive spirit , enhances communication skills, allows competition without physical abuse, develops decision making, develops the ability to think on ones feet and finally billiards can be played with anyone regardless the age or physical restrictions.

A pool table can be used during family nights, when your kids have friends over or maybe even when you have friends over.

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Meeting Famous Pool Players - The Mickey Holiday Story Dec 23rd, 2014


The game of pool has always fascinated me.

I grew up in the 1940s and 50s in Benton Harbor, Michigan. I played my first game of Eight Ball with my big brother at the "House Of David" in the arcade behind the stage where the big bands played. It was a religious cult with long-haired men, but they had the greatest amusement park with big bands, baseball teams, trains, small motor cars and sugar cones.

Our family attended Clay Street Baptist church, but my friends and I would sometimes sneak out on Sunday night and play pool downtown at the Twin City Recreation. Then we would hurry back to church and sit in the back as though we were always there.

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Live on December 20th @ 11am PST! Riverside TAP League’s Xmas Doubles Shootout! Dec 17th, 2014


Live on December 20th @ 11am PST!
Riverside TAP League's Xmas Doubles Shootout!

RiversideTap:

Our Mission Statement: ▪ To promote integrity, honesty and fair play in competition ▪ To encourage growth in the sport ▪ To provide opportunity for world-class play ▪ To bring respect to the game of pool ▪To create a Pool League for the player

TAP Pool League of Riverside County, San Diego County and Orange County - 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball.

Mezz West State Tour Stop #7: Family Billiards Day Two with its final 32 Dec 16th, 2014


Mezz West State Tour Begins Day Two with its Final 32

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Fun games you can play with friends and family on your pool table Dec 11th, 2014


Fun games you can play with friends and family on your pool table

Thinking back, In your youth maybe you played a friendly game of pool such as 8-ball or maybe a more traditional game such as Skittle Pool. Nonetheless, pool is a game where there are countless alternatives each with distinct rules. Today we're going to present our top three.

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Oscar Dominguez wins the Mezz cues West State Tour! Dec 10th, 2014


1st/2nd- Oscar Dominguez, Amar Kang : $1,010 each

3rd- Beau Runnigen: $570

4th- Babken Melkonyan: $400

5th / 6th: Attila Bezdan, Johnny Kang: $300 each

7th / 8th: Justin Logan, Rodrigo Geronimo: $200 each

9th- 12th : Paul Silva, Jaynard Orque, Deo Alpajora, Eric Scott: $140 each

13th- 16th : Yoli Handoko , Vilmos Foldes, Ed Ramos, JohnMark Hernandez: $100 each

17th- 24th : Ernesto Dominguez, Dave Gomez, Frank Robutz, Jason Williams, Jay Mulinbyan, Feras Qaddoura, Saul Aguilar: $75 each

For full write up, please visit AZBilliards.com, NYCGrind.com, POVPool.com or Facebook.com/MezzWestStateTour

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Why Olhausen Shuffleboards are the Best! Dec 9th, 2014

Why a Pool Table is the ultimate holiday gift! Dec 4th, 2014


When deciding what to get your family for Christmas a lot of ideas come up and it can be quite overwhelming with so many different options. In the age of cell phones and videogames it's quite common for children to become attached to their devices and spend less and less time with the family. You can buy your child a videogame or an app but eventually they will grow tired of it and move on to the next. Videogames also tend to isolate your child even more from the family and keep them locked away in their bedrooms.

A pool table is a great way to interact with your kids in a way that all ae groups can enjoy. It is also a great social game that they can enjoy for the rest of their lives and even pass on to their future children as well. A pool table really is the gift that keeps on giving!

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We've moved! Apr 25th, 2014


Our new location is: 1225 Burton St Fullerton CA 92832 Conveniently located off the 91 fwy, exit Raymond going North and first right on Burton St. You will be able to see us from both sides of the freeway.

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Rustic Pool Table All The Craze!!! Apr 19th, 2014


This Rustic pool table by Olhausen Billiards is the hottest trend in billiards.

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Goldenwest Marque Pool Table Mar 22nd, 2014


The Goldenwest Marque Pool Table has been a table favorite since I have been selling pool table at West State Billiards. This table is like no other market, very unique design.

Leveling Pool Table Jan 20th, 2013


One of the most critical parts of the pool table installation is leveling. I don't care what kind of pool table you have. If the installer can't level pool table properly you won't enjoy your table. I know for a fact most pool table installers will use a $50 carpenters level to level pool tables. There is just no way of getting a precision level using these tools.

The Goldenwest Halo Pool Table Goes To Studio City Nov 25th, 2012


This Goldenwest Halo pool Table is definitely an attention getter. Delivered and installed, downstairs in a house on the Studio City hills. This table was a tough load carrying it down two flights of stairs, but this spot was perfect for a pool table. This table comes with leather wrapped rails but this one was done in maple with our Sierra finish. Lookin' good for sure.

Stunning Goldenwest Victorian Pool Table In San Diego Nov 25th, 2012


This table is a classic reproduction of the Brunswick Monarch Pool Table that was built in the mid to late 1800's. We delivered this table a beautiful room off the pool. This pool table is complimented by it surroundings and definitely gets attention as the main piece in the room.

Jaw-Dropping Goldenwest Cavanaugh Pool Table In Anaheim Hills Oct 30th, 2012


This Goldenwest Cavanaugh pool Table is a true beauty. This table makes a great center piece for this home. The stain was a custom match to other wood items within the room. This model table is made famous by the Drew Carey Show, look close next time you're watching, it's in the back yard.

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Pool Chalk and "English" - Jun 1st, 2017

Way back in ancient history, at least as far as pool playing goes, the Brits were the first to incorporate leather tips on their cue sticks.  Prior to that the sticks were just that, pieces of wood with a preferably rounded tip that were used to strike the cue ball.  The noise and vibration must have been unbearable in those days.  Some unknown but insightful British player used chalk to make his "stick" play better.  This probably caught on rather rapidly as he kicked the tar out of his opponents on a daily basis.  That extra vestige of control would have given him a tremendous advantage over the opponents of the time.

In a search for better ways to control the cue ball some other, or perhaps the same, individual added a piece of leather to the end of his stick and gained another measure of control and better feel for how hard to hit the cue thus improving his position play by an order of magnitude.  Another invention that would have become very popular in short order.  

Do you suppose these two, assuming they were different individuals, met in a tournament and saw the advantage to the other's methods?  Kind of like Reese's pieces ads of a decade ago, "You got your leather tip in my chalk! "  "No! You got chalk on my leather tip!".  In either case the benefits achieved through cue control were instantly recognized, I am sure.

From this marriage came the ability to put spin on the cue ball, further enhancing control of both shot making and position play for ensuing shots.

One could call this the birth of the Hustler but I am sure that began eons before.

Eventually someone with a chalk covered, leather tipped cue made his way to the pool halls of New York City and proceeded to give the locals something to think about as they ponied up good money upon losing game after game.

It didn't take anyone long to recognize the benefits of this new way to play pool, snooker, or billiards.  However, the locals, being from New York and being not really appreciative of anything from the British Empire, made snide remarks every time somebody would attempt to play spin.  "You're playing English!"  was probably not a compliment.

And that is how the term English came to mean applying side spin on a cue ball for additional control.  

It was a snide remark made to insult the one utilizing it, in order to get him to stop I'm sure.

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