With its solid legs and lacquered wood cabinet, the Balmoral Champion is one of the leading domestic and competition English pool tables. The fact that it was used in the Welsh Festival of Pool and the BAPTO National Finals is a clear testament to its strength, quality, and reliability.
Like other Sam pool tables, it features their superb ProActive cushion system, a high density one piece slate and multi-point levelling system. All top frame components are bolted metal to metal reducing movement and wear, and the frame fits more accurately to the cabinet. The real genius of the ProActive system is in the cushion fit, as these are profiled to match the aluminium top and secured by a full-length plate. Standard 10mm bolts fit snugly into the extrusion and give consistent cushion response along the whole length.
This table is available in a standard 7ft size and at 6ft as a custom order, with a choice of 4 cabinet finishes and a wide range of cloth colours. The 6ft version has a lead time of 6-8 weeks and costs a little more because it's a bespoke piece. Stylistically The Balmoral could be described as conservative and traditional in feel, with restrained but classic good looks and an undeniable air of solidity. The top rails are embellished with metal corners whilst the side panels feature subtly engraved decorative features.
English pool was conceived as a bar game that borrowed the skill and tactics from the snooker that British players were familiar with but was played on a smaller table suitable for British pubs and bars. Innovative at the time, red & yellow balls are now synonymous with pool in the UK and the game has developed into a serious sport in its own right, with a nationwide network of leagues and tournaments played to professional standards.
Sam is one of the most respected pool table manufacturers in the world, with a terrific range of offerings and a list of options that allows everyone to create their own unique table.
All luxury pool tables from the Games Room Company are highly customisable but space only allows us to show a small selection here. If you'd like to see a particular finish we'd be pleased to send through a visual illustrating the preferred combination of cabinet and cloth colour. The Balmoral comes with a complimentary accessory pack too, so you'll be able to start playing as soon as the table's installed.
Reginald Waldersmith played his first pool game in 1958, and although he had a bit of initial difficulty with his cue handling (he was aghast when his opponent advised firmly holding the butt) he took an immediate liking to it. We’ve been selling games tables since 1962, so we know a thing or two about our products! Our showroom will gladly assist you with any questions you may have before or after you purchase any Games Room Company equipment.