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Is Brunswick the Top Pool Table Brand?

Is Brunswick the Top Pool Table Brand?

Is Brunswick the top pool table brand these days?

I am looking for a pool table under about $4000 or so. I really like the look of the Brunswick Mission pool table but its really pricey.

Whats the best pool table brand in terms of "bang for your buck"?

Is Brunswick the Top Pool Table Brand?

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  1. paulbquickshot on 10/4/2009 7:22:40 PM

    I do not claim to know a lot about brands. But, I do know a guy who opened a new parlor and put all Diamond tables in his establishment.. And I have heard nothing but good from the players.

  2. paulbfsu1dolfan on 10/8/2009 9:44:58 AM

    I'll second that! Diamond, Olhausen and Brunswick are your three big pool tables...best quality!

  3. paulbbilliardsforum on 10/8/2009 8:10:29 PM

    Brunswick pool tables are a "top brand" from a marketing perspective. They are the "BMW"of billiard tables. They retail for considerably higher than average, and thus, their company can fund more research, which in turn, helps them provider "slightly" better pool tables each year. You are also paying for "legacy" quality pool table. That means that this is the table you buy to furnish your "estate", that probably your spoiled great great great grandchild will sell for thousands.

    But - can you buy a car that provides you with A to B service, that is of good quality, and is reliable, that is NOT a BMW (and that costs less that half of what a BMW does?)? Yes. The same is true for pool tables.

    Now, "the" top brand is questionable. They are probably equally as well perceived as Olhausen, which, to the market, is probably equally as good an investment. (Now I fully expect some of the pool table gurus here to reply with something that will prove me wrong :) (nudge nudge ted mauro, challengeChalkie, and pooltable911).

  4. paulbpaulb on 10/9/2009 2:11:16 PM

    Great info. Thanks to all you guys and look forward to seeing if there are more replies.

    I sure like the look of the Brunswick Mission. I don't need a legacy quality table but they sure are nice.

    Any good quality and attractive (subjective I know) tables for under 4k? I live in Canada which make things all the more difficult and expensive.

  5. paulbpaulb on 10/13/2009 8:49:13 AM

    Now I am thinking a Diamond Professional 8ft with pedestal legs. Found this photo on another forum:

  6. paulbMitch Alsup on 10/13/2009 11:22:40 AM

    In late spring, I bought an Olhausen 8 foot table in solid cherry natural finish ($3500). One of the reasons I bought this particular table, was the customization I could get with their configuration tool. I got to specify the apron, legs, rails, pockets, felt (Simonis 760),... Even after requesting special diamonds on the rails, the table arrived in less than 2 weeks.

    I consider any of the big 4 {Brunswick, Olhausen, Connely, Diamond} pretty equal once you get above their veneer/alminate on particle board low end models ($1500-$2000).

    Now, if you are really into the table for the table's sake, the Brusnwick Gold Crowns, Olhausen Tournement, and Diamond Pro are all superb tables; able to take the pounding of 12 hours a day play by 300 pound massé artists and survive decades of (ab)use. These tables (new) are in the $6000+ range, and the reason they command such $$$ is that they are built like tanks. You don't see it on the top side, but you do if you crawl under them and take a look-see.

  7. paulbpaulb on 10/14/2009 2:40:03 PM

    Great post. I would love to see some pics of your pool table!

  8. paulbThe Gimp on 12/24/2012 12:56:23 PM

    I've always thought that the Brunswick Gold Crown 4 1/2 by 9 tournament was the pool table preferred in pool rooms. All others were bull.

    I'm thinking of starting a pool hall, and I would only carry Brunswick Gold Crowns (only the Gold Crown 1's, that is).

    I worked for Chuck Wagner in San Jose, CA at the Pocket Billiards pool hall at 2180 Moorpark Ave (which is no longer there) and Gold Crown I pool tables are what he had. He once worked for Willie Mosconi, when Willie had a billiard school. Chuck knows its Brunswick all the way. No doubt.

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Is Brunswick the Top Pool Table Brand?

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  • Published: 10/4/2009 3:33:41 PM