DK vs. Cheap Import Pool Tables
Our Pool Table Brands
The pool table brands we have chosen to represent may not be the biggest names in the billiard industry, but they also don’t spend millions of dollars on advertising their brand name. We strongly feel this directly affects the price of more “well known” pool table brands. We have carefully chosen the brands we represent for their outstanding quality, aesthetics and value to make your gameroom the best it can possibly be. From our slate pool tables to our billiard supplies and gameroom furniture, we take pride in the products we offer.
Our Import pool tables by the C.L. Bailey Co. and Fischer are all assembled right here in our Orange County, CA shop. We use state of the art tools, clamps, precision levels and all steel brackets and fasteners so that your Import pool table will look and play just like our Behemoth Competitor’s pool table. And, we do it for a fraction of their price!
If buying an American made pool table is important to you, then we are very proud to introduce the Connelly Billiards pool table collection, which is manufactured completely in the U.S.A. Each and every pool table we sell comes standard with a minimum of one inch thick, permanently framed genuine slate and B.C.A. approved cushion rubber. The choice is simple, we give you the most value for your dollar. Visit our Orange County pool table showroom today to find out what makes us different from our competitors!
Each Connelly billiard table is built to exacting standards that combine creativity, superior materials, state-of-the-art technology and old-world craftsmanship. We’re proud to only produce tables that meet or exceed Billiard Congress of America (BCA) specifications. Mindful of our environment, no endangered or rain forest woods are used in the construction of Connelly pool tables.
Connelly tables are offered in six different sizes (from 6 to 10 foot) and in several different feature levels, from entry level to professional. Connelly certified slate from the World’s finest quarries is used on our tables. Manufactured to our custom specifications, each set is diamond-honed and perfectly matched to provide a consistently level playing surface. Naturally, all slate is permanently framed in accordance with BCA specifications.
Connelly Billiards offers more than 30 meticulously crafted models. Pool tables are available in many American hardwoods, offering customers more versatility than other billiard table manufacturers. The standard Connelly woods, oak and maple are all chosen for their durability, strength and beauty. Connelly also offers species to accent any game room motif, including southwestern designs in mesquite, rustic models in distressed knotty pine, and classic styles in cherry and walnut. And if your tastes lend themselves to some other American hardwood just ask. A selection of rail sight materials including real mother of pearl, brass and abalone are accurately inlaid for consistent play. You can choose from a selection of hand-crafted pocket styles to complement your table selection. The result is a pool table that is uniquely personal and will provide generations of playing pleasure.
C.L. Bailey, Winslow Gameroom and The Level Best
Charles Bailey started his own pool table manufacturing company, Play Master, in 1973. Play Master then acquired Renaissance, a high-end custom pool table manufacturer, and the company became known as Play Master-Renaissance.
His son Chuck, who grew up working in the factory, joined the company full time after graduating from college in 1988.
“Play Master was one of the largest domestic pool table manufacturers in 1993, when AMF Bowling approached us about buying the company. I took them up on their offer, and decided to give retirement a try. Retirement was tough. I was used to working long hours, and suddenly I had all of this free time on my hands.” – Charles Bailey
By 1998, both father and son realized they missed owning their own pool table manufacturing company, and founded The C.L. Bailey Co. They purchased an 80,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Marionville, Missouri, and began manufacturing pool tables in late 1999.
“As a new company, we started out with a clean sheet of paper, and engineered our pool tables around the capabilities of the latest computerized woodworking technologies. This has enabled us to offer innovative features – like metal-to-metal construction and computer-milled, interlocking support beams – throughout our product line. Our pool tables are truly built to last for generations.”
– Chuck Bailey
In 2001, after experiencing great success in manufacturing pool tables, the Bailey’s convinced another father-son team to join them in starting an imported billiards products division. Jackson and Shine Lee were originally from Taiwan, and had a superb knowledge of the billiards industry in Asia. The new division, called The Level Best, quickly became one of the billiard industry’s fastest growing import distribution companies, due to the Lees’ ability to source quality billiard products out of Asia at competitive prices.
C.L. Bailey Co’s dedication to excellence was recognized in 2000 with the coveted Consumers Digest Best Buy Award.
All of our pool tables feature full 1″ thick slate, metal-to-metal construction, interlocking support beams, inlaid diamond-shaped rails sites, and a lifetime guarantee.
Integrate a steel Space-Frame to offer the strength and stability required to carry a top quality slate playing surface while keeping the sleek European look to a dining table is the challenge Aramith succeeded with its protected Fusion design. Aramith is the leader in professional billiard balls.
David, thank you for letting Jacob and Dylan watch you setup our pool table. They loved hearing you explain how all of the little pieces make one big table. Thanks too, for showing them how to properly hold their cues and make a bridge. Our family and friends got such a kick out of the boys teaching everyone else how to play on “their” pool table!
Amy, Phil, Dylan and Jacob
Garden Grove, CA
Great experience! Comfortable family atmosphere in the showroom and a table that looks and plays wonderful. The set-up was especially enjoyable for my son who watched the whole thing and even helped to level the table. Thanks David.
Laguna Niguel, CA
We bought a beautiful C.L. Bailey pool table from DK Billiards and are so happy with it! The owners David and Rory are so friendly and knowledgeable, working with them has been terrific. We highly recommend going to see them if you’re looking to buy a pool table!
Mara and Omar
My partner and I were pleased to find such a resourceful couple running the showroom. I met with Dave’s wife, Rory who instantly put me at ease with her knowledge of colors. She helped us to find the perfect stain and felt choice on our newly purchased Connelly pool table. I was particularly impressed with the fact that Dave himself was one of the men who delivered our table.
Laguna Beach, CA
Wow! The Fusion Table is cooler than we ever imagined. The pockets are amazing. What an amazing design. We can’t wait to surprise our dinner guests.
Genevieve and Shawn
Los Angeles, CA
We came in three different times before we decided to buy our table. We were never once pressured to buy. When we were finally ready, Rory walked us through the whole process of picking the right table for our family. She helped us pick a great color for our cloth. We couldn’t be happier.
Christina and Michael
La Habra, CA