Blackball Slate Bed Pool Table

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  • Built for experienced, demanding players.
  • Two pocket spec options - amateur and pro.
  • Wide range of professional cloth options.
  • 19mm honed slate bed.
  • Includes fitted racking cloth.

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The Blackball pool table in black.

Real Tournament Performance

The Blackball slate bed pool table is a British-made, British-spec pool table that is built for maximum performance and tournament-grade gameplay. It has been created to bring the finest in game quality to the most discerning players, with various features that bring it firmly into the realms of true competition performance.

Blackball tables were developed by legendary 8-ball pool player Ross McInnes. The four-time World Champion used the experience he gained through 30 years of professional pool playing to create the ultimate British pool table, suitable for all levels of competition and casual play.

The Blackball pool table pocket.

Classic Good Looks

There are two sizes available. Choose the 6ft for more compact spaces. It’s still plenty big enough for a great game - most pubs and bars use 6ft tables, so if you’re looking for an authentic pub experience, the 6ft is ideal. But if you want a real tournament experience, and you have the space, then the competition-standard 7ft size is the one to choose. Not sure? Read our Pool Table Room Size Guide and learn how to measure up your room.

The Blackball is created in the style of standard British tournament tables, with wedge-shaped legs and a deep, robust cabinet. It’s designed to withstand constant tournament use, making it ideal for competition but also for home games rooms, bars, pubs and common rooms. There’s a whole range of finishes to choose from. Keep it clean with the black or white options, or go more traditional with a range of attractive wood veneers. Elegant metal corner caps look great, and protect the most vulnerable parts of the table from accidental damage.

The Blackball pool table ball return system.

Two Pocket Types

You can choose which pocket type your table is built with. The Club option is the standard amateur-spec pocket that you’ll find on pub tables and home games room tables. It’s the same as most other British pool tables, and is the one to go for if you’re buying a fun table for your home or business.

The Elite option cuts the pockets tighter to create more of a challenge. This is the pocket specification used in professional International and European tournaments. If you’re a professional player looking for a tournament-grade table for serious practice, the Elite pocket option is the one you should choose.

The Blackball pool with hard top.

One-Piece 19mm Slate

The playfield is formed from a single piece of ground slate, machined and flattened for a perfectly level surface. This is cradled in an aluminium support system that keeps the slate in place, and is fastened down with 12 quick-release cushion retainers. This makes it easy to access the slate, for re-clothing or maintenance, but also ensures a uniform ball rebound across all cushions, with no dead spots. This design also has the effect of reducing bounce-outs from the pockets.

The cloth of choice is Hainsworth Match, especially selected for these tables by Ross. Match cloth is truly competition-spec, and is used by ACBS, BAPTO, the World Pool Championships, the British Open and many other world-class tournament organisations. You can read more about Hainsworth Match pool table cloth here, or read about your other cloth options below. Make no mistake: the Blackball is a true tournament table, with the game performance - and cloth - to match.

The Aramith balls included with the Blackball table.

Accessories & Upgrades

The Blackball table can be modified for commercial installations with the addition of a coin mech, which allows people to pay for credits with small change. You can choose a mechanical mech or an electronic mech. All of these options include a secure cash box, as well as a ball return system with cue ball splitter. And you’ll get an accessory pack with your table, too. It includes a set of Aramith red and yellow balls and a triangle.

Cues are not included with the Blackball table. As this is a professional table aimed at expert players, it is assumed that you'll likely already have your own preferred cue. If you wish to add a pair of 57-inch or 48-inch 2-piece cues to your order, you can use the dropdown above. Or browse our British pool cues section to find one that's perfect for you.

The table comes with a set of premium Aramith red and yellow balls as standard, but you can upgrade these for the true competition-spec Aramith Pro Cup balls if required. And you can upgrade the standard black plastic triangle for the stylish Racker aluminium triangle. Or you can add a two-piece tabletop to your Blackball, to protect the cloth and also to provide a helpful surface. Simply add these to your order using the menu above.

A roll of billiard cloth.

Cloth Options

The Blackball is offered with a wide range of cloth options. This is because it's a true tournament table for discerning players, who often have a preferred cloth. The table comes as standard with Hainsworth Match cloth in green. Match is a premium British pool cloth developed for tournament use, and is ideal for the professional player. Blue and Silver Match options are also available for a surcharge. The full colour range of Hainsworth Smart is also available. Smart is a hard-wearing, high-quality cloth ideal for more casual players playing British pool. It performs well and is resistant to damage.

For those looking for a faster game, we can fit Hainsworth Elite-Pro in the full range of colours. Elite Pro is a nylon-based speed cloth more suited to American pool games, but increasingly popular on British tables at home. One unusual option is Simonis 861 in Power Blue only. 861 is a worsted, non-directional cloth developed for larger tables, and specifically for the game of Chinese pool. And finally you can choose Strachan Superfine cloth in Olive Green or Grey. It's a real tournament-standard British pool cloth with anti-kick technology and is made from 100% wool. It's used by the IBSF for all tournaments including the World Championships. Check out the options at the top of this listing for more information.

Room Sizing

Ensure that your new Blackball table will fit into your games room, and leave you plenty of cueing space in all directions. Check out our Pool Table Room Size Guide to learn how to measure your games room and calculate space correctly.

Pool table dimensions:

  • 6ft: 191cm (L) x 114cm (W) x 83 (H).
  • 7ft: 214cm (L) x 122cm (W) x 83 (H).

Internal playfield dimensions:

  • 6ft - 160cm x 82cm.
  • 7ft - 182cm x 91cm.
Diagram explaining how large a pool table you can fit in your room

Key Features

  • True tournament-standard British pool table.
  • Choose 6ft or 7ft size.
  • 19mm precision-ground slate bed.
  • Aluminium slate retainer assembly.
  • Choose Club (standard) or Elite (professional) pocket specification.
  • Pick your favourite from 7 standard cabinet finishes.
  • Fitted with Hainsworth Match cloth as standard.
  • Optional mechanical or electronic coin mech.
  • Quick-release 12-point cushion fixings.
  • Includes pre-fitted TAOM Billiards racking cloth.
  • Wide range of cloth options for all standards of player.
  • Adjustable metal feet.
  • Chromed metal corner caps.

More Information

  • Images in main gallery for guidance only. Exact appearance may vary.
  • Includes a 12 month manufacturing warranty.
  • Delivered and installed by a dedicated fitting team with years of experience - please see delivery information below for more details.
  • If you have any further delivery requirements, please contact Liberty Games before placing your order.
One Year Warranty on All Pool Tables

Need some help? Take a look at our Pool Tables Buying Advice

Representative Finance Example

Representative 12.9% APR

Based on a loan amount of £1699 over 48 months at an interest rate of 12.2% pa (fixed)

Monthly repayment £41.35. Total Repayable £1984.63

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Reviewed by: Michael Hampton

Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Fantastic service, thanks
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Reviewed by: Matt Beavis

Friday 17th December 2021

Great appearance - plays really well - couldn't be happier in the first couple of weeks of use.
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Reviewed by: Julie Billingsley

Thursday 7th October 2021

We recently renovated our forever home and decided to have a games room. I didn’t want a standard pool table. After googling pool table sales I decided to purchase via Liberty Games. The website allowed me to configure the table and let me read and see other peoples reviews. I also live on an island, so delivery was an issue with several companies.

I placed my order and was given a build date. The build company Blackball was also excellent and I received several calls keeping me up to date with the order and was given the exact delivery day. The pool table arrived and I am delighted with it. It looks fantastic and I have enjoyed playing pool and attempting small table snooker. I am not an experienced player so I cannot comment on its performance but it’s perfect for me. The pool table looks fantastic, it’s sturdy, plays well and it does provide me with hours of fun which is what I wanted.

If you have a spare bedroom that you never use consider turning it into a games room. Or if you have that dining room that you rarely use, consider buying a pool/dining table.

My advice is to pay the extra to have it delivered and installed. Because of my location this wasn’t possible. You will need two strong humans to carry the slate bed. Fortunately I have very kind neighbours who came and helped us carry it upstairs. It will never be moving again!


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Product Details
Produdct Dimensions
114 cm / 45 inches
191 cm / 75 inches
83 cm / 33 inches
200 kg / 441 lbs
12 Month Manufacturer Warranty
Key Information
Slate Bed
Cloth Colour
Coin Operated
Dining Table Conversion
Indoor / Outdoor
Custom Cloth Available
Play Surface Width
82 cm / 32 inches
Play Surface Length
160 cm / 63 inches
Cues Included
Pool Balls Included
Leg Levelling System
Ball Return
Slate Depth
2 cm
Can be re-clothed in future
Slate Type
Single Piece
Accessory Storage

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