The bumper pool table can be recognised by its distinctive dimensions and this is what makes it different to the standard pool table. The dimensions of these pool tables tend to be about forty right inches by fifty-four inches. The dimension of a standard table is three by seven feet but this will vary from table to table. The Bumper pool tables allow a very different form of pool to be played because it is actually a team game as opposed to an individual sport. With this game each of the players are given five balls each and this game requires either two or three players to make up a team.
There are three in one bumper tables, which offer three different styles of table and these tend to be the larger tables. The tables can be used as a small dining table on the number of guests that you have or it can be used as poker table. The job that you use the table for will very much depend on the crowd that you are going to have over. One advantage of this style of pool table is that it allows more people to take part and therefore the whole family can all play at the same time.
These tables are really all about variety and its important to remember that variety is the spice of life. One of the benefits of these tables is that when you have a bumper table you do not need to have a separate dining table and therefore this can save you a considerable amount of money. The range of uses that these tables have can in a lot of cases allow a man to convince his wife that they really should have one of these tables.
An example of one of these bumper pool tables is the Hardwood Tournament table and this table features vinyl rails and adjustable levers. These adjustable levers allow the table to be adjusted to a height of twenty-six inches and thirty inches. When you purchase this table brand new in will come complete with two cues and a set of balls. These tables tend to have a wood grain finish and the table also features rails that are made from laminated vinyl and they are very durable. These tables are solid and feature non-loosening bumper posts. This design of pool table adds an extra element of excitement and fun to the games room whilst giving a tournament quality of playing surface.
Another example of a bumper pool table is the heavy-duty table, which is made from slate. When this table is purchase brand new it will come complete with two cues and also a set of playing balls that are a Belgian design. This table consists of a slate bed, which is covered with a high quality cloth and these add to the strategic element of the game. This table has a length of forty-nine and a half inches, a width of thirty-four and a half and also a height of twenty-eight inches. This table weighs one hundred and ten pounds.
Valley Tiger Cat Bumper Pool Table
Matching wooden bumper posts with lively rubber rings for fast play
Simple one person leg leveler system
Contoured rubber cushions and hardwood rails for durability
Auto ball return to correct side of table
Jewel Mahogany wood grain laminate compliments a variety of decors
Heavy-duty black die-cast corners and aluminum trim
Available in one pool table sizes
57x41inch Height 31″ Weight 325lbs
Mizerak 3-in-1 Bumper Pool/Poker
One Table for Three Fantastic, Fun-filled Uses
Octagonal Top is Reversible; Use as Poker Table,Dining Table, or Remove for Bumper Pool
Solid Wood Table Top and Aprons with Oak Wood Veneer Legs
Includes All Accessories for Immediate Play: Bumper Pool Ball Set, 2 Cue Sticks, 2 Chalks, Brush, Playing Cards and Poker Chips
Bumper Pool Rules
- Can be played with 2 or 4 players.
- A different colored set of 5 balls is chosen by each side.
- Colored balls are positioned lining up with matching holes at opposite end of table with cue balls on spots in front of scoring holes.
- To start all players shoot their cue ball at the same time towards opposite scoring hole. Shots must hit cushion on player’s right side.
- Player coming closest to his scoring hole shoots first. If player pots his spotted cue ball, he will continue to shoot remaining balls until he misses.
- Opponent then shoots and tries to score. Whenever no score is made, other player shoots.
- First to pot all their colored balls wins.
Technicalities and Penalties
- Spotted ball must score before any others can be played.
- If player uses unmarked ball before scoring his spotted ball, all balls disturbed must be placed in original position.
- In event both players score their spotted balls on first shot, they shoot again using ball to the left of hole.
- If you hit your own ball off table, place it in center of bumpers at center of table, and opponent shoots next.
- If you hit an opponent’s ball off table, replace it in original position, and place one of your balls in center of bumpers at center of table.
- If player scores opponent’s ball it will count for his opponent.
- If player scores his own ball in opponent’s scoring hole, his opponent can drop any 2 balls (by hand) for his score.
- If player scores any ball before his spotted ball, his opponent drops any of his own 2 balls (by hand) for his score.
- If player scores his last ball in opponent’s scoring hole, he loses game.
- Try to keep other players balls in a poor position.
- Block opponent’s scoring hole to prevent scoring by opponent.
- Always leave one of your balls in position to hit opponent’s ball.