BCA Trade Show 2011 Fall Product Preview
Welcome again from the Billiard Congress of America annual trade show! Vegas was the venue and the new product introductions were almost as hot as the weather. Major trends this year included more custom high end product than ever for those recession proof home entertainers (or those of us just dreaming). Here are some highlights:
New for Fall 2011 is the Olhausen Games Furniture Air Hockey. Buyers can take any Olhausen Billiards 7' Pool Table and have a commercial grade Air Hockey table surface instead of a pool table play surface. Made in the USA, talk about custom!
This is one of the coolest thing at the show this year: The Darafeev "Mann" spectator chair Cigar Aficionado Edition. Not only is this the only sprung seat reclining spectator chair made, this edition features a built in Cigar Humidor, hidden extendable cigar ash trays, drink holders, and storage for cutters, matches, and anything else you would need in a high-end gentleman's lounge! Totally unique custom built and priced around $1,995.
Last but not least, this is a prototype for a new production pool table by Brunswick Billiards. Available in Port finish on solid mahogany and featuring stainless steel accents this is going to be a hot seller for years to come! Tournament wide rails for the discriminating player and high end styling, all projected to sell for under $5,000! Might want to pre-order this one because it is sure to sell out by Thanksgiving.
- Patrick McGarity