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Brunswick Adds Shuffleboard and Contender Tables

Brunswick Billiards — having succeeded in product categories that include everything from home theater seating, foosball, air hockey, and of course, billiards — is now shuffling into a new game with the addition of the Andover and Gunnison Shuffleboard tables.

Deemed a “game of skill” in a federal Prohibition case around the same time Brunswick Billiards was unveiling its first table models, shuffleboard has grown in popularity. But it wasn’t until American cabinetmakers such as Hepplewhite and Duncan Phyfe put their best inlaid woodwork on shuffleboard tables, that demand to bring the game into the home surged.

“It’s been exciting to invest our dedication to superior craftsmanship into creating a high-end shuffleboard experience for our customers,” said Austin Rothbard, president Brunswick Billiards. “The Andover and Gunnison Shuffleboard tables are sophisticated pieces for the home, and are backed by our world-class design, innovation and commitment to delivering superior playability.”

Crafted alongside its design partners in High Point, N.C., the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World,” the Andover and Gunnison shuffleboards are constructed of North American maple wood, feature a quarterinch polymer resin surface and six climate adjusters for durability and performance.

The Gunnison, available in 14 or 16-foot table lengths, features a larger playfield, measuring 20 inches across and three inches high. The Andover, available in 12 or 14-foot table lengths, offers four storage shelves and 16 inches of playfield, sitting two and a half inches high.

“There are more than one million shuffleboards being played today,” Rothbard added. “Like billiards, shuffleboard has a rich history of bringing families together. The addition of shuffleboard represents our commitment to connecting generations.”

Both the Andover and Gunnison come with four black pucks, four red pucks, stainless abacus scorer, table brush, and wax bead can. In addition, the tables include a black table cover; scorer and light set are optional. Recently made available as part of Brunswick’s 2010-11 product line, the Andover is prices from $3,699 and the Gunnison is priced from $6,199.

To meet increasing demand for its Contender line, Brunswick Billiards has added two new designs to its family of high-quality starter tables.

The Conrad and Oakland tables were designed for players of all levels, offering high-performance playability with features typically found on more expensive models. Expanding the Contender line to nine tables, the new additions reflect a growing interest in the game and Brunswick’s ability to craft products to meet the needs of homeowners today.

“We believe that everyone should have access to a billiards table so the game can be enjoyed together and shared generation to generation,” said Austin Rothbard, Brunswick Billiards president. “Our Contender series makes it more cost effective for families to invest in a table for their home game room. The Conrad and Oakland tables are prefect additions to provide them with more style options.”

The Conrad table offers clean, masculine lines with tapered legs. Its traditional and casual style makes it easy to place in rooms with most any theme. The eightfoot table retails for $2,699. The Oakland table features straight lines and simple style of the Arts and Crafts movement, which make a bold statement in any setting. The eight-foot table retails for $2,899.

Both tables feature solid wood rails, dressed in penalized diamond-shaped sights, and come with a chestnut finish and the choice of leather shield or fringe pockets. Like all Brunswick products, the Conrad and Oakland are backed by a lifetime warranty.

“Connecting generations through superior craftsmanship and innovation since 1845, Brunswick Billiards, based in Bristol, Wisconsin, has been the leader in designing the highest-quality billiards and pool tables and game room furnishings preferred by experts around the world.”

Made in the Trade: Brunswick Adds Shuffleboard and Contender TablesPool & Billiard Magazine, December 2010: 38.

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Andover Shuffleboard
Andover Shuffleboard

Gunnison Shuffleboard
Gunnison Shuffleboard

Contender Conrad
Contender Conrad table

Contender Oakland
Contender Oakland table