The Connelly Line of Tables
The Ultimate Collection
The choice of the discriminating player, Pro and aspiring Pro alike, the Ultimate is frequently used for ESPN Professional tournaments. A massive 2-inch slab of Italian slate, which is twice as thick as that imported by any other American manufacturer, in conjunction with the exclusive Connelly Rapid Rail , make for the finest playing table available. The Ultimate also features a 4-inch body cabinet as well as the ICON cushion, imported from Europe's premier cushion manufacturer - and available exclusively from Connelly. Choose your favorite Connelly model, and we can make it an Ultimate! And although we can't promise an Ultimate will improve your game to the Pro level, we wouldn't be surprised!
The Pinnacle Collection
The height of Connelly design and finish, the heirloom quality Pinnacle Collection features 2-inch American hardwood cabinets and diamond honed 1.25 inch Connelly Certified Tournament Slate. Naturally you can choose from oak, maple, or cherry American hardwoods. And all Pinnacle tables are amazingly responsive, as the exclusive Connelly Rapid Rail featuring the ICON cushion is standard on every model. So is the Connelly Pinnacle Collection a work of art or is it state of the art? Obviously the answer is Yes.
The Plateau Collection
Distinctive tables with most models offering carved hardwood legs, the affordable Plateau Collection includes features like a wide solid hardwood 6 inch rail, the exclusive Connelly Rapid Rail featuring ICON cushions ,1.25 inch Connelly Certified Tournament Slate, and genuine leather pockets. And of course, Plateau models are available in four different American hardwood veneers. Ask your local Connelly dealer to show you our wide variety of fine furniture finishes to fit any room or décor.
The Canyon Collection
Furniture you can play on - offering the perfect choice for an active family gameroom, the Canyon Collection features the Rapid Rail with industry standard K-66 profile cushions for great play. The cabinet, depending on model, is either 4/4 American hardwood, 1-1/2 inch durable melamine, or American hardwood veneer. With 5-inch hardwood rails, and 1 inch Connelly Certified Slate, this family favorite Collection is simply hard to beat.
The Quality of Hand Craftsmanship
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 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 offers more than 30 meticulously crafted models. Tables are available in many American hardwoods, offering customers more versatility than other billiard table manufacturers. The standard Connelly woods, oak, maple, and cherry, are all chosen for their durability, strength and beauty.
Oak - Fine Northern red oak (quercus rubra) is a timeless and revered furniture favorite. Red oak's pronounced grain pattern and inherently hard and durable texture has made its one of America's favorite wood species for decades.
Maple - Connelly carefully selects its maple from various regions of the U.S. Maple is becoming one of Americas most popular furniture and cabinet woods, as its pale color complements contemporary designs Its very even grain texture results in a smooth, fine furniture finish.
Cherry - Long prized for its fine grain that provides a wonderfully smooth finish, cherry (prunus scrotina) has long been considered the premier furniture wood and makes up much of America's heirloom pieces. Relatively expensive, Connelly premium cherry is primarily of Appalachian Origin.
Custom woods - 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 walnut. And if your tastes lend themselves to some other American hardwood just ask your Connelly representative.
There are 13 different finishes to choose from. Everything from Medium to Traditional Cherry to Pecan. 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.
A selection of sight materials including 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 table that is uniquely personal and will provide generations of playing pleasure.
The Connelly Story
In 1980, a young man named Craig Connelly, fresh from Arizona State University, turned his back on the corporate world and decided to work with his hands, a set of tools and a dream. That dream was to build a superior company. Selling a superior billiard table. It was a dream born during his college years when he met his school expenses manufacturing and delivering billiard tables for a mom and pop operation in Phoenix, Arizona.
Connelly's first shop was a rented garage in Tucson where he made, sold and sometimes slept on billiard tables. He worked diligently engineering and perfecting his ideas for a better table. In spite of pressures to make them faster and cheaper, Connelly refused to compromise. He began to incorporate materials and processes that made the table better. Much better. Chief among his principles was the belief that a better table was one that was structurally superior with thicker panels, stronger beams and wider rails.
While maintaining traditional design concepts, Connelly refined his craft and his knowledge. Today, every Connelly table adheres to the original concept and can proudly claim the Connelly name. An important part of the Connelly difference grows out of the company and its Southwestern roots. A clean, uncomplicated, honest approach--with just a little bit of cowboy swagger. Plus a firm committment to quality and just plain doing things the right way. You'll see this heritage built into every Connelly table. You'll see it in every important detail. And you will definitely feel it when you play on a Connelly. It's even reflected in the names of our tables, which are evocative of the southwest, like Sedona, Prescott and Cochise.
Today, Connelly dealers are found across the U.S. and Canada. Connelly routinely ships tables to Europe, New Zealand and the Middle East. The Connelly story includes a retail chapter as well. As the largest billiard retailer in the Southwest, there are seven Connelly stores in Arizona offering true factory-direct pricing.
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