At Masters Traditional Games, we like to offer the best in breed and also some less expensive but still reasonable quality alternatives, where possible. When it comes to Pool balls, this can get complicated because there are in fact four types of Pool ball available, depending upon your requirements. Please read the options carefully before choosing...
The original style American Pool balls with numbers and spots and stripes can be used to play a variety of pool games. We recommend that, if in doubt, you select numbered Pool balls because this will offer more variety in the long term.
In British pubs, since the game of Eight Ball Pool is so ubiquitous, quite often a set of yellow and red balls are used. These clearly distinguish the two sets of balls in play but the disadvantage is that no other Pool games can be played with them.
2 & 1/4 inch balls are full size for use on full size American Pool tables. 2 inch balls are usually used with 7 foot tables. 1 & 7/8 inch balls tend to be used with 6 foot tables.
See also our excellent range of Snooker Balls.
These are the top-of-the range Pool Balls. They are recommended for serious players, Pool halls and any public area where the Pool table will be used a lot. Made in Belgium by the world's leading Billiard manufacturer, Aramith, the numbers are engraved right through the ball like a stick of rock. So if you cut the ball in half, you would see that the pattern goes right through the ball.
This means that the pattern will not wear away over time like screen-printed balls. The high quality material used means that they are also consistent in density throughout the ball and they will last considerably longer than any other type of ball. They are more expensive but you pay for what you get.
Set 2 & 1/4 inch numbered Pool balls (Aramith engraved)
Set 2 & 1/16 inch numbered Pool balls (Aramith engraved)
Set 2 inch numbered Pool balls (Aramith engraved)
These are made from premier materials by Aramith, the world's leading Billiard Ball manufacturer. The high quality resin used means that they are also consistent in density throughout the ball and they will last considerably longer than any other type of ball.
Set 2 inch red/yellow Pool balls
Set 1 & 7/8 inch red/yellow Pool balls
These are screen-printed balls made by Aramith. Therefore, the quality of the material used is extremely good and the the density will be consistent throughout the ball.
The screen-printing method means that these balls are not recommended for heavy or frequent use of the sort sustained in pubs, Pool halls and clubs. The printing does tend to get worn away over time. However, they are a good option for home Pool tables where useage is light.
Set 2 inch numbered Pool balls (screen printed)
Set 1 & 7/8 inch numbered Pool balls (screen printed)
Set 1 & 3/4 inch numbered Pool balls (screen printed)
Set 1 & 5/8 inch numbered Pool balls (screen printed)
Set 1 & 1/2 inch numbered Pool balls (screen printed)
This is the economy version of the engraved balls. They have the advantage that the pattern runs through the ball and so will not wear away. However, over time, the polyester material will tend to chip and and disform more readily than the Aramith balls. The density is also not guaranteed to be consistent throughout the ball. They may be best for public recreational pool tables where people don't take their pool too seriously.
Please note that the material used is Grade A polyester - these are not to be confused with other manufacturer's economy engraved balls that may be cheaper but are a lower quality Polyester and so will deteriorate more quickly.
Set 2 & 1/4 inch numbered Pool balls (Economy Polyester engraved)
Set 1 & 7/8 inch numbered Pool balls (Economy Polyester engraved)