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Minnesota Fats Pool Table – Professionalism in Your Home

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Billiards is a great game for anyone to learn. It can be a great social activity that can bring you and your family together. It can also be fun to show off your skills when you go out on the town. Billiards is a game of skill, and if you want to get better, you need to practice. Of course, practice time can be hard to come by. You either have to pay for time at a pool hall, or you have to keep going out to bars and hope for an open table. If you want to get the feel of a professional table in your own home, check out the Minnesota Fats pool table.

The Minnesota Fats pool table comes in different sizes. You can get a table that is as small as six foot, and will be able to fit in just about any room. But you can also get a professional size table of eight feet or more. Here are some other features that are standard on almost all of theses tables.

A slate core of at least three quarters of an inch thick. If you have ever tried to move a pool table, you have probably noticed that they are extremely heavy. This is because a quality item is going to be made with a thick piece of slate. This makes sure that the billiard balls move smoothly over the surface. Slate will also make sure that the table has no curves, inclines, or declines. This means that you can hit the ball true, and it will roll straight on the slate surface.

Ball return system. Some billiard table are designed with mesh or leather pockets. This means that when a ball falls into a pocket, it stays there. The Minnesota Fats pool table has a ball return system. This means that when a ball falls into any of the six pockets, the ball will automatically be returned to the front of the table. This makes racking at the beginning of the game much easier.

Leg levelers. When you set up a pool table in your house, you have to make sure that the table is level. If it isn’t, you will have a hard time hitting your shots. You might think that if all the legs are of an even length, the table will be level. But some floors have small indents or slants in them. With the leg leveler system built into the Minnesota Fats pool table, you can adjust the height of your legs to make sure that the table is even in any floor condition.

Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

High school hockey in Minnesota has a storied tradition of producing some of the best American hockey players. The teams that compete in the tournament play a maximum of 25 regular season games, then participate in the section and regional finals if they are successful. The high school games consist of three, 17 minute periods.

The boy’s hockey tournament last for four days in March, it take place at the Exel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. From 1945 – 1991 the tournament included eight teams from the entire state of Minnesota, which competed for the championship. In 1992 the format changed to a two tiered system which includes larger schools (Class AA) and smaller schools (Class A.) The state tournament attendance record book was shattered in 2004 when over 120,000 people attended the tournament. In 2006 the average attendance for the championship games exceeded 18,000.

In 1994, the Minnesota State High School League changed the process used for determining section assignments for boy’s hockey. Currently schools are divided into two groups based on the enrollment and activity classifications. What resulted from this is that the largest 64 schools complete in Class AA and all the remaining schools participate in Class A. Both classes are divided into 8 sections, the section is primarily determined by geographic location. Some schools opt to play at the Class AA level even though they are classified as Class A schools. In recent history the top four teams have been seeded to allow for more even qualifying rounds and better championship games.