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Brunswick Billiards Supports Growing Popularity of Sport in Europe

Sponsors First Tournament at New, One-of-a-Kind Max Billiards in Germany

BRISTOL, Wis. (April 27, 2009) – Brunswick Billiards, through its partner Billiard Beckmann in Kaiserslautern, Germany, worked alongside the owners of Max Billiards Center in Oberhausen to establish Europe’s most stunning billiards club. The site recently hosted its first tournament, welcoming 64 top players in the Brunswick European 10-Ball Open.

This 25-table club is a one-of-a kind billiards venue housed in a building originally constructed in 1909 as a power plant and steel mill that built turbine engines. The space’s 50-foot ceilings create a unique environment for the facility’s upscale décor, which includes 20-foot-tall, custom Art Deco lamps that pop in various colors to the beat of the music. Massive arched windows drip with red velvet drapes to create an opulent, crimson glow throughout the room.

In addition to housing 23 Brunswick Gold Crown V tables and two Riley snooker tables, the massive recreation facility also features four indoor soccer arenas, a disco and a concert hall.

“After seeing Max Billiards Center, it almost goes without saying that there is no other place like this in the world,” said Rob Sheets, vice president international and commercial sales for Brunswick Billiards. “It’s a statement-making space for the international billiards scene, and we look forward to supporting the continued growth of the sport in Europe as well as sponsoring future billiards events at this spectacular venue again soon.”

To learn more about Max Billiard Center, visit

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Connecting generations through superior craftsmanship and innovation since 1845, Brunswick Billiards has been the leader in designing the highest-quality billiards and pool tables and game room furnishings preferred by experts around the world. Based in Bristol, Wis., the billiards division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has more than 300 retail dealer locations across the United States and international distributors in more than 40 countries. For more information about Brunswick Billiards and its product line, visit

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