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Champion Shuffleboard purchases Connelly Billiards


April 18, 2011
By Canadian Vending

April 18, 2011, Richland Hills, TX – Kelye Stites, owner and president of Champion Shuffleboard Ltd., Valley, Dyanmo and Tornado, has acquired Connelly Billiards from Southwest Billiard Manufacturing.

Connelly Billiards is a premier manufacturer of quality, custom, home billiard tables. The purchase will round out Champion’s potential offering of custom products for home game rooms.

Despite decreased industry-wide sales for the past three years, Champion and Valley have posted double-digit sales increases over the past eight months. Stites, who expects this trend to continue, believes now is the perfect time to expand Champion’s product line.

“Since 1980, Connelly has had a solid reputation for producing a quality, U.S. built product. We can now offer our customers a superior, furniture-grade billiard table, and we will also gain the experience of Connelly’s craftsmanship and finishes to improve and expand all of our product lines,” states Stites.

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In addition to carrying on the Connelly name, Champion is exploring the possibility of offering a full line of Valley home tables to selected dealers. Valley has been one of the top coin operated pool tables in North America for over 50 years.

Connelly’s product line includes 30 different billiard table models in six different sizes. When combined with the capability of Champion and Valley-Dynamo, the possibilities for a fully customized matching game room have expanded tremendously, combining the best of all worlds in one operation.


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