Billiards By Brandt Offers A Cash Prize Of $5,000 To The Winner Of Its 2019 International Billiard Design Competition

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Dan Brandt, the artist and mastercraftsman behind Billiards by Brandt, announces the launch of a one-of-a-kind billiards design competition that is open to the trade, design students, and the public at large with a cash prize of $5,000 and a manufactured billiard table of the winning design to the finalist.

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“This competition is important as it will spark new ideas in a traditionally old-school industry.” Joe Ireland, Principal, JD Ireland Interior Architecture, Washington, DC.

On October 1, 2019 Billiards By Brandt will begin accepting entries at to its highly anticipated 2019 International Billiard Design Competition. All trade, design students, as well as the public at large are welcome to participate. Billiards By Brandt aims to redefine the standards of creativity in both the art and architecture used when producing recreational tables, as well as inspire artists to incorporate sustainable materials in order to save our natural resources.

“This competition is important as it will spark new ideas in a traditionally old-school industry.” -Joe Ireland, Principal, JD Ireland Interior Architecture, Washington, DC.

Selected by a jury of leading professionals, the winning entry will be announced to the media on December 12, 2019, assuring important exposure to the creator of the outstanding work. The winner will also receive a cash prize of $5,000 and a manufactured billiard table of the winning design.

“We say yes, when others say no. When you build a home, you have have it built to your specs, when you buy jewelry you can design the piece; why is it different with billiard tables? Billiards by Brandt is sponsoring this competition to let the trade, design students and the public at large to design their own table - you tell us what you want and like, rather than us telling you what is available. Why not an aquarium as a base for a billiard table... let’s think differently , and lets have fun!” -Dan Brandt, Artist and Mastercraftsman, Billiards By Brandt, Miami, Fl.

The selection criteria for the winning entry will be based on the design’s relevance to the theme and goals of the competition, its originality and creativity, as well as its aesthetic quality. The jury will look for submissions that command attention, display visual balance, make creative and sustainable use of materials, and work together to create a unified and functional design.

“Billiard tables have adorned some of the great homes and venues throughout the world. Usually with classic design. Let’s take design to a whole new level. Bring billiard table design into the 21 st. century.” -Shelly Abramowitz, Luxury Real Estate, Past Principal of Society Billiards, Miami, Fl.

To enter, participants must first complete the Official Competition Registration found at, and submit a rendering sketch and elevation of the table together with a list of materials used. Designs must meet the BCA Equipment Specifications found at, and work must be submitted in .jpeg, .psd or PDF. Submissions deadline is November 25, 2019. For complete rules, list of jury, and more information please visit

About Billiards By Brandt:
Similar to commissioning artists for their unique abilities, Billiards by Brandt clients can commission Dan for one-of-a-kind pool tables made precisely to their liking and desired specifications. “Billiard tables are not only art, but also can showcase art,” says Dan, and no better illustration of this is the table he produced to exhibit internationally acclaimed artist Walter Gaudnek’s painting “St. Denis and Goya’s Missing Skull” as billiard cloth. He’s also the expert go-to whenever there is a special request. Just ask Linda Hein, SVP of The Parker Company. Whether it is a lacquer white billiard /dining table with matching shuffleboard for a Miami luxury condo, or leisure gaming equipment for use on private islands, she contacted Dan who made it happen on time, and also oversaw the installation.

Billiards by Brandt produces all items cradle to grave under Dan’s direction and supervision, and ensures clients an efficient process by having him as the point of contact in all transactions. Dan helps guide architects, designers, developers and even inspired homeowners towards the table they envision. And once production begins, an open invitation is extended for all clients to tour the workshop and see their tables being made.

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