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Paper & Felt is owned and operated by husband and wife duo, Bob and Becky Zapata. Bob, Becky, and their staff, all have a deep affinity for billiards. Aside from researching, selling, and installing related equipment and furniture, they are all also involved in various pool leagues in the community. They are, indeed, a crew that works together and plays together.


Paper & Felt Billiard Supply first opened its doors in 1989. The business started in a 1,200 sq. ft building on Main Street in East Helena, with room to display only seven pool tables, stacked. Bob also started the APA Pool League out of the same business and continues to be the League Operator today. 27 years ago, the business primarily focused on pool tables, cues and accessories, and maintenance equipment. In 1998, Paper & Felt Billiards relocated to a much larger building at 640 Euclid Avenue. Now, there are up to 16 pool tables on the floor for display, including a beautiful Olhausen Champion Pro, felted with high-speed Hainsworth billiard cloth, for customers to experience playing on and to try out the cues in stock. We also have a constantly rotating selection of game tables and other furniture on the showroom floor, including Foosball tables, Poker tables, Shuffleboard tables, Air Hockey Tables, game room seating, and of course, Dart Boards and supplies. They also expanded their business relationships to hundreds of different vendors and are able to special order nearly anything to fit your game room needs!

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