BARGAIN 10ft x 5ft Billiard /snooker table for sale just £400 NOW SOLD !!!!!



more 10fts or 9fts are popular tables sizes and are people are always looking for this size of table
also some 8fts are popular if 6 legged and three section bolt into slates for cushions ..
if you have one why not try and sell it on GCL billiards web site …you are also free to try it elsewhere which was the case  with this 10ft and was sold via ebay

someone from Leicestershire was quick off the mark and snapped this Bargain up !

Due to our client needing the table gone quick we have negotiated what we thing is a good  COME AND GET ME PRICE of just £400
A 10ft x 5ft table , you may wish to have the bag nets changed to rail nets and rails and new leathers fitted .
the price is for the table with all accessories as it stands , buyer to arrange removal and within the next 3 to 4  weeks time scale maximum .
House sale has forced this quick sale price so don’t hang around if you are in the market for a 10ft .
first come first served as they say .

You are looking ideally for a room size of 20ft by 15 ft to fit this table in with comfortable full size cue room all around
but a little smaller room and you can get away with say a  small cue for a cushion shot .

the table is situated between  Braintree and Colchester . in Essex .

list of accessories as in email .

We want to sell our snooker table that seller has listed .

We have a lovely Snooker table, we must sell quickly as we are moving house, the table is on ground floor with easy access, Snooker table.10’6″x 5’6″, really good condition, complete with cover, score board, assorted cues ,1 long cue and 1 long rest, two short rests, snooker balls, pool balls, brushes and homemade light, triangle chalks, cue rack, baize in good condition.

A really nice table built in iron bark a really hardwood.

Buyer inspects, dismantles and collects

6 x Turned and fluted legs in the style of the old Burroughs and watts tables .
the cloth looks in decent order from the photo supplied .

If you require a quote for van and two fitters to dismantle load traveling to and from our base in Nottingham and unload and set up on a Ground floor
then contact Geoff at GCL billiards for a quote .
the cost of relocating is   NOT    in with the price .

all inquiries to Geoff or Carol


WANTED 6ft Gatley Classic or Edinburgh / Roma pool diner in silver oak or Driftwood

Wanted a second hand pool diner 6ft version and not a 7ft .
the three makes  I am interested in are the Gately or Supreme Classic diner
or the Edinburgh blackball silver oak diner
or the Optima Roma in silver oak .

the Gatley classic Diner above , or some may say the Supreme classic diner .
in the Drift wood wood melamine .
I am only interested in a 6ft version please  ( outside length cabinet dimensions ) not slate size ,  cloth colour not important as I will be re-clothing it ..

the other one I would go for if a Gatley Classic is not available is the ,
Edinburgh Blackball in silver grey oak finish
or the Optima Roma also in Grey colour wood cabinet .
again only 6ft length  cabinet size dimensions  .

FAIR PRICE PAID depending on condition and how close it is to travel to pick up .

Cloth condition unimportant as it will be re-clothed .


Geoff Large at GCL billiards if you have one of the above for sale .

07753466064 .

One left in stock for Sale, NEW Supreme Winner Black pearl green cloth coin operated 7ft pool table … for sale or three for Rental contract terms

I have one left for sale , brand new Supreme Winner pool tables 7ft x4ft external measurements
Currently  up to 20 WEEK Waiting list from Factory .
Black pearl cabinet and Green Strachan cloth .
You will have to be quick to snap this one up as they are very rare to be in stock at any of the  Firms .
most firms are now operating on a orders scheme some people having to wait until 20 weeks have gone by .

I bought 6 tables for my Rental side of the business , and decided to let three be sold , two have already been collected or delivered , this is the last one
after this it will be a 8 to 20 weeks waiting period before I get anymore for sale in stock .
I ordered a 6ft  Supreme  /  Gatley classic dining version from the Supreme Factory  the other week for myself , and I have to wait until January 2022 for that ! more than 30 weeks away from order  …and I am trade so no favoritism or jumping the waiting list .

I normally order my tables in three’s and fetch them myself  as you can see from above photo .
in these covid times , of garden bars and converted garages , new tables are hard to buy and get them in stock
and second hand versions of the Winner tables are fetching almost new prices now .
and you will be amazed at what people pay for a 15 year old Winner ! so why buy S/Hand …buy new .
Supreme Winner Coin Operated Pool Table Black | Pool Tables Online
Note that the new badge on Supreme winners have a dark blue grey background now ,
the table brand new  I have in stock is identical to this table with the new blue grey badge , apart from the cloth being Green .
it is mechanical coin operated with cue ball separators channel to Baulk line end .  solid metal chrome corners not chrome plastic , and metal trims behind the cushions again not the old balck plastic . in the very sort after Black pearl cabinet .
Very hard to get hold of in stock .
I have one in stock and ready to go for £1599 no vat .
Beat the Queue , ready to go  and delivered local free of charge to pavement or driveway  , add £99 if you wish to have unloaded and set up . £50 set up fee if you assist  ( Ground floor only )
I also have three brand new ones for rental contracts if you want the best Rental deal going ,
which includes 2 re-cloths a year every 6 months in Hainsworth match cloths after initial 6 months on Strachan .
If you see any new tables with the old Green badge on them , then they are old stock .
My stock is the latest version and 2021 tables .
6ft supreme winner pool table free play latest table almost new for sale in central London collection ……….. £500 | GCL Billiards
older Green  badge

I use the best levels to level tables , so the set up fee is recommended .

some things to look out for ,
solid metal corners replaced the older plastic chrome type a few years ago .
also the trim behind the cushion is an alloy brushed metal trim not black  plastic like the older ones
the black pearl cabinet finish replaced the black ash finish .

please contact Geoff or Carol Large at GCL billiards for further information .

More Pubs now coming for re-cloths as Covid restrictions are relaxed .

Latest pub to get their table back up and working is the Railway Inn at Sawley
having been pushed to one side since April 2020 to allow more seating and tables in then full lock down meaning closed doors .
now is the time to get the tables refurbished ready for normality and the leagues starting back up .

GCL Billiards supplied this ex tournament table to the Railway Inn around 3 years ago .
I have recently used Hainsworth match cloth as an upgrade , but gave my client an option of the even faster Hainsworth Precision .

Hainsworth precision is the faster smoothest napped cloth on the market .
it may not last as long as other cloths but our client has a re-cloth every 6 months anyway .
The Railway Inn will  now have , probably the fastest napped cloth pool table in the local Long Eaton pool  league .
but it may come a shock to his regulars that now is the time to also put the table up to £1 per play .
many pubs and clubs have only just survived the lock down , and  landlord’s  still having to pay rent during a lock down and also all the perishables having to be thrown away .
out of date crisps and other bar snacks  and drinks , and also note this table or tables in the past that this table replaced   have been on 50p per play now for the past 20 years .
more and more pub’s are now charging £1 per game now .
yes they will moan about it , but I can remember back in the 1970s when it was 10p per game then 20p per game , then 50p .
we have seen materials increase in price , Cloth , balls and cues  , and chalk and tips , also replacement cushions and ball rails and pocket liners .
and labour rates to both table fitters and bar staff .
So now is the time I’m afraid for the latest price increase and £1 seems to be the norm now .
my client is not scrimping either it is not a money making exercise but rather a go with the times increase to SURVIVE , he has had the best cloth available to justify the increase too .
and do not forget he has two re-cloths a year , not one a year .
he also gives free table time nights in the week too . and subsidizes the match nights as free games , and he has a proper billiards iron to keep in pristine playing conditions .

Superb cloth , Hainsworth Precision ,

Anyone local to Long Eaton or Sawley , fancy to try this table out , one of the best kept tables on my rounds .

visit …..THE RAILWAY INN…… in …..SAWLEY….. on Wilne Road .

Tell them Geoff sent you .

Re-cloth full size snooker table in Silver grey Hainsworth smart near Leicester .

Today I have been over to a village just south of Leicester to re-cloth in a coordinating colour of silver Grey
the house has this grey white theme running throughout the house in most rooms .
A big thankyou to James , who supplied me with a sausage and tomato sandwich and plenty of tea and cold drinks
it was a warm day today and James also supplied me with a standing fan to keep me cool .

A sports theme bar room with full size snooker table .

Hainsworth describe this as silver , but it is definitely a grey cloth ,
Hainsworth Smart Cloth - Pool Table Recovering
Colour chart for Hainsworth smart , showing the vast range of colours available to coordinate most rooms décor .

Another angle of the table showing the light flooding in from the window , this gives a better shade to what the cloth colour really is .
although Hainsworth say Silver , I would describe it more slate grey .

our client had hand painted the table in a white matt finish  , prior to our re-cloth .
new nets and leathers complete the renovation .
the next photos are all tables Geoff at GCL billiards has re-clothed in Hainsworth Smart cloth in a variety of colours chosen by our clients .

Hainsworth smart is available in a vast range of colours , this one is Paprika

Hainsworth Smart in Purple

Hainsworth smart in Royal blue

Hainsworth smart in Sage

Hainsworth smart in Powder Blue .

Hainsworth smart in Taupe

not a colour  I would recommend as it gets dirty very quick but here is Hainsworth smart in Gold
or Golden Yellow as I would describe it .

And last but not least Hainsworth smart in Green ,
as you can see you have a wide choice in Hainsworth smart cloth for colours , I would say the most choice  in this grade and make of cloth than any other on the market .
and that is why I recommend it to people wishing to look for a colour that suits their décor and style .
Hainsworth smart is a hard wearing thicker cloth that is long lasting .
The trick is to brush and iron it on a regular basis to keep it’s speed up otherwise it will slow down , as would any napped cloth of any thickness , if you allow it to roughen and scuff up .
So every 10 hours of use , brush and nap block and iron the cloth and you will find it plays very well .

Price increases on almost everything these days ? and why it effects us and the client . and supplying of goods .

Why is it that when a significant thing happens to this country ,everyone put’s their prices up
coming out of the EU put the prices up , Pandemic shut down put the prices up .
Raw material price increase on almost everything has shot up during the past two years and not only one price rise but several !
yet my labour charges had to stay the same to keep a reasonable price range for my clients !
Lets take a look at some price increase’s and what they mean to people buying products and services in the cue sport industry
Fibre board or wood has seen a vast increase over the past two years resulting in things like cues , new snooker tables , and pool tables rocketing up in price .

Take pool tables for instance , for what I was paying for them trade 9 years ago to present day has seen a 30% increase .
A good third , so that means four tables ordered 9 years ago is now the price of three . but is almost  acceptable over a 9 year time span of around 7.5% a year .
but I think 5% is  a reasonable price increase .

cloth has fared a bit better and is reasonable apart from the last two years price increases which has seen a good 15% increase . again 7.5%
and for some special edition only available by third party  cloths an extra 25% / 30% to add too .

Northern Rubber and club rubber has not escaped price increase , but only marginal over 9 years by 30% if you take the time span into consideration again around 7.5% a year .
add the increase in price of Glue and staples too .

plastic ball gully rails and pockets have also not escaped price increases .
also metal lock down clasps and hinges and alloy trim parts too .
With lock down , a lot of factory’s had stopped production and this has caused a mad scramble for available raw materials for the manufacture of pool tables ,
melamine faced Fibre board being the most used part of the table .
we have instances where table manufactures have made the carcase yet are waiting for small parts like legs and feet or even slates to arrive to complete the order ,
add to this the sudden upsurge in people having small pool tables at home during the lock down in converted garages . sheds , new build bars , and outside on patio areas too.
May be an image of billiards and indoor
As you can see this is what people want and they want it NOW …… above photo of a lock down heaven for this client and these are being reproduced all over the UK by people restricted to entertaining themselves and keeping the boredom away .
I made an inquiry the other day for my own home for a small 6ft pool diner table for my Grand daughter who took to playing pool on holiday recently ,
and do not forget I am in the trade so I can pull a few strings and maybe try and get a table quicker for myself .
I wanted to order a 6ft pool diner from the two most desirable ones on the market , one supplier told me yes order today and you can expect it in January 2022 .
that is a full 6 month waiting time , the other says December  5 months away .
both factory’s are running at full speed and are restricted by volume they can produce yet get the hold ups of materials to also consider in their time scale .
AND one supplier could not give me a price of the table because they say the materials could rise again in the next 6 months .

This  now has a knock on effect to second hand tables available , there are very few low cost or reasonable cost second hand ones around ,
I decided to look for a Second hand diner only to find the prices required by the seller nearly as much as a new one at trade price .
take into account this table was in Newcastle and the cost of collecting it and you can work it out it would cost me more for this table than waiting for a new one in January .
add a re-cloth and new balls and it takes way over the cost of a new one .

Right last but not least as an example to price increase .
I am having an extension done on the back of my house a small sun room , conservatory sized but with one brick wall and apex roof and tiled roof like the one in the photo below  .
approx. 5×4 meters . bifold doors and sliding patio doors included .
Gable-End Conservatories Leicester & Hinckley | Progress Windows

I thought a price all in of £20.000 to £25000 would do it , think again add at least another £5000 on , materials in the building trade is even worse hit than the cue sports trade .
well that’s my rant over price increase’s  this past few years .
please do not think it is GCL billiards that set the price on table re-cloths or sales ,  I even have to accept price increases on raw materials as an home owner putting a small extension on my property .
And I have to accept an open final supply price on a pool diner  table  if I order it .

We are all governed by what the raw materials cost and the chain of events of people raising their prices before the final product is presented to the Client .
there is also a huge difference in price to say a pavement drop off of a pool table by one of these internet firms who sell from direct factory stock  ,  and a bespoke pick up from factory deliver and install of table .
at GCL billiards we take our time to make sure your table is fitted correct .
I try to be competitive and to do that as a Bespoke  like for like collect supply and fit scenario ,
but with tables now having a waiting list of around 20 weeks it is getting very difficult to supply them for certain dates  .
and we must now hope that as we come out of full restrictions that things will get better in the supply chain .
Every thing is affected even cloth , some colours you can get off the shelf others you have to wait for next production run .
at the end of the day we can only supply what is available off the shelf .


Hainsworth powder blue smart on this 9ft snooker dining table today .

I have been over to a private house near Ashby del a zouch to re-cloth a large 9ft raise and fall snooker dining table .
Ben was looking for something more bespoke to match the décor of his room and chose the powder blue in Hainsworth smart .
Hainsworth smart comes in a verity of colours , probably the most colour selection of any decent make of cloth on the market .
this  snooker diner is in the rare size of 9ft , not many 9ft snooker diners about , most manufacturers stop at 8ft because of the span , and dipping of slate in the centre .
This table has adjustable anti bow bars on the underside to take most of the dip out .
And surprising to find it was a three section slate bed and not a one piece bed .most raise and fall diners , have one piece slate bed because of the raise and fall device ,
you have to be very careful not to knock or shock the joints out of alignment when gently lowering and raising the dual action brackets .
I refilled the joints with body filler and sanded the whole bed in before fitting the cloth .

the 9ft diner during strip down of the green cloth .

close up of the Hainsworth powder blue cloth , a close enough match to the paneling on the lower wall .

the finished table  , you can just make out the five section wood table top stacked underneath .
this table will only be used as a dining table once a year at Christmas .

the adjustable anti bow bar device built to the underside of the table slate bed .
to adjust up slacken off back nut and tighten outside nut , reverse to let down the bow if too much .
you may also see the raise and fall brass brackets here too , click clack action to raise to play , and to gently lift again to drop to dine off on the lower height
the pin follows the zig zag to lower  , lift again to  the rest pin in cup ,  and again to drop down one side of the bracket through the zig zag to stop it falling too quick .
a simple device which seems to be the most used on all diners .