Riley full size snooker table for sale in Taporley in Cheshire .

I have a client who wishes to sell their full size Riley snooker table .
they are based in Taporley in Cheshire .
the table is in an upstairs location so will require around 4 strong persons to get the slates downstairs .
Price at this stage is negotiable with the seller .

as you can see a large turned legged Riley with worn cloth and worn polish to cushions and cushion marks from belt buckles and coins .

in my opinion the table could do with a full re-cover and maybe re-polish of the woodwork on the cushions , and maybe new nets and leathers to bring up to a good condition .
It is a buyers market so make an offer .

the nets and leathers are OK ,  but if you are going to have a re-cover nothing looks worse than stained and discolored nets and leathers with brand new cloth
however if you fancy a knock about table in a Garage or man den  then just have it set up as it is .

the heavy slates and dismantled table parts have to come down this staircase
not an easy job to get the 5 slates that weigh 1/5th of a ton each down stairs .
do not attempt it with two men , this is a at least a 4 man amateur  dismantle or a 3 man using professional equipment such as slate slide and piano wheels to move the heavy sections .

as you can see it sometimes takes 6 people to get slates upstairs .
3 men each side .
Gravity makes it a bit easier bringing them down .

At GCL Billiards we have the experience to bring down each slate on a specially made slate slide

slate slide attached to slate , carpet run on steps to protect stairs .

Slate at bottom of stairs .

and loading onto van

if you require a quote to dismantle and transport this or any table you may be interested in buying , then get in touch with Geoff at GCL Billiards

with post codes and if table is to be set up on ground floor easy parking no yellow lines and not far from van to door .

*** I am afraid we do NOT do the centre of London dismantles or unloads , due to restrictions of van use and parking restrictions we have to turn the London work away .
and the fact it can take up to to 2 hours to get into the centre of London , and out again .

For sale solid OAK BURROUGHS & WATTS steel block cushioned was £1500…………PRICE REDUCTION April 28th 2017 to just £850….SOLD SUBJECT TO ?

Table is sold subject to being paid for and collected in July ….the buyer got a good table at a very reasonable price for a Burroughs and watts period Steel block table .

 

This table has just been reduced from £1500 to just £850 ,this table has steel cushions just like the tables on TV that Selby and Higgins are playing on in this years world championship final
these cushions alone could fetch £850 for any who is wishing to convert a standard table to a steel cushioned match table .

Not often a table of this build quality comes up for sale on the second hand market
this solid Oak burroughs and watts bulbous fluted leg with steel cushions in very good condition is being sold by our client direct to the buyer
The price is £1500, this will not include pickup or delivery and setup costs , if you require a quote from GCL billiards then ask Geoff giving your post code and if you require a ground floor or upstairs or cellar installation , Ground floor is just a two man operation , upstairs or down stairs would require more men.
This Burroughs and watts table was manufactured by the older B&Watts firm and has nothing to do with a firm trading in the same name and using the History of the Name as a foothold in the market .
oak burroughs and watts chris wells end arrowflight plate
The new Firm using the Burroughs and watts name has no history links to the old firm which was bought out by Rileys in the 1960s , the name then turned to Riley Burwatt and then the Burwatt name was dropped to go back to just Riley .
Riley burwat cue badge
above a photo of a 1967 Riley Burwat cue , Burwat was added to Riley name and used for around 7 years before being dropped .

I do not know how the new B&Watts firm got to using that old name but this happens a lot in moderns times . so please do not ask too many questions to this modern firm, on the history of this table as all records were bombed by the luftwaffe at Soho Square  in the second world war of all their tables that they made,  and no records of serial numbers for these older well made tables exist ,
I was told even Riley destroyed many B&Watts records when they took over the firm in 1967 when they took over the firm .
Without any existing records on table frame numbers no one can say what year this table was made , but guessing from the leg design and oak wood I would say any time between 1920 and 1960s this table will have Welsh 2 inch slate and Burroughs and watts steel cushions .
what we do know is Burroughs and watts was established in 1836 and is one of the oldest firms behind firms such as Thurston and before them Gillows .
and that The Burroughs and watts steel cushions patent was claimed around 1895 to 1897 .
these steel cushions are still used on the modern match tables as seen at the Crucible in sheffield , sadly they are now made in China as the Star table used today is of Chinese manufacture .
Why a UK table could still not be used is a sign of the times , Sponsorship is more important these days and Star have the deepest pockets at the moment.

Oak Burroughs and watts £1500 chris wells whole table
This table has the much sought after steel cushions , just look at the size of those large turned fluted legs .
You can see from this photo that this table was built out of quality 1/4 sawn solid oak timber .
oak burroughs and watts chris wells end corner shot
a more close photo up of the oak timber frame and cushion surrounds with oak turned buttons all present covering the cushion bolts .
oak burroughs and watts chris wells side end
the table will come with all the accessories of balls cues long rests and other x rests , and light shade canopy.
plus the scoreboard on the far wall .
The table is located close to Sandhurst near Farnborough , and the seller requires £1500 for it plus dismantle and removal charges .

7×4 Super league pool table for sale £100 spares or repair

Seen better days but could be made playable for say a Garage or youth club or patio area undercover
it is free play only as all the flip out gear has been removed and also the coin mech has now gone .

The table is an Hazel Grove Superleague 7×4 foot table it had a re-cover around 1 year ago and has been used in a 6th form rest area in a college .
I had two of these come in , the other one was scrap , in my opinion this one is in much better condition .

As can be seen the trim would require straightening out on the door window area or just remove  , there is no door keys but it is open as it is now Free play .
The coin mech has been removed since this photo , but it was doing nothing as the flip out gear is fully stripped out for Home play ,
and the balls return to ends automatically without the need for pushing a coin mech in .
One cushion requires a couple of fixer screw barrels  which I have and will be with the table , it has no pocket l;liners butt these are low cost off ebay
overall for a garage or patio summer use it is good to go as it is with a couple of repairs to do , which are within most peoples ability .
£100 Cash , buyer collects and takes away from Long Eaton , the slate and cushions are worth that to most people with a 7×4 super league pool table .
table only no balls or cues are with it .
it is what it is as in photo’s bought as seen , a low cost table for renovation by buyer ……… at this Price BUYER COLLECTS !

all inquiries to Geoff at GCL Billiards

phone 07753466064
email …..c.large@btinternet.com

Any one wishing to advertise snooker or pool tables on GCL Billiards web site , just one rule .

Sellers who advertise on GCL Billiards free to list web site .

Please let me know if the table is sold as it is very embarrassing to give details out to a prospective buyer when the table is no longer available .
please remember you have advertised it on GCL Billiards for sale pages and it stays on until instructed otherwise by the seller .
I do not wish to hear from a buyer that the table is no longer available , only the seller should do this .
We have had this experience twice recently and it is not professional way to conduct business .
we do not wish to get a reputation of wasting buyers time by sending them on a wild goose chase that a table is still for sale.

a full size Burroughs and watts withdrawn as sold but failed to notify GCL Billiards until last minute of a buyer that had arranged to have it as they got a last minute better offer
if an agreed price has been agreed with buyer and the seller please honor that agreement , again this looked bad for GCL Billiards who had recommended the table for sale and introduced the buyer to the seller , our buyer was most upset !
I am pleased to say this is a rare occurrence as most sellers listing tables will contact if the table is advertised elsewhere and they have found a buyer from that process .
I will point out that we do get a very large number of hit’s on our for sale pages , looks like people know this is the place to look for tables at prices that incur no middle men fees .
We have had many success stories of table’s being sold on , and GCL billiards where the firm of choice to complete a dismantle transport and set up  service for the buyer .
And to move on your table that is for sale , being linked into a few other snooker sites we get many referrals too from Snooker forum members .
to the point that my google rating is all natural hits not paid to get on page one back door entry , I am not saying we are page one of every search it depends how you look for us .but if you are reading this , it means you have found us through a  search or by word of mouth recommendation , proof that people do find us when looking for tables for sale and table removals .
I must get emails every day of the week from so called we will get you onto first page of google for a fee agents ?

I just ignore them as we are doing very well thank you from the general public finding us from popular searches rather than paid ones ,
as an example just search Snooker table removals into Google and look down the page I think we are around 7th listed out of 16 on the first page , and we have not paid an agent to get there .
It is all down to hard work and the public looking for a specialist in the description of Billiards fitting / Snooker table for sale / Snooker tables removed  .

John Gent 9ft Snooker table NOW SOLD

 

NOW SOLD after just one  day on advertising , the buyer arranging dismantle as we speak ….just shows people do look at GCL Billiards web site for sale pages as they know they can get a table without middle men fees .
keep a look out we have a nice 8ft one coming up for sale in Beeston Nottingham , again another private table  sale this time due to bereavement .

We have a client who wishes to sell their 9ft snooker table which is located in Bingham Nottingham

John gent produced tables for the local East midlands from 1880 to 1920s  ,
above photo of Gent tables being installed in Nottingham for John Hopkin at Burnaby billiard hall . circa early 1920s or just after world war 1 .
the tall man in the hat is John hopkin my old boss’s Grand Father .

John Gent 9ft table that is for sale in very good unmolested order .
all accessories you see are with the table , a three section slate bed 6 legged table .


any inquiries to c.large@btinternet.com

Pool table for sale 6ft sized in Stapleford Nottingham . £325 ono BEEN informed it is sold ?

Been informed by the second person I sent over to this seller that the table is now sold , but awaiting confirmation from seller .

SOLD ????????

 

Here we have a 6ft pool table , I think the manufacturer is Optima but no sure , it certainly looks like one of there older series tables .
this is the smaller 6ft version so would fit into most homes , you could make an over sized dining top for this and use as a dining table if you had high enough chairs .
so if the Mrs says no just tell her you are buying her  a new dining table …..lol

a much better alternative to most small snooker tables that use tiny balls and bag nets and leathers .
much easier to maintain and lower costs to re-cover than a small snooker table .
you can purchase a set of snooker balls and play snooker on it too .

it comes with balls and triangle only . A PRIVATE SALE ! not part of GCL Billiards stock .

although cloth is in good un-ripped order it may be slightly faded .

the table is in Stapleford Nottinghamshire not far from junction 25 of M1 and just down from Bramcote roundabout and  this is a private sale for Steve Bates a friend of mine .
please email and I will forward his contact details onto you .
c.large@btinbternet.com

Wanted 10ft snooker table .

Date of inquiry of wanted ad 17th April 2017…………………….  WANTED TEN FOOT snooker table

We have a Client who is moving to a new home in Pulborough in West Sussex , and he has a nice large Loft area for a 10ft tbale .
If you have a Snooker  / Billiards tables for sale please send photo’s by email and we will forward these onto our client  to c.large@btinternet.com
any table considered from Modern to old , but must be a 10ft slate bed sectional slate table . 6 or 8 legged .




FOR SALE – 9ft Burroughs and Watts Snooker table , location in Scotland on the Taymount Estate. £995.00p Fantastic Value for complete table and lights and accessories

For sale a very nice 9ft Burroughs and watts 6 legged table circa 1900 / 1910 .

if any Scottish based  buyer wishes to buy the table I can recommend a more local fitter to dismantle and transport the table for you .
my clients have added a period table light to this table’s photo’s to follow and add to advert.

there is also a small round cue rack and various cues and rests and a Vintage scoreboard all for a complete price of £995 now that’s really good value for this type of table

I have copied and pasted this previous report to show that the table was only installed at Taymouth house in December 2013 , our clients wish to use the room for other purpose’s
so the table sadly has to be sold rather than waste away in dismantled form stored somewhere on the Estate .
the table cost my clients a pretty sum to buy it then have it transported all the way up from Derbyshire and then set up , as you can see it was a two day job .
I am informed that the table did not get the use that my clients where expecting hence why the change of mind over the room use .
the table has not had much use since the install so is in good condition , but by all means if local By PRIOR ARRANGEMENT with the owners  go over and inspect the table .
please no casual callers , all inquiries to GCL billiards  at c.large@btinternet.com

Again any inquiries to GCL Billiards who will pass any details onto the seller to Arrange viewing appointments or sale .   c.large@btinternet.com
you have a choice of fitters in Scotland and over the border in England to relocate this table , the cost would have to be calculated and post codes and if upstairs or basement location is required .

here is the previous story put on our blog of the table being installed at Taymount Estate in December 2013 .

 

The last couple of days we have traveled up-to Scotland having dismantled a 9ft snooker table for our Scottish buying client’s John & Amelia  from one of our selling clients , Carol  in Ashbourne Derbyshire loading the 9ft table the previous day.
We set off at 6am arriving at 12.15 in Stanley near Perth , the house is located down a 1 mile Forest road , where the Holiday let properties are located at the end of the drive with stunning views of the river Tay and it’s salmon jumping falls .
Taymouth house is the largest of the properties and this was the location for the snooker table to be fitted , a large building that has stood on this site since the 1700’s
Scotland Taymount house main house

Taymouth house pro photo

please click on the details here for further information about this holiday let http://www.taymountestate.com/index.php/about-us
There are three properties the main house , West house which we where allowed to stay overnight in , and the Gardeners cottage.

Scotland taymouth house cottages
The West house which is to the left of the main house is where we stayed for a night , and very comfortable it is too ,
the best bed I have slept in for a long while and that includes my own .

Scotland Taymount veiw across the TAY
With views like this in December , it must be stunning in summer months . and when the snow is on the ground ,
we where around 6 weeks too late for all the colour of autumn leaves on the trees.
Scotland Taymount water fall veiw salmon
once the table was set up level with the slate on the filler was put in the slate joints , while this was drying , it gave us 30 mins to explore the outside views of the river
this part of the falls was where we saw at least 3 salmon jump the fall on the far right of this photo.
Scotland Taymouth house billiard table
Oops what is wrong with the table ?  green and yellow balls on wrong spots , just shows I don’t play the game !
This is the very nice condition Burroughs and Watts billiard table that our Scottish clients bought from one of our selling advertisers ,
who used the Free to advertise feature on our web site , we assisted both the buyer and the seller reach a price that was acceptable taking into account that the table had to be transported up-to Stanley near Perth in Scotland some near 700 mile round trip and taking two days to complete and get back , plus the half a day for loading in Ashbourne.
I think the seller got a good price as it had been up for sale for over a year , and the buyer got a period table for his period holiday let , also at a good price as a buyer as he was buying direct from the seller .
Scotland Taymouth house billiard 9ft
The client is fitting some period looking lighting within the next day or so , ready for their new year booking of the house . the main house has just gone through a complete renovation ready for the 2014 season , so book early to avoid the rush , when word gets around about these holiday let’s, I am sure the Fully booked signs will be up for most of the season , they offer extremely good value and as a billiard fitter I have worked in a large holiday let house  similar in Lincolnshire , but it has not got the Location and stunning views of this House  , and I will let you into a secret , the Lincolnshire one is more expensive .
this Holiday let is very good in that if enough people fill the house then it is extremely better value than any Bed and Breakfast .
You have a choice of different activities in the area , Walking with stunning views , Golf , Shooting , Fishing , Skiing , Glasgow and Edinburgh are around 1 hour away , there are many historical points of interest within the area , Castles and distillery’s to mention just two , plus famous battle grounds like the William Wallace memorial at Stirling just 30 minutes away.
then relax back at Taymouth house with a beer or whisky or wine and play snooker or pool on the period circa 1900 Billiard table . or just 1 minute  down the slope in front of the house and you are standing on the bank watching salmon jump the falls .