MODERN LIGHTING FOR SNOOKER AND POOL ,

GCL BILLIARDS now sell the modern lighting strip lights with daylight and soft white tubes , these are 58 watt per tube , and give a light that is close to professional as you can get . REPLACE that old coffin shade and realy see what you are aiming for .
Example photo below are the actual units and the owner was that impressed he has replaced most of the table lighting in the club with these lights . 3 snooker tables and two pool tables .
these lighting units are realy catching on around the UK .pretty soon all serious cue sports clubs will have them as standard equipment .

Priced at £229 includeing postage for a 12ft table = 2 x 5ft units
and for a pool table £130 includeing postage = 1 x 5ft unit
all units come complete with tube’s.

Another club that has also Seen the LIGHT !

SIR WILLIAM BENTLEY 8FT SNOOKER POOL DINING TABLE FOR SALE, with an added table tennis top for dual purpose games

We have a client who is looking to sell on a 8ft x 4ft Sir William Bentley pool and snooker, dual purpose and dual height dining table, which also has the added bonus feature of a table tennis top.  We have no photo as yet but will post as soon as we get them.

The table is located in the Scottish borders, but GCL BILLIARDS can provide a quote to pick the table up and deliver.

Here are a few designs that Sir William Bentley have made in the past.  I am not yet sure if the table in question is of the same design as one of these or it maybe a copy of the traditional Riley raise and fall diner with turned and fluted legs, but you can be sure it is of the same build quality.  Costing nearly £4,000 delivered and installed when new.

Dining tables should have a dual height format whereby the table in its low postion is for dining and in its raised position it is for playing the game of snooker or pool on.



I am awaiting instructions from our clients as to the price they require for the table but it is in their benefit and any future buyer to get it advertised ASAP for the christmas market, hence the rushed advert.  I feel this table would make an excellent Christmas present for a house.  A nice dining table for the wife which would seat 10 maybe 12 people and a cue sports table of decent size for the husband. I am told the table is in immaculate condition.

Please note that the photos are from libary photo stock.  Please await actual photos for the exact design.

Enquiries to c.large@btinternet please put (re sir willam bentley table with enquiry)

For Sale 9ft Riley Snooker table, another Genuine 3/4 size

Due to people now logging into the website for our FREE FOR SALE blog, we are having many enquiries to advertise snooker tables for sale.

So we now have two 9ft tables on the web site for sale by private sellers, this newly listed 9ft snooker table is based near Burnley.

The photos tell the story, a very nice condition circa 1910/1920s Riley Billiard snooker table.  I have not seen the table for a close inspection but from the photos it looks in very good condition and is in a dry warm room.  It has had a re-rubber some time ago by Willie Smith of Leeds, the Smith badge looks around 1950/60s, but it may have been rerubbered again after that.  There is a genuine original Riley cushion badge that looks to be made out of Ivory.  The seller is looking for offers around £1700.

Due to other firms getting in touch with our clients who are selling tables on this Blog (and trying to get the work for transporting and set up) I am now taking all enquiries for all of the for sale Snooker & Pool tables advertised on GCL Billiards blog.  I will then pass on any genuine details to the seller and buyer, who I hope will use GCL Billiards qualified billiards fitting team to move the table.  A man and a van and his mate is not the way to move these tables, they require expert workmanship in both the dismantling and loading, plus the important set up and leveling of the table making sure the cloth is fitted correctly and all slate joints are level and all bolts torqued up to the correct tension.  Only a time served Billiards Fitter can do this to a high standard .

Enquiries for this table to c.large@btinternet.com quote 9ft riley near burnley in post heading.




NOW SOLD Burroughs and Watts 9ft x 4ft – 6 inch snooker table , a genuine 3/4 sized .

SOLD SOLD SOLD . this 3/4 sized table is off to Perth in Scotland on the 11th of November 2013 to a holiday let and will now be enjoyed by people renting out the Holiday let.
We have had some very nice 9ft tables sold on GCL billiards web site , they are sought after and we do get people phone and email us asking if we have any for sale .
they are a popular size , as many people have room for a 9ft table but not a full size .
I have been instructed to advertise a very nice 3/4 sized Burroughs and Watts Snooker table , these 9ft tables are getting harder to locate , there are many full sized tables on the market but very few 9ft or 10ft tables around .
Burroughs and watts where one of the best Manufacturers of billiard and snooker tables in the 1800/1900s this table being from the period of circa 1910/20.
I have valued the table at £1000 to £1500 , but the owner is willing to listen to offers as they require the room for other use , the table is at this moment still in use so can be seen and tried out before purchase , the table is located in the Ashbourne area of Derbyshire .
As can be seen from the photo’s below the table comes complete with antique scoreboard and a modern cue stand , the table may require some work , it all depends on the Clients requirements.

9fts of this quality do not come on the market often.

At GCL Billiards we advertise free of charge , all we ask is please refer us for the removal and transport of the table as our reward , we are not in this to make money out of the sale of the table but a continuation of fitting work is our aim .
If you have a table for sale or you are looking for a table , please get in touch for us to add youre details to the for sale/wanted  gcl billiards blog .
We do get hits on this blog all the time from people looking to sell and buy cue sports tables , it’s free and easy to advertise , and we are having success with table sales and wanted.
I am off to Scotland next week to move one such 10ft table that was wanted , for a client in Essex, he had been in touch asking us to locate a 10ft for him and found one in Scotland , we informed him of one and he purchased the table direct from the seller , our reward was the Moving and setting up of the table plus a re-rubber and recover , this free advertising heps all involved , the buyer , the seller , and us the fitting team , everyone is a winner .

Enquiries for this table  …NOW SOLD !



7x4ft SUPREME PRINCE MAHOGANY POOL TABLE NOW SOLD- SOLD- SOLD


We have a nearly new top of the range prince Pool Table by Supreme the best table manufacturers in the UK as played on by professionals, a Prince pool table that has only had home use , the table is coin operated with a Brand new straight 6 coin mech set to any coin charge you may require per game  for example  £1 / 90p/80p/70p/50p /40p/30p/20p/10p/or free play mech can be fitted, the cushions have new BLACK rubber fitted , new STRACHAN cloth , new balls and two cues plus chalk and triangle and cover , and the cabinet is virtualy as new , in fact you would be hard pressed to say it was not new .

THE TABLE HAS NOW BEEN SOLD , WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER POOL TABLES FOR SALE

SOLD SOLD SOLD !

ERIC CLAPTON’S old 3/4 size snooker table for sale (9ft x 4ft 6 inch)

I have for sale a much cherished 3/4 sized snooker table that Eric Clapton gave his ex wife Pattie Boyd when she was setting up a new home.  The table once stood at Eric’s house and studio named Hurtwood Edge in surrey and some serious rock gods have played on this table – Jeff Beck, Ronnie Wood, The Stones, The Beatles etc.  If the table could tell a story of the wild parties that are well documented in Erics and Pattie’s autobiographies!

Hurtwood Edge, Eric’s country home in surrey where he also had a studio and where the table originaly came from before Pattie sold it to me.
Pattie was also married to George Harrison and the song Layla and wonderfull tonight was penned by Eric who wooed her away from George. but they remained good friends .

The table is a 9ft by 4ft 6 inch, a true 3/4 sized table.  These tables hold their value as they are sought after due to them not being full size ,there are houses with enough room to house a 3/4 sized table where a full size table would be too large so they are much sought after and are thin on the ground unlike full size tables.

The table is a Palmer & sons circa 1900 so just over 100 years old and is mahogany with 6 turned legs.  I did not take photo of it when it was up, but will take some of the legs and end cushion name plate.  I will rerubber the table, recover it, and put new nets and leathers on.  If the new owner would like a full repolish then that is down to them, but I could get this done for an additional cost.  I would rather keep it as it is with its original polish and a few marks here and there just as it stood in Hurtwood Edge.

I have a signed provenance from Pattie Boyd that the table was from Hurtwood edge and owned by Eric.  Eric recently sold all of his Guitars in the famous Crossroads auction and many of these where priced at way over what most people could afford. Blackie the worn out stratocaster Eric played so often getting a final bid of  $959,500 in 2004 a world record for a guitar at that time.  By comparison, in 2004 Britney Spear’s used chewing gum sold for $14,000

I am a big Clapton fan.  I have experienced the 60s and the 70s and lived through that period as a young teenager and Eric inspired me to pick up a Fender stratocaster and play in a Rock & Blue’s band myself for around 10 years , I play hank Marvin instumental’s at home now, but now and again play Bad Love and some of the Who’s classic rock theme’s.

I shall regret selling the table as I always thought I would have a games combined music room , but I have decided to sell now and invest the money into Pool table stock for the rental side of the business, as we have had many enquiries for pool table hire .

Priced to sell at £6000 ovno which is around $9750 , a fantastic piece of provenance of a Rock God who is still alive and kicking and still playing the blues and long may he live , if you have a games or music room large enough and like rock and blues , here is a centre piece for that room and a good talking point of famous ownership. I am not asking for the same amount as a John Lennon rolls royce or Elvis’s Cadilac , or Britney Spear’s used gum, but I think the price is well worth it and reasonable for this item which on it’s own without a famous owner is worth £3000.

If it sells then it sells if not I still get to keep it . The table could be pallatised and shipped to the USA if fans that side of the pond would like it , but at their cost of shipping and insurance.

Photo’s to follow

ENBILD FULL SIZE SNOOKER TABLE FOR SALE

Full size snooker table. Enbild World Class Match Table. Dark/mahogany
wood. 8 turned legs. Hand floated 1/¾ inch slate bed. New cloth and re-
covered by Keith Davis ( Ex World Champion Steve’s brother) and never
been played on since. Beautiful table to include all possible
accessories including, shade style light, extra cues, all rests,
extensions, balls, iron, cover, brush, wall scoreboard  etc. Buyer to
be responsible for pick up. Illness forces sale. Other snooker room
items available in this private sale.  One owner since new.  Photos
available.  £1250. 

please get in touch with Geoff c.large@btinternet.com and I will put any Genuine people in touch with the seller.



Please use GCL BILLIARDS in any dismantle and transportation of the table , Geoff Large used to work for a Firm that where East Midlands agents for ENBILD and has set many Enbild tables up in the 1980s and 90s ,they are good tables with hand floated slates.
Hand floating is a way of getting the slates better for trueness than straight out of the packing crate , which 90% of tables where in the 80s and 90s , The table is based in SCOTLAND.