Right having read and taken in the governments guidelines on covid lockdown from 5th of November 2020
We can only install or work on Snooker or pool table if the room is empty of personnel , and some conditions met
outdoor separate rooms are preferred and we will give those sort of job’s priority over working inside someone’s house which in realty is not going to be possible in some cases unless some strict conditions are met .
Working in Garage conversions and outdoor sheds or log cabins is going to be the type of places we can work under the current guidelines .
and many of our job’s do take us to that type of premises .
no contact with householder within the room , and toilets and wash room facilities pointed out for access on arrival .
some clients who are booking a re-rubber and re-cloth of their table , it may be possible to start part of your work by delivering the cushions to me so I can rubber and cloth the cushions and maybe replace the nets and leathers , to save time or maybe a two day overnight stay over which cannot be done during lock down .
no Hotels or B&Bs are allowed guests during lock down so any work which requires this overnight stay over is out of bounds at the moment until the lock down is lifted on these stop over accommodation premises .
I am doing a couple of these this month , where the owners are delivering the cushions to me for working on , then clearing the room for me only to work on the table and refit the cushions to save time and reduce time spent on their property .
we are doing our bit to make it safe to carry on working , be it only in a limited capacity and to keep the economy going .
and at the same time adhering to the rules of Lockdown .
And yes the Restrictions and lock down is effecting my trade , nearly all our pub rental tables are earning nothing many have been removed and sold as pub’s asked for them to be taken out , ironically to increase more sitting down table space , then what does the Government do shut down the pub’s .
I decided to sell them off , and when these pub’s are ready for another table I will be buying brand new ones to replace the ones we have sold off .
I have to comply with regulations and this effects trade and business , also some of our supplies are not available due to the supplier not being able to get stock in on a regular basis , which means cancelled work due to not being able to get hold of certain spares , or having to wait for them longer to arrive due to demand outstripping supplies .
this photo for example empty shelves at Supreme Pool tables warehouse Heywood near Manchester .
Above empty racking
and below Normally like this during normal supply before Covid19
We have a client looking for a nice full size snooker table in oak
looking for one in the £500 price range so he can spend money on a re-cloth and pockets adjustment or re-rubber
table has to play like a modern table and not one that is hard to pot balls on or bounce out from middle pocket plates
A standard Riley aristocrat or Karnehm and hillman will suffice , POLISH must be in excellent order no rough tables .
not too fussed if squared or turned legs the tables playing experience is more important , of course build quality is a must have and condition of wood work .
some thing like the following is what I am looking for , may consider a Mahogany table .
Aristocrat by Riley
oak square leg a contemporary look ?
Riley square leg , but not an old one like this as pockets openings are a problem
if you have anything like this and in need of removal i have a client waiting for one .
Geoff or Carol Large .
Please note Delivery and install is not included on this sale price ~
table is priced for sale at £2000 ONO , with chairs as it sits on site , buyer to arrange for removal and delivery .
Geoff at GCL billiards would be happy to quote for this .
Costs are based on miles traveling so post code must be supplied and ground floor only for this table will be quoted no stairs .
Here we have a very nice bespoke made set of dining chairs with matching oak 8ft dining table and snooker table combination .
this table is not dual height so the chairs have been made specially higher as to accommodate dining off when tops are placed on top .
a sturdy table , that I think may possibly benefit with centre adjustable slate bearers to stop any sag of slate over it’s 8ft span .
a common fault that could occur overtime on one piece slate bed tables which have 4 legs . ( an easy conversion that could be done by a competent billiards fitter ).
A very nice oak table that would have been a high price when bought from Sir William Bentley billiards .
especially those carved custom made chairs .
there are 6 normal chairs and two carvers
one of the carver chairs .
One of the carved panels of the arts and crafts influenced carving ….note the carvers initials .
very nice acorn and oak leaf theme complementing this OAK table .
Pure craftsmanship on display here and very bespoke designed .
not your run of the mill table here .
in my opinion a 8ft table should have bit more slate support and adjustment to take into account the 8ft span
this fixed cross member could be made to be adjustable , by the fitment of adjustable brackets , maybe also fit two more adjustable cross members equal spacing either side
this will make the table fully adjustable if slate sagging should occur in the future and on set up make leveling much more accurate .
adjustable Brackets like this is what I mean .
the price of the table and chairs are a private sale , advertised by a client .
*** And our client is looking for a buyer this side of Christmas due to impending House Move . ***
if you would like a ground floor to ground floor quote to dismantle and move this table and relocate it
then please contact Geoff or Carol at GCL billiards for a quote .
giving full address and post code .
Please note delivery and install of this table is not included in the sale price !
*** removing a snooker table from one premises to another , to be done properly you must employ a time served billiards fitters and labour .
this work is skilled and can be expensive so always get a quote first before agreeing to buy .
never assume that a van and man or a multi drop courier can pick this table up , it is very heavy and needs dismantling and setting back up again .
Billiard fitters have the proper equipment and trolleys to move this table .
very much like a Grand piano mover would have to move Grand pianos .
all inquiries for this table to
Carol or Geoff Large who’s email is .
NOW SOLD PRIVATE SALE , ………told you it would go FAST !!!
Here we have a private sale direct from the seller in Haslemere Surrey a 10ft snooker table for sale ….at what we can only say be quick at this price …..it’s a giveaway
modern build but older design of octagonal bulbous legs .
A very nice looking table . ( please note Wine not included )
as can be seen for inspection still set up in our clients Garage on ground floor .
Table location is Haslemere in Surrey .
Must be removed by End of November at latest .
we have priced this one to sell Quick , it is sold as is on site buyer arranges removal .
you are buying direct from the seller for the table .. (quote for cost for removal and install contact details below )
If you have not got enough room for a full size and are just under room size , then these 10fts are the next best thing to a full size and do hold their value a little better .
so at just £350 including all accessories and shade , cues and scoreboard ….it is a Bargain .
House sale forces very reluctant sale of this very nice 10ft table .
If you require a quote to have this table picked up and delivered , please contact Geoff or Carol Large at GCL Billiards
*** PLEASE NOTE TABLE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE DELIVERY OR INSTALLED ***
contact our email .
for more details
NOW SOLD to a client buyer in Leicester
PRIVATE SALE DIRECT FROM SELLER
Here we have a reproduction of a vintage design of flip over dining table
by sir William Bentley billiards and it has a blue cloth .
in very good condition by the look of the photo’s my client has sent me .
as you can see a simple one person job of flipping over the table top to dine off
this leaves the snooker / billiard table suspended underneath the table and no 4 or 5 sectional dining top leaf’s to take on or off unlike the riley dining tables .
and where do you store them , this solves the problem a simple flip over design .
Lovely polished Mahogany finish
the actual dining table top will be a little larger than the 7x3ft 6 inch playing surface of the billiard table .
closer to 8ft by 4ft I should think .
plenty for 8 to 10 places depending on chair size . you may even get 12 placings if you are lucky and get two people at each end .
the legs are a nice turned design , on this reproduction replicating the George Edwards or George Wright flip over diners of original design of the late 1890’s
I do not think this table will be up for sale long ,
Christmas is coming , what better way of entertaining the family after the Xmas Lunch than to clear the table , flip it over for a few frames of snooker or pool .
all inquiries to Geoff or Carol at GCL billiards
If you would like a quote to dismantle move and relocate set back up , please also contact Geoff or Carol at GCL billiards
with your exact post code and address .
GCL billiards bringing you affordable tables direct from the seller , please use GCL billiards professional billiard fitters relocation services for this one
do not trust the cowboy firms to move such a nice table . Quotes always available and priced to miles travelled .
NOW SOLD TO A BUYER IN FRANCE . another sold table
what sold this table was the condition and how much the owner had spent on it recently , and the fact BCE tables are a bit more sought after .
being fitted by a good fitting mate of mine in Bournmouth .
We have a client who wishes to sell his BCE WESTBURY 12ft snooker table
the table was recently set up re-clothed in Strachan 6811 tournament cloth around 18 month to 2 years ago and only had Home use .
And also had new Northern professional rubber fitted and pockets openings re-cut .
and new nets and leathers
At this price with the recent work it is a Bargain .
My client is moving house down sizing and cannot take his table with him .
so it is priced to sell at just £750 .
the table has the modern adjustable centre slate adjusters fitted , BCE Westbury where one of the first to use these .
stops centre slate sagging and if it does happen then adjustable to get it out .
Just to prove it had the rubbers replaced here is a photo of me doing it .
A very nice table for little money , why buy a table you would have to spend around £1100 on to replace all the cloth /rubber and nets and leathers
BCE tables where used as world tournament tables from 1982 to 1992 .
and some professionals still swear by them today as one of the best tables around to play on .
so much that John Higgins recently let go of his Star table and bought a S/Hand BCE Westbury , sourced by GCL billiards for him .
save a few thousand from new , on this Westbury table for sale near Nottingham .
£750 is for table as it is , buyer arranges the move
Delivery and installation on ground floor , you want a quote ?
contact Geoff or Carol at GCL Billiards for a quote .
Well only on for less than 24 hours and already sold to a client I knew who was after something a bit special at a good price .
the table is stopping in Leicestershire too , so not far for the buyer and seller to arrange delivery .
We have a deep arched framed oak Orme and sons , what we would describe as an Arts and Crafts design dating from around 1920s to 1930s years .
The table is in oak and made by the famous Manchester firm of Orme & sons .
As you can see this leg design is unique to orme & sons and reminds me of a table I once worked on in the late Maurice gibbs Home near Esher London .
deep frame work and arch embellishments all in solid oak , the polish is in very good condition .
The cloth is not it is badly faded due to sunlight .
this table is very imposing design of the arts and crafts era .
End view of table .
Welsh slates are original to the table .
Slate thickness bang on 2 inch , very heavy slates to handle .
Score board that is with the table .
there are some x rests but no long tackle rests
a scoreboard and brush .
a set of balls
and a couple of cues and cue rack
there may be some rest extenders and cue extender with the table , I think this is why no long tackle .
the table is a private sale and is stored in Leicester Forest west very close to junction 21 of M1 .
my client is asking for £1000 for the table as it is and described .
I will pass on your details to the seller .
if anyone would like a quote to deliver and fit the table please also inquire .
SOLD through EBAY .
TABLE has now had a first bid on Ebay so the seller is going to let it run it’s course on there please feel free to bid on the table at this link
selling number if you wish to search that way on Ebay UK is ………….. 224179038130
just copy and paste this number into top search bar on Ebay .
I have a client who wishes to sell their 8ft snooker table .
located near Nuneaton /Coventry .
the table is in all round good condition .
cloth is faded but playable .
and is priced to sell at around £350
it is on Ebay at £250 start price or buy me now at £450 .
legs look very nice . polish too in good condition and a very nice piece of furniture .
it is a genuine old table close onto Antique age , but has the modern pocket plates and not the old fashioned top finger plate .
all inquiries to Geoff or Carol at GCL billiards