Booking work in Before Christmas with GCL billiards ? …only a few days left available .

I am giving plenty of warning we are on holiday this year from 20th of December to January the 6th .

If you wish to have work completed on your pool or snooker table , then I have a 2 days at the end of November free as we speak .
and only 11 days left in December , i do have the odd Saturday to work , so NO Saturdays left I’m afraid .

Please accept that I cannot take on more work than I can carry out in that time period , I tried it in the past and it just does not work out .
some job’s turn out to be more time consuming than others .

and as you can see I do not cut corners to speed work up .

I have a few long days ahead of me , doing many re-covers .

but as you can see I get there in the end .

we do multi table work .

and the one oddity table now and again , we are worth waiting for .

If you cannot wait get the speed fitters in … your table may look a bit rough after though !
but believe me it is better to wait for an experienced fitter rather than one who would just cut corners to fit you in .

If you cannot mange to get me booked in before Christmas , I will be available in January 2020 …I’m going nowhere !

8ft Titan Snooker table for sale immaculate condition …. £500 plus collection costs

We have a client based on the Wirrel , who would like to sell their 8ft by 4ft Titan snooker table .
A modern table built around the 1990s /2000s .
Titan tables are  very good tables .

This one is 4 leg version so could be used if you got a hard wood 3 sectional top made as a dining table .
***Tall chairs would be required if you did this around 4 inch higher than normal seating .

And yes I know the seller has set the balls up wrong in the triangle and at D end , pink and blue , only balls correct is the black and white ..
.but hey it serves a purpose for display and all balls are there .
just shows this owner does not play on it much …. who ever buys will be buying an almost unused in as new condition , but it is second hand .
as you can see cloth is almost unused and this table was just a room filler rather than an enthusiasts players table .

this three china mans hat lighting shade is included as are the balls cues and rests or rest .

Matching Scoreboard is also included
anyone wishing to purchase I will put you in direct contact with the seller .
If you would like a price for collection deliver and set up , this table is I have been informed a three section slate bed , it will have to be fully dismantled to load onto a van .
You should only undertake  Qualified billiard fitters for this work .
GCL billiards  in Geoff Large has over 42 years in the trade PERSONAL years not made up of adding all employers experience together like other firms do .

Geoff refitting a table back together in Wales .

GCL billiards have the van and soft and hard tyre piano wheels to move a sectional slate bed table safely .
If you require a quote for dismantle loading delivery and set back up , then please contact GCL billiards at our email address for a quote .
please say if on ground floor or if stairs are involved , also Post code is required for an exact quote  for the distance .

Email is     c.large@btinternet.com


I moved an identical table to this one two years ago , that one had a table top for Table tennis .
They are very good tables to work on .

Rare opportunity to buy a nice BCE Westbury 10ft 8 legs !

the 10 foot by 5 foot  Table is located on a ground floor in Surrey , so only two fitters will be required to dismantle and load it .
Very rare to fine 8 legs on a 10ft , this table is priced to sell at just £1000 ( try buying a new one for that )
The table looks like it could do with a re-cloth in Strachan 6811 tournament but we can use any cloth you care to mention and is available through our suppliers  ,
and GCL billiards will be pleased to quote for any removal and set up charges and re-clothing quote .

The table looks to only have had Home use and comes with a range of accessories .

The lighting shade is also included .

as can be seen it has 8 legs , most are 6 legged just like a full sized table
If you fancy a full sized table and just have not got the room for one ,
then maybe a 10ft by 5ft would fit the room , you would require a room 20ft by 15ft
rather than a 22ft by 16ft for a full size .

you can get more of an idea of cloth wear on this photo .

Geoff Large at GCL Billiards would be happy to quote you for the removal and installation of this 10ft table .
The table is based in surrey ,  we are based in Nottingham , it may well be a two day job to bring in and  deliver the table .
and carry out the re-cloth .
You would be hard pushed to find a fitter with as much experience , 42 years in the trade now .

and no intentions of retiring at the moment .
We are just too busy moving and installing BARGAINS LIKE THESE direct to the customer v the selling client .

All inquiries to Geoff at  …

c.large@btinternet.com

we will pass on any interested parties to our selling client .

Working Away for the week at Skegness Butlins ….Snooker & Pool table re-clothing

We are again at Butlins Green Baize Club our third visit this year working on the maintenance of the cue sports tables .
we have three American pool tables to re-cloth in Strachan super pro speed cloth in Butlins Red

and various work on full size snooker tables within the club .

we visit around three times a year now , the structure of the green baize has changed over the years and now it demands that the tables get more care and attention than we used to do  .
there is a charge for table time now at Butlins , in the past it has been free , with charging for table time , Butlin’s Management have realised the need to keep the tables in as good condition as they can .
we use top quality Strachan cloth for both the snooker and the pool tables .
and we keep the nets and leathers and ball rails in top order too .
GCL billiards thank Butlin’s Skegness for the regular return work , we like to feel we have proved our good ethics in the work we carry out and value Bultins as a client .
GCL Billiards  use of top materials , top workmanship ethics ,
and carrying out the work to the tight timescale demanded by Butlins and meeting their terms and conditions as an approved  contractor .
We have built up a trust with the management that they know they can rely on GCL billiards to maintain their cue Sports tables .
We always look at what is best for Butlins rather than what is best for GCL billiards .
this is a principle that was instilled into me by my old boss John Hopkin many years ago , when I first started work for Elston & Hopkin Billiards of Nottingham  .
John Hopkin  is still alive and is in his 90’s now .

IPA RATED Strachan 861 powder blue speed cloth for pool tables .

Just re-clothed three pool tables in Northampton club .
The special ordered three IPA rated 861 speed cloths by Strachan in powder blue .

The Strachan 861 is a non-directional worsted (speed) cloth to assure constant speed in all directions. It has a smooth, precise surface which has been specially developed by Simonis in Belgium for the IPA professional tournaments.
861 is known for its durability and speed but also needs no ironing. The Strachan 861 Cloth gives you a flat, flawless playing surface. Available in powder blue.

Close up of this very popular cloth , but we must warn you it is more expensive than your normal wool napped cloth .

but we will special order this cloth in for clubs and private houses , if we get a good response from orders we may carry it in stock .
but for now special order only .

For Sale 10ft Sir William Bentley billiards …. Snooker Table . BARGAIN REDUCED to £800

PRICED TO SELL .  NOW REDUCED TO JUST £800 as of November 12th  2019

We have a client due to not requiring the table anymore ,
have for sale at greatly reduced from new price paid , a very nice looking 10ft billiard / snooker table .
At just £800 reduced price  , this table is ready to collect from Ground floor .
Sorry about the photo it is the only one we have of the table set up .

the light  is available by negotiation at an extra cost .
All inquiries to Geoff & Carol Large  at GCL billiards through email to

c.large@btinternet.com

I will pass on any interested people to our selling client .
any one wishing for this table to be collected and  delivered and set up

GCL billiards would be pleased to quote you for this .

It may be the case that you also have the table re-clothed at the same time again a quote could be arranged for this work .

Snooker and Pool table recovering , re-cloth , Strachan or Hainsworth cloths used . Nottingham, Derby ,Leicester, Lincoln, East Midlands .

We are a Snooker and billiards firm based in the East Midlands .
We like to keep local if we can but do travel if the work returns the effort of that Travelling .
Snooker table re-clothing to a high standard by Geoff Large who has over 42 years personal experience as a billiards fitter.

Please do not mistake the difference to a time served Billiards fitter to a pool table renovation engineer  .
A billiards fitter has to undergo years of learning and crafting his experience to deliver an acceptable grade of work .
Some Pool table engineers do not know how to re-cloth a full size table or install one properly .
so always look for a time served billiards fitter to work on your cue sports table .

For example just bolting a table frame together and slinging the slate son is not acceptable .
The frame had to undergo some time spent getting it level before the slates even go near the frame .

Only then should the slates be placed on the frame and positioned .

then the fine levelling can be made of the slates before the joints are set and the cloth can be fixed to the slate bed .

then you can fit the bed cloth , on this table it was the original bed cloth re-stretched back on
If your cloth is in good order it can be re-stretched back on .

And stretched tightly as a drum skin .
loose cloth you run the risk of tears , and a slow table .

Once back together it is time for Play .

we also re-cloth american pool using high grade speed cloths .

we re-cloth UK pool tables such as this Supreme winner

We even clean the ball rails and inside the table .

we can use Strachan 6811

Strachan super pro speed cloth

Hainsworth Match
just three of the cloths we could use , but we can also order special cloths such as Precision Hainsworth ,

We stock the odd Supreme  pool table for Rental contracts or for sale too
there is a 6 week waiting time from the factory so we always try and keep two in stock at anyone time .

We also relocate and transport tables for our clients .

for quality work and craftsmanship talk to Geoff at GCL billiards for your Cue sports needs .
when it comes to re-clothing or new re-rubber or table moving and pool table rentals .
You can be assured you are dealing with the right firm .

10ft Billiard Snooker table for sale Burroughs and watts £750 North London

We have a client who paid a considerable amount for this 10 foot by 5 foot table from sir William Bentley billiards a few years ago .
and now wishes to sell to make way for more room .
I have valued the table as come and get me price , this price does not include dismantle and relocating , but GCL billiards will quote to any buyer the cost for this .

I am informed the table is rose wood but from the photo’s I cannot make this out , it could be Mahogany , it used to be a full size table and was converted by sir William Bentley billiards to a 10ft size .
this means it will have the thicker slates of a full size .
Cues rests and balls and triangle are included , and they have some hard boards that can also go with it ….. BUT NO SCOREBOARD is included .
so you will need to source a scoreboard .

the table is priced to sell , and sold as viewed or seen from these photo’s
Cloth looks reasonable , but a re-cloth could be arranged at extra cost , again GCL billiards could quote you for this .
£750 is for the table as described above ,. all removal costs are down to the buyer .
any interested persons will be put in touch with the seller who is based near Barnet North London .
well out of the Chaos of central London Traffic and easy Ground floor collection .
Only Genuine buyers need apply , A 10ft is one of the rarest of sizes to find these days , hence why this cut down from full size came about .
a few firms did this to cater for people looking for a genuine 10ft .
so if you are in the market for a 10ft table , maybe you fancied a full size and found you did not have the space for a 12ft , but could fit a 10ft in ?
Then this is the one for you .
Or maybe you are looking at a 9ft table , but could go that extra foot long and extra 6 inches wide to fit a 10ft in
Ideal room size minimum is 20 foot by 15 foot .

please get in touch with Geoff  at

c.large@btinternet.com

or phone GCL billiards on 07753466064 for further details .