NO HOME OFFICE TELEPHONE CONNECTION …for the next few days faulty connection .

We are having problems with a line connection to our office telephone at home so our land line number is out of action
until an engineer can come out to us on Wednesday the 12th May .
The surprising thing is …our internet connection is unaffected,  it is just the phone line connection from your end it seems we are engaged all the time .
BT say this can happen ?
My mobile is ok though but I can only answer that if not hands  on a job which most of the time I am unloading lifting slates in or fitting cloth on tables .  07753 466064
My email is working ok and that is the best way to contact me at the moment .     c.large@btinternet.com
But we are fully booked out now until June 21st , I am having some major work done on the house for the next two weeks so I am taking most of that time off
and also I have a weeks Holiday in Devon end of May for a week too .
I do have back up Recommended fitters from other firms though if work is Urgent , these are third party fitters and nothing to do with GCL Billiards though .
they are there for overflow work I cannot fit in , or if you cannot wait for me to do the work .

BT Xenon 1500 Cordless Telephone with Answering Machine - Single Handset | Robert Dyas

GCL BILLIARDS …RECOMENDED , now on Hainsworth fit list of select UK Billiard fitters .

We have been selected as a list of firms that use Hainsworth products ,  to be on Hainsworth Recommended Fitters list called THE FIT LIST
Hainsworth are a premier cue sports cloth manufacturer here in the UK of high end products .
along with our other recommendation organisation of the Nottingham billiards & Snooker Association we are proud to be associated with both parties .
Hainsworth for nation wide recommendation and the NBSA for local league snooker recommendation .


Hainsworth Purple Smart napped cloth .

The FIT List

 

Congratulations to Mark Selby Again World champion in 2021

Very happy to See Mark has regained his title again , that’s 4 times and he is still young enough to win it a few times more yet .
and regain his No 1 spot to challenge Judd Trump who holds that position at the moment .
I see a few people knock his style of play , but he has success with that style so why change it .
Mark is A Local east Midlands Lad from Leicester , he has done well for himself .

My self and Mark at Stapleford cue club her in Nottinghamshire  a few years ago , on one of his exhibition match evenings .

Fantastic condition 7ft Thurston raise and fall dual height snooker / diner for sale ….Wirral area £1000

We have a Dr ,  client who wishes to sell his very nice condition 7ft slate bed Snooker diner , for just £1000 .
buyer arranges dismantle and removal .
Chairs for sale by negotiation .
manufactured by the famous billiards company Thurston around 1998 and kept in fantastic condition , a credit to the owners for keeping it in such nice condition .
Balls and cues are with the table and the table tops , plus a few oddments of other accessories .

Cloth is in very good condition .

The table tops on , The 6 matching chars are available at a negotiated extra cost if required .
they have a very nice tapestry design .

close up of the table top leaves which is in 4 sections for ease of lifting off and on , immaculate condition .

the raise and fall click clack Riley designed lifters
provides for dual height action of high to play snooker , and to lower to dine off .
The table cost new and I have seen the receipt when they bought it at over £3000 .

Cost of table and chairs combined was £3043.15p

the table with the 4 section top and all accessories is up for sale at £1000
the chairs are negotiable extras .
The table is solid Mahogany , not your usual laminated or fibre board rubbish
today this table would be around £3500 alone maybe more .
In fact I just looked like for like hand made in mahogany a 7ft snooker diner with table tops is £3699.90 …. PLUS DELIVERY AND INSTALTION .

Quote from a leading manufacturer of these type of solid mahogany dining tables .

Hand-made, Dual-Height Snooker Dining Table – 7ft, Mahogany , with accessories

To order, or for a quote, ring with address & zip/postcode.

ETA: 34 working days

Ref: 00K604

£3699.90 plus delivery and installation .

So a Bargain at just £1000 .

all inquiries to

Geoff or Carol

c.large@btinternet.com

Riley Aristocrat circa 1980s/90s £500 BARGAIN ! SOLD SOLD SOLD IN 24 HOURS

 

SOLD SOLD SOLD

THIS TABLE WENT TO TRADE AND WAS SOLD WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PLACING ADVERT >

any more riley Aristocrats like this out there for sale within this price range ?
if so GCL Billiards can advertise and get these models RILEY ARISTOCRATS sold very quickly

ORIGINAL ADVERT
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PRIVATE SALE DIRECT FROM SITE  (Private house)  this is not GCL Billiards table
it belongs to the Private seller .
GCL billiards are just advertising the table for sale for our selling client .

Here we have a nice to play on Riley Aristocrat , complete with all accessories and lighting .
the only stipulation is , the table is UPSTAIRS  and you will require at least 4 strong men to get these 5 slates down .

as you can see the 5 slates will have to be taken down the stairs at the far end
all accessories you can see are with the table …there is no iron

another photo angle of the accessories that are with the table
Cues , long tackle , rests . table dust cover , triangle , balls , Scoreboard 4 hander , Brush . Table rest hooks .
and some very nice lighting .
A come and get me price of just £500 , buyer responsibility to remove  the table .
or to arrange the removal and pay for the removal of the table .

You will also have to remove the lighting , this will have to be done prior to the table taken down .
I am sure there are a few of you that know what a Riley aristocrat table is and the fact they are one of the best tables to play the modern ball slamming into pocket game .
where older billiard tables spit balls back off the pockets , these tables tend to play very well .
Not that you should slam every ball into a pocket .

if you wish to look at the this  table before buying it is based in Glossop , in between Manchester and Sheffield .
but because of covid 19 please observe any covid regulations when viewing .

all inquiries to Geoff or Carol at

c.large@btinternet.com

WANTED BAR BILLIARDS TABLE .

Wanted old traditionally bar billiards table with clockwork mechanism
old run down one preferable as it is a for a complete renovation project .
as long as slate bed is ok no cracks ,  and cabinet and woodwork and legs are ok , then I am interested .

not bothered about cloth or rubber condition
A W. Jelks & Son Bar Billiard Table, coin operated
Something like this is what I require .

Sporting Goods PERADON SET OF 9 PLASTIC BAR BILLIARD TABLE RINGS S4686## com

Contact Geoff at GCL billiards if you have one for sale like the above tables .

Withheld numbers and calls on Sundays will not be answered .

We are rushed off our feet at the moment
working up to 6 days a week including some Saturdays , BUT NEVER ON A SUNDAY
THAT IS THE DAY I DO NOTHING .
I am going to cut back down to a normal 5 days a week only and no answering of phones out of work hours , and not on at all on a  Sunday please .
we are now booked out until June .
We get a lot of scam callers and most have withheld their number , now I know some people have a blocker on their number which I understand maybe  due to a security reason ,
but due to the high volume of scam callers
I am now not going to answer Withheld number calls .

if you wish to make a phone call to us please unblock your withheld number so I know it is not a scam .
We get every type of scammer from Web site improvers to electric and Gas and BT scammers .
In fact I get around 12 BT scam callers and emails a week .
To avoid the headache of all this I have to draw the line somewhere and now is the time to do this .
so unfortunately if I cannot see a number on my phone I will not answer .

my opening hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
PLEASE TAKE NOTE I may be working hands on a table , unloading re-clothing re-rubber gluing pool cloth , and may not be able to answer the phone .
the best way top contact me is through my email

c.large@btinternet.com

Remember the good fitters in our billiards and snooker  industry are always busy
More than often I am hands on working in someone’s house and it would be rude of me to break off and start answering calls , when I should be cracking on and getting the work completed .
it is not surprising to find  a lot of missed calls on my phone when I get back into my van , some I can answer as they have left a contact message or text .
Not many good fitters are about these days , and this means we may not be able to answer all calls in a day  .
I tend to phone back if you have left a text or message , if I have not phoned back it may be because your message ended or your voice is unrecognizable and muffled ,  or did not register on my phone .

Bad back and sciatica is effecting work at the moment , please bear with me it will pass

I have had to cancel and looking to re-arrange a few job’s if my bad back and sciatica does not ease up .
it is a long suffering recurring injury and gets worse the more lifting of tables and slate I do .
which at the moment is a lot .
It is the Piriformis muscle expanding and crushing or trapping the nerves , I do not have a herniated or bulging disc .
this causes acute lower back pain and  in the groin area , plus spreading down the leg to lower calf and ankle pain

This illustration above shows the acute pain area I have at the moment
last night I did not get any sleep at all , and today I have spent 2 hours in the hot tub with the warm jets relieving the pain
I bought this hot tub 2 years ago to treat my aches and pains of fitting snooker and pool  tables as I get older .
and it is the only thing that works for me at the moment , these creams you put on are useless and so are some of the pain killers .
not only is the pain in the main Sciatic nerve but there are smaller nerves spreading out like an hand to the front of my groin , these are being irritated too
The causes extreme incruciating pain


All these smaller branches of nerves are also affected not just the main thick nerve that runs into the leg
any one who suffers with this will know just what I having to put up with these last few days .
I have had epidural injection three , two weeks apart to try and fix this some time ago , it was a quick fix and did not really do much in actually curing Sciatica .
I have tried to carry on working fitting tables but even sat driving I am in pain .
and I had a 6 hours of driving yesterday 3 hours there and 3 hours back with 4 hours fitting ,  when I went to fit a 9ft table near Cromer in Purple .
it was after this long day that my back got really  bad pain last night .
they say that sitting is not good for Sciatica , but 6 hours driving standing up is impossible .

so please stick with me if you have a table booked in for work . if you are affected I will make contact to give the reason I cannot do the work .
I do not like letting anyone down , and will get to you to do the work , all I am asking is a bit of leeway to fit you back in to reschedule the work at  a later date
I am sure some of you with just re-cloth work could wait a bit longer as you can still play on the old cloth for a week or two until I reschedule you back in  , it is the actual fitting and moving of tables I will have to really try and reschedule with you or maybe have to pass on work to a  couple of fitters that I know .if you cannot wait a little longer .
If you do not hear from me your work is not affected , but it may be a day before that I phone you .
as Sciatica is one of those injury’s that you just do not know how long it will last .
Easter is here and this gives me at least 4 days to rest it up , plus do a  few stretching exercise that is suppose to alleviate the Piriformis muscle trapping the nerves .
so hopefully I will be OK for Tuesday 6th April and that job is a  full size table and a small pool table fit too   in the same House , lifting 5 heavy slates onto frame from a Garage store  and also 2 hours drive there and 2 hours drive back .
I will keep all those affected in the loop ,
and thanks to all that understand what I am going through at the moment , I would not wish Sciatic pain onto anyone  .