January almost full and Hospital Operation and time off from 20th January

We are almost full for January .
and are now taking orders for work for February .
I have an Hospital operation that will need two weeks recovery time from the 20th of January
nothing to worry about straight forward OP …. and I will be OK from February onward .

and looking to start back on or around February the 4th .

WANTED BCE WESTBURY STEEL CUSHION FULL SIZE SNOOKER TABLE …Cash waiting .

I have a client based near Lincoln , who at the moment has a Burroughs and watts full size snooker table with steel cushions .
he used to have a BCE westbury and would like to go back to a more modern BCE table as he prefers the modern pocket plates and pocket openings  .
therefore he wishes to sell or PX his older B&Watts table or buy outright a nice condition BCE Westbury with steel block cushions .
Price will be determined on condition of table , the more to perfect the higher the price will be paid .
no bad slates or rough tables please .

This one is immaculate and went to john Higgins …GCL billiards sourced !

another BCE Westbury full size table sold through GCL billiards

We Fully Booked up for Christmas Work …but we are still taking bookings for 2020.

We are fully booked out for our run up to Christmas .

no more work can be added to our schedule before Christmas , we are now taking work bookings from 6th of January
with some days in January and February all ready booked out .

we get some unusual table re-cloths … GCL billiards do re-cloth Bar billiards , we are only one of a handful of firms that do these tables .
It takes a special skill to insert those rings with out due force , and we have seen a  few with cracked slates in our time from DIY attempts .
and it is normally a two man job to do these tables so we do ask for a hand now and again to swivel slate over a couple of times if you wish to keep costs down .

we do american pool re-cloth and rubber plus installations and relocation .

also relocation and install  of full size snooker tables …or any size table !

Fitting and shaping of angles on new Re-rubbers .

To Match template size if required , or larger more easier pockets if you prefer .
**** Some old Billiard tables will not be possible to use Templates , due to wood at back end of pocket not being wide enough and pocket plates in the way .

Fitting of new UK made Peredon Quality nets and leathers give a new re-cloth an even better look .

we stock a few colours for pool tables in the strachan 6811 .
and we can also special order in custom colours in Strachan and Hainsworth cloths .

We can arrange for custom printed cloth …but be fully aware a very costly option .
which can double or in some cases triple the cost from using a normal one colour cloth .
again we can use Strachan or Hainsworth cloths for custom printing .
*** Please note if you are using someones logo such as Liverpool FC for instance you will need an email from the holder of that logo
Giving permission to reproduce it for you …I’m afraid it is you the buyer who has to seek permission , normally Football clubs will not charge anything if it is for Private Home use .
but a firm Like GCL Billiards would be charged , hence why you have to ask permission and get it in writing so our cloth printer could carry this printing out for you .

And we also Rent tables out  ( LOCALLY )  on a 12 months contract , then renew every 6 months , we re-cloth every 6 months on our 12 month rentals .
above our latest site in Langley Mill on the Nottingham / Derby Border.




 

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 ! REDUCED TO £750

 

January 6th 2020   NOW REDUCED to £750 a saving of £250 from original price .
Remember this is the BCE Westbury model a dream to pocket balls on as best pocket plates design which many modern tables are now copying ,  and super rare in 10ft form
if you where to buy a new one of these it would be around £6500 to £7500 .

 

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….NOW £750  ( 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 .