Been a bit late posting some work on the web site due to me being too busy with hands on work and not enough time to sit down in front of a PC.
So here is job one that I did a three to four of weeks ago .
The Phoenix Snooker Club in Eastwood Nottinghamshire , is a busy venue in the Nottingham Pool leagues and snooker .
now under the appointed manger of Ron Sharp who has some good experience in organizing Pool and snooker tournaments in the local area .
it was Steve the owner who booked me in for a return visit to this busy club .
My work this time around was to re-cover three full size Karnehm and Hillman tables upstairs and have a general check round for nets and leathers straps , and leveling of tables .
here area few photo’s of the Snooker tables .
All the tables are Karnehm and Hillman manufacture circa 1980s
I had worked in the past on all of these tables bar this one , but I got it this time
I think because it is near the door it is the last one to be booked out .
all of the tables where re-covered in top quality Strachan 6811 tournament cloth 30 oz weight
The secret about this club is , it is very well known for it’s pool tournaments and has a huge following in that area
many county pool team matches are played in this club .
leaving the snooker tables ticking over upstairs in what I would describe as a quiet peaceful environment just the sort of room you would want to play snooker , so if you are struggling finding a club where a table may be available for booking on ?
Give Ron and Steve a phone at the Phoenix club 0n 01773 760 459 plenty of car parking across the road .
I have been over to Kedleston Golf club near Derby
This very upmarket Golf club is in the Grounds of Kedleston Hall
I once dismantled and moved a full size table in the main hall around 18 years ago and relocated it in North Yorkshire.
The General Manager of Kedleston ( Robert ) called me to arrange a re-cover and maybe new nets and leathers .
I arranged to carry out the improvements to the playing surface in February .
The table when I arrived looked like this , a re-cover around 6 years ago by another billiards firm who used some very poor none branded cloth
and some of the leathers had split and the brass pocket plate was showing through which was damaging the balls on impact .
pocket leathers look OK from above and the rear , but it was the inside part where the ball makes contact that was wearing badly and splitting
and because Robert had mentioned the club where going to buy a new set of high standard balls , it was important to replace these leathers at least to protect those new balls from chipping on the exposed brass pocket plate .
a new set of nets where also recommended as it would look bad to have new cloth and new leathers yet have stained smoke nicotine stained nets from before the smoking ban still left on
the finished Snooker table , New Strachan 6811 Tournament branded cloth fitted , and looking good with new nets and leathers to compliment and show off that the table has had a thorough renovation of it’s playing surface .
I also checked and adjusted for level as part of the Service .
the very smart upmarket club house of Kedleston Golf club , one of the best Golf club house facilities that I have visited , and I do many Golf club snooker tables in my time
When I visited I was impressed that in the club house they had a TV on in the lounge area, going through all the holes in simulated video .
here is Hole 18 as a demo .
unfortunately Kedleston Golf club is limited to 300 members and I was informed they are pretty much booked up , but you can get day guest tickets now and again , a very nice course with the back drop of Kedleston Hall .
a very good car park and club house facilities .
SOLD SOLD SOLD !!!!!!
Table is now sold and could be on it’s way to Italy or Norfolk for storage .
Hi , we have a client who wishes to sell their full size snooker table
a Riley Imperial circa 1920s to 1960s square leg which has been renovated by the Billiards Barn I think he said .
the table has been finished in a satin Black polish to blend in with modern decors .
the table looks to have had some modern cushion replacements recently ?
please study the following photo’s
full size table with all accessories , including dust cover .
matching satin black polished scoreboard . as new condition
table has only had 15 months home use so the cloth is still in very good condition
the table is a Riley imperial model with chunky square legs and deep side and end frame between .
a very well made table when it left the factory , manufacture period is 1920s to 1960s for this model .
all new pockets nets leathers and rails fitted . hardly any use at all .
offers are invited fort his table , the seller is aware of the low prices full size snooker tables are fetching at the moment , it is a buyer’s market as we all know
but I think that the table is worth a bit more than a rough table , as it has been renovated in the past 15 months .
and would have been around £2000 to £2500 when new fitted with all accessories.
Renovated tables like this at low prices sell quickly , as there no extra cost having it renovated or re-covered , it is ready to go once delivered and installed .
if you would like a quote to have the table collected and installed then please contact Geoff at
for more details .
Geoff will be happy to guide you with a price to offer for the table .
Table is now sold ………SOLD after being priced for Quick sale .
We have a client who has what looks like a Karnehm & Hillman table , the cushions and pockets certainly are .
but I have not seen a frame and legs like this on a K & Hillman unless it was an experimental designed one or a one off for a client .
as you can see it is a very attractive table with good cloth condition and polish .
The legs are a nice turned design , and has the buttons on the cushions concealing the cushion bolts rather than the slide in panels .
How can someone turn this down at just £400 NOW SOLD
as you can see the cloth has some fair wear but plenty of life left in it if you did not want to have it re-covered Geoff at GCL Billiards could refit this cloth .
but at just £400 for the table you may wish to spend a little extra and get a full re-cover in strachan 6811 tournament 30 0z napped wool cloth , the choice is yours.
the nets and leathers are also in very good order .
The full size snooker table is a Private sale direct from the Private seller . no middle men fees you are buying direct from the owner .
The Snooker table is close to Junction 17 of the M1 , if you would like a quote for GCL billiards to relocate the table and set it up in your new Home or club
then please contact Geoff or Carol at
We have a client who wishes to sell their full size snooker table
The superb quality of Burroughs & watts circa 1930’s and has the important steel block cushions so sought after .
please study the photo’s to see the condition of this Fantastic table , rarely offered direct from the seller with no middlemen fees .
BUT THIS IS HOW WE DO TABLE SALES AT GCL BILLIARDS , direct from seller !
if you require a quote to relocate the table please get in touch with Geoff & Carol Large at GCL billiards by email email@example.com
giving your post code and if the table is to be sited on ground floor.
the cloth looks to be in hardly used condition .
all though if you prefer we can re-cloth the table on set up in your home .
classic 1930’s design , comes complete with lighting and Scoreboard plus accessories .
the woodwork looks superb condition .
We are looking for offers at the moment on this Beautiful example of British manufactured Billiard table made in a time when they used only top quality materials .