BUTLINS WORK ON AMERICAN 9ft POOL TABLES with ARTSCAPE DESIGNED CLOTH

Today we have been working at Skegness Butlins .
Every November we are to take the American 9ft Pool tables down and store in a back room , the room is then used for other busy weekend events such as 18 to 30s weekend , or 70s /80s theme weekends etc .
as you can see from the photo they where recovered in Plain purple cloth on the last recover.
At the end of November we shall be putting the tables back into the room and then recovering in ARTSCAPE cloth , this is a printed designed cloth , that can also be custom made to incorporate a clients name or venue , in this case it will have the wording BUTLINS also printed on the cloth .
We will on completion take another Photo of the pool tables with this new smart designed cloth , in the meantime have a look at these sample tables which have had the Artscape touch .

http://www.wsptextiles.com/artscape

 

 

 

 

Re baize Pool table and snooker table in Nottingham , Derby , Lincoln , Newark , Leicester .

Not all tables are the modern type that we undertake to recover , many tables from the 1970s/80s are still going strong in pubs and clubs , plus private houses .

Many people use the word Baize to describe  the cloth on cue sports tables , this in fact is wrong as the cloth is simply called napped Billiard Cloth , Baize is a cloth that is put on notice boards or card tables .

Although many call the cloth used on snooker and pool tables baize and in dictionary’s it also refers to snooker or billiard cloth as being baize ,
Also in the dictionary it also states that snooker is played on a snooker table , but in fact there is no such thing as a snooker table as it was Billiards that was first played and so they should be refered as BILLIARD TABLES , and you play the game of snooker on a billiard table . nothing has changed in the design from a billiard table apart from pocket plates and cushions over the years , apart from that the design is a billiard table .
But as many now refer to them as snooker tables the wording has stuck , so we now call them Snooker tables . and so it is the same with the cloth many people refer to it as Baize.

The word baize often used to describe cue sports cloth is just a metonymy which means it is a thing or a concept not called by its real name . look at the link for the manufacturers description , you will note they state Billiard cloth and not billiard baize.
http://www.wsptextiles.com/

This week I had a lady phone me up and ask me to RE BAISE her pool table which was badly faded from sun light .

At GCL Billiards we aim to prolong the lifespan of the older tables ,just like this Hazel Grove superleague which is still in remarkable conditon cabinet wise , the table is located in a conservatory and the cloth is faded to almost yellow creamy white .
The clients bought the table many years ago second hand for their sons 18th Birthday and he is in his 30s now .
after a Re-cover in Strachan cloth the table looks almost new . the hazel grove Super league was the rolls royce of pool tables during the 70s and 80s , they are still manufactured today as a traditional turned leg cabinet design .

WANTED WINNER OR PRINCE SUPREME SECOND HAND POOL TABLES

GCL Billiards would like to buy second hand Winner or Prince supreme pool tables in good condition cabinet wise , coin op or free play. The tables will be fully revamped by GCL BILLIARDS with new rubber cushions and new cloth plus complete service etc.for resale or Rental .

We always have a demand for S/H Supreme tables in either Winner or Prince models.

We require all cabinet finishes black, oak, silver, white etc. any table considered.


Very busy month for November, but we are still taking bookings for work


Looks like we are about to get very busy for the month of November.  Some of the work booked in:

  • 3 re-rubber + re-cover snooker tables.
  • 6 american pool table dismantles, then put back up plus re-cover all 6.
  • 3 local full size snooker re-covers + another re-rubber to match size.
  • 1 total renovation of 10ft snooker table re-polish and re-rubber, nets leathers
  • 3 tables dismantle and load.
  • 1 table move from Nottinghamshire to Lincolnshire.
  • 1 re-cover and one stretch.
  • 1 pool table sold and deliver local.

Plus loading various snooker tables around the UK for their slates to use on a kitchen floor.  It’s a shame but the slate is now worth more in scrap value than trying to sell the table as an item for use on ebay.

Add to this list our special offer of pool table re-cover and re-rubber work which is bringing in regular work now the winter pool leagues have started.  Looks like it’s a 7 day week for the whole of November and thats good news for GCL Billiards and Double8pooltables.

I did say all the work would come at the same time and it always happens just before Christmas.

Many thanks to our clients for entrusting the work to GCL BILLIARDS

special offers on pool table re-covers from just £165 for Higher quality Branded Strachan cloth POOL TABLE RECOVERING SPECIAL OFFERS FROM £145 in Nottingham , Lincoln ,Newark , Derby , Leicester . and all East midlands Area.

We are haveing a special offers run upto Christmas for all UK 6FT AND 7FT sized Pool table recovers ,
We will Recover youre UK 6FT OR 7FT sized Pool table in Quality Strachan West of England cloth

**** THIS OFFER EXPIRED ON DECEMBER 22nd 2012 **** but please enquire if we have any more offers on by phoning Geoff on 07753466064 please try and phone between 9am and 6pm , we stop answering the phone after this business opening time but you can always email Geoff at c.large@btinternet.com
 cloth starting at £165 .
Also we have in a range of three colours of Burgandy red , Royal blue , or Standard Green all at £165

allthough we do the red and the blue we always recommend the Green cloth as it is the most restfull colour for the eye’s , it is a natural colour and that is why most UK cue sports tables have used the colour of Green for many years , red and blue is an american thing . there are other colours that we can use for example Purple but these are extra charge and are POA .also Strachan speed cloth at extra charge POA.

and it gets better , we will also knock off a further £10 for every other 6ft or 7ft uk Pool table you have at the premises if recovered at the same time .

to qualify for the above offers please quote ( 88pool offer 165 OR 185 or £10 off for two in same premises  ) to c.large@btinternet.com or phone 07753466064 or 01159725355 , this offer expires on Dec 22nd 2012.

all pool table recovers are being done inbetween the main jobs that we have allready booked in , the recovering of the pool tables is to take up any slack days we have on our run upto the busy christmas period . ensuring we have continuous work for each week . we will do some Recovering work in the evening and on Saturdays if Possible

Please note ,when booking a UK pool table recover , check youre cushion bounce , you may require a re-rubber or new cushions and fixing bolts, which we can supply at extra cost . if you know the make of youre pool table please state it with the size 6ft or 7ft , all tables above this size are charged a higher rate
if you do not know the make , please send us a photo , as all Pool tables are not the same , and rubber are differant types and shapes .
If you require extra cues or more chalk or even a spare set of balls we can also add this to youre order . Pockets and ball rails charged extra if required, but are fitted free at same time as a re-cover.

We always clean the inside of youre table removing years of grease and sweat build up . making sure youre table looks as good inside as the new re-cover outside . we then re-level useing an engineers level and a digital electronic level . leaving youre table for match play . and as good as new .

We have many satisfied testimonials of our work , we have personal experience in the cue sports industry as fitters for many years , we value our reputation and value youre custom and repeated custom , that is why we strive to do every job to perfection .
we are an NBSA approved firm , youre guarentee of professional workmanship, not all firms carry this recommendation .

Three Snooker tables maintained by GCL Billiards in the Nottingham , Derby , Lincoln , Leicester area

Three snooker tables maintained by GCL BILLIARDS in the East midlands area
these tables have constant use and require regular recovers , and maintenance , they are looked after by the staff of the establishment and the nice new Black table covers are always placed on the Tables between play .

Today I have re-covered one of the tables and serviced the other two , checked for level , and then checked all equipment for missing tips and rest feet .
If you have  a table or two or more , then we are always looking to increase our client base , rest assured we are no hit and run firm , and any work will be carried out to our own strict code of practice. We are also recommended by the NBSA for youre peace of mind .

For Sale 9ft Riley Snooker table, another Genuine 3/4 size

Due to people now logging into the website for our FREE FOR SALE blog, we are having many enquiries to advertise snooker tables for sale.

So we now have two 9ft tables on the web site for sale by private sellers, this newly listed 9ft snooker table is based near Burnley.

The photos tell the story, a very nice condition circa 1910/1920s Riley Billiard snooker table.  I have not seen the table for a close inspection but from the photos it looks in very good condition and is in a dry warm room.  It has had a re-rubber some time ago by Willie Smith of Leeds, the Smith badge looks around 1950/60s, but it may have been rerubbered again after that.  There is a genuine original Riley cushion badge that looks to be made out of Ivory.  The seller is looking for offers around £1700.

Due to other firms getting in touch with our clients who are selling tables on this Blog (and trying to get the work for transporting and set up) I am now taking all enquiries for all of the for sale Snooker & Pool tables advertised on GCL Billiards blog.  I will then pass on any genuine details to the seller and buyer, who I hope will use GCL Billiards qualified billiards fitting team to move the table.  A man and a van and his mate is not the way to move these tables, they require expert workmanship in both the dismantling and loading, plus the important set up and leveling of the table making sure the cloth is fitted correctly and all slate joints are level and all bolts torqued up to the correct tension.  Only a time served Billiards Fitter can do this to a high standard .

Enquiries for this table to c.large@btinternet.com quote 9ft riley near burnley in post heading.




NOW SOLD Burroughs and Watts 9ft x 4ft – 6 inch snooker table , a genuine 3/4 sized .

SOLD SOLD SOLD . this 3/4 sized table is off to Perth in Scotland on the 11th of November 2013 to a holiday let and will now be enjoyed by people renting out the Holiday let.
We have had some very nice 9ft tables sold on GCL billiards web site , they are sought after and we do get people phone and email us asking if we have any for sale .
they are a popular size , as many people have room for a 9ft table but not a full size .
I have been instructed to advertise a very nice 3/4 sized Burroughs and Watts Snooker table , these 9ft tables are getting harder to locate , there are many full sized tables on the market but very few 9ft or 10ft tables around .
Burroughs and watts where one of the best Manufacturers of billiard and snooker tables in the 1800/1900s this table being from the period of circa 1910/20.
I have valued the table at £1000 to £1500 , but the owner is willing to listen to offers as they require the room for other use , the table is at this moment still in use so can be seen and tried out before purchase , the table is located in the Ashbourne area of Derbyshire .
As can be seen from the photo’s below the table comes complete with antique scoreboard and a modern cue stand , the table may require some work , it all depends on the Clients requirements.

9fts of this quality do not come on the market often.

At GCL Billiards we advertise free of charge , all we ask is please refer us for the removal and transport of the table as our reward , we are not in this to make money out of the sale of the table but a continuation of fitting work is our aim .
If you have a table for sale or you are looking for a table , please get in touch for us to add youre details to the for sale/wanted  gcl billiards blog .
We do get hits on this blog all the time from people looking to sell and buy cue sports tables , it’s free and easy to advertise , and we are having success with table sales and wanted.
I am off to Scotland next week to move one such 10ft table that was wanted , for a client in Essex, he had been in touch asking us to locate a 10ft for him and found one in Scotland , we informed him of one and he purchased the table direct from the seller , our reward was the Moving and setting up of the table plus a re-rubber and recover , this free advertising heps all involved , the buyer , the seller , and us the fitting team , everyone is a winner .

Enquiries for this table  …NOW SOLD !