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 !



Wanted: oak 9ft / 10ft or 12ft full sized Snooker table , THIS CLIENT HAS NOW LOCATED A TABLE THROUGH GCL BILLIARDS !


I have another client who wishes to purchase a 9ft /10ft or full size snooker table before Christmas.  He would prefer an oak table, he is not sure if he would like a smaller 9ft or 10ft or go for a full sized 12ft table.  The room used to have a full size table in there, but he just wants what comes along in good condition.  He has just bought the house and is not what you describe as a keen snooker player, but likes the idea of a games room and just wants to put something in.  A 3/4 sized table would give him a bit more room so that is why he is not too bothered as to the size of table.

So there you go, if you have an oak table for sale in any of the sizes listed, then he would be interested in buying it.  The room he has is being renovated at the moment and he requires the table for around the beginning of December, so any seller must be prepared to keep the table until then.

If you have a table then send photos and price you require to Geoff Large at info@gclbilliards.com

TABLE HAS NOW BEEN SOURCED FOR THE CLIENT , BUT IF YOU HAVE A TABLE FOR SALE OR REQUIRE A TABLE THEN CONTACT GEOFF AT GCL BILLIARDS AND A FREE ADVERTISEMENT CAN BE ARRANGED FOR YOU .

Table now located for buyer (re: wanted full size table on a budget)

A TABLE HAS NOW BEEN LOCATED BY THE THE BUYER. If you require a table please use our wanted section of the GCL BILLIARDS blog.  Many people are reading this blog and sellers and buyers are out there.

It is FREE to advertise.  All we ask is that you recommend GCL Billiards to do any work involved, eg. moving, setting up, recover, rerubber.

Geoff Large
www.gclbilliards.com
www.88pooltables.com

GCL BILLIARDS for Pool table recovering in the Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln, Newark & Leicester area

Two more Supreme Prince Pool tables get the full monty treatment of brand new cushion rubber in quality black rubber and new re-clothing with strachan best quality wool cloth.  We also vacuumed the tables out, de-greased around 3 years of muck from the ball rails and centre ramp, cleaned the side chute and flip out tray, checked battery power and that the electronic coin mechs were working fine.

One thing the Landlord expressed concern with was that the tables have never played level in all the years he has been there, so the slate was re-levelled by strip packing to take out the natural bow of the cabinet which over time had become worse.  We also removed many recovers of spray on glue from the top of the slate which was affecting the ball run down the side of the table.  The ball now runs true and the table was levelled by engineers level as well as digital levelled to an accuracy of 0.1 per square metre, that’s the thickness of a £20 note throughout the level of the table slate area.  Only a time served billiards fitter would go to these lengths of making sure a pub pool table was good for play and the good news is we do not charge more for this expertise.  So why choose a quick fit pool table recoverer over someone who takes their time and does the job right.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME FIRMS COME WITH CUSHIONS ALREADY COVERED AND JUST CHANGE THEM OVER TAKING YOUR CUSHIONS AWAY.  This can be a big mistake if you allow this to happen as good cushions could be swapped over with bad hard rubber cushions and this is what had happened to the above two tables including slate swap over.  At GCL Billiards we will only change over worn out sets of cushions and never just one or two cushions always the whole set.  If one cushion has gone hard the others are not far behind in doing the same, so best to replace the whole set.  All other good sets of cushions are recovered on site and refitted to their original tables, ensuring that if you have got decent cushions they are put back on your table.

To round things off we fitted our smart new green www.88pooltables.com bubble badge to the cabinet side.  This displays who maintains the table and contact numbers etc.

We know we are second to none in the refurbishment of Pool tables, so if your local pub or club is ready for a revamp of its pool tables please recommend www.gclbilliards.com the professional cue sports people.

The Landlord was highly delighted with the work we have carried out and the attention to detail of the cleaning of the inside of the tables to stop ball jams etc. and how we got the tables level.  Not all firms do this, but GCL Billiards and Double Eight Pool Tables always do it.

Phone us today to book your table in on 07753466064 or 01159725355.  Leave a message if we are busy we always get back to you.

Another snooker table to pick up, transport and re-rubber etc.

The week is starting off very well for us.  A local removals firm has been in touch to book our services in the dismantle of a full size snooker table for this Thursday.  As we dismantle the removal firm’s crew will wrap each part and load onto the van for transport to the new owners house.  We may yet also get the job of installing the table at the other end.

A square leg Karnhem and Hillman table

Also a client who had been in touch looking for a 10ft table has secured one that I had spotted on ebay, a very nice 10ft Karnhem and Hillman table with square legs for that contemporary look.  I have to travel up to Glasgow to pick this table up, bring back to the workshop, re-rubber, re-cover, maybe new nets and leathers, fit new modification of adjustable muntins (slate supports) and then deliver to Dagenham near london to set up in the client’s brand new games room.