I have been guilty of pushing our work towards the Pool table market recentley , but rest assured I have not forgotten or neglected the importance of Snooker Table work .
In todays Cue Sports clubs and pubs etc , the preferance over the years is towards the quick game of Pool , it is important in my profession as a billiards fitter to balance the work between the two cue sports in order to have continuity of work , and many of you know that pool is slowly if not allready taken over the national cue sports game in the UK , a quick easy game with more turnover for the table owner and useing far less space than a full sized snooker table , many clubs have had their Snooker table’s removed and two Pool table’s put in the same space . where once stood a table taking £4 per hour , now stands two pool,table’s taking 50p ( per 7 min game each ) thats around 9 games per hour = £4.50p each table = £9 an hour , over 100% more takings than the one large full size snooker table . (some charge £1 per game )
As you can see because of this quick easy game of pool the snooker side in the uk is on the decline , that is why more and more countries outside the uk especialy China are more into snooker than the UK .
But I know there are a lot of die hard fans of Snooker out there , firstly let me say I am proud to have been trained by previous time served fitters who have passed down the art of billiard fitting from master fitter to trainee , sadly this practice is slowly drying up , no more time served fitters are being trained up in the UK , and the table’s have to be kept to an acceptable playing condition , at GCL BILLIARDS we point out that we are Time served Billiards fitters first and foremost., trained in the art of maintaining any billiard or snooker table from a simple service to a full revamp of the table includeing polishing , re-rubbering , Reclothing , nets leathers , leveling , and logistics .
so if you are thinking of having youre table re-covered or re-rubbered , then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Geoff Large a time served billiards fitter at GCL BILLIARDS , just pick up the phone , Geoff will discuss any work you may require and give sound advice .
we are NBSA approved .