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 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


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

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 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 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.

New install of Pool table Rental in Nottingham

Where once stood a 3/4 sized snooker table (9ft by 4ft 6 inch ) , This club comittee has now decided due to almost none use of the Snooker table to move over to a BRAND NEW winner supreme pool table in a nice light oak cabinet finnish as their choice of cue sports table. with 6811 Tournament cloth .

Today we dismantled the Snooker table and set up a BRAND NEW Winner supreme 7ftx4ft Championship play Pool table on a hire basis contract.

The club chose our Deluxe package of two Cloth re-covers every 6 months and a free set of Aramith Premier match balls for the pool team every year , this table will be maintained every 3 months with a service visit , a recover every 6 months , the table will also be cleaned inside as well as outside and the level rechecked and adjusted, what other Table hire firm promises that level of maintenace at a competitive price structure for a Hire of pool table ?

We are able to offer this high level of service because not only do we care about the tales we service and own , but we only work on cuesports tables NOTHING ELSE , it is what we are good at .

When was the last time youre pool table got a good service from your pool table hire provider ? when was it last recovered? , was it covered in good quality cloth ?
are the balls your are playing with Premier Aramith or Chinese ? our reputation is built upon provideing not only a good service and skilled work but useing quality Materials and accessories. includeing our main choice of table to operate the winner supreme which is endorced by the World eight ball pool federation , the IPA , the World tour , Strachan , and Aramith . and just about every pool table operator sales and hire firm in the UK .

New Pool table stock is being ordered on a regular basis , as fast as we get them in they are back out the door , sometimes never reaching the door but delivered direct from picking them up from the factory to youre premises.
order youre new Supreme Winner pool table today, You will not be disapointed with our service and attention to detail .


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 .