Snooker & Pool Table Recovers

Geoff Large, expert table fitter with 37 years of experience. All aspects of snooker, pool and 9 ball table recovers, repairs and maintenance. My services include: Recover of bed cloth and/or cushion cloth Stretching of bed cloth Re-rubbering of cushions Fitting new pocket nets, leathers and rails Refurbishment and re-polishing Levelling of the table Dismantling, moving, setting up, logistics and storage Pool table hire Service contracts West of England 100% pure new wool first grade cloth used, no seconds.

Snooker table Dismantle and Transport relocation , use GCL billiards for this specialist service

We have 40 years experience of relocating Snooker and Pool tables of various sizes
if you are looking to have a snooker or Pool table relocated then call in the professionals .
GCL billiards have the correct tools and men to move these heavy tables from one location to another .
dorset slates coming off frame june 2105
The heavy slates are the main object that will catch may DIY or man and a van out , they require careful handling and knowledge of safe loading or storing of these Slates correctly  .
We have three of these piano wheels and a slate slide for downstairs maneuvering with ease of just three men .
Upstairs locations may require up to 6 men to lift these slates up  but we sometimes only use 4 men .
a ground floor to Ground floor locations only require two men
bentinck slates and frame
This table only required moving 6 feet , but it still required a full strip down of slates off the frame to move it safely without damage to slate joints
Do not listen to firms who say they can jack up a full size table and wheel it to a new position , this will damage the slate joints and your carpets or floor covering , and may snap the legs in the process too .
GCL billiards men are trained over years of experience to move tables in a safe and responsible way .
sometimes we are lucky with on site fork lifts , we always look for the easy option , but never cut corners , on this job
We where able to ask the local farmer if he could just fork lift the slates out of the van and up to the floor the tables where being erected back up on .
B & watts for sale K & Ashfield stored bubbl;e wrapped
If we have to store tables on site , we can also offer a full bubble wrapping service
This table being stored in dismantled form in our Clients Garage , taking very little room up
clitheroe frame up level slates in back
On this job we arrived to find that the client had all ready got the slates and frame upstairs ,
this helps not only in time but in costing as we where only required to send one fitter out to complete this table fitting , with the clients help of putting the slates back onto the frame.
Mark parry frame assemble
When we reach the relocated site , we can start to put the frame parts out ready for assembly
mark parry slates on and linings ready
the slates can go back on and any final leveling done and tack linings refitted
linc brain finished table
And the Table is ready for play in it’s new home
van igor loaded inside cargo
A full size snooker table fits neatly and stacked correctly for transport in the back of our van
Rear view of van Igor
You may see us out and about on the road , our van has distinctive livery of pool theme on sides and Snooker on rear
if you are thinking or having a snooker or Pool table dismantled and relocated , then please get in touch with Geoff Large
with 40 years experience of relocating full size snooker tables , you are in safe hands .

email Geoff below for a quote 

WE ARE NOT A SNOOKER CLUB ! do not phone us up trying to book a table to play on please try Stapleford cue club or any mentioned below to play snooker or pool .

We do not own a snooker or pool club , but if you do require to find a club to play local to us , try Stapleford cue Club they are the closest snooker club to me 2 mile down the road .
Stapleford Cue club is situated at
148 Derby Road behind the pizza hut take away .
tel 01159 394 504

if you are very close to Derby then try
under rollerworld access to right in carpark
Derby DE21 4AW
tel 01332 360924

other side of Nottingham then try
Newark cue club
41 Barker Gate
NG24 1UA
tel 01636 612030

I get many phone calls asking if we are open to book a table to play on ?
We are not advertised as a snooker club , we are a Billiards /Snooker / Pool table or as a collective a Cue sports table MAINTENANCE company
This means we work on tables repairing or maintaining them .
our other business is long term contract of coin operated pool table hire to pubs and clubs we do not own our own club .
I am sorry to say it is getting beyond a joke at how many people phone us up sometimes at 12 to 2am in the morning and Today ( Christmas Day ) of all days to ask what time we shut or are we open today.
we suspect these are Taxi Drivers knocking off work or taking a break and wanting somewhere to play snooker or pool .
I do not know of any all nighter snooker clubs most close at 12pm at the latest .

but just to refresh what we are about .

This is what we do
Ashbourne 9ft rubber and cushion blocks gluedpool table keyworth 7ft riley superleague strippinglivingstone strip and cover cushions bluerushcliffe tables and shades on vanBaulk line re-cover june 2015 working on cushions apartBaulk line re-cover june 2015 Geoff on cushion strip
If you require to book a table try Stapleford cue club they are the closest snooker/pool club to me
winners at stabbo cue club x 4
stapleford cue club
cueball pool room busy
Cueball in Derby pool room and plenty of full size snooker tables
Newark cue club 41 Carter gate Newark Nottinghamshire NG24 1UA ………….tel 01636 612030 for booking to play on pool and snooker tables .
Hunters Bar Dec 15th 2015 7 recovers on pool
Hunters Bar Grantham 1 Union Street , Grantham next to lidl’s , NG31 6NZ……………… tel 01476 579493
Hunters bar has 7 UK pool , 4 american pool , and 6 full size snooker tables to play on .

The Profesional Matchroom steel cushioned Match table for sale £1000 buyer collects

We have a client based in Teddington near Kinston upon Thames .
and they have a full size Match room snooker table which has the all important steel cushions fitted with BCE type pocket plates .
I would say the table is circa 1980’s  in age so a modern table for the modern game .
These tables where very expensive when they where sold new .
but today could be purchased at a Bargain price of just £1000 including all accessories .
GCL  BILLIARDS will quote for this work .

as you can see a very nice full size table

Badge’d as the Professional , and the badge does have the signatures of Barry Hearn’s Matchroom team
Not sure but I would say the matchroom team associated with Barry Hearn had something to do with the design and supply of these tables .
and because of that the high prices charged for these tables back in the 1980’s .
there is not much on the internet to link them , but if it had that badge on then it must have been linked to the Barry Hearn matchroom .
Barry Hearn prospered from the snooker boom of the 1980s when he formed Matchroom with players Steve Davis and Tony Meo.
Later Matchroom snooker players include Terry GriffithsDennis TaylorWillie ThorneNeal FouldsJimmy WhiteCliff Thorburn and Ronnie O’Sullivan.

another view of the Profesional Matchroom table .

all these accessories are with the table , plus a canopy light shade .
the only thing lacking is an iron by the looks of it and a dust cover unless the owner has these too ?
I am advertising this as  a private sale for my client , the buyer to arrange for dismantle and pick up .

all inquiries to Geoff at GCL billiards , and I will pass on your inquiry to the seller .


Full size snooker table , Limed Oak Riley Reeded Aristocrat in Oak for sale . Offers in the region of £1500 ?

*** Offers in the region of £1500 for this superb oak Riley , you only have to look at new prices to see what a Bargain this is .

We have a client in Andover Hampshire .
who wishes to sell their full size Riley Aristocrat reeded legged table .
this table is in what looks like ,  from photo’s an Attractive Limed oak with matching scoreboard .
*** SHADE OF OAK MAY DIFFER from photo’s .

as you can see it has a worn grey cloth on it at the moment and it is torn look at patch near chalk and pool balls in photo  ,  so will require at least a  re-cover .
the table has Standard cushions fitted to it .

Corner pocket opening looks to be around 3.5 inch at the fall .

Attractive leg design and nice oak grain pattern .

some of the balls may have wear marks in them so I have been informed .

the wood work looks immaculate , and the table comes complete with scoreboard ,
Cover , Brush , Iron  , snooker balls , pool balls  triangle and chalk , rests , and cues plus wall rack .

Very attractive reeded legs , in Oak , very rare to find one in oak for sale second hand .

Riley stamp on top of each leg

Riley name plate and the important MADE IN ENGLAND badge .

the table is very well made and already has adjustable muntin slate centre bearers .

Cues that come with the table .

and rare to find with any sale an Iron is included too .
if you required a price for pick up and delivery then please ask Geoff at GCL billiards , also any work you may require doing to it like a re-cover or re-rubber ?

contact Geoff or Carol at

PRICE  TO BE CONFIRMED , but we will take offers at this moment in time to pass onto our seller .
The seller is still thinking on what price to ask , I have given him a realistic price range for him to consider .
based on what tables are selling for , and that this table is in Oak and a Riley Aristocrat reeded leg .

*** This is a private sale the table is being advertised for sale on GCL billiards web site by the owner and is not GCL billiards own stock  , there is no buyers commission or premium to pay .
but we do ask you to try and use GCL billiards as the firm to collect the table and install it .

Pick up delivery and install is not included with any price agreed with the seller for the table .

*** table is now on Ground floor and carefully dismantled and bubble wrapped apart from slates which are pallaetised and in dry storage  , so it could be collected from Andover , my client may help with the loading if you wish to fetch the table to cut costs down .

then just get an experienced time served billiards fitter to install and re-cover

Again all inquiries  Email
Geoff or Carol at ,

6ft set height Riley Billiard table with Hard top for sale . £350 Bargain !

Here we have a table for sale that resembles a Riley diner but does not have the raise and fall operation .
it comes with chairs and table top .
The top in my opinion is a three leaf extender top from a  normal 1930 /1950s dining table stained and polished to match or it was good match to start with .
and with use has blended in the same patina as the Chairs .
The 6ft Riley table is circa 1910 to 1920 , it has the brass domed coffin screws in the cushions that gives me an idea of date it was manufactured .
Sturdy 6ft table for snooker or pool .
we value the table the top and chairs at £350 which is a good come and buy me price , collection is North London .
you will require a small medium van transit sized or a large VOLVO type Estate car , the legs unbolt form the lower frame .
but with the Chairs the Van is the better option .

The table with the top off and chairs put to one side .
you can see the brass domed coffin screws in the cushions , and yes these type of screws where used in the coffin industry to screw the top of the coffin down .
Typical Riley turned leg for this early  period , with brass top pocket plates with leather strip inserts to the face , we normally advise  a set of top plate leathers on these when it would be due some re-cover work .
But for now it is very presentable .
you will find you may require cushions on the chairs if you use it for a dining table as this table has no high low adjustment for dining height .
We have to be very Honest when advertising tables so I like to make aware of the fact that this table is a normal height playing table and not a raise and fall Riley diner .
which would be priced around £1000 to £1500 in this state of Honest  used play without chairs   , so at just £350 with chairs  it would be a good alternative.
and for comparison here is a Riley Diner raise and fall system and table , so you fully understand the difference of the two tables .

the table for sale does not have this raise and fall system

This Barley twist Riley diner is worth around £2500 to £3000 without chairs in this fully renovated condition as it is a rare to find model  ,
as you can see at £350 our clients table offers good alternative value .

the table top on
The chairs have some Barley twist design going on with the legs and the two end chairs having barley twist back and finials ,
I would say they are a matching set of chairs with the end chairs being the more decorative for the hosts of a dinner evening . typical of a set sold at many household clearance sales .
The chairs are Not high value but a nice touch to include in the package .
the chairs I would say would be the same age as the table top , 1930 /1950s .
altogether an attractive come and get me package for just £350. buyer collects from North London , close to Queens Park Tube Station ,
I will pass on any inquiries to the seller , and give your details to him .
contact Geoff or Carol at GCL billiards by email please to

NOW SOLD subject to collection



We have a client in West Yorkshire who wishes to sell their full size Riley Aristocrat full size snooker table
Please note this table has the standard cushions on and NOT steel block cushions .
But it is very reasonably priced at just £500 .

All the accessories are with the table, light shade , cues and rests, balls triangle and scoreboard

it will require a re-cover , unless you are happy with the cloth that is on it .

turned fluted legs

Pocket openings look around 3.5 to 3.7/8ths at the fall

Polish cushion wood capping’s look in very good condition

If you would like a quote for picking up from ground floor , delivery and assemble on ground floor only then please contact GCL billiards for a quote

also a quote for a re-cover if required .

….. PLEASE NOTE …..The table is in an upstairs location at the moment , but the seller may be able to arrange a dismantle and get downstairs ready for collection ,
this may require a bit more cost to the buyer .


any inquiries to Geoff at GCL Billiards and I will pass on your details to our selling client.
the Table is located in Heckmondwike Yorkshire

NOW SOLD 10ft Karnehm & Hillman snooker table for sale near Peterborough



Here we have a table that I have worked on in the past when I relocated it from GCL billiards seller in Leighton Buzzard  for a new owner in Whittlesey near Peterborough .
here is the original advert for this table back in 2014
10ft Karnehm and hilman’s are very hard to find , and when they appear up for sale they are very quickly sold
especially at this come and buy me price of just £600 .  NO OFFERS PLEASE !

as you can see a very attractive table , which has recently been re-covered .
there are a  few belt buckle or zip scratches on the top cushion capping’s but in very good order .

Looks like new nets and leathers have also been fitted recently too .
this table is quality built a 5 section slate bed bolt into slate cushions .

there is just one upgrade that I would recommend , and that is the fitting of adjustable slate bearers on the under slate supports
Karnehm and hillman never had these fitted on any of their tables , but they help to keep the slate from dipping in the center .
and this does happen it gives you 100% control to adjust it back up .
as you can see this table has none of these fitted and it would be recommended to have this done on the next install .
GCL billiards do have these brackets ready in stock  to install if you use them to move the table .

these Karnehm and Hillman Buckingham models have turned carved tulip style legs .
and sport the buttons over the bolt holes in the cushions rather than the slide in panels , I think this gives it a more classy look .
and more expensive to have buttons made rather than a slide in plywood panel .
the ball rails  have 4 runner bars too , something that is new to me , as the norm is just 3 bars .

here you can see a few of those belt buckle marks on the top capping .
a touch up with a brown pencil or wax will help make them a background mark , there is only a few of them and you will get more
if you wear  a belt or have a ZIP protruding from say jeans .
this table has only had two careful owners , I advertised it for the previous owners and moved it for my buying client who has now decided he wants the room back .
he has spent a fair few £s on this table but realizes it is a buyers market so the £600 price tag is very fair and you should not offend him by making offers.
in my opinion 10ft K & Hillman tables do not fall off tree’s in large numbers and this one is in very good order .
I predict it will not be advertised long before it is sold .
Hopefully someone between Peterborough and Nottingham buys it .
but we can pick up and deliver anywhere in the UK if cost effective .
just give me ( Geoff Large )  a call , or email me for more details of costings of such a move . 07753466064 or

of course the table comes with all normal accessories ( apart from cue’s or any extensions )
the balls triangle and scoreboard and any rests plus Peradon dust cover are included in the price , there is no light fitting or cues in this sale .
The table was re-covered in Strachan 6811 tournament 30 oz , only 15 months ago by another firm probably Drinkwaters , and has not had much use as can be seen from the photo’s .

any inquiries to Geoff at GCL billiards 07753466064 or email

If you require the table collecting and  a price to pick up and install  , I need to know post code , and if the room is on ground floor or up or down stairs , plus parking and access is good .
no restrictions on parking or difficult parking attendants around .
or very low bushes and trees obstructing drive way and MWB /  MEDIUM HIGH ROOF van .
if you have a drive way with bushes and overhanging low branches we suggest these are cut back before delivery , we do not wish to scratch our new vans paintwork and sign writing for a few Hundred pounds wages in delivering a table .
you will be surprised just what a problem this has been in the past . Especially down single track roads and long driveways to country houses .

Single sections of snooker slate slabs for sale £60 each buyer to collect from near junction 25 of M1…will help loading

Now and again I have to recycle a few full size snooker tables
Most of which go to a reclaim yard but I have now decided to sell a few now and again .
Uses are flooring patio and counter top or table work surface if sealed .
Some even use them as Garden paths .
Image result for photo of log burner on snooker slate
But once cut and trimmed down , most use them as hearths for log burners or inglenook lining and hearth , the slate acts as a good heat retainer and heat storage .
Much like a storage heater giving off heat after the fire has gone out heat will come out of the slate ,  if you line all around the sides and back of above fire place too .

At this moment in time I have a full set ( 5 ) of Welsh slates on my driveway and they are for sale at £60 each or £250 for the lot of Five ….no offers
first come first served …. I wish to move them quick hence low price of £60 a slab ….
check what others are selling them at  and most of them are soft italian slate not good old welsh slate like this set .
WELSH SLATE OFTEN SELLS FOR AROUND £150 per section some even as high as £175 if you look on ebay
buyer to load ….. I will help load but bring three  with you if possible .

Easy load up , if possible you will require a piano trolley to unload
it is much easier than carrying them .
I have a trolley to load only , you cannot take the trolley with you .

some have pockets cut into them , but slate is easy to cut and even put an edge on like applying a  good hard cutting bull nose router bit to the edge .

Welsh slate is a bit darker and denser to the modern Italian slate and more sought after .
most welsh slates come form very old pre 1900 to 1960s tables and are nominal 2 inch thick .

Over the years I have recycled hundreds of these slates .

5 slates will go onto a van with a 1.2 ton carrying capacity , and 1 ton back axle limit
my van carries over 1.6kg and is a Vauxhall movano MWB M-Roof
the slates weigh I ton for all 5 or 200kg each .
Phone Geoff on 07753466064 .

For sale Newark Cue sports club… Great opportunity for right minded person £69.995+SAV

Here we have an ESTABLISHED  snooker club for sale , now re-modified over the years to become a Cue sports club .
Newark cue club established for around 15 years now .
3 full size snooker tables 7 supreme winner green badges latest edition 7×4  , and a Chinese black ball 9 x 4.6 pool /snooker table .
A bar and kitchen area , ladies and gents toilets and two further rooms for office / meeting rooms  or adding further tables too .
This club has been run by the current owner ( Jules )  for all that time , developing a good membership of around 400 .
own pool league established and well run .

Since this photo Jules has replaced around 5 of the pool  tables for latest up to date supreme winner models , so dedicated is he to keep his club as the best around Newark and Nottingham and Lincolnshire borders .
No direct competition in Newark as no other cue clubs around , just the local conservative club with snooker tables but nothing that could be described as direct competition .
you would have to travel to Lincoln or Nottingham or Grantham  before you see direct competition against this club .
GCL billiards  have maintained the tables here for some time now and before this at another club he was involved with
Jules keeps the tables maintained to a high standard , some may say to a very high standard due to the fact that he himself plays pool to a high standard and used to be useful on a full size snooker table too .

and through experience of maintaining all cue sports tables for over 42 years ,
Club Owner  players do make the best owners of a cue sports club as they go over the top in keeping their tables playing well .
the club would suit a Man and Wife team with a couple of part time staff , although you could run it with staff fully if required .
This Club  could be a little gold mine for the right person’s willing to keep  to the high standards that Jules and his wife have met ,   their son Max has honed  his skills to also become a prominent pool player to England status .
At the moment Jules is having 90% of the tables re-covered , so come this winter when the club reaches it’s peak earning capacity , any new owner will not have huge bill for table maintenance
all three full size are in for new cloth as is around 6 of the pool tables , the 7th pool table is good and the Chinese 9 ball  is playing very well and should be ok for at least 12 months before any re-cover is required .

GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE TAKINGS and make even more profit .
Selling due to Jules main business commitments taking more of his time up ,  so the club reluctantly has to go .

more photo’s here

Any inquiries direct to Jules on his mobile number 07896 525731

or the selling agent  here

Business For Sale

PLEASE NOTE *** Newark cue club is not owned by GCL billiards , but is just advertised on my site on behalf of Jules Goodyear , who has been a very good client over the years .
and I would be happy to carry on servicing any re-cover work on the new owners behalf at very good rates if keeping to jules high standards and frequency of re-covering .

Period 9ft Snooker table for sale near Derby ..circa 1910 – 1930

We have a client who wishes to sell their 9ft snooker table

to include balls cues triangle rests and shade .
table is on ground floor and is a three section slate bed 9 foot table

buyer to arrange dismantle and loading and relocation , by themselves or through a  firm like GCL billiards who would be happy to quote for such work .



all inquiries to Geoff or Carol at GCL billiards

at our email address