Today we brought forward a recover that we should be doing next week, but with a holiday booked we moved it forward.
Table one, the first table as you enter the Nottingham Snooker Academy, is a Riley Club circa 1920/30. These are one of Rileys most popular tables off the production line. You may notice that the legs have some rings turned into the middle section. You will find this type of table in nearly every snooker club in the country. They made them in their thousands and must have been the most popular model Riley have ever made, along with the basic square leg Imperial model.
Lined up for practice, the new recover gets a try out before a match. Note the table in the foreground, this is the next table lined up for a refurb next month. This really shows the old nets and leathers and old cloth up with a fresh re-covered table next to it.
A close up of the re-furbished playing surface in Strachan 6811 Tournament 30 ounce cloth plus new nets and leathers.
Just to show the difference, above the old lighting in the Academy before the fitment of the modern lights. This is yellow light and dingy showing bright spots of the bulbs on the cloth. Below the new lighting, bright white light, high frequency non-flicker. Which would you rather play under ?
The new look Embankment cue sports room, now hosting the new Nottingham Snooker Academy, with plush seating on a raised plinth for good viewing. Plus the new high frequency twin tube lighting with cool white lighting tubes, less shadow, better sightlines, better for the fitter to see what he is re-covering. It’s a win-win situation, a great snooker venue for serious match play and to learn the game from a qualified coach.
GCL Billiards are proud to be associated with the Nottingham Snooker Academy. We even wear the new NSA logo on our black polo shirts, along with the NBSA logo. We also display both logos on our new van. We like to do our bit to promote the venue.