SPECIAL NEW YEAR OFFER: Pool Table Recovering in Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln, Newark and Leicester

We will recover in genuine Strachan cue sports cloth any 6×3 or 7×4 UK pool table and include a dust cover, a set of balls, 12 blocks of chalk, new triangle and a brush for just £165.  We have three main colours of cloth available – green, blue or burgundy.

This offer is for the month of January 2013.  Please phone 07753 466064 or email c.large@btinternet.com quoting GCLB3 offer recover/acesspack.

We can also quote as an extra for a new set of cushion rubber.  Please send a photo of the type of Pool table you have to c.large@btinternet.com

We also stock pool cues, rule sheets, cloth cleaning spray, other types of pool balls spots and stripes budget quality to high quality, also high quality reds and yellows and chrome free standing cue racks.  Plus we also do the new pro twin tube lighting.  If you would like to upgrade your order to include any of these please ask.

We do not just turn up, do a fast recover and scarper.  We clean the inside of the table and check pockets and ball runs etc.  We also level the table up and iron the cloth ready for play.

When looking for people to work on your Pool table we are second to none in the cue sports industry for recovering and re-rubbering all cue sports tables of any design or make. .
So book us in confidence that your table is in good hands and that the workmanship and materials used are of top quality.

We are time served billiards fitters with over 37 years experience on UK Pool / Snooker / Billiards and 8 ball cue sports tables.

We offer the complete package.  We are not experienced in one part of maintaing cue sports tables, we are experienced in all !

HIRE RENTAL 7 x 4 SUPREME PRINCE TOP OF THE RANGE POOL TABLE

We have a top of the range Supreme Prince Pool Table for Hire / Rental contract , £15 per week ,which includes two recovers a year , just been refurbished in Burgundy Red strachan cloth , but can change to another colour if you wish , new cushions and virtually unmarked brand new condition cabinet and legs, ready to start earning money for Pub or club Site , set on 50p but can be changed to £1 or any combination .

A set of club standard and Aramith premier match play balls with this table , we are cue sports hire specialists and we understand that most pubs and clubs have pool teams playing in winter and summer leagues , so we recover every 6 months , that way the table is at it’s best at the start of each league season .
Table will be maintained by a time served billiards fitter who takes his time in getting the table to play level just like in the photo below of the digital level reading a perfect 0.0  , unlike some firms who just dump a table in and forget about them until the landlord moans , we do not hire out slot gaming machines so all our attention and expertise is 100% on youre pool table ,
We prefer to rent our pool table’s local in the Nottingham and Derby area if possible .
If you are having problems with ypoure current table and you are not satisfied with the service they do , and are not tied to them , then please get in touch , we are sure you will not find a better Cue sports rental / hire firm than GCL BILLIARDS and our rental side of the business in DOUBLE 8 POOL TABLES.

Contact Geoff for further details on 07753466064 or email c.large@btinternet.com

Old 1960s / 70s Pool table , one from the past

It is not all about new tables that we work on , I had a phone call last month for a Pool table re-rubber / re- cover near Derby , and the client sent me a photo of the table , I have worked on this type of table many years ago in the 1970s , but have forgot the maker ? it could be a US billiards make ?
I have just completed the work on the table , but due to my batteries on the camera being flat could not take a photo of the finished table after renovation of rubber and new cloth , the client is going to send a photo though later this week. (and here it is) .

This table would get most pool table fitters in a flap as the top is bolted down useing side bars which are very awkward to work on and get to  . I recalled how to take the table apart and work on the cushions from past experience of this type of table , you have to be realy spot on when bolting the top back to the slate to make sure all the pockets align up with the slate falls . also this table has american angle rubber not the UK L shape like on modern tables .

If you have an old table from the past , do not be afraid to ask if we can renovate it , some parts may not be available anymore but we can prob get around this , but rubber and cloth plus pocket liners will not be a problem , and some people do like the retro look of the 1960s / 70s / and 80s tables , like the French made Rene pierre , or the Italian Rutigliani , or even the later Alca tables which where made in Oldham , Geoff has experience on all these makes of tables.

GCL BILLIARDS for a Pool table Recover in Lincoln , Derby , Nottingham , and Leicester

We are getting very popular in the 4 counties of Nottinghamshire , Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire and also parts of Yorkshire for a local firm to carry out pool and snooker maintenance , demand for GCL billiards experienced Billiard fitting is on the up in the run up to Christmas and into January , Bookings for a Re-cover or new cushion rubber on pool tables  is our most popular work even though we are fully time served billiards fitters trained for full size snooker tables, and you can be assured all our workmanship is carried out in a professional manner to NBSA standards , many of our clients giving testimonials of our work .

we are experienced in all types of tables , from very early 1970s made pool tables to the modern tables of today such as the Supreme , DPT , Omega , and Sam tables as well as the Hazel grove super leagues of past and present design .


we offer the best recover and re-rubber service , second to none and do not overcharge for this service , our fitting team have over 37 years experience in maintaining Snooker and Pool tables , we use our recommended by professional Players, Strachan pool cloth, in grades of 777 and 6811 pool or 6811 tournament , also american speed cloth , all in a variety of colours , we can also offer Artscape cloth with a custom design , a logo for example , youre local sports team , or company logo ?

so if you have a pool table that is ready to be revamped to a high standard , then please contact GCL BILLIARDS for youre table to get that professional Re-cover or  Re-rubber ,
Many cue sports clubs as well as pub landlords and Private housholds use GCL BILLIARDS to maintain their prized cue sports tables . we go beyond what normal pool table maintenance firms do , always making sure youre table is cleaned out and level and ready for play before we leave , we are not a hit and run firm we do not have a timescale or have to cover as many tables in a day as some fitters are required to do , we aim to stay in the cue sports trade maintaining tables for many years to come , and only good workmanship and good feedback will guarantee that .

NOW SOLD , 7ft SAM BISON AMERICAN POOL TABLE FOR SALE FREE PLAY, NOTTINGHAM DERBY LINCOLN DELIVERY , also 9ft version available

NOW SOLD ON BEHALF OF CLIENT

NOW SOLD < SOLD < SOLD

We have a 7ft by 4ft  Sam American bison pool table for sale , having just undergone a Recover in  Brand new american speed  cloth in RED , the table is free play only , having the coin mech fully taken out, so for home use only not for Pub use .
Cushion rubber is ok , and comes complete with a set of Balls , two cues, and a triangle plus a box of 12 red chalks . The price is £450 plus delivery charge , AND THATS A BIG SAVING ON IT’S CURRENT NEW PRICE WHICH IS £3595  IN A SALE ? , hopefully to deliver within easy traveling distance of Nottingham or Lincoln . if you are in another county please ask about delivery.
The Brand new Recover alone is worth £190 , so your only paying £260 for the table .
You can also collect the table free of charge from near Lincoln if you so wish. Cash on collection or Delivery. ***deposit required***
Buy now for Christmas phone Geoff on 07753466064 .or email c.large@btinternet.com

Sam bisons are used within the Pub amusement industry and are noted for their strength of cabinet and finish, you would normaly find these tables in many UK 10 pin bowling clubs .
and are £3595 new which is very expensive have a look at this link ,http://www.homeleisuredirect.com/pool_tables/american_pool_tables/sam_leisure_bison_pool_table.html snap up this Bargain now

We also have a blue finish formica 9ft version NOW SOLD which requires new Re rubber / Re cover please enquire as to price of this 9ft which is also based near lincoln. we can do all the work to renovate or sell as is for you to do the work . 9ft version alsop now sold .

now added photo of actual table in burgandy red .black sparkle finish . note the 9ft version in the background in a blue formica finish .


7ft bison

Enquiries and confirmed Bookings , there is a differance, please read.

I have to make something very clear , an enquiry came in the other day to move a Full sized snooker table and a provisional date was set that the client required , but it was not a confirmed booking , in the meantime the following day someone else booked that date for Confirmed work to recover two pool tables
Later on that day the person who had provisionally booked came back to me to make the booking confirmed , when I had informed him that in the meantime that same day was booked out to someone else he became rather cross with me . I did offer two more dates a day before or two days after the date he required but they where no good to him .
Although he made it plain to me at the time of his enquiry that he was also speaking to other Billiard firms for quotes .

So this is how it is , if a confirmed date is not set , and you are just making enquiries for quotes and references and provisonal booking of a date and you also make it plain you are also speaking to other firms to quote for the same job, then please be aware you may provisionally book a day for future work on youre cue sports table until confirmed , but in the meantime if you have not confirmed that date by booking GCL BILLIARDS , then if that day is required for a definate booking of work by another client , then they get priority of that day .
In the Cue sports trade , we have to make sure that we have continuous work , and by leaving dates to one side when work is there to do on the promise of maybe we will go with you , then this is not going to happen , I have to be pretty clear on this from now on because of this recent scenario , as we do not want to be accused of letting people down when this is clearly not the case. if the person had confirmed he was going with GCL BILLIARDS at the time of enquiry instead of saying he was also thinking of a Birmingham firm to do the work then he would have got that date , but by leaving it open on a half promise of maybe I will go with you maybe I will not  , then I will always take confirmed work over a provisional maybe bookings.

I hope clients will understand my stance on this , especialy if you run a business youreself , you can understand why it is important to take confirmed paying work rather than maybe work , after all it is what we are in business for, to work .
At the end of the day my Morgage lender is pleased to see my confirmed cheque at the end of each month rather than maybe I will pay you at the end of the month .

Best Regards

Geoff Large
www.gclbilliards.com

RILEY DINING SNOOKER / BILLIARDS RAISE AND FALL TABLE IN DERBY, PART RENOVATED BY GCL BILLIARDS

A dual height 6ft x 3ft Billiard dining table made by Rileys in 1933 , GCL BILLIARDS renovated the bed and cushions in 6811 Tournament cloth with new nets and leathers , plus a complete re- rubber in 1/2 x 1/2 inch L shape rubber , regreased the rise and fall lifters , and also refelted the undersides of the 4 table top leafs , and to round it off retipped the cue’s and supplied a set of pool balls, a complete overhaul of the table which had not been touched since 1933 when the table was manufactured by Riley.
The reason for dual lifting was to dine off in the low position and to play in the uplifted position.

The client bought this table in the 1960s for £12.50p where he rescued it from some students who where not treating it with respect , that would be around £650 in todays wages , the table did have a peak to value around 15 to 20 years ago when they where getting £2.500 for a 6ft version , today they have dropped to around £1500 to £2000 renovated depending on leg design and wood used mahogany / oak , some do still fetch nearer the £2500 if they are of the rare model such as serpentine top design .

This one has the turned and fluted leg , the rubber was dated 1933 when we stripped it down and being as no other tack holes in the bed or cushions we know it had never been recovered since 1933. earlier models had buttons or Brass head coffin screws in place of the slide in panel of this later design .
The most sought after size is an 8ft which had two pull out handles at each end to help lift the table upto playing height , these 8fts in pristine condition are priced upto £4995.

photo 1 the top 4 table top leafs
photo 2 the adjustable leveling mechanism
photo 3 the finished Re cover and Re rubber
photo4 corner pocket opening showing a 1.3/4 inch ball , the table will take upto 1.7/8ths balls


A riley diner lifting mechanism with adjustable level knurled wheel , the thread has been regreased as they had become very stiff to adjust .

MODERN LIGHTING FOR SNOOKER AND POOL ,

GCL BILLIARDS now sell the modern lighting strip lights with daylight and soft white tubes , these are 58 watt per tube , and give a light that is close to professional as you can get . REPLACE that old coffin shade and realy see what you are aiming for .
Example photo below are the actual units and the owner was that impressed he has replaced most of the table lighting in the club with these lights . 3 snooker tables and two pool tables .
these lighting units are realy catching on around the UK .pretty soon all serious cue sports clubs will have them as standard equipment .

Priced at £229 includeing postage for a 12ft table = 2 x 5ft units
and for a pool table £130 includeing postage = 1 x 5ft unit
all units come complete with tube’s.

Another club that has also Seen the LIGHT !