For sale: 7 X 4 ft Jaques pool table in light oak (or beech) in Lincoln NOW SOLD

Just look at this great condition 7×4 pool table by Jaques.  The table is NOW SOLD NOW SOLD NOW SOLD

If you require transport for the table to be moved then GCL BILLIARDS can quote you for this.  If you require another recover, say in a different colour, we can also do this for you.  Again please ask for a quote.

The client says it is light oak, but it may be beech looking at the photos.

Below is a link to Jaques web site showing the price our client paid for the table which was £1,699.99.

Jaques Website

Jaques DPT omega pool table1

If interested then please contact Geoff by email and we will pass on the information.
jaques dpt omega red 2

Another move and set up of full size snooker table in Lincolnshire

Today I have been over to Lincolnshire, this time for subcontract fitting work of dismantling and moving a full size snooker table from one house to another, a distance of approx 6 miles.  The table is made by Barton Billiards circa 1985 and is in good condition.  It only required a recover in 6811 tournament cloth by Strachan.

The new owner has put up a nice log cabin in the back garden and this is now his pride and joy.  New lighting to be fitted soon.
Barton table in Log Cabin
Barton Table in log cabin 2
The move went very smoothly, no stairs involved, ground floor with easy access from the dismantle to the install.

If anyone is thinking of buying one of these log cabins, the owner informs me the cost was approximately £15,000 including ground work, base and electrics.  It is a very large building and very warm too. the building in kit form was  delivered and plonked on the owners drive for self assembly for just £6000.  I think total spend includeing table came to around £17000.

Tomorrow I’m off to Market Harborough to recover a 9ft table and sort the bags and nets out.  Work is coming in steadily and the phone is ringing every day with new clients asking for quotes, which shows our advertising efforts are spot on.

GCL Billiards has found its niche in the recover and maintenance market of cue sports tables.  A mixture of regular own clients and some contract fitting work from people within the cue sports trade, plus our pool table rental business.

If you are a private or retail client or a cue sports business that can use our fitting skills on a subcontract basis, then please get in touch.  We are always willing to talk and give free advice.  We are reliable and always strive for perfection in what we do best and thats cue sports maintenance to a high standard.

Sam K Steels American pool table recovers – photos of each stage

This week I have been working on seven 7ft UK Winner Supreme pool tables and four 9 ball American Sam K steel 9ft tables.  These 9ft K steels are a little different to other pool tables and here are a few photos of the tables during strip down and the finished work.

Hunters Bar in Grantham, Lincolnshire, is one of the better run clubs which invests in a regular recover and maintenance program so that the pool tables are always in good condition to play on.  They have a regular client base, 7 UK pool tables and 4 American 9ft pool tables plus upstairs 6 full size snooker tables, two bars, food, TV and music.  It’s a great club to go to for cue sports in Grantham.
hunters Bar.
K steel well used
K steel cloth in cushions
K steel Cushions covered
K steel cloth off slate

Every staple was removed from these tables.  We did not recover over old staples, thus prolonging the life of the cushion wood and the slate lining.

Finished tables . ready for another seaon of use.
Finished tables ready for another season of use.

We removed every staple from the cushions and the bed cloth lining when stripping the table down, this prolongs the lifespan of the cushion and slate lining wood.  There’s nothing worse than having to strip 3 or even 4 sets of staples out of pool tables that other fitters have left in for speed work, rather than doing the job correctly in the first place.

I recover all tables that I work on with the intention that it will be me who strips it down next time.  I use 6mm staples that come out easily rather than use a compressor and fire 10 to 12 mm staples in that you have to dig out of the wood.  This is why so many firms that use these compressors leave their staples in recover after recover.

Snooker and pool table recover in Leicestershire – all pub and club owners & managers read on

We are acquiring snooker and pool table recovering work in Lincoln, Derby & Nottingham plus surrounding counties, but not enough work is coming our way from Leicestershire, so I am about to target that area for extra work.

We are an East midlands based company and would like to hear from any Secretery,  Club Managers or owners of bars, pubs, snooker and pool halls in the Leicester area.

We are busy, which shows that we are regarded as one of the best Pool and Snooker table maintenance companies with one fitter having served for over 37 years in the cue sports industry.  If your table is coming up for a recover, then please enquire about our pricing.  We can quote for any work you may require.

Why choose GCL BILLIARDS ?

We listen to our clients, we do not rush jobs and we strive to improve the table.  We may not play the game, but our most important aim is to please those that do.  We always use top quality cloth and rubber and supply such things as the new improved pro lighting that is sweeping the country at the moment.

GCL BILLIARDS are based in LONG EATON which is close to junction 25 of the M1.  From there we can go north, south, east or west and be in any of the 4 or even 6 counties that surround us within an hour or so, even less.

We are very proud to be recommended by the Nottinghamshire Billiards & Snooker Association.  This shows our expertise in the maintenance of Snooker and Pool tables and our work has been passed by the players and officials associated with the NBSA.  They would not just recommend any one !

We are also one of the main firms for Pub Pool table recovering to league standard in the East Midlands with our time served billiards fitting experience.  We apply the same high standards to our pool table work.  We do not operate amusement machines, we are 100% Snooker and Pool.  We know one of the most moaned about jobs that is never put right is the simple job of leveling a pool table.  We take our time and include leveling as well as cleaning the ball runs inside the table of all grease from sweaty hands and cloth build up that forms a hard black wax on the ball rails making some balls stick.  Players pick up one end and smash down resulting in broken feet or legs.  We do a full service on the table and this helps stop all the abuse that can be the cause of a sticking ball.

We always check for level twice, once using a very accurate engineers level and then double check using a digital level.  Using a £20 note to show our clients that the table, if 0.1% out, is only out by the thickness of a £20 note.  However we strive for 0.0%.

WE ALSO RENT TABLES OUT with two recovers a year in the contract for Summer and Winter league starts.  We think we offer the best hire rates localy that operates a proper maintenance schedule.  As stated above we are not amusement, sweety machine, or gambling machine operators, we just do cue sports tables.  We are good at what we do.  There is nothing worse than a recover from a fruit machine mechanic, believe me we have seen enough loose cloths and wrinkled and loose cushions, never mind the level if they ever get round to doing that.  As for the inside of the table, take a look at the photo below of one ball rail that a fruit machine engineer had left.  How do balls roll down that filth without sticking ?

PHONE GCL BILLIARDS TODAY for a proper professional service of recovering, rerubbering, new cushions, level and accessories.  Balls, cues and even pro lighting can be supplied.

Below: same table with Dirty ball rails

Dirty greased rails

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

ARTSCAPE pool table printed design cloth @ BUTLINS SKEGNESS

This week we have been to Butlins in Skegness , to re-assemble the 6 BRUNSWICK American Pool tables back into the american 9ft pool table area and also recover in a special order printed artscape cloth , to butlins own design logo.
The american 9ft pool tables at Butlins Skegness are situated in HOTSHOTS which also has the ten pin bowling and sports bar area next to the tables


Artscape is a special pool cloth process which almost any design which can be printed onto the cloth , from football clubs to Corporate design such as this Butlins logo over the Red star pattern , once the design has been worked out there is nothing to stop you having a differant colour or background design next time you require new cloth .You may also notice that this red star design has matching cushion cloth which must be fitted in the correct place as the darker shade has to run into the cushions in the same place .
Artscape make things a little easy for the billiards fitter by colour codeing the bed cloth and the cushion cloth showing where each piece has to go and on which cushion to fit it to .

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