Here we have a very nice riley Aristocrat 12ft full sized snooker table for sale with celebrity status past owner .
and a story concerning Steve Davies Gifting the table , which may be hard to prove on that one unless you could speak to Steve Davies about it , but the footballer past owner is genuine .
This Riley Aristocrat once belonged to an England / Arsenal footballer and now TV pundit …. Ian Wright .
Table is based in Croydon .
I would say it is in need of a re-cloth to bring it back to it’s former glory , but the woodwork is in exceptional condition from the photo’s
all accessories you see are included in the price .
but buyer has to arrange for dismantle and collection and delivery , GCL Billiards could quote you for this !
The house once belonged to Ian Wright , my selling client informs me and this could be proved .
and that the table was left by Ian when the house was sold as in with the house sale .
Pockets openings look pretty good and not too tight and not like buckets , just correct for the average to good player , I would say 3.1/2 inch to 3.5/8th at the fall .
Riley Aristocrats are a top end table , the cushions are the normal standard wood cushions .
If you would like to make an offer on the table , I will pass all offers onto my selling client
looking for a quicker sale so you never know what offer he will take for it ,
but I do have an idea of its current value based on what they are selling for in the market today .and have informed my selling client on those values .
once bought if you would like a quote from Geoff at GCL billiards
to relocate the table for you then please get in touch with your full post code and tel number .
all enquires to
Geoff or Carol Large at GCL billiards
We have just dismantled and loaded this Riley aristocrat full size table from Collingham in Nottinghamshire to our shipping agent in Lincoln
then palatized everything to three compact parcels .
We sent a BCE Westbury out last month , and used the same shipping agent who sends two very large removals lorry’s out twice a week to France and Spain
that large that they even load a Mercedes sprinter in the rear to do delivery’s from the large lorry once over there , to different locations throughout France .
that really surprised me when they said that’s what they did , but just look how large that juggernaut is in above photo , imagine this fully loaded then a MWB sprinter also in the back of it !
In the shipping agents yard in Lincoln , unloading into a storage container ready to be put into the delivery vehicle later next week .
Nice new White Movano van with new livery , only 2nd time we have used it since we bought it in January …..but blame covid restrictions for that .
we hope to use it a lot more this year once the covid rules are relaxed .
Pallet wrapped , and yes there is a full size Riley Aristocrat under that black wrapping , which is also ratchet strapped to the pallet then double wrapped again
all wood parts are also bubble wrapped .
cushions plus slide in panels x 6 , legs x 8 and all frame buttons , polished end frame x 2 , cross members x 2 , 6 adjustable brackets for muntin’s , 3 muntin’s ,
all long cues and rests , balls triangle bolts nets leathers rails all in a box and sealed , bed cloth and scoreboard also Double wrapped
Lighting shade is just bubble wrapped .
polished long sides of frame is bubble wrapped and black wrapped .
the table that is on that pallet now .
A very nice 1980’s Riley aristocrat in superb condition .
If anyone in France is looking to buy snooker tables , We can collect from ground floor any table in the UK and deliver to the shipping agent in Lincoln for delivery to France , he also does Spain .
We dismantle bubble wrap and palatize the table ready for shipping and deliver to shipping agent .
This week we had the pleasure of re-clothing a 12ft snooker table in Hainsworth Smart Royal blue cloth near Ashbourne Derbyshire for our client Colin .
I tried to order my normal fit Strachan 6811 Tournament in blue but both my cloth stockists had run out and had none arriving soon to complete this job .
my Client fully understood this and went with my other suggestion of Hainsworth Smart in royal blue .
I was only just in time ordering this cloth in because Hainsworth also had a rush on this Blue cloth and only had a small supply left in stock and not to be put back on machines for at least another month for production in Royal blue .
My clients table stripped down and fitting the cushion cloth one by one .
He wanted to try a different colour and settled on royal Blue .
nice tight fit around centre pockets .
Bed cloth fitted and marked out .
Table finished and ready for play
Hainsworth smart is available in many different colours , it is a long lasting not too thick not too thin cloth 90/10 wool blend .
and has a very short fine nap enabling this cloth to actually play fast is kept well and brushed and ironed every 10 hours of use .
My client had a few issues with some cushion bolts missing which I replaced , and also nailed in cushion cloth retaining slips , so again replaced these with tighter fitting slips .
the Room has very hot underfloor heating and this transmits upwards and into the slate ,a t first I thought the slates where heated but they are not , it was just heat rising up from the floor and into the slate .
My client was over the moon with the transformation of his table , that he kindly took the time to write me a letter of recommendation .
Where to begin, from the first point of contact everything with GCL was amazing. The communication and assistance were first rate and great value. Geoff arrived at the agreed time and set to work respecting all the Covid protocols.
Geoff recovered our snooker table, bearing in mind I had made things more challenging not going with a traditional green colour, his professional approach and expertise meant that he completed the work quickly, competently and to a standard The Crucible would be proud off and made sure everything was clean and tidy before leaving.
Post the installation again excellent communication and assistance with other things I had asked for over and above the recovering, I Highly recommend GCL, They do exactly what it says on the tin.
Colin H (Ashbourne)