RIP John hopkin …. of Elston & Hopkin Nottingham .

My Old boss John Hopkin .who never liked to be called Mr Hopkin or The Boss …just John . Passed away peacefully this past week aged 98 , I worked for him and for the firm that took over Elston & Hopkin for 31 years from 1981 to 2012 , at Elston & Hopkin Billiards of Newark street and formally Goldsmith Street Nottingham , John retired in 2004 / 5 , a Christian Man who lived by the book he preached very humble , where the head or CEO of many firms would be driving Mercedes and Jaguars , John drove an average Vauxhall Cavalier , the fitters and other staff had better firms cars .

But that summed John up to me , He lived for God and Jesus christ and his family and friends …yet prayed for many others that would pass him by , and not give him time of day .

I never met another Man like him and think I never will .

RIP John Hopkin .

SOLD subject to deposit ….Riley Steel cushion Aristocrat for sale ALMOST MINT CONDITION .


It may require a re-cloth if you are picky , but cloth is good for a year or so in club use as it is .
my advice is go with whats on it and decide after a year if you wish to have a new cloth fitted .

This one is not to be missed and priced to sell , They are priced at £13000 new , check Riley web site for Aristocrat with steel cushions ,
This one is £3000 as is on site .
No score board or balls or lighting , are with the table but all rests are as seen in photo are .
any dismantle loading travel unloading and set up is extra to the advertised price .
if you require a quote for this work then please contact Geoff at GCL billiards with your post code .
We only do Ground floor installs .

Study the Photos , you will see that the woodwork is of exceptional condition , the cloth is also good ,
also the rubber is very good too , maybe the start of track wear marks in the corner pocket openings on the bed cloth , which will move a bit and will stretch down the fall on a restretch a bit .

The rests you see and hooks are all included , also the triangle , The seller is keeping his own set of match play balls and the scoreboard .
the last time I hade one of these up for sale on the web site with Steel cushions , it sold within a couple of days , also at the same price as this one .
They do not hang around long and if you compare them with a TV Tournement Chinese star table the Aristocrat are a better table .
This one has not been messed with and had the legs sprayed silver or gold , Proof it has good woodgrain legs of higher quality than those sprayed silver .
as the best wood grained ones where kept for pollished wood .

If you are a high class player or even a keen person who requires one of the best made TOURNAMENT tables for modern game play , then this is the table to buy .
It would be my own choice out of all the tbales that have been used on TV tournaments these where the best model .
And the most asked for when people looking for a Tournament steel cushion table phones to ask do I know of any second hand ones available .
It is priced to sell at just £3000 as is on site , I would say after a move relocation set up and a 30 oz Strachan 6811 tournament re-cloth you may get a little bit of change from £5000 maybe a bit more if you wnated a Hiansworth match cloth on it .
Price for any move will require post codes and the more we have to travell and maybe stop over if extra long distance , then the more it will cost .

As you can see almost mint find one better for £3000