Coming soon , BCE Westbury steel cushion table in Rare Light Oak ….. NOW SOLD DEPOSIT TAKEN

Now sold and table move arranged through GCL billiards

old advert read

This table is based in the Havant Portsmouth Area . and is now available for sale from it’s private owner direct .
The price is £2500 for it as it stands with all equipment like scoreboard balls and rests .
You will then have to pay for dismantling loading , delivery unloading and set up by a qualified time served billiards fitter , and it will require a re-cloth , and maybe new nets and leathers depending on condition when inspected on strip down .
you may even think about a re-rubber if using it as a main feature match table in a club .
Very rare to find one in Oak which alone would draw attention to it and a main attraction to a club to play finals on .

Photo’s are just a taster better photos to follow soon from the seller .
very rare to find these now for sale and even rarer in Oak .

the last price I can find on these BCE tables in mahogany was £8000 plus delivery and set up , but they will now be closer to a Riley aristocrat price , but look again this one is OAK , you would have to pay extra for a Oak table .
They are sought after tables , prized as being one of the best steel tournament cushioned tables going
Even John Higgins sold his own match star table and replaced it with one of these BCE Westbury’s sourced by GCL billiards .
But John’s was a mahogany one , there are thousands made in mahogany , but only a few special ordered oak ones where manufactured so rare to find , and I think will not be up for sale long before someone spots it for what it is , and compares the price of say a new Riley Aristocrat , which are £14193.60p new today on the riley web site , for comparison ask Riley how much they will make a BCE Westbury for in Oak .
Then come back and bag this Bargain , this would make an ideal club match table .

Riley now market and make the BCE Westbury and have relaunched it and advertised it as the ,


The BCE Westbury Snooker Table; 1982 – 1992. As used at the World Professional Snooker championships and other televised events.

BCE are re-launching the iconic BCE Westbury Snooker Table as used by the WPBSA between 1982 – 1992 when the motivating factor was, the table selected for these WPBSA events was the best in its class.

Click on this link or paste it , to see a … Light OAK …. BCE Westbury being used as a Final table in the Masters Snooker final of 1985 Alex Higgins V Steve Davies .

Supreme coin operated 7×4 pool table wanted

I am in need of a black pearl supreme winner pool table , coin operated mechanical coin op type straight 6 .
Green badge onwards , willing to look at other colour bodies of main table
Cloth condition not bothered a sit will be re-clothed also rubber bounce not too bothered
but cabinet must be good order .
CASH waiting

SOLD ! Burroughs and Watts full size oak snooker table for sale fantastic condition £1500

NOW SOLD and not for sale unless buyer pulls out

We have a client based in Slough , who would like to sell their full size snooker table
the table from the photos looks to have been renovated by alliance billiards and is in very good condition . my client is looking for £1500 which is rather less than he paid for it a few years ago .
so look upon this table as a mid range priced table that in rough condition would cost around £500 to £750 , but then you would have to pay a lot to get it to this standard .
in fact much more to go down that route than this route of already renovated .
as you can see from the photos it is a very nice turned and fluted leg in medium oak , not many oak tables around for sale , plenty in mahogany but not oak .
Typical leg design of Burroughs and watts with concealed church window knee panels , with secret lift push and tilt out action to reveal the leg bolt heads .
accessories are in with the sale all inclusive at £1500 , buyer to arrange to have the table dismantled and relocated .
GCL Billiards could quote for this work after purchase .
but get a quote anyway to see total costings , please send a full address post code location of where the table is to be delivered we only do ground floor installs now , this table is located on a ground floor at present .

as you see exceptional condition .
Cloth looks almost new , and wood work as just been re-polished .

Probably the best ornate full size billiard table available for sale in the UK

No exaggeration here this is probably one of the best ever carved tables to be sold in the UK
not often seen on the market as a private sale, but more often in expensive London Auction houses or high end Billiards retail outlets. It would not look out of place in Harrods.

This very ornate Billiards table by the well known Manchester billiards firm of Orme & Sons is available for sale through GCL Billiards.

The table is a private sale and is located near to Lichfield and Rugeley in the West Midlands for viewing to serious buyers only.

The table is for sale at £25,000 which for such a bespoke item direct from the owners, no middle men fees, no auction premiums, it is a very reasonable price for such a fine billiard table, which you would rarely see come onto the market especially in this renovated condition.  In a top end billiard firms ownership it would be well into the £40k mark.

Ok you will have to arrange dismantle and relocation and set back up.  GCL Billiards will quote you for this work if you provide a full address including post code and if it is on the ground floor at the buyer’s address with no stairs.

This table is being sold from the ground floor also, so no problems for collection.

WARNING this table move will require a full large size removals lorry. A normal 35cwt van would not be large enough or offer good protection to the dismantled table and would be overweight.

Our advice is that a time served billiards fitter must be part of that removals package on dismantle and install, which would be an extra costing on top of any purchase price.

Our small 35cwt van is ok for a standard leg low end table, but not this highly carved high end table it would be too small and overweight.

But I will accompany any removals firm.  I work closely with a local Nottingham removals firm that would have a large enough lorry to carry this table and in well wrapped conditions.

Please study the photos of the table.  I am about to find out what is currently being sold with the table accessories wise, as the previous owner also has a lot of billiard room photos and paintings and collectables that are being sold separately.

Please note all those wall decorations are not with the table, neither is the light fitting.  I will find out about the scoreboard, cues, balls and other accessories, which I think should be included.

Orme and Sons Beaufort model table, top of the range in 1905, only a few were made and some had different carvings to the legs.  So carving wise there may be a one-off design to each table.

Orme & Sons catalogue advert for the Beaufort table no 682 design (circa 1909)

The cloth is as new.
Nice light to medium oak polish to cushions.

Just look at the ornateness and solidness of those legs and panelling friezes. Fine Edwardian craftsmanship at its very best.

Another view of the whole table so you can take in what fine craftmanship went into manufacturing it.
A fine piece of furniture and talking point to any country home or large town house.
I do not know who purchased the table from new, but whoever it was, they wanted to make a statement when they commissioned this table to be made.

More light to show the carvings.
Note the bag nets, this table was manufactured when billiards was the no. 1 game.
It would be a shame if someone had fitted ball rails and ball hole nets on this table.
Original design new nets and dark stained leathers complete the original look of the table.
I also like the way they have stained the carving areas to show that part off.
Again they wanted you to notice the workmanship of the carvings.

You want a closer look at that leg carving?

Pocket opening showing no track lines and therefore the cloth is as new, so it will not require a new cloth unless you want to have one fitted.
No description available.
Rare model life pool scoreboard also included.  Balls, cues and rests confirmed.
It looks like this is the original scoreboard also made by Orme & Sons that came with the table from new in the very early 1900s.  Very unusual to see that the number roll bars are operated from two knobs on the front and the green is also unusual to find.

If you would like more information on the table please contact Geoff at GCL Billiards.


I will pass on any genuine enquiries to the owner.

7ft Riley Oak Barley twist combination dining /snooker table for sale .

For sale direct from the owners for £1500 as it stands Buyer arranges collection .
GCL billiards do not own this table you are buying direct from the seller , no middle men or auction fees to pay .
A set price which we think is very fair .

Rare to find in barley twist leg form , many variations from straight square turned , cabriolet and ball and claw , but the barley twist one is one of the rarest to come up for sale .
Try and find another for sale , you may find the odd one but they are not falling off trees in barley twist leg form .

the table in the up position , the playing height is raised up on four brackets which also have the facility to turn screw up and down for levelling .
note the barley twist legs design , very rare to find them for sale .
this table is a 7ft and should have a serial number starting A7 stamped under each table top leaf .
A stood for Accrington where Riley had their Factory , and the 7 is the size of the table , numbers after A7 are the real serial numbers of the table .

Superb wood grain to the 5 table tops when placed on and lowered for dining height .
this is all solid Oak no veneer rubbish and has been in this family for many years passed down from Generations before .

another angle showing the 1/4 sawn oak , when you see this oak pattern you know it was selected for its grain to show upper most .
again shows the table is Solid oak and not low cost veneer , what would it cost today to have one made from Solid oak wood with those rare to find Barley twist legs .

still playable with this cloth on , but it would look better with a  re-cloth and maybe new bag nets and leathers .
the woodwork you could just bri wax up , I find if you fully renovate you take all originality and makes the table look a modern replica
also it is very expensive to have one stripped stained and re-polished .
and it just just not need this in my opinion .
may require a few bolt cover leg buttons which seem to be missing in the photo s , unless the owners still have them knocking around .

A few accessories are with the table , I do not know if it has an original riley  scoreboard ?
the one in the photo is not what was original to the table when new from Riley’s .
but I see these riley diner scoreboards all the time on Ebay   see here

the original would be something like this if they have one but in Oak , they also did one a bit more squared off too .
Antique Mahogany Billiard, Snooker Scoreboard by Riley of Accrington at 1stDibs
So there you have it a rare to find Barley twist 7ft version of this well known Raise and fall Dining table design .
I would think the table was made between 1900 and 1967 , but I would say circa 1920/30s .
lovely piece of solid oak furniture that has a dual purpose and a delight and conversation piece for visitors .
I have had a few myself over the years , and have one in 6ft form with cabriolet legs in garage as we speak in mahogany but not as nice as this 7ft version , which I must get out and also advertised too .

the end slide in cushion panel you can still see the E J RILEY transfer  .
it would be shame to strip it down to bare wood and make it look modern and no age to it .
just wax it to bring it up a bit and show its age small buckle marks as well .

Remember the price is for the table with accessories , this is not a delivered price and is a private sale direct from the owners
buyer arranges dismantle and collection .

if you want more information and different styles of legs that where made on this riley designed and manufactured table
showing differ Nat design quirks .
copy and past this to read.

Riley Billiard / Snooker diner , a pleasure to work on this rare Barley twist oak snooker table . circa 1930 / 50

Superb Condition Full size Vintage pre 1895 snooker / billiard table for sale …. at a very affordable price of £2000

We have a client who wishes to sell their fully refurbished at great cost  full size snooker  / billiard  table
at present famous sports celebrity owned ( premier division footballer )
Client confidentiality is to be observed so I cannot say who it is , without consent .
My client has inherited the table on a house sale , but prefers his American pool table which is in his old property  and which we have to move into this space .
As you can see immaculate condition and re-clothed in Taupe colour cloth

some accessories like rests and the balls are with the table sale
we are not asking for a lot for this table and I have negotiated a price of £2000 as it stands for a very quick sale and pick up .
Price is accessed because we have taken into account what it may cost a new owner , on top of the £2000
it varies on price to have one collected and installed it all depends on distances , and if two days or one is involved or a very long day .
the table will be dismantled and Bubble wrapped of all polished parts , and available for collection from the Alderley edge area , near Manchester .
Be quick on this one

as you can see the polish on the table is very good as is the cloth condition
talking about the cloth I think this is a Hainsworth smart  manufactured  taupe coloured cloth  a very bespoke colour choice and would have been a special order colour .
very rare to find and choice  , so a bit exclusive to have this coloured cloth .
The cloth could be refitted so a re-cloth is not required in our opinion .

Scoreboard is included .
there is no lighting so you would have to arrange for a suitable lighting to be installed if you bought the table .
which I think is a very good price for such a fine period table in this excellent condition .
there is some previous vague history with the table that it once belonged to Alex Higgins ,
I have always stated unless you have photo proof or signed documentation never to sell a table that this is true , yet I will mention it .
my client does not make this claim , it was just something that was passed down to him via the house sale .

If you require a quote for a pick up of the table and load and deliver and  Ground floor installation ,
please let Geoff at GCL Billiards know and give your full post code address for the quote .

You do not have to use GCL billiards you can arrange any billiards firm or pick the table up yourself .
table will be bubble wrapped , just back up to the storage  Garage , slates are near the door standing upright like a door .
just load your own van if you wanted to keep the price down for collection , you can hire  a 35cwt sprinter or long wheelbase  van for as little as £100
then just pay for a more local billiards fitter close to you to set back up and re-fit the cloth .

What ever route you go by for collection ,  we fully recommend professional billiards firm or fitter assembles the table for you .
Bad fitting of any cue sports table will be a big disappointment to any player .

All inquiries to Geoff at GCL Billiards for the table sale

via our email

we will pass on any interested persons inquiries ,  to our clients Father in law who is dealing with the table sale .

8ft Riley snooker table for sale …Offers on the low side should take this .

We have an elderly couple who because of a house move cannot take their treasured snooker table with them .
due to this they are willing to listen to offers on the low side for a quick sale and removal by 2nd week of January or before  Christmas would be more preferable .
no silly offers please , lets not take advantage of them .
we think it is a one section slate bed but has the much better 6 legs so central support of the slate to stop sagging in the middle  .
if a three section slate then even better buy .
I have not seen the table in the flesh so cannot say what type of slate it has a one piece 8ft by 4ft , or three section  jointed type .
but I think from experience of working on a few this size it has the one piece 8ft by 4ft type on it .
and we think it is a Riley as that is what they where sold from new .

The table may require a re-cloth due to fading but it is playable as it is for the time being .
looks to have full size pockets so if you cannot fit a full size then this may be ideal to practice on .
there are also some accessories with it .
the table is in Needlingworth  ,ST Ives ,  CAMBRIDGE AREA , if you have a set of piano wheels and large van then this  may be an easy move if one piece slate bed .
just remove the cushions and pocket rails to make things easy .
Frame dismantles down to parts .

Nets and leathers are in very good condition , as is the polish .

Legs are nice turned type in the style of a Riley Regis table
looks like a table cloth cover underneath .
Contact Geoff for more details please .
at GCL Billiards .

One left in stock for Sale, NEW Supreme Winner Black pearl green cloth coin operated 7ft pool table … for sale or three for Rental contract terms

I have one left for sale , brand new Supreme Winner pool tables 7ft x4ft external measurements
Currently  up to 20 WEEK Waiting list from Factory .
Black pearl cabinet and Green Strachan cloth .
You will have to be quick to snap this one up as they are very rare to be in stock at any of the  Firms .
most firms are now operating on a orders scheme some people having to wait until 20 weeks have gone by .

I bought 6 tables for my Rental side of the business , and decided to let three be sold , two have already been collected or delivered , this is the last one
after this it will be a 8 to 20 weeks waiting period before I get anymore for sale in stock .
I ordered a 6ft  Supreme  /  Gatley classic dining version from the Supreme Factory  the other week for myself , and I have to wait until January 2022 for that ! more than 30 weeks away from order  …and I am trade so no favoritism or jumping the waiting list .

I normally order my tables in three’s and fetch them myself  as you can see from above photo .
in these covid times , of garden bars and converted garages , new tables are hard to buy and get them in stock
and second hand versions of the Winner tables are fetching almost new prices now .
and you will be amazed at what people pay for a 15 year old Winner ! so why buy S/Hand …buy new .
Supreme Winner Coin Operated Pool Table Black | Pool Tables Online
Note that the new badge on Supreme winners have a dark blue grey background now ,
the table brand new  I have in stock is identical to this table with the new blue grey badge , apart from the cloth being Green .
it is mechanical coin operated with cue ball separators channel to Baulk line end .  solid metal chrome corners not chrome plastic , and metal trims behind the cushions again not the old balck plastic . in the very sort after Black pearl cabinet .
Very hard to get hold of in stock .
I have one in stock and ready to go for £1599 no vat .
Beat the Queue , ready to go  and delivered local free of charge to pavement or driveway  , add £99 if you wish to have unloaded and set up . £50 set up fee if you assist  ( Ground floor only )
I also have three brand new ones for rental contracts if you want the best Rental deal going ,
which includes 2 re-cloths a year every 6 months in Hainsworth match cloths after initial 6 months on Strachan .
If you see any new tables with the old Green badge on them , then they are old stock .
My stock is the latest version and 2021 tables .
6ft supreme winner pool table free play latest table almost new for sale in central London collection ……….. £500 | GCL Billiards
older Green  badge

I use the best levels to level tables , so the set up fee is recommended .

some things to look out for ,
solid metal corners replaced the older plastic chrome type a few years ago .
also the trim behind the cushion is an alloy brushed metal trim not black  plastic like the older ones
the black pearl cabinet finish replaced the black ash finish .

please contact Geoff or Carol Large at GCL billiards for further information .