I have had a client inquiry to look for a full size billiard table Victorian or early Edwardian to go into their period property in Kent . Nice legs design and no modern upgrades of embellishments . No damage to slates .
Something on the lines of these type of tables , but my clients room will not be ready until after January 2024 . also looking for ornate lighting reproduction type and maybe rotating cue rack and life pool scoreboard with the table too . but if you just have the Billiard / Snooker table that look like these period type then please get in touch .
We cannot take anymore work on , I have quoted for a few job’s that also have to be done before Christmas which also means working Saturdays too and the odd Sunday to fit these in . A lot of table relocations , Re-rubber / Re-clothing with some traveling involved and overnight stop overs in hotels . Sorry if you wish to get work done on you billiard table or Q sports table before Christmas but I suspect every billiards fitter or firm is now getting to be booked up this far ahead , it happens every year . We also break up for Christmas and new year holidays from 22nd Decmber to 8th of January . So that period we will be closed for business opening back up for work on the 9th of January 2024 .
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 .
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
a very nice complete package of a very collectable rare to find Nuku Miniture table game set with J.P Mannock rules book with an expected sale price of around £250 is being auctioned by Denhams of Horsam details below .
We have a client who is willing to sell their imaculate corner bevel faceted square leg snooker table . SQUARE LEGS DO NOT COLLECT DUST like turned leg ones do . And they are more contempory looking to fit most decors . The polish on the woodwork and the cloth condition can only be described as mint condition The table is located near Lytham St Anns Blackpool area . Price includes Scoreboard balls and all rest equipment and a dust cover Buyer to arrnage and pay for dismantle and relocation from a Ground floor Garage that was converted to snooker room . so an easy pick up .
As the photos show the table is in Mint condition , and will not require an expensive re-cloth or nets , or nets and leathers or even re-rubber , which can be very costly , this table is ready for play it does not require any work to get it to that standard it is allready there , cloth can be re-stretched back on . price does not include dismantle and relocation and set up …contact Geoff at GCL billiards for a price to do this with your post code , we only do ground floor installs NO STAIRS …but you can use any Billiard firm to do the relocation the sale is not depepndant on useing GCL billiards but we are a top class firm in the art of relocating tables .
Just a little gadget we use to test the rebound value of Cushion rubber by ball distance roll , and also speed of cloth .
Made by the Late Dave Gibson for use in his own billiard hall in Beeston Nottingham to inform him of the state of his tables speed and cushion life .
I purchased it 10 years ago with some other bits and bob’s on the close down of the billiard hall , from his widow Kathy , and she was pleased it was still going to be used .
The ball is placed on the ramp and is clasped into place and held by a spring loaded lever , press to release and the ball rolls down at its own release pace not assisted , it hits the end cushion from its baulk line start line , and you measure the return travel of the ball to access the condition of the rubber .
It is the same with cloth speed , you can see if you think you need your cloth re-stretching , or compare a fast paced match or ultra fine cloth speed on on one table, to say the slowness of thick heavy club cloths .
a usefull tool and I was delighted to own it .
and still put to the use it was intended for , more so with me as a fitter , than with a 10 table billiard hall , it is now used on hundreds of tables , to show clients the state of play on their tables
Snooker & Pool Table Recovers
Geoff Large, expert table fitter with over 40 years of experience. All aspects of snooker, pool and 9 ball table recovers, repairs and maintenance.
My services include:
Recover of bed cloth and/or cushion cloth
Stretching of bed cloth
Re-rubbering of cushions
Fitting new pocket nets, leathers and rails
Refurbishment and re-polishing
Levelling of the table
Dismantling, moving, setting up, logistics and storage
Pool table hire
Hainsworth Toptable recommended table fitter.
West of England 100% pure new wool first grade cloth used, no seconds.