Wanted after January 2024 FULL SIZE Victorian or Early Edwardian Billiard table in GOOD MINT CONDITION .

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 .

GCL BILLIARDS …. Fully booked out for work right up to Christmas .

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 .

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

8 leg , 10ft x 5ft size , Snooker table in mint condition for sale at £1250

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