Refurbishment of an Antique Billiard-Snooker table in Surrey

November 2014

Today we returned to a previous installation in Surrey, we supplied this full size Antique Billiard-Snooker table with accessories and bespoke lighting in 2009 to a Russian client.

The cushions and pockets on the table were converted to Russian Billiard dimensions, however the new owner of the house has asked us to return the table back to UK snooker specifications.

English snooker balls are 52.5mm were as Russian Billiard balls are considerably larger at 68.0mm, remarkably the pockets for Russian billiards are actually smaller than snooker pockets.

This involved removing the steel block cushions, machining the steel frame of the cushion back to the correct slot size, re-blocking the cushions, re-rubbering with NR rubbers and covering in Strachan 6811 Tournament cloth.

The dark green bed cloth was removed and a new Strachan 6811 Tournament bed cloth was fitted, marked out for play, cushions re-assembled and ready for play.

We also supplied new snooker balls, a new hardwood triangle and cues with a 10mm tip size commensurate with 52.5mm snooker balls