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FULL SIZE SNOOKER TABLES

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Full Size Snooker Tables

Includes sizes: 8ft, 9ft, 10ft, 12ft (8 original designs

 


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1. About Full Size Snooker Tables

2. Pricing Info

3. Room Sizes

4. Table Personalisation

5. Delivery and Installation

6. Full Size Snooker Table Variations

7. Contact Details

What is a snooker table?

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1. About Full Size Snooker Tables

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Alan Phillips in his Hull workshop making traditional bespoke snooker tables

Full Size Snooker Tables by  Alan Phillips

Alan Phillips, owner of Matchsnooker, has been making snooker tables for over 30 years. He is one of only a very few remaining snooker table makers specialising in full size tables. Every snooker table is personally installed by Alan.

Competition Standard Made to Order

All tables are made to order, complying with international match-play standards. Pockets sizes and cushion-rubber thicknesses conform to the playing of a full size snooker ball, and all other tournament rules as specified under section 1 WBSA rules. Herewith below is the appropriate extract from those published rules

Table Specs

(a) The Playing Area

The playing area is within the cushion faces and shall measure 11ft 8 in x 5ft 10ins (3569 mm x 1778 mm) with a tolerance on both dimensions of +/- in (13 mm).

(b) Height

The height of the table from the floor to the top of the cushion rail shall be 2 ft 10 in (864 mm) with a tolerance of +/- in (13 mm).

(c) Baulk-line and Baulk

A straight line drawn 29 in (737 mm) from the face of the Bottom Cushion, and parallel to it, running from side cushion to side cushion is called the Baulk-line. That line and the intervening space is termed Baulk.

(d) The D

The D is a semi-circle marked in Baulk with the centre of its straight section in the middle of the Baulk-line and with a radius of 11 in (292 mm).

(e) Pocket Openings and Slate thicknesses

There shall be a pocket at each of the four corners of the table and one each at the middle of the longer sides. [Diagram below shows precise specifications or slate thicknesses and pocket openings agreed with slate quarries.]

diagram of pocket dimensions for a full size snooker table

(f) Cues

A cue shall be not less than 3 ft (914 mm) in length and shall show no change from the traditional tapered shape and form, with a tip, used to strike the cue-ball, secured to the thinner end.

Important please note: a normal full size cue is around 57 inches. When the rules stipulate a minimum size of 3ft (36inches) it is not intended to suggest a game on a full size table could ordinarily be played with such as short cue. This specification is to allow tight shots to be played where there is limited space. It should not be used as measurement guide when planning the space required for a table installation. Indeed to retain the playing integrity for a full size table ideally a minimum 57 inches perimeter should be calculated. If space is tight then a smaller table should be considered (10ft or 9ft).     

Full Size Snooker tables around the world

Alan takes on commissions for snooker tables throughout the UK and Ireland. He has agents covering Germany, Cyprus and Switzerland. He can arrange personal installations for his bespoke snooker tables anywhere around the world.

2. Pricing Info

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The price of a full size snooker table promoted on the Internet can vary between a few hundred and a several thousand pounds. Because a full size table can literally last forever (snooker table slates will never degrade and protected hardwoods will never lose their structure) there is an ever growing national stock. The price variations reflect the difference between the salvage value of unwanted tables, and the current retail price of a bespoke, modern-tournament table, built to your own design and style preferences.

Inclusive of VAT and accessories

  12ft 10ft 9ft 8ft
Riding full size snooker table

7000

4500 4000 3000
Classic full size snooker table

7000

5500 5000 4000
Willerby full size snooker table

7500

6500 6000 4000
Executive full size snooker table

7500

6500 6000 5000
Kingston full size snooker table

8500

8000 75000 7000
Kingston Boardroom

10500

10000 9000 8500
Statesman full size snooker table

13500

12000 11000 10500

*Available in all hardwoods and in a range of finishes including French polishing

  • matching wood-tops made to order

  • option of personalised table plus option of personalised handmade scoreboard

  • variable accessory packs available according to size of table and to preference

  • delivery and installation costs according to location, and table size

  • option of light shade in matching wood or aluminium

3. Room Sizes

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For serious snooker you need to allow at least a full size cue length (57-58 inches) as a perimeter to surround the play surface of the snooker table. If you prefer to play with a shorter cue, perhaps with a smaller table, then the room size can be smaller. The chart below offers sample room dimensions as a preliminary guide. Always check with us on precise room sizing and layout before placing an order

  58" cue 52" cue 48" cue
12ft table 22'x16' *** ***
10ft table 20'x15' *** ***
  9ft table 19'x14' *** ***
  8ft table 18'x14' 17'x13' 16'x12'

4.Table Personalisation

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personalised scoreboard         personalised snooker table

End panels or side panels can be etched to signify a name or branding. Tables and scoreboards can be coordinated and personalised for private or commercial use. Table cloths can also be overprinted with logos or other chosen images and patterns

Snooker table cloth.

We can fit cloth to snooker tables in all colours and types. Our normal cloth supplier is Hainsworth, although any manufacturer's cloth can be sourced (cloth swatches will be sent prior to order)

5. Delivery and Installation

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Attention to every detail

Commissions for full size snooker tables are normally agreed by email and phone conversations and,where practical, visiting (by appointment) our workshop in Hull. Every aspect of the commission will ensure that (a) we build the exact full size snooker table you want, and equally important (b) we plan for all contingencies in the delivery and installation sequence.

Measurements, Lighting and Dining

Dimensions of your room, and your desired optimum play experience, are the prime critical factors. Will the positioning of your full size snooker table require a surrounding convivial space? Which is the preferred method of table lighting, and are the electrics in situ? Is there sufficient flooring strength to sustain a full size snooker table? What is the preferred fixed playing height if the full size snooker table is also to double as a dining or conference table?

Site survey?

A full size table has long beams and incorporates extremely heavy 5-piece slates. If there is no adjacent access, or if the snooker room is not on the ground floor, or the room is peculiar, we may need to supervise a pre-install survey of the location.

Because of these variable issues, not least the travelling distance from Hull, we apply a delivery and installation cost-schedule to all customer commissions for full size snooker tables.

Prices are based on full-cost allocation, including a 2-man dedicated installation team, and an exclusive us-to-you delivery, at a mutually agreed time and date. Prices are ex-Hull and assume a ground floor location with easy access and adjacent parking.

6. Full Size Snooker Table Variations

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All variable snooker table specifications are agreed with the client.

Choice of Wood

Any hardwood can be ordered, with any type of finish, including French polishing. The most popular woods for snooker tables are oak, mahogany, beech and ash. Walnut and other exotic wood can also be obtained. All parts are made from solid hardwoods for durability and accuracy.

Choice of Slate Bed

5-piece Italians slate is normally used for a full size snooker table, although prized Welsh slate is occasionally available.

 slate bed for full size snooker table


Contact Details



If you have any queries please email

info@matchsnooker.co.uk

 

 

Alan Phillips Snooker
West Point Trading Park
Liverpool Street
Hull HU3 4UU
 

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WHAT IS A SNOOKER TABLE?

There is much ambiguity over the term "snooker table".

On the one hand it is a table on which to play the specific game of "snooker", the billiards cue sport invented by British Army officers in 1884, and for which the rules are now strictly regulated by the WPBSA.

On the other, it is a broad term to describe a table on which any number of billiard games may be played.

Matchsnooker interprets both definitions. First we make full size snooker tables (12ft x 6ft) to comply rigidly with WPBSA tournament rules. And we also make a range of additional tables sizes (8ft, 9ft, 10ft) that allows for a specific, or a combination of, cue sports.

Ultimately it is the varying size of ball that determines the main table game variants (pocket openings and cushion depth).

billiard ball size chart

If we use a diner top for a full size table, it would normally be for boardroom meetings or banquets. If the table is used for serious play it has to be set at a playing height of 34 inches, which restricts practical dining. Moreover the weight of the table requires 8 sturdy-legs as support. It follows therefore that a diner top is more practical for layout meetings or self-serve buffets. The removable top would be in 5 separate sections, overlapping the cushion rails with a "skirt"

9ft and 10ft snooker tables

These are normally referred to as "three quarter size" tables, which again for serious play would be fixed at a playing height of 34 inches unless otherwise requested, and would supported by 6 legs or 8 legs respectively.

8ft snooker tables

8ft (or half-size tables) bridge the gap between competition snooker which plays a full size snooker ball, and "snooker-pool" which plays a 2inch ball, permitting either 10-reds snooker or pub-pool. The latter is played at 31-inch playing height. With the option to use 4 legs this is most practical and optimises a snooker dining table application.

Summary

For those considering a full size or undersize snooker table, and to broaden its "convivial" dining functionality, it is clear there are many considerations which we have only touched upon. Please get in touch for  more personalised advice.  

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This website is by Alan Phillips of Hull as a promotional site to support the main site at www.alanphillipssnooker.co.uk

We will present informative product information on full size snooker tables, in a non-intrusive  manner, and in a way that conforms to UK statutory regulations.

Our aim is to best facilitate sales information that is peculiar to the complexities associated with a bespoke made-to-order service. We will rely - initially and primarily - on email interactions

The site will provide an aid-to-research for those seeking information prior to the possible purchase a full size snooker table.

We will not accept payments directly through this website nor will we operate a shopping basket system. Specifically, we will not incorporate customer log-ins, nor will we allow 3rd-party advertising within any of our pages. Therefore we do not anticipate Internet privacy issues concerning financial data or of general intrusion.

Nor is there any wider issue over the use of Cookies. Indeed we do not knowingly place cookies. We will, occasionally, rely on the Google Adwords system to encourage visitors to our site.

We will only collect customer details from these pages in response to customer-originated enquiries emanating from emails.

For this we will observe our obligations under the UK Data Protection Act.

We will not release customer information to third parties other
than that is necessary in the fulfilment of customer orders.

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Alan Phillips Snooker

 West Point Trading Park Liverpool Street Hull HU3 4UU

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