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MATCHTABLE POOL & SNOOKER TABLE HOMEPAGE
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Examples of 6-luxury designer models
Designer Pool Tables
Square Pool Tables
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POOL AND SNOOKER TABLES FOR SALE ↓
|Table-maker||Origin||Pool or Snooker status within Matchtable|
|Chevillotte Billiards||France||Specialist manufacturer of luxury pool dining tables|
|Etrusco Billiards||Italy||Specialist manufacturer of luxury pool dining tables|
|Longoni Billiards||Italy||Manufacturer of luxury American pool tables|
|Oak Dining Tables||England||Part of Matchtable cooperative, a display of French tables in Winchester|
|Rene Pierre||France||Manufacturer of pool diners and American pool tables|
|SAM Billiards||Spain||Specialist manufacturer of American pool tables|
|Toulet||France||Manufacturer of luxury billiard tables|
|Supreme||UK||Manufacturer of competition quality English pool tables ( Manchester)|
|Gatley||UK||Manufacturer of general English pool tables (Gorton Rd, Manchester)|
|Simply Pool||UK||Manufacturer of general English pool tables and diners (Manchester)|
|Superleague||UK||Manufacturer of English pool tables (Leeds & Birmingham)|
* Exclusive members of Matchtable™ cooperative
Ownership of Matchtable:
Matchtable is owned by Corporata Ltd of Eastleigh Hampshire. The company registration number is 03007054, and the VAT registration number is 887 4237 78. The administrative office is located in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh SO53 4LH. The telephone number is 023 8027 6806 or you can email us
Our registered office is: c/o BFCA Ltd,
80 Coleman Street,
London EC2R 5BJ
Our prime aim is to showcase pool tables and snooker tables on a clutter-free site, with extra large images. For those seeking to research on further information we provide a simple tick-box enquiry form for each featured table. We operate primarily in the London area, in Hampshire and in the South of England.
(i) warranty: all pool tables and snooker tables bought or commissioned directly or indirectly from this website are subject to our own warranty of satisfaction and those warranties of satisfaction given by the pool table and snooker table manufacturer. In particular, we recognise our obligations under the Sale of Goods Act, and other statute legislation in respect to our position as a general seller of goods; in respect to our position as an Internet seller we comply with our obligations under the Distance Selling Regulations legal framework, not least in enabling customers the right of a cooling-off period within 7-days of placing an order, plus the added right of rejection and cancellation (with no financial penalty) should they be dissatisfied with the pool or snooker table upon installation. This right is qualified for bespoke commissions or for those imported tables which have been subject to unanticipated extreme currency fluctuations.
(ii) ordering and payment: the tick-box enquiry forms for each table featured on the website are there to enable the many pool and snooker table options to be presented, and to simplify customer enquiries. They are not part of any formal ordering process. Orders are always arranged through personal contact by telephone, fax or email. Except for special bespoke tables (made to order) the full amount is payable at the time of order by cheque or, bank transfer. Cards are not normally accepted for the payment of tables except by special arrangement (subject to surcharge). Our card payments (for settlement against playing accessories and other ancillary payment) are processed by Barclaycard Business (Credit cards) processing section. Payments can be made by mail, fax or phone but not on-line. Our card payment system payment is vetted, certified and monitored by Security Metrics Certificate Evidence. In respect of our refunds policy, we comply with our statutory obligations and the normal procedural requirements of Barclaycard Business.
(iii) contract: the main products of pool tables and snooker tables purchased through this Matchtable website are sold by Corporata Ltd, and it is Corporata Ltd that enters into contract with those seeking to buy pool tables and snooker tables unless it has been agreed otherwise, or that Corporata is specifically acting as agent for another seller. We enter into all agreements in good faith and under our warranty indicated above.
(iv) trading overseas: we do not export our pool tables or snooker tables. All tables are priced in sterling and include VAT at the prevailing rate.
This is an important notice placed on this Information page of the Matchtable website.
In addition, we do not incorporate customer log-ins, nor do we allow 3rd-party advertising - or any form of 3rd-party content - within any of our pages. We do not show items from You-tube or other videos. Consequently we are not constituted as an E-commerce site, in the generally accepted sense.
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Phone us on 02380 276806 or email us if you wish to query any of these terms
Our range of pool and snooker tables
We deal in the high-end of domestic "billiards" (a generic term for pool tables and snooker tables) and specialise in the niche markets of luxury American pool tables, pool dining tables, outdoor pool tables and bespoke snooker tables. Because of our own geographic location, and of our partner companies, we are able to provide the most immediate and responsive service to the London and Home counties market. In all, there are 20 parent-pages summarising all pool table and snooker table product categories contained in the site. However there are 9-key categories of billiard tables in particular that we promote, and which are featured in the image panels at the head of this home page. These key-pages will vary over time, depending on season and availability. Our main specialist categories are American pool tables, bespoke snooker tables, pool dining tables, bespoke pool tables in solid pine
We are agents for the main global brands of American pool. First, the best known global brand, Brunswick Billiards pool tables distributed by the American Billiard Company of Leeds in Yorkshire. Second, Sam pool tables of Spain, the premier European maker of American pool tables, distributed by Sam Leisure of Coventry. Third, Longoni pool tables of Italy, the world leader in design-inspired luxury tables, distributed by Luxury Pool and Leisure of Birmingham
We have been associated with Barton Billiards, makers of bespoke full size snooker tables, for nearly 25 years. They make and present table collections of the finest tournament-quality, full-size snooker tables. We are also able to offer snooker tables from Riley and BCE, and SAM Billiards
We are the premier importers for Billards Plaisance, offering an extensive collection of classic French Plaisance pool dining tables. We also offer fully bespoke pool diners through our associate Barton Billiards. In addition we promote a new range of exclusive luxury pool diners from Longoni of Italy and we are endorse snooker dining tables by Billards Toulet
In our own small workshop we accept commissions for bespoke outdoor pine pool tables.
We also make our own bespoke domestic slate and MDF bed pool tables, specialising in kitchen models in various styles and sizes.
We also act as agents for UK pub-type pool tables from the important English pool table makers of Supreme (Winner), Gatley and Superleague (Hazelgrove)
We offer a wide range of snooker dining tables made on a bespoke basis. Most snooker diners are 8ft or under and therefore more appropriate to play 10-reds snooker (using a 2 inch ball) in which case there is no difference between playing on an English pool table, although traditional undersize snooker tables (6ft, 7ft or 8ft) will be slightly larger in comparative dimensions. We present a showcase of some snooker dining table designs although any style can be commissioned
Resolving the ambiguity over choosing a pool table
A billiard table? A snooker table? Or a pool table?
Prior to televised snooker, the 3-ball game of billiards was the most popular game within the UK. But the game of English billiards is now rarely played. In Europe, the term Billiards - in its narrowest meaning - also refers to a 3-ball game (known as Carom). It is played on a table without pockets. However, in American and the rest of the world, the term billiards refers essentially to the game we would refer to as American pool (Americans would not use the term American pool). It perhaps should also be noted that the main European and Global table-brands incorporate the term Billiards in their signature. So, throughout the world, we now have the word "billiards" as the overarching term, and readily understood in association with table games requiring cue-sticks and balls. In Britain though, because of the popularity of televised snooker, the term "snooker" and "snooker-tables" would ordinarily be used by most people, unless they were serious English or American pool players.
The Oxford English Dictionary is a useful arbiter on linguistic meaning and their references are as follows:
● Billiards: a game for two people played on a billiard table using three balls
Therefore to linguistic purists all games using cues and balls are played on billiard tables. For those familiar with the various games more information on billiards disambiguation is available by reference to Billiards on Wikipedia
Choose from 5 International games
First, there are many cue sports games with varied histories, although for simplicity we present a choice of 5 disciplines: English pool, English Snooker, American pool, French pool (Carom) and Russian Billiards (Pyramid). It is also possible to order tables that will play a combination of these disciplines.
Second, decide on the level of competitiveness: all of the pool and snooker disciplines have international standards determining table specifications. So, if you wish to play at competition level, the crucial elements are: table size, ball size, cushion response, playing-surface, cloth, and cues. The key specifications are as follows:
a) table sizes:
UK pool 7ft x 4ft | Snooker 12ft x 6ft | US pool 9ft x 4ft 6" | French Billiards 10ft x 5ft | Russian Billiards 12ft x 6ft
These dimensions are approximate. If you are at the room-planning stage please contact us for verification, or refer to the appropriate governing body of your selected cue-sport discipline
b) ball sizes:
c) cushion response:
Cushion rubbers are set within the table at a depth compatible with the ball-sizes. Rubbers on English Snooker and English pool tables are "L" shaped in section. Rubbers on American pool tables, French pool tables and Russian pool tables are "V" shaped in section and provide a faster response
d) playing surface:
A competition billiards table will always have a slate bed playing surface of either a single slab of slate or in sections (3 or 5). Quarried slate is a tried and tested material which provides the level, and solidity, necessary for serious play. Generally speaking English pool tables use single piece slates, American pool and Carom tables use 3 piece slates. Snooker and Russian Pyramid tables use 5 piece slates
Competition snooker table cloths are wool with an agreed weight and thickness and with directional nap (affects the run of the ball on slower shots). Most modern variations of pool use a nap-less speed cloth. Green is the traditional cloth colour for all cue sports although in recent years cloth manufacturers have introduced a wide range of colour choices, including overprints for TV promotions.
There are 5-main cue variables: cue length, cue weight, cue-tip size, and how the cue is constructed
● cue length: for all disciplines, preferred length is the one that best suits the individual's stature and cueing arm
For those purchasing a domestic table for the first time and are unsure about cue-selection it is recommended that Club cues are purchased
There are 3 broad types of snooker and pool pockets (and ball-drop system)
● Bag-nets and buckets: where he ball drops into a net (normally a nylon net but occasionally made of plastic ribbon)
or a plastic bucket. The balls are stored within the net/ bucket and retrieved when necessary (for American pool competition play the pocket or
bucket must be able to contain up to 6-balls
h) product segmentation
Matchtable operates in the
domestic Billiards market which in the UK we broadly table segments as follows:
Prices are based on full-cost allocation and based on a 2-man dedicated installation team and an exclusive us-to-you delivery, at a mutually agreed time and date (prices are calculated at worst). Prices ex-Hull refer to bespoke snooker and pool tables installed by Barton Billiards. Prices ex-Maidstone refer to Billards Plaisance pool diners, Brunswick American pool tables and Sam American pool tables installed by The Snooker and Pool Workshop. Prices ex-Southampton refer to bespoke outdoor pool tables and bespoke kitchen size pool tables made by us and installed by Martin Rabbets. These prices also apply to the removal, re-delivery and installation of tables already in situ. All pool and snooker tables ordered for delivery from Hull, Southampton or Maidstone can ALSO be purchased on a self-collect basis for free
|Delivery and Installation from Hull||Delivery and Installation from London||Delivery and installation from Southampton||
|£450||£650||£650||North West||Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Manchester, Merseyside||Liverpool, Manchester, Salford, Lancaster|
|£450||£650||£750||North East||Cleveland, MCounty Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear||Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|£350||£550||£550||Yorkshire||East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire||Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield, Hull, York|
|£550||£450||£450||West Midlands||Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire||Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton|
|£450||£450||£550||East Midlands||Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland||Nottingham, Leicester, Derby|
|£550||£350||£450||Eastern||Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk||Peterborough|
|Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, London, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Greater London||London, Brighton, Southampton, Westminster, Portsmouth, Oxford|
|£650||£550||£450||South West||Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire||Bournemouth, Poole, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth|
|£750||£850||£850||Scotland North||Aberdeen and Grampian,Highlands, Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles||Aberdeen|
|£650||£750||£750||Scotland Central||Argyll and Stirling, Dundee & Angus, Fife, Perthshire||Dundee|
|£650||£750||£750||Scotland South||Ayrshire and Arran,Borders,Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh and Lothian,Glasgow and Clyde Valley||Glasgow, Edinburgh|
|£550||£550||£550||Wales North||Clwyd, Dyfed, Gwynedd, Powys|
|£550||£550||£550||Wales South||Glamorgan, Gwent||Cardiff, Swansea|
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Information on Matchtable
|The Matchtable website is owned by Corporata Ltd, registered in London England and based in Eastleigh Hampshire. We are a small family company, specialising in high-end pool and snooker tables and act mainly as brokers for the established manufacturers of American pool tables. We work with Barton Billiards, makers of full size snooker tables, including a wide choice of snooker dining tables in all sizes. We also import top of the range pool dining tables made in France. In addition we make our own bespoke pool tables in pine together with an original range of outdoor pool tables.|
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Pool tables and snooker tables for sale. Specialising in the pool dining table market
For London and the Southeast of England.