Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas is coming - BBBilliards Goes All Festive

To help give our customers that Christmas vibe we are putting up some web site decorations and as of Monday will be issuing some fantastic barmy bargains.
So if you have not added your self to the BBBilliard mailing list then use the link on the right hand side to make sure you are kept informed of the latest offers and information.
This festive season BBBilliards will have offers on pool table lighting and snooker table lighting as well as cases and cue and case combinations. Also we will see the introduction of darts board to an already popular vertical folding snooker pool table.
We have completely revamped our gift ideas page with great products to feed you with thoughts on what you could buy as well as snooker and pool table packages where you could save a packet on quality sets for refurbishing tables, revamping your games room and accessories or both. Check it out on Monday.
So don't forget to checkout at BBBilliards with Barmy Bargains from the 1st of December.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Todays Home Games Rooms - How good is yours?

Have you always dreamed that one day you'd be able to have that home entertainment room that you have always wanted? We have had the pleasure of doing business with a customer that has been lucky enough to be able to put together a home games room to be proud of. Technology of today and with the latest in home games room entertainment Bruce from Reading, England, has been able to produce a games room to be admired. Using among other products tournament lighting, cue racks and cues supplied by BBBilliards.

Bruce's games room as you can see is complete with flat screen TV, bar, fish tank and most importantly a quality pool table with tournament style pool table lighting. Don't just take our word for this tournament lighting being a quality piece of kit...In this prestigious games room Bruce explains that he plays regularly with a world championship level friend who recently played as part of a 5 man team that won the World Seniors 8 ball title in South Africa as well as recently winning the European 8 ball title in Blackpool and he says that the new lighting Bruce recently bought from BBBilliards and installed was a lovely bit of Kit.

Developing your own games room weather it be for you and your friends or for your family is a great opportunity to make something special that provides endless entertainment, the key to making your games room have a quality finished look like this is in the games room accessories. If you are looking for games to fit into your games room then we offer a wide range of games tables, from 14 in 1 multi games table to 5 and 6ft snooker tables and pool tables to 6 and 7ft slate bed pub style pool tables of free play home slate bed tables we stock it all.

So the final question is which direction are you going to take your games room design?

If you want to show off how good your games room is then please e-mail us at and you and your games room could feature in a future BBBilliards blog.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

the top Pool Cues made for fighting

I bet the headline got your attention but we notice that there seems to be a lot of reporting online of assaults on people with a pool cue. We have to admit to scratching our heads here as to why people consider a pool cue a suitable choice for a weapon. Maybe its the sword like length but we recommend a pool cue is only good for one thing - PLAYING POOL... not literally knocking 2 bags of crap out of your opponent.

More details on deadly assaults with a pool cue can be found here:

Our Summer Mad Sale is STILL ON!

We didn't think this was going to happen but our summer sale is still on... we're really still waiting for a HOT summer but heh lets be glad its not raining that much.... still mighty windy for June though don't you think??

So our Pool and Snooker sale is ongoing for now - best scarper over to our main site BB Billiards and check it out before all the Barmy Bargains go... do it right now before it rains, we get a grump on and stop the sale. And we wouldn't want that now, would we?

Whilst we get the chance we'll also praise our Web Optimisation team for really helping us out with our rankings - without them you'd likely never have found us. So lets hear a warm round of applause for All Things Web and their Expert SEO Services.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Jimmy White Slated for Poor Performance

Mark King took the chance of reaching the final stages of the World Snooker Championship for the 26th time away from Jimmy White in a dramatic 10-3 defeat in this years qualifying stages.

In a conference after the match played at Sheffield Jimmy White explained that his poor performance during this match was down to a cricked neck. "The injury could not have happened at a worse time," said the six-time Crucible finalist.

This is yet another defeat for Jimmy White in his recent career and is causing some papers and fans to turn on him. Saying that his star is fading fast, when in reality you cant win championships all the time. Jimmy white may be having a bad 2008 so far, but with his experience and talent he will bounce back.

Jimmy White is ranked number 75 provisionally in the worlds rankings which will see him into the main tour for next season.

Despite White's claims to have had a cricked neck, though it is said that he appeared relaxed prior the 1000hrs BST start on Monday and showed no sign of carrying an injury.

Jimmy plaid some exceptional shots during the match and took the 6th frame after potting a red from a safety to go and win 83-30. In the 10th frame Jimmy White took the frame with a score of 90 which brought a huge roar from the peoples champions fans.

He then went on to take the 11th frame bringing the scores back to 8-3.

The fans were hoping for a reminiscent reenactment of a Dennis Taylor-esque come back, but a glorious 72 break from King, the best in the match, was followed by an error strewn 13th frame which proved to be un-lucky for White. With the result settled people started to leave, streaming into the rain on the south yorkshire streets.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Massive Pool Cue, Snooker Cue, Carom Cue Clearance On Now

Pool Cue, Snooker Cue and Carom Cue Clearance Now OnBBBilliards cue clearance is now on.

We have over one hundred cues that need to be cleared to make way for new stock. As we always strive to offer our customers the latest products providing them with the most up to date features to help give them that competitive edge and ever improve there game.

These clearance cues range from carom cues endorsed by Dani Sanchez to Gino Di Rossi carom cues. On clearance are also Ronni O'Sullivan endorsed pool cues and Jimmy White snooker cues. We are also clearing out top of the range Kruger cues with top of the range quality Canadian maple shafts and quick release joints not to mention extraordinary attention to detail styling, using exquisite woods. Now is the time to get your self a top class cue at a fraction of the price, even world champion Ronni O'Sullivan snooker cues can be found in our clearance section as well.

Click here to view our clearance cues today before you miss out.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Get A Top Quality Ash Shaft For Your Cue

The NEW XS-SHAFT Brand - the complete all in one shaft, FEEL

Shaft technology is a significant part of a cue and we believe that the XS-SHAFT will offer you top quality and reliability where you see thre XS mark.

Here is a guide that will help you evaluate cues from any maker/retailer.
Generally, makers can aquire three grades of Ash. Lets call them grades A, B and C.

Grade A Ash Shaft Grades
This is the highest quality grade and all our XS-SHAFT cues use it. You should be able to see an attractive feather like effect, each feather being clearly formed. You can buy grade A ash cues from our site here.

Grade B
This is when the shaft's feather effect is not formed consistently. There is still a pleasing aesthetic look, though without that complete feather formation.

Grade C
This is the lowest possible grade of shaft, both aesthetically and - to a degree - from a performance perspective. Why? Some players use the feather to align themselves during setup of a shot. Grade C shafts have virtually no complete feather formation. Instead, there is just grainy formation with little pattern.

So what about the XS-SHAFT?

The XS-SHAFT is made of Grade A north American Ash.

Each shaft is fitted with a premium, high-quality polished brass ferrule engineered to fit precisely, as if the shaft and ferrule were one piece of ash with no ridges to spoil the cue's sleek lines.
Each joint is individually engineered to fit - as is the brass ferrule - so that it fits flush. Shaft, ferrule and joint should be as one and that's precisely what we promise with every XS-SHAFT.
Each XS-SHAFT is turned up to six times in order to provide a silk-like, smooth finish. We gaurantee no knots, lumps or bumps. Feel the difference by buying an XS shaft cue today.

Remember - if you can't see feather formation but just a grainy or wishy-washy, nondescript effect you are probably buying the lowest grade of Ash.

What is SupaPro and why buy SupaPro?

SupaPro are a quality Wise Buy ball set consisting of a selection of high quality low cost balls for the non proffesional or Pubs and Clubs.

These Supapro balls are available in Pool Balls and Snooker Balls of almost all sizes, provide good quality balls Ideal for home use. These balls are also used largely by the trade as they are cheap and thus can be replaced very easily when needed and are ideal for use on the pool tables and snooker tables they have in the Pubs and Clubs they rent or maintain.

The main differences between the Aramith balls and these are that the colouring of the balls is only skin deep on SupaPro balls, however on Aramith the colouring goes all the way through the ball, also the weighting of the Aramith balls is more perfect, but the plus point for SupaPro balls is the vast range of sizes and styles they are available in. These SupaPro balls are available in sizes from 1.5/8" diamiter balls to 2.1/4" diamiter balls including all the standard sizes upwards, also varying styles from spots & stripes pool balls to Blues and Yellows pool balls to Marbelized pool balls, with supapro you get the full range.

Why is Aramith such a good quality ball?

Aramith - Saluc

Not just a smart buy but a wise investment

A quality investment

Perfectly round and balanced - uniform weight and hardness - brilliant colours - friction resistant roll and reaction - are just a few of the key features that have earned Aramith its worldwide reputation as the premiere ball. Aramith balls are internationally approved for tournaments and championships. You can buy WPBSA approved tournament champion snooker balls as used in the world championships and tournament pool balls as used in the world pool championships from our website.

A lifetime investment

Aramith phenolic balls last up to 5 times longer than other balls made from polymers or polyester. The billiard-play simulator leaves no doubt: Aramith phenolic balls are still perfectly playable even after 400000 hits, whereas others were rendered unusable. No wonder they are the logical choice for commercial and private table-owners.

A money-saving investment

Thanks to their exceptionally long service life Aramith guarantees the lowest ball cost over time. The extra hard phenolic surface drastically reduces burn spots on both balls and cloth. As a result, balls need to be polished and replaced far less, saving both time and money.

A money-making investment

Aramith balls on the table attract league and tournament players. They enhance the quality image and reputation of any club. Regulars and newcomers stay to improve their play. By generating more income out of each table while lowering operating costs, Aramith balls help increase profits in the long run. And that's how one gets to see the real color of money.

Aramith phenolic resin: why it makes the difference!

Heavy duty design

Rather than a polyester number-plug-design, the Aramith concept has the numbers precision-engraved in a solid core that runs all the way through the ball. As such, it is impossible for number-cores to fall out over time. Using phenolic resin assures homogeneous characteristics in each ball part. So homogeneous that when finally getting to its breaking point (and one needs minimum a 5 ton-load in case of an Aramith ball), the ball will break up totally at random, and not along the parting line between the stripe and the rest of the ball, as one would expect.

Burn-spot resistant

Hitting a cue ball actually accelerates it from 0 to over 30 km/h (20 MPH) in just a fraction of a second. The resulting friction temperature between ball and cloth can easily reach 250°c (482°F). That's why Aramith balls are the only ones made from genuine phenolic resin: their molecular structure is engineered to be wear resistant at these high temperatures, making Aramith balls far less vulnerable to abrasive burn-spots. They hold their high lustre and smoothness over a much longer period of time, resulting in minimal ball and table cloth wear.

High Impact resistance

Because hitting the balls is the essence of the billiard game, impact resistance is a critical factor. Aramith's phenolic heat-curing process fully stabilizes material tensions. It produces a vitrified high-density surface that offers maximum impact resistance. Tests show Aramith phenolic balls to withstand to over 50 times more impacts than other polymer or polyester balls. They are also twice more scratch-resistant.

Consequently, when intensively used even on less maintained tables, Aramith balls are clearly far less easily damaged than others by pocket fixings, and table mechanisms or cue sticks...

Aramith phenolic resin: designed for high precision play

Guaranteed "no polyester", genuine Aramith phenolic balls have all the characteristics the demanding player expects.

The ultimate in balance

Constant density and balance are of the essence to control speed, direction, spin, impact and rebound in the game.

Through-hardened phenolic resin offers the unique advantage of a completely stabilized material with homogeneous density dispersion throughout each Aramith ball. With the centre of gravity at the centre of the ball, the resulting ultimate balance guarantees perfectly true and accurate roll.

Perfect rebound

Far more important than ball tolerances are the balls rebound capacities. Only predictable rebounds allow strategic repositioning of the cue ball to optimise the following shot. The unique elasticity of the phenolic Aramith resin has been calibrated to offer the optimal level of rebound to allow players to fully control the effect of every shot.

Worldwide endorsement

The exclusive use of Aramith phenolic balls by most professional tours, federations and amateur leagues in championships and tournaments worldwide is an undisputed endorsement of the quality reputation and superior performance of Aramith balls.

Referenced from Saluc / Aramith -

Friday, January 25, 2008

Top Tips to make your cue last longer - Cue Care

Basic pool cue, snooker cue, carom cue and all types of cue care information:

Protecting your new pool, snooker, carom or pyramid cue -
A quality cue case is a truly worthwhile investment and can add years of extra life. Storing your cue in a cue cases helps prevent warping and unnecessary damage including scratching and breakage. All our cases are produced - like our cues - with that little bit extra care and attention.

Maintenance -
To make sure that your cue or stays in top match-winning condition, just follow these simple rules:

  • NEVER leave your cue in a car for a long period as extreme temperatures of heat or cold can lead to warping in your cue.
  • AVOID leaning your cue against a wall as this can also cause warping in your cue be it a pool cue, snooker cue carom cue or any type of cue.
  • OCCASIONALLY sand the shaft - but never the butt - using pool cue or snooker cue papers.

Quality check -
When you buy your pool cue, snooker cue, carom or pyramid cue, please make sure that it is straight by 'sighting' it.
REMEMBER... if you want to check your cue for straightness, simply look down the line of you cue holding the butt close to your eye and you'll be able to detect if it is warped or not. Never roll it on a table or flat surface.

Monday, January 7, 2008

January Sales on Pool, Snooker & Multi-Games Tables at BBBilliards

This month you can make huge savings on top products. We have on offer a large range of pool, snooker and multi game tables. Not only that but we have dropped the prices on a large range of quality pool and snooker accessories too. Now is the time to buy and save big.

Tables on offer:

Accessories on offer: