Friday, October 21, 2011

Buyers Guide: American Pool Tables - Updated

More and more people are taking the plunge and making space in their homes for a games room. This has seen a massive rise in the number of American Pool Tables sold in the UK, this is due to these factors, the variety of pool games that can be played, the colourful balls, easier corner pockets and modern styled tables on offer.

All American Pool Table have the following characteristics in common, spots & stripes numbered pool balls, straight cut pockets, rather than the rounded style seen in the UK on Pool tables and snooker tables, and non-napped speed cloth.

Please continue to read this article on our website where you will find links to our American Pool Tables and details on how to buy.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Is the Barry Hearn Honeymoon Over?

I was reading through a number of blogs this morning and came across this post by Dave Hendon (of Snooker Scene and Eurosport fame), the post Trouble in Paradise deals with the growth of snooker since Barry Hearn took over the sport.

Whilst for the fans and, in some respects, the players it is a massive step forward in terms of the number of tournaments available there is always a negative side to this development.

Hendon interviews top 16 player Stephen Maguire in the piece and it is very interesting to read the thoughts of one of the games top players.

Whilst I won't go into detail about the content of the post what I will say is that it is important to get the balance right, yes of course there needs to be more tournaments and global expansion is good but players personal expenses need to be taken into account.

One way of fixing this may be to 'bundle' the Asian events into a 6 week block saving the players massive travel expenses.

Anyway read the post on Hendon's blog and let me know your thoughts.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cannon Cue and Case Deal

Last Christmas and New Year we were offering a special deal on the Cannon Azure 3/4 Jointed Snooker Cue.

Only 100 of these cues were ever made and at the time we had 40 of them. As it is now pushing towards Christmas 2011 I enquired to see if any were still available from the original batch and low-and-behold there were 9 left - just 9!

So for a limited time only we are offering the Cannon Azure 3/4 Jointed cue with a brand new Peradon Hard Case, 3 pieces of chalk and a Supafile tip file for the same great price of just £69.00

These are very limited so it is key that you get in nice and soon on this one!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cannon Cues - New Pricing

We have spent some time looking at our pricing structure for the Cannon range of snooker and pool cues. Taking into account discounts that we can now receive from the manufacturer we have been able to dramatically reduce the prices on these items starting today.

You can now pick up a Cannon Tornado 2 Piece Snooker Cue for just £33.00 including VAT and UK mainland delivery.

We will continue to look at our pricing over the coming weeks and see if there are further reductions that we can make in the current financial climate.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Peradon Snooker Cues - Since 1885

We have been selling Peradon Snooker Cues since 2005 but the company goes way back. Watch this video about the quality of these english made snooker cues.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Save Yourself Some Money

Yesterday we posted that we were making some changes to the Peradon snooker cue prices, at the same time we have been adjusting the accessories that can be purchased with a cue.

Across the whole range you will be able to save 5% on selected snooker cue cases and 5% on selected snooker cue extensions when they are purchased via the drop-down menus at the same time as the cue.

In addition do not forget to select your choice of free gift at the same time, this is available on Peradon and Cue Craft Professional cues at this time but will be extended in the next few weeks to take in the Cannon range as well.

Just a quick heads up, we will also be adding a new selection of snooker cues to the site over the coming weeks so look out for them.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Peradon Snooker Cues: Updated

Over the last couple of days we have been updating some of the information on the Peradon Snooker Cues pages. Back in April this year Peradon increased their wholesale prices quite dramatically which has meant margins have been squeezed, something we have soaked for as long as possible.

Throughout the course of this week Peradon prices will be changing to reflect the differences, some of the lower range cues will be coming down in price whereas mid-range cues will be increasing.

The two top of the range cues will be remaining the same as at the moment we still have stock of these items.

Buy The Peradon York for £211.00 - in stock as of writing

Buy the Peradon King for £198.00 - in stock as of writing

If you have any questions regarding any of our products please do not hesitate to call us on 01305 822132.

Monday, August 01, 2011

New Site Design

1st August, traditionally the real start of the snooker season, and Billiards Boutique has started the new month with a brand new website design.

The new layout has some lovely graphical elements but maintains a clean and crisp design that is very easy to navigate and to purchase from.

Please let us know what you think of the new look in the comments of this blog, on Twitter or Facebook.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Two Champions Collide

On Saturday July 23rd Money Match TV history will be made as for the first time two current champions go head-to-head.

Arfan Dad, with a nine match winning streak, will be aiming to reach double figures in his match against Matt Lawrenson.

Lawrenson himself was a winner last time out against Kevin Uzzell and the former European Junior Champion will be looking to knock Arfan off his perch.

Money Match TV has always had four matches where the 'winner-stays-on' a bit like boxing, at this event it is the first time that two of these champions have come together.

Arfan and Matt recently contested the final of the British Amateur 9-ball Championships, played in the same venue, on the same table over the same match distance. It was Arfan that now goes into their money match on 23rd July with added confidence after winning that match 21-12 on Sunday, he said, "[I] played awesome in the final to beat Matt Lawrenson 21-12. Good confidence booster going into our MMTV match on Saturday."

The winner of this match will return next month against a brand new challenger and Arfan will be desperate to keep his unbelievable run going.

As with every other MMTV event before it, there are also a further 5 matches, 2 of which will be televised live on Cuesport TV.

Lee Rigby plays Craig Waddingham on the TV table at 11am, this is followed by two local lads, Phil Newman and Jamie Yates taking the 2:30pm slot before the headline match, mentioned above, at 6pm.

There are then a further 3 matches on table two where live scoring will be offered on the live stream throughout the day.

Visit Money Match TV 13 for further details and to purchase the PPV offering.

About CueSport TV

Launched in October 2007 Cuesport TV have been at the forefront of the UK's live streaming of pool and snooker events. The company produce live streamed pool tournaments as well as having a dedicated website for video-on-demand content, this content has now reached approximately 400 hours. Find us on the web at Cuesport TV.

About Money Match TV

Money Match TV started in June 2010 as a joint venture between Cuesport TV and Vegas Sports Bar, Wakefield. Every month some of the UK's brightest 9-ball talent go head-to-head in a pressure cauldron of long races for real cash. Visit the dedicated website at Money Match TV.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Inevitable Price Rise

Throughout January we decided to soak up the additional 2.5% VAT imposed by the government on January 4th, this was always due to be a temporary measure.

Inevitably our prices have now come in line with the increase in VAT and the increase we have had to take on from our courier firms.

Our prices always include UK VAT and UK delivery, there is nothing hidden.

The only price that has not been increased is the Cannon Azure 3/4 Cue and Case package which is still at a bargain £69.00, limited stock is still available.

If we have an item in stock and you do see it cheaper then please do give us a call to see if we can better it.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

VAT Rises to 20% in the UK - or Does it?

As of today VAT (Value Added Tax) has risen to an all time high of 20% in the UK. As a customer you need not do anything as our shopping cart provides you with a calculation on checkout anyway.

However, we have decided that we will not increase our prices throughout the month of January, so the prices you see in store are pre-VAT increase. We are going to soak up the additional 2.5% for the month of January.

In February it is likely that our prices will have to rise, not only due to the VAT increase but also due to delivery charges being increased from our main carriers a cost that we can no longer soak up.

As a side note to the VAT rise, we have managed to source a few more of the Cannon Azure 3/4 Cues so have continued with the pre-Christmas offer until this latest batch is sold out.