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Should the WPA do More to Assist its Players? September 18, 2017 15:47

Do the World Pool Association need to do more to support its professional player base from non-payment and late payment from promoters?

Give Me Some Inspiration August 14, 2017 09:17

I am completely fed up.

For a number of reasons I seem to have lost the passion for snooker and pool. Both as a spectator and as a participant.

7 Predictions for the new Snooker Season July 06, 2017 08:09

7 completely random predictions for the 2017/18 snooker season.

The Great Cue Tip Debate (Part 2) June 12, 2017 13:03

Second part of 2 of our discussion on snooker and pool cue tips, this time we look at layered tips.

The Great Cue Tip Debate (Part 1) June 05, 2017 08:41 1 Comment

Over the years I have had numerous customers ask the question "which is the best cue tip?" This is Part one of the great cue tip debate.

Thoughts on the Women's Game April 03, 2017 12:41

A short interview with Reanne Evans on the state of Women's snooker.

A Weekend at GB9 March 31, 2017 16:08

An article about a weekend trip to play in a GB 9 Ball Tour event in February 2017.

Why Has American Pool Not Gained Traction in the UK? February 25, 2017 19:43 2 Comments

Why has American Pool not gained Traction in the UK? We take a look at the possible reasons.

A Few Corrections February 14, 2017 08:42

A follow up with corrections to an article I wrote about the future of english pool, especially in the UK.

A Response to: Blackball is the Future of Small Ball Pool February 08, 2017 11:38 1 Comment

I agree wholeheartedly with you that more should be done by everyone to achieve unity in the game (one set of rules, one World Championship, one inter-county structure [per country], etc, etc) and those that are close to me (in pool circles) will know my feelings about that, but I'm afraid I disagree with virtually everything else you've written.

Blackball is the future of small ball pool February 03, 2017 09:35 1 Comment

A personal opinion about the future of small ball pool, Blackball and World Rules.

Does Snooker Have a Future? January 26, 2017 10:40

An in depth opinion on whether professional snooker has a long term future.

Why is snooker so hard? January 19, 2017 12:44 3 Comments

Why is snooker so hard? Maybe as amateur players we try too hard to be exact, we try too hard to get perfect position each time.

I am a terrible snooker player... January 11, 2017 12:57 5 Comments

I have a confession. My name is Pete and I am terrible snooker player!

Have a Fantastic Christmas, See You in 2017! December 23, 2016 12:18

Have a great Christmas


Wishing each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, have a great celebration wherever you are in the world and we hope Santa brings you what you asked for!


Just so you know these are the opening times over the next week or so in case you place an order or need to get hold of us.

23rd December - Close 2pm

24th December - Closed

25th December - Closed

26th December - Closed

27th December - Closed

28th December - Open, 9am - 1pm

29th December - Open, 9am - 1pm

30th December - Open, 9am - 1pm

31st December - Closed

1st January - Closed

2nd January - Closed

3rd January - Back to normal, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Contacting us:

When we are open the phone will be available, when we are closed you can contact us via email or Facebook messenger and we will respond when we can, depending on how much we have had to drink!

Live chat will not be available again until January 3rd.



Which Cue Should I Buy? December 08, 2016 15:48

A handy little guide to picking the right kind of cue for a loved one this Christmas.

5 Top Snooker Gifts Under £100.00 November 16, 2016 13:44

In this snooker gift guide I am taking a brief look at 5 top snooker products under £100. Ideal as a main present for your loved one these vary from cue and case packages, cue cases and ball sets to give some great gift ideas.

5 Top Snooker Gifts Under £50.00 November 11, 2016 14:33

Christmas snooker gift ideas for a budget up to £50.00, use as a main or secondary present.

Make an Offer Monday - The Terms November 09, 2016 10:45

Terms and Conditions for our make an offer Monday events.

5 Top Snooker Gifts Under £25.00 November 09, 2016 10:29

Gift Guide: 5 Top Snooker Gifts Under £25.00, my personal opinion and our customers orders help determine this buyers guide.

5 Top Snooker Gifts Under £10.00 November 07, 2016 13:00

This first guide is for snooker gifts under £10, I am picking these personally based on what I think is a great product and also what customers like you are purchasing regularly at Billiards Boutique.

What's Coming Up in November and December November 02, 2016 10:16

t's a busy time of year, not just for us of course but for pretty much everyone.

Everywhere you look there will be offers and deals to be had on all sorts of items. We are not really any different so you will find detailed below a few events and sales that we have coming up over the next two months.

Buying a Pool Table for Christmas October 13, 2016 16:06

Christmas is one of the most popular times of year for customers to be looking into a buying a pool table.

There are however a few tips and snippets of information that you need to know though before you head off and blow your own (or someone else's) pay packet on a pool table.

Wu & Yu Triumph at China Open 9 Ball August 31, 2016 09:56

9 Ball Pool: The China Open, which ran from August 21st - 28th sees two new champions.

The 7 Fundamentals of a Good Cue Action August 18, 2016 14:00 2 Comments

At the professional level cue actions do vary immensely but they all follow the 7 fundamental principles that I have laid out below.

Latest Mosconi Cup Rankings: August 2016 August 16, 2016 15:55

The most recent Mosconi Cup rankings have now been updated for both team Europe and Team USA.

Marsh and McAllister Win in Warwick August 12, 2016 12:10

The IPA Tour continued last weekend with it’s fourth event of five, the European Open at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwick.

Austrian Albin Ouschan Wins World 9 Ball Championships in Qatar August 05, 2016 10:52

25-year-old Austrian Albin Ouschan lifted the WPA World 9-Ball Pool Championships yesterday in Doha, Qatar.

Snooker World Open: Captain Carter Victorious in Yushan August 03, 2016 15:37

Ali Carter lifted his fourth ranking title of a professional career that dates back to 1996 last weekend.

Jayson Shaw in Pole Position For European Mosconi Cup Spot July 28, 2016 12:36

Jayson Shaw maintained his lead at the top of the European Mosconi Cup rankings after last weekends UK Open 9 Ball event in Telford.

In Depth: Peradon Prince Snooker Cue Review July 26, 2016 14:05

The Peradon Prince snooker cue is one of the classic cues of the Peradon range so is the perfect place to pick up with my second installment of my In Depth series.

Shane Van Boening Wins US Open 10 Ball Championships July 25, 2016 12:40

Shane Van Boening lifted the 2016 US Open 10-Ball Championships at weekend, his second career US Open 10-Ball title.

Rasson Announced as new Mosconi Cup Table Supplier July 20, 2016 10:32 1 Comment

Matchroom Sport recently announced that Rasson Billiards would be the new table supplier for Matchroom events, including the prestigious Mosconi Cup

Chinese 8 Ball Tables Now Available for Order July 19, 2016 15:49

Exciting range of five new Chinese 8 Ball Tables now available for purchase from £2995.00

Mosconi Cup 2016 - Team USA Ranking Update July 18, 2016 16:21

46-year-old US pool legend, Rodney Morris, leads the way as the latest ranking list for the Mosconi Cup were released last week.

Cyclop Billiard Balls Available Soon July 11, 2016 11:50

Cyclop Pool and Snooker balls will be available from stock later on this week, buy them first at Billiards Boutique.

Jayson Shaw Beats Ralf Souquet to Lift 2016 Bergen Open Title June 27, 2016 12:19

Jayson Shaw picked up the Bergen Open 9-ball on the weekend to improve his Mosconi Cup chances.

What Tip Should I Use on my Break Cue? June 24, 2016 20:06 1 Comment

When you play pool, how often you win can be determined by the break shot. Use the correct cue tip to improve your break.

An English Pool Practice Drill for Your Weekend June 10, 2016 16:24

The 14 ball english pool practice drill, can you do it first time?

North Cyprus Eurotour Underway in Kyrenia June 02, 2016 11:36

Mark Gray will be looking to continue his excellent form in Europe and retain his number one ranking spot.

Arena Billiards 1st UK Club to Provide Chinese 8 Ball May 27, 2016 10:32

This week Arena Billiards in Loughborough became the first UK pool club to provide a Chinese 8 Ball table to its members

Snooker Q School: 2 Year Tour Cards for 12 May 25, 2016 15:42

There was something quite major taking place last week in Burton-on-Trent though, the not so small matter of the World Snooker Q School.

How to add some weight to your Peradon snooker cue May 18, 2016 10:07

Peradon came up with two ingenious ways to add some weight to their full range of cues at a fraction of the cost and none of the hassle...

Introducing the revamped BB Points May 12, 2016 14:32

BB Points revamped into new loyalty rewards program at Billiards Boutique. Collect points with every purchase and use them to buy stuff.

Ding Through to Semi Finals at the Crucible April 27, 2016 10:18

China's Ding Junhui dealt a crushing blow to twice former world snooker champion Mark Williams yesterday when he destroyed the Welshman 13-3 with an entire session to spare.

Round Two Underway at the Crucible Theatre April 21, 2016 16:24

The second round games have started this afternoon with an interesting match between Anthony McGill and Marco Fu.

Mark Gray Wins Dynamic Austria Open April 18, 2016 12:25

Britain's Mark Gray lifted the Dynamic Austria Open at the weekend to propel him to number 2 on the Eurotour rankings.

Seeds Fall at World Snooker Championships April 18, 2016 12:10

Seeded players tumble at the 2016 World Snooker Championships

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